Coldwater, MI: Norton Auctioneers, 1984-2003. First Edition, First Printing. Original wraps. Each measures 8 X 10 1/2 Inches. Very Good. Item #2545
39 original auction brochures representing over two decades of defunct theme parks in America. All brochures from Norton of Michigan - "THE WORLDWIDE AMUSEMENT AUCTIONEERS". An impressive record of the sale of 39 amusement parks, carousels, fun parks etc... Norton, theme park auction specialists, began auctioning property in 1967. Through the years, the company began to specialize in theme parks and recreational developments. Still in business today, Norton is the most recognized name in their industry.
This archive includes the original auction prospectus for:
Kaydeross Park (Saratoga Springs, NY), Fairland Amusements (Lancaster, NY), Fun City Amusement Park (Sea Isle City, NJ), Benson's Animal Park (Hudson, NH), Branson USA (Branson, MO), Paul Bunyan Amusement Park (Bemidji, MN), Fairyland Kiddie Park (Brooklyn, NY), Catskill Game Farm (Catskill, NY), South Beach Amusement Park (Staten Island, NY), Dandy's Frontier Family Fun Park (Cranberry, PA), Magic Waters Fun Park (Cherokee, NC), Charles R. Wood's Lake George Action Park (Lake George, NY), Pear Apple County Fair (San Antonio, TX), Wild West World (Custer, SD), Rocky Point Park (Warwick, RI), Playland Amusement Park (San Antonio, TX), Hamel's Amusement Park (Shreveport, LA), Bearcreek Farms (Bryant, IN), Adventureland Amusement Park (North Webster, IN), Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom (Oakbrook Terrace, IL), Santa's Village & Racing Rapids Action Park (Dundee, IL), Hillcrest Amusement Park (Woodridge, IL), Krystal River Water Park (Augusta, GA), Dodge City Pont and Amusement Rides (Miami, FL), Petticoat Junction (Panama City Beach, FL), Santa's Village (Skyforest, CA), War Memorial Amusement Park (Little Rock, AR), Encanto Kiddieland Park (Phoenix, AZ), Dogwood Lakes (Dunmor, KY) and nine auction catalogs for amusement park equipments and rare carousels (including an 1890 Mangels-Looff, a Herschell-Spillman, at least two Allen Herschell carousels and a C.W. Parker circa 1912).
A hint of wear to edges of a few of the original brochures. Fold-marks and evidence of mailing. All brochures from one collection. Overall, a very clean archive.