Collectors Journal contributing cartoonist’s art is subject of upcoming show


Summer’s heating up with wonderful sales and auctions

The summer months always feature exciting and fun events to attend. Everything from music festivals and baseball games to barbecues and antique shows and sales, I love them all.

I received the following information via e-mail about an upcoming art show featuring the work of John Stinger, a contributing cartoonist at Collectors Journal. Sponsored by the nonprofit civic group, The Tinicum Art Association is presenting a solo art show of Stinger’s paintings on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4. The show will feature 40 of his oils and acrylics. Stinger’s work has been collected by corporations and private collectors for more than 50 years. The former New Hope resident and an antiques/art gallery owner, now resides in Stewartsville, New Jersey. He studied with Elizabeth Ruggles and Robert Suefert, as well as Bucks County artists, Jack Wallace, Pratt Institute Portrait Art Chair (NY) and Jeremy Lipking, California Art Institute. A syndicated political cartoonist as well as a creator of Collecting Classics cartoons appearing in major collector-related publications here in the U.S. and the UK. Stinger’s latest book, “The Lighter Side of Collecting” will be available at the show.  The show will take place at the Stover Mill Gallery, Bucks County in Erwinna, Pennsylvania. The gallery is at 852 River Road, Route 32 in Erwinna. The gallery is open weekends and a “Meet the Artist” reception is Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. More information is at (908) 319-8957.

There are plenty of outstanding auctions and specialty sales in the next few weeks. Here’s some information I received via e-mail:

A big five-day, 4,000-lot Americana Auction is planned for Thursday through Monday, July 11th-15th, by Holabird Western Americana Collections, online and at the gallery in Reno, Nevada. The event is packed with everything good about summer collectibles: mining artifacts, all elements of Western history, manuscript archives, antique bottles and marbles, rare stocks and bonds, gold, numismatics and much more. Internet bidding will be hosted on multiple platforms, to include and If you need additional information about this auction, you may call Fred Holabird at (775) 851-1859 or (844) 492-2766; or, you can email him at

Coca-Cola collectors may want to check out this sale. An Antiques, Collectibles & Fine Art Auction is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and at the gallery in Cranston, R.I. Headlining the sale will be the lifetime, single-owner collection of Russell Buteau of Millville, Mass., a dedicated collector of Coca-Cola items and antiques for over 40 years. The first 136 lots in the 405-lot sale will be from Mr. Buteau's collection. Online bidding is via Proxibid and If you need additional information about this auction, you may call Travis Landry at 401-533-9980; or, you can email him at

Collector and project cars; vintage snowmobiles; horse parade wagon; buggies, tractors and lawn and garden items will be auctioned by Matt Maring Auction Co. on July 13 at 9 a.m. at 3100 225th Street West Farmington, Minnesota. Live and online bidding is offered through Proxibid. Autos to be sold include a 1931 Ford Model A “Victoria” 2-door; a 1958 Chevy Impala; a 1959 Ford Galaxie and a 1968 Ford Torino and many more vintage years some that need engines and other work. Snowmobiles include four 1970s Artic Cat snowmobiles and an original “Cloverdale Foods” wooden wheel horse delivery wagon and much, much more. For more information check online at or contact them at (507) 951-8354.

Barness Auction Co., has a July 13 auction beginning at 9 a.m. that will feature a 50-year collection estate. More than 150 pieces of Roseville pottery; 75 movie posters from the 1930s and 1940s; Depression Glass; furniture; primitives; cast iron pieces and much more. Information at Barness Auction Co., Jake Meyer auctioneers at (563) 422-0122; or online at Auction takes place at the Barness Auction Barn, one mile east of West Union, Iowa.

Have a wonderful week and I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July! Please contact us with Auction Action news; mystery items (and solves); unusual collections; club and convention news; and other antiques-related matters at; or via telephone at (319) 472-4763.