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Amazing Estate Auction Oct. 17th &18th

Sat Oct 17 - 09:00AM

7951 West Lee Hwy, Rural Retreat, VA Click to Map


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  • Dr. Pepper "Dr. Pepper Pepsin Bitters"

    Dr. Pepper "Dr. Pepper Pepsin Bitters"

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    Close Up - Dr. Pepper's Pepsin Bitters F

  • Closed - Formula Book

    Closed - Formula Book

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A-OK Auction Company
Presents an Amazing Live & On-line Antique & Advertising Estate Two Day Auction Onsite!!!
Sat. Oct. 17th @9am

 Sun. Oct. 18th @10am
On Site:
7951 West Lee Hwy
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
Close to Mountain Empire Airport

This is a Lifetime Collection of Advertising Memorabilia, Bicycles, Wagons, Vehicles, Antiques, Tools, Scales, Coffee Grinders, Butter Molds, Lanterns, Toys, and MORE!!!

Listing w/Pictures to Be Updated Frequently!!!

Original Dr. Pepper "Dr. Pepper's Pepsin Bitters" Formula:
Item is an Approximately 360 Page Hand Written Ledger Book Containing Hundreds of Drug & Product Formulas Written in the Late 1800s/Early 1900s.  On Page 19 is a Formula Entitled "Dr. Peppers Pepsin Bitters". What We have Here is What We Believe to be the Original Formula that Inspired the Creation of the Widely Popular Dr. Pepper Soda. In 1830, Dr. Charles Pepper was Born, settling down in Rural Retreat, VA, and the Famous Dr. Pepper Soda Drink was officially named after him by Wade Morrison who Marketed Dr. Pepper to the World. Wade Morrison left Rural Retreat and left for Waco, Texas, where he Marketed and Mass Produced what would Become the Wildly Popular Dr. Pepper Soda.  Mr. Weaver, the current owner of this formula, made a private purchase of the book to put with his collection of soda & drugstore memorabilia and brought the formula from Waco, Texas Back to Rural Retreat, Virginia - where the book currently resides. There is a lot of conjecture due to the historic nature of the matter as to the original creation of the formula that one can read about on-line.

Gas Pumps:
Sinclair Fry Visible Gas Pump, Amoco Gilbarco Visible Gas Pump, Vintage City Service National Gas Pump, Vintage G.B. Gilbarco Pump, and More!!!

Advertising Signs:
Esso Sign, Drink Coca-Cola Fountain Service Sign, Cushman Motor Scooter Sales & Service Sign, Gibson's Always Good Ice Cream Sign, King Edward Cigars Sign, Michelin sign, 2 Phillips Shield Signs, Buick Authorized Service Sign, Cadillac Authorized Service Sign, Rare Kelly's Tire Flange Sign - Dayton, Ohio, Pee Gee Paint Sign, DuPont Paint Sign, Piedmont Cigarettes Sign, Royal Crown Cola Thermometer, Cook's Goldblume Beer Sign, Stahl's Hardware Keen Kutter Tools Sign, Goodrich Silvertowns Flange Sign, Davis Tires Sign, Grapeola Sign, Great Jay Big Ways Radio 61 Sign, New York Central System Sign, Florsheim Shoe Sign, RRR Sign, Oak Motor Oil Sign, Clover Leaf Soap Sign, Chesterfield King Cigarettes Sign, U.S. Tires Sign, L & M Cigarettes Sign, Aubrly's Red "A" Feed Sign, Copenhagen Chew Sign, Pepsi-Cola 5 Cent Sign, Atlantic Gasoline Sign, Star Cars Authorized Service Sign, Railway Express Agency Sign, Fisk Tire Sign,  Armour's Laundry Soap Sign, Real 7-UP Sign, Borden's TEALL Ice Cream Sign, Push Pin Post National Guard Sign, Tuberose Snuff Sign, Eskimo Pie Sign, Mohawk Tires Sign, Sauer's Flavoring Extracts Strip, Gibson's Ice Cream Sign, Blue Bird better than grape juice Sign, Armstrong Tires Sign, Delco Batteries Sign, Pioneer Seeds Sign, Texaco Sign, Drink Coca-Cola Sign, I-H-C Gasoline Engines Sign, Bluebell Cream Harvesters Sign, Whippet Dollar for Dollar Value Sign, Gra-Rock Ginger Ale Sign, Snow King Baking Powder Sign, Hotel Richmond - Richmond, VA Sign, Curtiss Candies Baby Ruth Sign, Camel Cigarettes So Mild So Good Sign, Duke's 5 Cent Cigarettes Sign, Anvil Brand Work N' Play Clothes Sign, Bruton Scotch Snuff Sign, Canoe Club Beverage Sign, Tums for the Tummy Sign, Ask for Queen Cola Sign, Frostie Root Beer Sign, Jack's Smilin' Fresh Cookies and Vanilla Wafers Sign, The Billings & Spencer Co. - Hartford, Conn U.S.A. Sign, 1930 Porcelain Double Sided Texaco Lubster Sign, Louisville & Nasvhille Railroad Equipment Trust Sign, The General Tire Sign, Drink Nichol Kola Sign, Socony Motor Oil Sign, Ladies Rest Room Sign, Corticelli Spool Silk Sign, Giant Safe-Flex Tires Sign, Cooper Tires Sign, Beware of Trains Sign, Drink Boone Cola Sign, Drink Orange Kist Sign, Amos N' Andy 5 Cent Sign, International System Lone Star Cement Sign, Independent Telephone - Telephone Pay Station Sign, Davis Tires Sign, Cast Iron Rail Road Whistle Sign, 1954 Porcelain Double Sided Esso Service Station Sign, Porcelain Double Sided King Edward Cigar Sign, Porcelain Double Sided Atlantic Service Station Sign, and MORE!!!

Cardboard Advertisements:
Genuine Durham Smoking Tobacco Advertisement, Orphan Boy Smoking Tobacco Advertisement, Duke's Nature Tobacco, Bank Note Cigars 5 Cent Cardboard Advertisement, Full-O-Pep Feed & Seed Co. Eggs Cardboard Advertisement, Clifton Arrow Notch Collar Cardboard Advertisement, Drink Genuine Nehi in all Popular Flavors Cardboard Advertisement, Butter-Nut Bread Cardboard Advertisement, and More!!!

Advertising Thermometers:
Mail Pouch Tobacco Thermometer, Drink Dr. Pepper Thermometer, Teem Soda Thermometer, Pyro Anti-Freeze Thermometer,

Store Displays:
Eveready Flashlights & Batteries Display, National Mazda Lamps Display, Boye Brand Needle Display, TreWax Selectron Store Display Guide,  Schrader Tire Gauge Countertop Display Cabinet, 1920s/30s Store Counter Cigar Lighter, Sunshine Biscuits Shelving Store Display, Kiwi Boot Polish Display, Vintage Anco Rain-Master Wiper Box, and More!!!

Advertising Memorabilia:
Esso Santa Claus Mail Box, Pepsi-Cola Crates, Coca-Cola Cooler, Snow King Baking Powder Jar, Coca-Cola Advertising Trays,  Mobil Window Spray Can w/Sprayer, Whiz Neatsfoot Clutch Compound Can, Morrow Bicycle Parts Cabinet, Duke's Cigarettes Folding Chair, Bright Tiger Chewing Tobacco Can, Sweet Mist Chewing Tobacco Can, and More!!!

Antique Bicycles:
Late 1800s Pope High Wheel Bicycle w/50" Front Wheel, Mid 1800s Blacksmith Hand Forged Boneshaker High Wheel Bicycle w/27 1/2" Front Wheel, Late 1800s Child's Blacksmith Hand Forged Boneshaker High Wheel Bicycle w/21" Front Wheel, Mid 1800s Adult Blacksmith Hand Forged Boneshaker High Wheel Bicycle w/38" Front Wheel, Mid 1800s Adult Blacksmith Hand Forged Boneshaker Bicycle, Antique Victor Turn of the Century Bicycle, Original WW II BSA (British Small Arms) Folding Paratrooper Bicycle, WW II Swiss Courier's Bicycle, Ingo Bicycle, 1910s/20s Elgin Bicycle, BSA (British Small Arms) Motor Wheel w/Raleigh Bicycle, BSA (British Small Arms) WW II Folding Paratrooper Bicycle, Original Mid 1800s Michaux & Co. Boneshaker Bicycle - Circa 1860's - Original Brass Tag Reads, "Michaux & Co. BTES S.G.D.G. 27 Rue Jean Goujon Paris" - Also Known as a Michaudine Velocipede, Turn of the Century Columbia Shaft Drive Bicycle, Rare Columbia Tandem Bicycle (Needs Total Restoration), 1800's Victorian Velocipede Adult Tricycle Bike - in Working Order, 1800's Victorian Velocipede Adult Tricycle Bike (missing Rear Tires), 1800's Victorian Velocipede Adult Tricycle Bike (Missing Seat & All 3 Tires), and More!!!

Cast Iron Fire Alarm, Early Iron U.S. Mail Box, Oil Bottle Rack w/Bottles, Early General Store Spice Box, Hamond Tank Warren, Penn U.S.A. Plaque, 3 Ice Cream Parlor Stools, Various Vintage Scales, Various Butter Molds, Tools, Bicycle Shields, Various Antique Irons, Toys, Locks, Vintage 1907 Patented Pencil Sharpener, 4 Way Railroad Lantern, Southern Railway Adlake Lantern w/Cobalt Blue Globe, N.S.R.R. Lantern, Augustan Shoe Display, Early 1900s Ford & Fordson Colpin Magneto Recharger, Vintage Enterprise Coffee Grinder, Vintage National Cash Register, 1920/30's Automotive Trunk, George Washington Andirons, Early Baseball Equipment, Pick-a-Pack Cigarette Machine Trade Stimulator, Reel "21" Penny Gumball Machine Trade Stimulator, U.S. Air Force Sextant, Powhatan B & I Works Fire Nozzle, Leather Water Bucket, Pair of CM Hall Lamp Co. Model S Bicycle Lamps, 3 Vintage Bicycle Lamps, Vintage Improved Peerless Tire Setter, T.C. Johnson Co. Tobacco Cutter, RJR Brown's Mule Tobacco Cutter, Champion Tobacco Cutter, Nickel King Tobacco Cutter, R.J.R. Tobacco Cutter, Chatillon's Iron Clad #200 Hanging Scale, Sargent & Co. #300 Hanging Scale, Chatillon's Spring Balance #40 Scale, Miner's Canary Cage, Coin Operated Mercury Athletic Scale, Fire Dept Lantern - Dietz King, Vintage Koken Barber's Chair, Late 1800's/Early 1900's Oak Koch's Barber Chair, Rare American Neon Co. Spinner Clock, 19th Century Historical Oil Painting Portrait of Richard Lucien Page - 1st Cousin of Robert E. Lee and Naval Commander, and More!!!

Original 1930s Keystone Rider Dump Truck, 1920s Pressed Steel Fire Truck, 1920s Pressed Steel Hook N Ladder Fire Truck, 1930s Buddy L Wrigley Spearmint Gum Railway Express Truck, Buddy L Allied Van Line, Antique Marx Wind Up Tin Car, 1950s Mobo Tot Cycle, Various Vintage Pressed Steel Toy Vehicles, and More!!!

Riding Toys:
The Cannon Ball Express No. 9 Casey Jones Pedal Car, Vintage Green Pedal Car, Vintage White & Brown Pedal Car, Irish Mail Scooter, Vintage Mi-Kar Irish Mail Scooter, Antique Tricycle w/Bell, Partially Restored Tricycle w/Bench Seat, Scooter w/wooden pedals, Unicycle, Honda Kick N Go 2 Scooter, Honda 3 Wheel Kick N Go Scooter, Orange Pedal Car, Blue 3 Wheel Scooter, Small Metal Scooter w/3 Metal Wheels, Vintage Chief Scooting Star Scooter, Treadle Scooter, Tribike Company Tricycle 4 wheel, AMF Powertrac 502 Chain Drive Tricycle, Speedster Irish Mail Crank Handle Scooter, Green Pedal Car, Murray Dump Trac Wagon, Vintage Collinson's Riding Horse, and More!!!

Sleighs & Carriages:
Mid 1800s Hudson Valley Vis-a-Vis Restored Sleigh, Late 1800s Restored English Governess Cart, Late 1800s Restored American Racing Sulky, 1800s Partiall Restored Hand Drawn Fireman's Hose Reel Carriage, Late 1800s Restored Rural US Mail Delivery Cart w/Original Hardware, Unrestored but Repainted Late 1800s Railway Express Agency Depot Baggage Carrier, RARE Late 1800s Restored Depot Wagon, Late 1800s Railway Express Agency Depot Wagon - Unrestored but Repainted, Late 1800s Portland Sleigh in Original Condition, Rare Late 1800s Canadian 2 Door Sled in Original Condition, Late 1800s Albany Sleigh in Original Condition. Late 1800s/Early 1900s Farm Work Sleigh in Original Condition, 1800s Philidelphia Carriage in Original Condition, Authentic Restoration of a 15 Passenger w/Driver Wagonette (Late 1700s/Early 1800s) by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation - Item was actually used in Williamsburg, Rural Free Delivery U.S. Mail Wagon - Restored.

1988 Cadillac Allante - Runs and Drives Well.  Interior is in Very Good Shape.  Less than 50,000 Miles.
1946 Railway Express Delivery Truck.  Does Run. Needs Brake Work and More Restoration.  Original Came out of Dick Clark Studios in California.



7951 West Lee Hwy
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
Just off of Interstate 81's Exit 54
Turn Left on Lee Hwy Toward Rural Retreat
In Close Proximity to Mountain Empire Airport

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