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Joe Ley Antiques Online Auction – Session 2


1:00 PM
Monday, July 4


1:00 PM *
Monday, July 11

* Staggered End & Extended Bidding

1726 Mellwood Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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  • Thursday, July 7, 2pm – 4pm
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Condition report not provided. Please view detailed photos closely as they are part of the description.

Pick Up

  • Tuesday, July 12, 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 2 includes vintage toys, advertisement tins & signs, country store displays, vintage black & white photos, Fontaine Ferry Park memorabilia, furniture, beer & whiskey advertisement and so much more.


Walt Disney Enterprises Donald Duck wood rocking toy, early Bruin stuffed teddy bear, early stuffed monkey, wooden pull horse, several Schoenhut toy figurines including elephant & taimer, Humpty Dumpty Circus ringmaster, clowns, horse and trapeze artist figurines and accessories, Buddy L Ford Model T pickup truck, Howdy Doody Marionette Flub-A-Dub, J. Chein wind-up Disneyland ferris wheel, bunny rabbit sand pail & shovel, Wolverine No. 27 wind-up drum major, wood goose rocking toy, Pee Shooter toy, early pressed steel steam locomotive, Hubley cast metal toy tractor, 1924 Uncle Wiggily picture stamps & coloring outfit game, toy projector lantern, Mickey Mouse hat & Mickey’s airmail plane, Aurora slot car track, Hot Wheels track sets, G.I. Joe Action soldier storage box, Variety Cob House alphabet blocks and more.


Zapp’s Coffee Louisville KY advertising tin, St. Cecilia Church brass communion chalice, Engelhard’s Ensoco Roasted Coffee tin, Louisville Drying Machinery brass sign, brass Crib Corn Kentucky Whiskey stencil, Falls City Beer clipper ship sign, Falls City Beer Draw One sign, 1941 Kentucky State Fair pennant, Robinson Bros. rotary lawn mower, 1931 Uptown Theater program, Finzer Bros. Plug Smoking Tobacco store display box, Early Times Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey one-gallon glass barrel dispenser, 1950 Belknap Bluegrass Hardware catalogs, Louisville city directory, The Kentucky Headhunters autographed brass cymbal & autographed poster, Here’s Prosperity Whiskey Bernheim Distillery poster, 1940’s & 1950’s Kentucky Kennel Club ribbons & Kentucky Tavern 110th Derby Winner mirror.


Cherry machinist chest, Rand McNally terrestrial globe, leather aviator pilot helmet, 1st. Assistant Chief N.F.D. firefighter helmet, Lieutenant Fire Department Physical Instructor cap, Powhatan brass fire hose nozzle, Sonora upright wind-up record player, Horlicks Malted Milk glass jar, 1891 cast iron building marker, Brighton cast iron coffee grinder, hand tooled copper gunpowder flask, Peter Pan gramophone, wicker picnic basket & accessories, wood baby bouncer, wood wheelchair & lap robe, Adlake railroad lamp, jar of marbles, framed collage of antique door locks, taxidermy hanging buck head, carved greyhound dog, Norleans whippet dog figurines, art deco greyhound figurines & ashtrays, Sears & Kresge’s Hardware catalogs, black plastic traffic signal light, yellow metal triple traffic signal light, Old Court House brand ginger ale, antique lithograph stone, miniature split hickory egg basket, Dolly Parton cutout display, EXIT sign table lamp, Coors porcelain mortar & pestle, early 1900’s German sternauware porcelain tray & coasters, cobalt blue art glass vases, Simmon Liver Regulator horseshoe, handcrafted fertility doll sculpture, paper mache Mardi Gras masks including donkey, head with blue bow, head with bowlers cap and doll head masks, Vegas Nights slot machine, tater bug mandolin, child’s snare drum, shaving brushes & supplies, Native American wood battle club & souvenir tomahawk, woodworking planes, wood carpenter clamps, 1928 German spring ear bunny candy container, paper mache Easter eggs, Josiah Wentworth wall weight clock, Ford Model A tire pump, U.S. Mail leather bag, Tums advertising store display, Sächsische & Glasfabrik German glass beer stein, pair of Miller High Life wooden mugs, J.B. Millet “Famous Composers and Their Music” book set, art deco RCA Victor radio, Sunbeam Mixmaster mixer, children’s bucket hats & hat pins, folk art squirrel seesaw, country store paper dispenser & cutter, oil bottle spouts, cupped hands brass vanity tray, Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad porcelain ashtray, cowboy & outlaw black & white photos, Citizens National Hospital black & white photos, Yeast foam metal advertising dispenser, mink scarf, wood carved shop class duck decoy, early 1900’s The Old South folk art diorama, unicycle, 4’ English town crier statue, Coney Island & Steamer Avalon souvenir captain hats, Mother Mary holy water font & cast metal Mother Mary, metal harness racing wall plaque, 1930 Pokerette 11” gaming wheel, Brown & Williamson Tobacco print, folk art floral bouquet candle holder, blue Mason 1858 fruit jar, lighthouse door stop, Mellow Furnace cast iron still bank, No Admittance porcelain sign, Drink Moxie Garrison envelope hat, early black & white photograph of men & women on rock hillside, fishing net, early rod & reel, 1930 silver plated communion tray, illuminated Howdy Doody and Santa wall plaque, brass bank teller’s cage, leather holster belts & handcuffs, Roy Rogers leather holster, Roy Rogers holster, bronze cherub table lamp base, gas station stickers, cowboy spurs, 1931 Lapp stoneware insulator, chalk string holder, green & clear glass insulators, cast iron jail key coat & hat rack, mid 1800’s oil painting portraits by Harvard Jomer, Air India chalk maharajah elephant, Red Wing No. 649 pottery vase, 2009 River Downs Budweiser Select trophy, wood Billy clubs, cherry jewelry box, hand saws, metal block I, Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky memorabilia, miniature spirit bottles & Oertel’s 92 Beer memorabilia and more.


1915 Louisville Kennel Association Fontaine Ferry Park trophy, several chalk figurines including Native American warrior & horse, dog, horse bank, wishing well bank, covered wagon, Humpty Dumpty bank, Kewpie doll, Babe the Blue Ox, French bulldogs, spaniel dogs, Pixie elf bank, beggar & wishing well, Santa Claus bank, bull and Charlie McCarthy figurines, felt pennants, chalk castle lamp, cast aluminum horse & jockey game figurines, shadow box display, paper cups, painted Souvenirs sign, folk art wood race car signs, handmade stilts, 1969 season pass ticket, Leo A. Seltzer’s Walkathon Collage, framed press clippings, framed memorabilia, black & white photographs, framed postcards, black & white photograph of the Kentucky Derby Horse Race game & plaster molds.


Country store Corticelli Dye cabinet, Glendora Coffee advertising tin, Golden Rod Indianapolis IN coffee tin, Wish Bone Coffee tin, White House Coffee tin, general store nutmeg bin, Golden Cup Coffee & Fat Pak Peas tins, Green Turtle Cigars humidor, Old Reliable Coffee embossed metal sign, early hand painted office directional sign, porcelain Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers sign, reverse glass Optometrist sign, hand lettered shop sign, Coors Beer mirror, Hudepohl Beer sign, Pennzoil United Airlines oil can, talcum powder tin cans, Thorne’s Toffee tin, Heart’s Delight Coffee tin, Tomatoes & Grapes tins, tea, coffee & cocoa advertisement tins, Boscul Coffee tin, Tiger Chewing Tobacco store display tin, Tiger Bright Sweet Chewing Tobacco humidor, Paymaster Cigar humidor, Tobacco Chew tins, Blue Boar Rough Cut Tobacco tin, vintage chewing tobacco packages, C.A. Koch Co. & Returnable Pallets stencils, stained & leaded glass EXIT sign, reverse glass Insurance sign, coffee paper labels, Cigar paper labels, Whiskey paper labels, White & Toasts butter cracker tins, cigarette smoking packs & boxes, Simoniz floor wax can, John Roes Lard pail, Wigg’s Waterless Cleanser tin, Genuine Draft neon wall clock, Chesterfield Cigarette poster, Oertel’s ‘92 black & white bar scene photograph, Turkey Brand Coffee tin, early Dr. White’s Cough Drops tin, Porto Rico Queen Isabela coffee tin, Cottolene Oil tin, Falls City Beer posters, Coca-Cola paper cups & reverse glass Freeman’s Perfumes Hiawatha sign.


1940’s mahogany 2-door liquor cabinet, child’s Hoosier style kitchen cupboard, child’s kitchen stepback cupboard, child’s Victorian style oak buffet, primitive wood table, green painted wood bucket bench, Maitland Smith style faux book end table cabinet & Victorian walnut corner display shelf.


1800’s Abe Lincoln “The Union Forever” lithograph, early children’s rocking horse & framed print, Outdoorsman lithograph collage, pair of oriental silk floral prints, intricate folk art what knot shelf, carved leaf wood wall shelves, wall sconces, brass & alabaster hanging chandelier, cast metal candlelight chandelier, frame mosaic, mid-century brass & wood candlestick holders, Kundo carriage mantle clock, carousel music box & stenciled cherub wall plaque.


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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