A recently closed TGI Friday’s will be selling its memorabilia and antiques at auction later this month.
The restaurant, located in West Manchester, Pennsylvania, had around 250 items secured to its walls that are now ready to be sold, including a 35-foot racing scull.
According to Sheryl Hooks from Thomasville Country Auction, the George Pocock racing shell took a lot of effort to remove it from the wall of the restaurant. The boat, which dates back to the 1930s, is expected to raise around $2,000(£1,240) to $4,000(£2,500).
Advertisements were also hung on the walls of the restaurant, with a Sunbeam advert from the 1920s among them. According to the auctioneer, Hooks, the owner of the establishment probably collected the items over a period of years, visiting auctions, flea markets and stores to collect pieces which would enhance the décor of the restaurant.
Many collectors of antiques spend years gathering items that are just right for their homes, offices, or other locations, especially furniture. People in the North West of the UK who are looking for such items will discover a selection of fine pieces, like antique dining chairs in Blackburn.
Although the building was purchased by JDA Management, the antiques and memorabilia are to be sold separately at auction. Collectors of advertisements will be pleased by the vintage brand adverts for sale, including Sun Crest Beverages. Collectors may find that they pay a little more for goods bought at auction, as a buyer’s premium will be added to the price.