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Playland Not at the Beach

OWN A PIECE OF ARCADE HISTORY!

The Playland Not at the Beach Museum Liquidation Auction - Entire Contents for Sale!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! CHANGE OF VENUE AND START TIME OF AUCTION!


DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE WE HAVE HAD AND TO ACCOMMODATE THE INTERESTED BUYERS WE WILL NOW HOLD THE AUCTION AT MICHAAN'S AUCTIONS MAIN GALLERY SHOWROOM.

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 12 noon

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Previews:

Playland Not At The Beach, 10979 San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito, CA 94530
Thursday, September 13, noon - 5pm
Friday, September 14, noon - 5pm

Michaan’s Auctions has been commissioned to liquidate the contents of The Playland Not at the Beach Museum, a collection of circus nostalgia and prized memorabilia from 20th century American amusement parks such as San Francisco’s beloved Playland at the Beach, for which the museum was named. The 9,000 square foot space houses funhouse mirrors, pinball machines, penny arcades, circus sideshow attractions and vintage video games like Galaga and Centipede. Thousands of historical items are offered in this auction such as original signage, relics of vintage rides and games, rare photographs, employee uniforms, and prizes from the Playland arcade games. A highlight is ‘Circus World,’ a 300,000-piece hand carved miniature circus that took the late Don Marcks of El Cerrito 50 years to create. Each of its tiny elephants is unique - a curled trunk here, a quizzical expression there - all forty of them! Originally founded in 2000, the museum officially opened its doors May 30, 2008. Its current home is slated for demolition to make way for new condos, which has compelled the sale of this rare collection by the museum’s current owners.

Special Notice

To preview the auction lots, visit Playland Not At The Beach, 10979 San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito, from noon to 5 pm on Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, 10 am to 12 noon. Bidders who can’t attend the live auction are invited to leave absentee bids, bid by telephone or bid online with LiveAuctioneers. Winning bidders may pick up their items at Playland Not At The Beach Saturday through Friday, September 15 - 21 before 4pm. Buyers are solely responsible for taking property down from its display. Michaan’s staff will be on site to help you find your items, but cannot assist in their removal. Shipping services are not offered by Michaan’s Auctions. A list of local shippers, recommended by Michaan’s clients, will be available. Buyers must pick up their items or make all shipping arrangements.

Inquiries

Automobiles
Desman Coronado
(510) 227-2515
Asian Art
Harry Huang
(510) 227-2535
Jessica Liang
(510) 227-2511
Coins, Stamps and Ephemera
Michael Rosenberg
(510) 227-2502
Fine Art
Kyrah Reddey
(510) 227-2519
Furniture and Decorative Arts
Mariah Emerson
510-227-2518
Jewelry and Timepieces
Elise Coronado
(510) 227-2570