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Joe Ley Antiques Online Auction – Session 1


1:00 PM
Wednesday, May 25


1:00 PM *
Wednesday, June 1

* Staggered End & Extended Bidding

1726 Mellwood Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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  • Tuesday, May 31, 2PM – 4PM
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Pick Up

  • Thursday, June 2, 9:30AM – 4:30PM

Schedule pick-up by appointment only. Curbside pick-up will be available for most items. Buyers are responsible for packing, loading, and moving all items purchased without assistance from the Harritt Group. Bring your own help and equipment to load your items.

Joe Ley Antiques was known as Louisville’s epicenter of all things eclectic and off the wall for nearly 60 years and includes as well a mass collection of local history and memorabilia. Available exclusively at online auction and offered in multiple sessions are hand-picked items from their Louisville business complex, off-site warehouses, and his personal private collection.

Session 1 includes Fontaine Ferry Park memorabilia, Louisville & Kentucky memorabilia, a taxidermy buffalo, 9′ tall hand-painted clown wood cutout, advertisement signs and tins, toys, furniture and so much more.


Memorabilia from Louisville’s historic Fontaine Ferry Amusement Park located near Shawnee Park includes a wood 7 1/2’ amusement ride boat, 4’ metal amusement ride Jeep, ferris wheel car, plaster clown head, early purple pennant, vintage blue pennant, hand painted wood Prize signs, balloon race & monkey race hand painted sign, hand painted wood point sign, (9) porcelain figural & painted swirl handle carnival canes, hand painted Jennings County Day at Fontaine Ferry Park banner, cast aluminum horse and jockey game figurines, paper cups, Seltzer’s Walkathon paperweight & commemorative wood piece from “The Comet” roller coaster, B&W photos & advertisements, painted chalk figurines including squirrels, ships, German Shepherds, Shitzu, beggar, bird, girl and Native American child, painted chalk Southwestern cowboy ashtrays, portrait of Head of Security at Fontaine Ferry Park, Louisville Police Department officer Head of Security at Fontaine Ferry Park, Fontaine Ferry Retail Grocers Association picnic framed sign and a 1937 flood wrecks roller coaster news article from Louisville Courier Journal.


Early Kentucky State Fair pennants, 1918 Kentucky State Fair framed poster, 1913 Kentucky Celebration “Don’t Give Up the Ship” pennant, B&W photo of White Oak Coal Company carriage procession to the Seelbach Hotel, Max Selliger Louisville KY Nutwood Whiskey reverse glass sign, Mammoth Clothing Louisville KY cast iron match safe, New Haven wall regulator Vic Lorch The Jeweler Louisville KY advertising clock, vintage Louisville Police hat, Belknap Bluegrass Hardware red & blue catalogs, Schaefer-Meyer Brewing Co. embossed beer bottle, cast iron Juvenile Society Louisville KY seal, Louisville Girl cigar box, Peaslee-Gaulbert Louisville KY paint can, 1916 & 1917 Louisville Boys High School yearbooks and a Bonnie Bros. Whiskey glass bottle.


Joe Ley Antiques iconic 9’7” clown store sign, Young Ben’s Blaine Club Cincinnati Ohio early 1900’s parade top hat with case and B&W photo – includes Shillito’s Letter of Provenance, art deco 1933 Robbins & Myers peacock oscillating desk fan, early 1900’s Taylor Instrument mahogany cased barograph, Western Flyer tandem bicycle, Rubber Co. of American Firefighter helmet, Maynes-Langenberg cast iron salesman sample stove, leather boxing headgear, pin-up-girl punch board games,cast iron St. Bernard dog still bank, painted cast iron horse still bank, gold painted cast iron lion still bank, 1914 cast iron puppy dog still bank, cast iron fireplace mantel, taxidermy lifesize buffalo, mounted ice cream molds, cast iron Fairbanks apothecary scale, Powell & Hanmer carbide bicycle lamp, 1941 B&W panoramic framed photograph from the Buffet Supper Dance of the Circus Fans Association of America, miniature salesman sample cast iron National Specialty lard press, oversized padlock & key, tole painted tea canister by Parnall & Sons, collection of 1940’s marksman medals & patches, baby Gramophone, 78 RPM records, glass store jar full of marbles, fork art clown pillow, ceramic folk art floral bouquet candle holder, decorative 29” wood airplane propeller, painted red & black chalk spaniel dog, painted chalk Husky dog figurine & ashtray, painted chalk lamb, cardinal birds, dogs & horses, chalk piggy bank, chalk nautical figurines, cast iron spittoon, wood carved gilded eagle plaque, Standard World Stamp Album book, Bridgeford Louisville KY cast iron Economist Stoves advertising dog nutcracker, art nouveau smeltware figural inkwell, Smith & Egge automatic sewing machine, yellow metal traffic signal light, black plastic traffic signal light, International Time electric master clock, wood carved furniture griffins & fennials, stereoscope card viewer on stand, cast metal gilded 5 cent sign, brass communion tray cover, brass wall mount cross candle sconce & holy water font, brass ornate communion chalice, Powhatan brass fire hose nosel, Bull Dog Brand fire extinguisher, Minimax Fire Extenuisher refill dispenser, Cairns & Brother fireman helmet, Welcome Fireman convention banner, copper waste basket, brass bucket, framed leaded stain glass suncatcher, Victorian stick & ball easel, ornate gold gilded wall mirror, brass candlestick telephone, Shakespeare wooden fishing net, metal & wood springerle cookie mold, primitive flint artifact tool, dovetailed coffee grinder, handmade sugar box, large swirl & sulfide glass marbles, pair of cast bronze dog wall sconces, French folk art school house, Metzler & Ortloff mother & children porcelain figurine, metal rope winder, early 1900’s calendar holders, 1939 Illinois State Penitentiary B&W photo & pair of hand made copper shelf brackets.


Metal 4’ Kentucky Liquor License sign, Custom Tailors wood sign, Kentucky Tavern framed print, Falls City Beer posters, Dr. Pleak’s Remedies store display case, Springfield Insurance tin sign, Fire Extinguisher safety metal sign, S & K. Hardware reverse glass painted sign, hand painted railroad station sign, 1913 Shredded Wheat Biscuit advertisement lithograph sign, antique porcelain Sheffield England Telegraph newspaper sign, early William S. Scull Dry Roasted Coffee Camden N.J. store bin, early Continental Coffee Boston Mass. store bin, early Dr. Pepper wood soda crate, antique Herold Sardines faux book store display, Remy Martin cognac centaur store display, Star Threads wood spool cabinet, Anchor Brand Toasted Marshmallows tin advertising can, Tiger Chewing Tobacco advertising tins, Buckingham Cut Plug Smoking Tobacco tins, Sweet Cuba Tobacco tin, Hurley Burley Smoking Tobacco tin humidor, Union Leader Smoking Tobacco tin humidor, Camel 100 Cigarette tin, early Supreme Gulf advertising tin, Gulfpride Motor Oil advertising tin, Butter Butter Crackers tin, Taggart’s Cakes-Cookies-Crackers tin, Famous Colonial Malk Milk Crackers tin, Squaw Choice Sifted Peas paper label tin, Mohican Coffee advertising tin, Walter Baker Breakfast Cocoa advertising tin, Security Storage and Trust tin bank, Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch wood crate, early Perry Wiles Grocery Zanesville Ohio store tea bin, Eagle Pencil Co. ornate pen holders display, Jolly Time Brand Pop Corn boxes, Clancy’s Pop Corn canisters, Veedol Motor Oil tin, Gulf High Pressure Grease tin, Penn-Rad Motor Oil tin, Planters Pennant Salted Peanuts 10-pound tin, Sterling Tobacco tin, Campfire Marshmallows tin, Sweet Cuba Fine Cut Tobacco tin, Kenny’s Maid Coffee tin, early Kyanize Varnish tin, Lucky Strike cigarette tin & cigarettes, Schreiber’s Manru Coffee tin, vanity advertisement tins, washing & laundry advertisement boxes, coffee & tea advertisement tins, Sir Walter Raleigh smoking tobacco tins, Cottolene & Royal Baking Powder tins, In-B-Tween Cigarritos Cigar Tobacco tin, collection of vintage cigarette smoking packs, Gulfwax paraffin boxes, Old Gold Cigarettes vending machine mirror, GPC Cigarette display clock and Kool Cigarettes framed print.


Early 1930’s Keystone toy dump truck, Walt Disney Enterprises Mickey Mouse wooden rocking toy, Walt Disney Enterprises Minnie and Mickey Mouse toy bisque figurines in original box, early Mickey’s Air Mail toy rubber plane, Wyandotte Construction toy steam shovel, Hubley toy bulldozer with dump bucket, Bing Germany toy wind-up limousine and garage, early wind-up toy wood speed boat, Lang Craft battery powered toy wood cabin cruiser boat with twin outboard motors, metal Fire Dept. pedal car, J. Chein wind-up toy Hercules ferris wheel, Pinnochio wooden articulated toy doll, Walt Disney Mickey Mouse light bulb, Howdy Doody night light, official Walt Disney Davy Crocket hat, toy tin airmail hangar, Milton Bradley Boy Scouts ten pins game, Spear Works England magnetic fishpond game, antique wood & cast iron marble shooter game, toy wind-up Teddy Bear, Ramp Walker celluloid walking doll, Archarena carrom game rings & pins, stuffed teddy bear & kangaroo, early stuffed koala bear, Louis Marx lighted nativity set in original box, early horse pull toy, Ideal “Mortimer Snerd” composition character doll, G.I. Joe Action Soldier tin storage box, small antique stuffed Teddy bear, stuffed Teddy Bear w/cardigan sweater, Ideal “Howdy Doody” doll, TPS Japan wind-up beetle & leaf cart toy, Marx Sparking No. 5 hot rod toy car, cast iron horse drawn toy wagons, Wolverine Loop-A-Loop race track toy, cast iron reindeer Santa Claus sled, horse & wood cart toy, Weeden No. 116 electric motor display board, Lionel “Super-Motor” No. 318 toy locomotive, Lionel “New York Central Lines Pullman 339” passenger cars, wooden toy battleship, wooden toy alphabet blocks, horse racing roulette board game, Charlie McCarthy ventriloquist doll, Bee Gees, Debutante & Fozzie Bear lunch boxes and a Steiff Jocko Monkey sound plush toy,


William L. Fischer “Court House and City Hall 5th and Jefferson” framed offset lithograph, large retro brass 27-arm spider chandelier, original Joe Ley Louisville KY pastel artworks, reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci “Leda and the Swan” framed ceramic tile print, framed Renaissance print, Giorgi Morandi framed cardboard print, antique child’s lithograph portrait, Paul King “The Dream” framed print and a B. Fuchs Statue of Liberty framed print.


Eastlake cylinder top secretary desk, stand-up train station desk, carved American oak hall tree bench, mission style convertible high chair, Martha Washington sewing cabinets, pair of mahogany needlepoint & inlay arm chairs, 19th century English Regency mahogany cheval mirror, Duncan Phyfe mahogany sideboard, antique wash stand, claw foot mahogany pedestal dining table, Victorian steamboat table, pedestal dining table & 4 spindle back chairs.


Miniature bourbon & whiskey bottles, miniature Old Grand Dad bourbon bottle, collection of miniature spirit bottles, Windsor Supreme Canadian Whiskey bottle and vintage bourbon paper labels.


I-65 to I-64 East to Story Avenue exit. Continue 1 block to left on N. Spring Street to left on Mellwood Avenue. Travel dast just past Frankfort Avenue to auction on right.


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