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Joe Ley Antiques Live Onsite Auction


February 24  2024


9:00 AM *


1726 Mellwood Avenue #1
Louisville, KY  40206


Buyer's Premium

10% Buyer’s Premium added to the hammer bid price to determine the final purchase price.

Sales Tax

6% Kentucky Sales Tax

Personal Property Terms

Payment by Cash, Check or Credit Card in USD *

  • Credit card accepted with 3% convenience fee.
  • Payment by check may be subject to a 10-day bank clearance for out of state and buyers unknown to the auction company.


Parking will be on area streets.


Thursday, February 22, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Pick Up

Saturday Day of Auction
Sunday, February 25, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday, February 26, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

All items must be removed by Monday, February 26, 2024


Joe Ley Antiques, Inc.


Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law
Gary Banet, Attorney

Offering live onsite the entire contents of the Joe Ley Antiques’ off-site warehouse – everything must go! Many eclectic items never seen or offered to the public including celebrity autographed photos – many personalized to Joe Ley, Louisville memorabilia, art, rugs, toys, advertisement tins, antiques, collectibles, furniture, architectural elements, lighting & chandeliers, garden & outdoor items, tools and equipment. Mark your calendar and come spend the day with food, community and antiques!


Several autographed photos – many personalized to Joe Ley including Willie Nelson, Dick Van Dyke, Gene Autry, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr, Melanie Griffith, Chita Rivera, Bert Reynolds, Janet Leigh, Johnny Carson, Robert Redford, Ricky Schroeder, David Allan Cole, Charlie Sheen, Joan Rivers, Debi Reynolds, Robert Goulet, Chuck Norris, Marty Stuart, Ann Margaret and others.


Commonwealth Building brass 4-glass-door interior directory/bulletin board, 1939 & 1942 Louisville Colonels Baseball programs, 1940 “That Old Rivalry: Manual vs High School” hardback book autographed by Eustace Williams (Author), 1925 Male High School yearbook, 1937 Louisville flood map, early trade cards, postcards, Fall City & Fehr’s Beer bottles and cans, Brinly Plows pamphlets, miniature Louisville Slugger bats, Kentucky Derby glasses & programs, early Louisville souvenir books, early black & white Louisville photographs, paper goods, aluminum Louisville Credit Bureau plaque, early Paul Lawrence Dunbar Club Inc. Louisville KY stitched banner, several large Falls City Beer advertisement posters, other local advertisement and more.


Gaston Buery (American 1859-1932) oil on canvas 36” x 46” self portrait signed lower left in ornate gold frame, unsigned oil on canvas 36” x 46” man & woman in ornate gold frame, Joe Ley self portrait painting, (3) Joe Ley oil paintings and (1) watercolor painting, plus a large collection – approximately 75 framed prints, etchings & lithographs of European & American scenes.


20+ woven area rugs including oriental style and geometric style rugs.


Battery powered Ford Model T car, 1950 MG car, small cast iron toy trucks & cars, cast iron plow, small cast iron horse & buggy, several cast iron fire wagon parts & horses, rubber Donald Duck car, Wolverine shoot-a-loop marble game, Hubley Bell Telephone truck, wooden roller skates, battery powered bear toy, early boy doll, remote control scuba diver, (4) early teddy bears, celluloid animals, baseball cards, children’s books, box of toy car parts, train cars and more.


Large collection of advertisement tins including early Louisville Grocery & Co. spice & grinder store tin, early Frank Menne Eagle Candies Louisville KY tin, Mammy’s Favorite Brand Coffee C.C. Kenny Louisville KY tin, Penny Post Tobacco Louisville KY tin, 1906 Golden Rule cayenne pepper tin, Three States Tobacco tin, Dill’s Best Tobacco tin, Camel, Lucky Strike & Phillip Morris Cigarette tins, Robert Pierces Tablets tin, La Palma Cigars tin, Maxwell House tin, Armour Peanut Butter tin, Pratt & Lambert Paint tin, Marvel Mystery Oil tin, Palmolive Aftershave tin, Lady Ester Talc Powder tin, A.W. Faber Castell Pencil Leads tin, Royal Baking Powder tin, Berry Bros. Hard Oil Finish tin, Bugler Tobacco tin, La Realle Tobacco tin, early Sweat Miss Tobacco tin, George Washington Plug Tobacco tin, Red Seal Peanut Butter tin, Martinson’s Coffee tin, Prince Albert Tobacco tin, Collins Tomatoes Sellersburg IN tin, Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers tin, Bensdorp Royal Dutch Cocoa tin, Eagle Brand Coffee tin, Lighthouse Cleanser tin, Cafe’ DeLux Coffee tin, Metropolitan Coconut tin, Squirrel Brand Peanut Butter, Royal Baking Powder tin, Smell Blend Coffee tin, Terrace Club Coffee tin, Frank Zinsmeister & Co. Valley View Rolled Oats New Albany IN cardboard container, and many others.


Wood Joe Ley Antiques store sign, Reising’s Beer New Albany IN advertisement, 2 as is six airs music boxes, German symphonion disk music box, antique child’s M.B. Boston Champion wood shaft putter, carved walnut lady head pediment, early M.Hohner wooden accordion squeezebox & carrying case, small mandolin, oak Monarch wall telephone, cast iron & glass hanging barber shop pole, 2 early hat boxes, oak drawer machinist chest, vintage TAG-HEPPENSTALL moisture meter in oak case, Ingram oak mantel clock, Seth Thomas weight clock as is, Native American beaded necklace, razor strap, old movie projectors and cameras, porcelain portrait vase, cast iron match safes, vintage radios, cut glass vase, French style Trumeu wall mirrors, vintage canes, 4 boxes of whiskey bottle paper labels, 2 radiator cap jingle bells with original boxes, 2 large Golden Arms Cigar paper advertisements, Southern Comfort Whiskey brass cane handle with steamboat, 4 hand painted KY Dist. Liq. Lic. No. DT-21 metal signs, several vintage traffic lights, collection of books, 20” porcelain & brass portrait vase, ornate brass andirons, large collection of salt & pepper shakers, several glass domes, green art pottery jar, tintypes & deroga types, ornate candle stands,brass binoculars, cast iron Monarch furnace lion paperweight, The Ward-Stilson Co. Lodge Goods New London, Ohio lodge paddle, Golden Arms Cigar posters and much more.


Victorian 7’ knock down wardrobe, Eastlake cylinder top secretary desk, antique oak corner china cabinet, antique mahogany inlaid music cabinet with shelves & mirrors, Asian style black lacquer cabinet, early walnut 4-drawer flat front chest, antique oak store display cabinet, 4’ green marble pedestal, French Provincial style 2-piece curio cabinet, antique pine tapered leg drop leaf table, mahogany Duncan Phyfe table base, ornate inlaid coffee table, square mahogany end table, mahogany 2-drawer desk, early 1-piece poplar one door cupboard, 1940’s mahogany desk with rope twist columns, 1800’s pine dovetailed immigrants chest, painted dovetailed blanket chest, 2 twisted iron ice cream parlor chairs, 1950’s maple hutch, Victorian needlepoint lift top footstool, child’s oak Mission style library table, antique carved walnut back bar mirror, oak sideboard mirror, assorted chairs, antique beds, assortment of bed rails, steamer trunk, small country store display cabinet, glass & brass coffee tables, flat top trunk and more.


Large selection of architectural elements including 16+ wood columns, leaded glass windows & panels, transom windows, cast stone accent pieces, wood molds for plaster ceilings, early wood gingerbread bracket, wood & cast iron mantels, ornate mantel top, 2 large & 2 small arched top church windows, 10 rectangular pieces of marble slabs, antique pipe organ parts including large metal pipes and oak trim, 15+ milk crates full of door hardware including porcelains knobs & brass plates and more.


Two large reproduction ornate cast iron garden urns with figural birds, 23” carved statue of young boy, limestone carved pineapple, several pedestals, concrete figural statue, (2) large iron tiered plant stands, urns and more.


Several large hanging chandeliers (each includes a wood A-frame transport holder) including an ornate black & cast metal and brass 8-light chandelier with alabaster shades, ornate brass 15-arm empire influenced chandelier with face figural arms, brass 6-arm candle stick chandelier, contemporary glass panel chandelier, ornate cast metal art nouveau style with cherubs chandelier, 12-arm crystal chandelier with prisms, large entry or atrium bevel glass paneled chandelier, large 20-arm brass chandelier, 2 large black wrought iron chandeliers, large 20-light hand wrought chandelier with prisms, empire style black & bronze chandelier with 6 frosted shades, 2 brass & glass beveled panel chandeliers and a large 10-arm ornate brass candlestick chandelier plus 50+ vintage light fixtures.


Genie Superlift Contractor portable aluminum fork lift, bench grinder, wood & aluminum extension ladders, step ladders, selection of yard tools, hand tools, tool boxes, ProMaster still life photo studio, and more.


I-64 to Story Avenue to left on Spring Street to left on Mellwood. Located on right just East of Frankfort Avenue. Watch for signs.

Parking will be on area streets.

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