Gray's Auctioneers, November 18th
On Monday, November 18th, a uniquely American collection of historical amusement park artifacts will come up for auction at Gray’s Auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio. The venerable amusement park Cedar Point has deaccessioned several pieces from the museum’s collection to make way for a new collection that will debut next year, 2020, one of the many events which will mark the park’s 150th anniversary. The auction features 160 lots of vintage arcade games, antique trains and fairground amusements as well as locally relevant historical artifacts. Highlights include an American-LaFrance steam fire pumper built for the Greensboro, North Carolina Fire Department in 1904. It is a horse drawn steam pumping engine built shortly after the merger of the American Fire Engine Company of Cincinnati, Ohio and the LaFrance Fire Engine Company of Elmira, New York. The estimate is $150,000-$250,000. The auction will begin promptly at 11am in Gray’s showroom, located at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland. The catalogue is now online at GraysAuctioneers.com. Bidding is also available on LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Previews will open on Thursday, November 7th and will run through auction day. Times are Monday-Friday, from 10am-5pm, Saturday from11am-4 pm and the auction house will also be open on Sunday, November 17th, from 12 noon-4pm. All times quoted are Eastern. For more information, visit www.graysauctioneers.com.
- Serena Harragin