The Charlotte and Don Smith Collection of Ruhstaller and Buffalo Beer Advertising is the most extensive of its kind. It represents a number of one of a kind items including an important die-cut calendar of an Indian Maiden and large factory scene of the brewery. The comprehensive tray collection comprises thirty-six versions along with nine tip trays.
The top lot in this auction was the Buffalo Brewing Sign, Golden Buffalo. This lot had 18 bids, and sold for over $22,000. The Buffalo Brewing Calendar, Indian Maiden Riding Buffalo Back, had 12 bids, and sold for $18,000. A rare reverse glass sign and stained glass window commissioned for the tap room of the Brewery sold for nearly $17,000 and had 22 bids.
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