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William Brinley Collection of Circus Memorabilia
William Brinley Collection of Circus Memorabilia

William Brinley Collection of Circus Memorabilia

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The lifetime collection of this nationally noted Circus collector including over 100 posters Kelty photos contracts ephemera Hundreds of lots from 1910s - 1960s Later His Hand Carved Minature Circus
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Rbbb Setting Up The Tent Pair Framed Photos

Lot # 276 (Sale Order: 276 of 552)      

Believed to be Hartford, CT B&W 8 x 10 inches Wiley's Art Store...more

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Photograph Lot Of 2 Framed Sparks Circus Wagons

Lot # 277 (Sale Order: 277 of 552)      

Both 8 x 10 inches B&W. Super image of steam calliope and a great image of two elephants pulling a wagon out of hub deep mud. Unknown date or photographer. The elephant photo has a thumbnail size piece missing at the bottom right....more

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Campbell Bros. Shows Street Parade Framed Photo

Lot # 278 (Sale Order: 278 of 552)      

Campbell Consolidated shows, The largest and most complete circus photograph ever made. Photographed and published by Joseph H Young Oberlin, Kansas B&W 40 x 15 inches glass as is...more

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Hagenbeck Circus 1905 Framed Wide Format Photo

Lot # 279 (Sale Order: 279 of 552)      

Carl Hagenbeck Wild Animal Circus 1905 Lincoln, Nebraska Hindmarsh photographer at racetrack B&W 37 x 5.5 inches...more

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Photograph Lot Of 2 Rbbb & Forepaugh Sells

Lot # 280 (Sale Order: 280 of 552)      

Century Photo 11 x 14 inches B&W RBBB Dorothy Herbert with her horse Century logo at bottom left. Unidentified photographer 11 x 14 inches B&W Elephants at Forepaugh Sells washed out image...more

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Century Photograph Christy Bros. Woodward 1927

Lot # 281 (Sale Order: 281 of 552)      

Framed 10 x 12 inches B&W. Detailed image of performer Jean Evans Woodward on her jeweled elephant in front of wagons. Century logo at lower right...more

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Hagenbeck Wallace Photo Elephant Lifting Trainer

Lot # 282 (Sale Order: 282 of 552)      

Framed 12 x 15 inches. Cheerful Gardner"" Trainer is suspended inside the elephant's mouth. What a great staged shot. The expression on the handler's face is priceless. Taken by noted circus photography company Century of NY in 1931.""...more

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Century Photograph Christy Bros. Torrington, Ct

Lot # 283 (Sale Order: 283 of 552)      

Framed B&W 19 x 9 inches. The big top and side show in a field at Torrington, CT August 23rd, 1929. Century photo at lower left....more

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Century Photo Christy Bros. Circus Bull Elephants

Lot # 284 (Sale Order: 284 of 552)      

Framed B&W 20 x 12 inches. Dorothy Campbell Walker working the elephants. Century logo at bottom right....more

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Rbbb Photo Framed Circus Parade Brockton, Ma 1930

Lot # 285 (Sale Order: 285 of 552)      

Framed B&W 8 x 10 inches. RBBB publicity photo of downtown section with parade in progress. Hand written Brockton, Mass 1903 in lower right corner. Paper label on reverse Wiley's Art Store Hartford, CT....more

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Autographed Photos Penny Millette 1941, J Gibbs 77

Lot # 286 (Sale Order: 286 of 552)      

Framed B&W 8 x 10 inches. With all my love Penny Millette 1941 in period gesso frame. Also Love Bill"" Bobby & Rona J Gibbs 1977 this one has no glass in the frame""...more

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Photograph Lot Framed 3 Assorted Shows 1900-1929

Lot # 287 (Sale Order: 287 of 552)      

Framed group of 6 photos B&W various sizes Christy Bros. Batvia NY August 1929, Jeffersonville Ind June 4 1925 and others. Framed B&W 8 x 10 inches horse stalls Bridgeport, CT. Framed B&W Forepaugh - Sells animal tent interior 1900....more

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Lot Of 13 Specialty Performer Photos

Lot # 288 (Sale Order: 288 of 552)      

Gallifilli Bagonghi, Horace Laird, Maynard Visingard, Mrs. Lucy Arenz, Herb, Olga & Sandra Jorsch, Corcaita Cristinani, Elanore Velarde, Monty Knight, & Cheerful Gardner, Matted and identified photos....more

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Lot 7 Assorted Photos Various Shows 1930s

Lot # 289 (Sale Order: 289 of 552)      

Hagg Bros. B&W 8 x 10 inches trucks and trailers, Beers Barnes 6 pcs B&W 3 x 4.75 inches performers, clowns, wagons...more

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Edythe Sterling Indian Agent Lot Photos

Lot # 290 (Sale Order: 290 of 552)      

Hopi & Pueblo Indian show. The White Tops 1939 6 different photos B&W 2.75 x 4.5 horns on front of car...more

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Dailey Bros. Photo And Postcard Lot 1940s

Lot # 291 (Sale Order: 291 of 552)      

Identified photos B&W. Singh the smallest elephant with letter to Bill Brinley...more

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Robinson Circus Side Show 1922 Framed Photo

Lot # 292 (Sale Order: 292 of 552)      

John Robinson's Circus Side Show. 1922 showing performers and main entrance. American Photograph Co. Neg #2 B&W 35 x 8.5...more

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Robinson's Circus 1925 Wide Format Framed Photo

Lot # 293 (Sale Order: 293 of 552)      

John Robinson's Circus Spectacular. 1925 Elephants, wagons, tribal members and performers B&W 45 x 6.5 inches...more

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Cole Bros. Big Top Circus 7-16-41 Framed Photo

Lot # 294 (Sale Order: 294 of 552)      

Oklahoma City B&W 20.5 x 6.5 inches...more

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Christie Bros . Photos And Ephemera Lot 1920s

Lot # 295 (Sale Order: 295 of 552)      

This lot is a researchers dream. Containing more than 30 B&W photos, reams of hand written data regarding performers, train schedules etc. this lot also contains two large envelopes of copied newspaper articles regarding shows in Meriden, CT...more

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Rbbb Cleveland Ohio 1920 Framed Wide Format Photo

Lot # 296 (Sale Order: 296 of 552)      

Train,tents and assembled crowds B&W 34 x 8.5 inches...more

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Employment Contracts Lot Assorted 1910 - 1917

Lot # 297 (Sale Order: 297 of 552)      

1 pc. Adams Forepaugh & Sells Bros. 1910 contract with Jack Hennesey at Hartford, CT as a Canvas Man for $15 per month. 2 pcs RBBB blank standard forms, 1 pc RBBB 1917 contract with Dale DeRose as a waiter, 1pc 1913 contract with Ed Kingsland...more

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Clyde Beatty & Russell Bros Magazines 40s-60s

Lot # 298 (Sale Order: 298 of 552)      

10 pcs. 8 programs, Kids Stuff magazine 1960 ( culture for pre and early teens ), 1946 cartoon and coloring book you paint with water unused....more

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King Bros. Circus Lot Asst. Programs 1940s, 50s

Lot # 299 (Sale Order: 299 of 552)      

10 pcs. color Elmira, NY and generic issues....more

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Al G. Kelly Lot Asst. Ephemera 1940s - 1960s

Lot # 300 (Sale Order: 300 of 552)      

10+ pcs. 1951 season pass, souvenir route card, programs....more

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