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Replica of 1880s Tombstone AZ Sells for $345,000

Showtime Auction Services had an amazing collection on their auction block earlier this month. They sold the entire Ron Wallace Collection, former President of UPS.

Categories included: Saloon, Brothel, Gambling, Coin-op, Arcade, Advertising, Country Store, Toys, Western Memorabilia, Guns, Knives, Automotive, Petroliana, Soda Fountain, Trade Signs, Paintings, 2 Back Bars -- but wait-- there's more!

Mr. Wallace also had a full-size replica of Tombstone, Arizona Territory as it was in the early 1880’s. He had it built on his property, with over 200 running feet of fa├žade, 27' tall!

This replica town sold for $345,000.00!

From the auction catalog description:

Tombstone, Arizona Western Town, Approx. 200 running feet of Store Front, tallest facade is 27 feet tall. Includes an Oriental Saloon, Epitaph News, Arizona Stage Depot, Arizona Territory Assay Office, Birdcage Theatre, Cochise County General Store, Amelia's Gentlemen's Club, OK Corral, C. S. Flys Photography Studio, Wells Fargo & Co. Express Office, Grand Hotel, Tombstone Sheriff's Office, J. L. Halbert Undertaker and J. Behan U. S. Marshal. This town comes with all of the props that make it look like an authentic Tombstone, Arizona in the late 1800's. Includes Wood Sidewalk, Reverse Glass painted Windows, Signs, Wood Barrels, Hay Bales, Bottles, Rope, Etc. The town will be sold with photos at the auction on Saturday. The winning bidder must pick it up in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Wallace has offered to help the buyer arrange to have the town dismantled and shipped to their location.

Here's just a handful of pix from this huge collection. Be sure to go check the COMPLETED PRICES while you can - if you have any of these treasures, your stock just went UP!

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