Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (Ringling Bros. and Bar...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
Auction Preview: Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back here often and Contact us with any comments or suggestions.
DescriptionRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, 1946). Folded, Very Fine. Linen Banner (117" X 80") Bill Bailey Artwork.
From what will forever be remembered as "The Greatest Show on Earth," this original circus banner for the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is nothing shy of stunning. Artist Bill Bailey captures one of the amazing beasts from the "World's Biggest Menagerie" in a bright array of colors and gorgeous detail, a fantastic acquisition for circus fans. This rare linen banner has such indications of use as some fraying at the edges, pinholes, and mild creases. There are mostly unobtrusive stains, bleedthrough from a stamp on the top left, and a couple of small chips. The banner is comprised of linen sheets sown together, as originally produced.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
Signature®: Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)
Signature® Floor Sessions
Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.