Ugh! I thought I was taken for a ride when I bought my first Ithaca advertising clock online and the dial board turned out to be brand new (of course, no returns). Well I can only hope that these stupid prices reflected a couple of high end decorator types looking for the next big thing to gussy up basement bars in suburban McMansions. It's enough to make you barf (can I say that on this msg board) when you think that one of the nicest Sidney Advertising Clocks that has come to market in last 20 years sold in 2018 for the paltry sum of $7,500 and at least two of these "Cigar Clocks" went for $9,000 or more! I'll say it again, I don't know what conversation happened between the previous owner of these clocks and the auction house for them to guarantee that these clocks were made in the 1920s. They should be congratulated for sticking these clocks in with a selection of nicer advertising antiques thereby giving these clocks some credibility. Good marketing I guess. There is some good news now that the auction is over... we will probably never see any of these clocks again, unless of course another barn full turns up which I guess isn't impossible since these sold for such nice prices.