Post by Steam McQueen on Apr 25, 2019 14:05:26 GMT -5
- Walter Miller has health issues and it sounds like some of the Autolit collection will start being auctioned off.
Unfortunately due to my recent health issues, we are going to have to discontinue all sales immediately on Ebay, Amazon and our website Autolit.com. Starting later in 2019, some of our massive inventory of literally millions of pieces of automobile and truck original literature will be auctioned by automobiliaauctions.com located near Hartford, Connecticut.
Post by Steam McQueen on Apr 25, 2019 14:37:45 GMT -5
^ Automobilia Auctions is located in Connecticut and sells a ton of stuff like brochures, 50's and 60's race programs, vintage photos etc.. Their next auction is May 04, I don't think they have the Autolit brochures for sale yet.
Post by Steam McQueen on May 4, 2019 18:07:11 GMT -5
- The majority of the Walter Miller collection is brochures but his automobilia includes a lot of art as well. Original posters and stuff like that, his showcase was "The Museum of Automobile History" open in Syracuse, NY from 1996 to 2002. He outgrew the Syracuse location and moved to Lowell, North Carolina which is currently closed for "major renovations."
Here's a look at some of the Walter Miller posters and advertising and artwork on display when the museum was still open in Syracuse ...
His art collection has become it's own thing, "The Museum of Automobile Art and Design." It has a Syracuse address but I'm not sure if it's an actual museum you pay to go into and walk around. There's a statement from Walter saying he's still looking for a location to display the artwork, that statement is from 2007 ! Lots to see at the website.
Here's a good Hemmings article by Jim Donnelly interviewing Walter Miller in 2005 ...
Today, his Syracuse, New York-based archives of saleable literature (and in the interests of accuracy we should note that Miller’s primary focus is on factory-produced sales brochures, artwork and paint guides) today totals more than two million individual items, spread among three buildings jammed with fireproof filing cabinets covering some 15,000 square feet, and managed by a dozen of Miller’s employees. Miller is one of what you might call the Big Four of automotive-literature specialists based in the United States–the other three being Faxon’s Automotive Literature of California, Bob Johnson Auto Literature of Massachusetts and Robert C. McLellan of Texas.
I'm not sure when the Autolit brochures will hit the auction circuit. It will happen through "Automobilia Auctions" in CT with items displayed at "Nest Egg Auctions" in Berlin, CT.
Nest Egg Auctions is a family owned business operating for almost 20 years in Connecticut. Our State of the art 10,000 Sq ft. facility seats hundreds of buyers, handles hundreds of lots each month, and is ready to meet your specific needs.
Walter Miller is still around and seeing doctors and stuff so Get well soon, Walter! Good luck with the auctions. And here's the "Walter Miller's Automobile Literature" facebook page with over 500 pics to look at ...