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Miller & Miller's online-only Advertising, Canadiana & Historic Objects auction will be held April 13th

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The auction is packed with nearly 400 lots of general store items, art glass, Canadiana, advertising signs, Western collectibles, pottery and stoneware, art, lamps and lighting, and three paintings by Maud Lewis. Online bidding is on two platforms.

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario - eTradeWire -- Three vibrant and colorful paintings by the acclaimed Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis (1901-1970), a 19th century French Bontems caged singing bird automaton, and a Canadian 1910s Gilson, Guelph Dixie "Ace" Tractors sign are a few of the expected top lots in Miller & Miller Auction Ltd's online-only Advertising, Canadiana & Historic Objects auction Featuring the Greg Hisey Collection, slated for Saturday, April 13th.

The auction, starting at 9 am Eastern time, is packed with 397 lots of general store items, art glass, Canadiana, advertising signs, Western collectibles, pottery and stoneware, art, and lamps and lighting. In the historic town of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Greg Hisey achieved his lifetime goal of building a global destination for travelers seeking a presence of the past. Inspired by early life experiences, Hisey's "Ghost Town Blues" was a miniature ghost town bed and breakfast, where travelers worldwide could immerse themselves in the past.

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"Greg Hisey lives up to the motto of his hometown of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, 'where past is present,' and so does his collection," said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. "Working with themes of early Western transportation, veterinary and general store, Mr. Hisey collected advertising and furnishings right out of a ghost town. Additions to the catalog are remarkable, too, including late 19th century automata, rare Canadian political posters and folk art, decorative art glass, silver, bronzes, and early lighting. East meets West in this diverse sale."

Maud Lewis has been featured in numerous Miller & Miller auctions in recent months, always with positive results. Of the three of her paintings in this auction, the expected top performer is a late 1965 or early 1966 mixed media on pulpboard (beaverboard) titled Cow in Spring Meadow. Although seldom seen, the image is one that spans three decades. It is signed "Maud Lewis" on verso and upper right edge, is 12 inches by 14 inches (board, less frame) (est. $25,000-$30,000).

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All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.

A wooden veterinary remedies store display cabinet for Dr. Lesure's Famous Remedies (Keene, New Hampshire), the tin lithograph panel depicting a horse in profuse detail peering out of an oval stone opening, is estimated to bring $3,500-$5,000. It is one of the "holy grails" in veterinary patent medicine collecting and comes with the original advertising booklet. The cabinet, from the 1900s, is in great overall condition and is 27 inches tall by 21 inches wide.

To learn more, visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.

Source: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
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