Al Schoenbach Carousel Auction
Saint Joseph, MI 49085

Click Proxibid logo for online bidding.

Thursday, April 18 @ 11 a.m.
333 Broad Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085 Get Map...

From I-94, take exit 33 I-94 BUS toward Benton Harbor/St. Joe/Downtown. Merge onto E Main Street and go 4.1 miles. Continue onto N Wayne Street and then continue onto Port Street. Turn right onto State St. Take the first left onto Water St. and then take slight left onto Vine St. Continue onto Broad Street. Destination will be on the right.
About the Auction

Long time Carousel enthusiast and collector, Mr. Al Schoenbach has decided it is time to liquidate his fantastic collection of horses, chariots, shields, rounding boards, panels and more at public auction.  Mr. Schoenbach was instrumental in many facets pertaining to the Carousel industry including his involvement in the early stages of The Carousel News and Trader all the way to the help and guidance he provided in the construction of the carousel at the Silver Beach Center where this important auction will be held. 



AUCTION LOCATION:  There is no better location to conduct this auction than the Silver Beach Center.  Silver Beach was home to the Silver Beach Amusement park that operated from 1891 to 1971 right here on the shores of Lake Michigan.  Today, one the the newest, year round entertainment venues in Southwestern Michigan was built in honor of this one time park.  The Silver Beach center, complete with carousel, Amusement Park museum, Kids Discovery Zone and more is the perfect location for this beautiful collection. For more information on the Silver Beach Center, go to 


 HERE IS A SAMPLE OF WHAT TO EXPECT AT THIS AUCTION - Armor Lead Horse-Stander, Outside Row, Stein and Goldstein, Gold and Silver Leaf, Restored by Toney Orlando, Dearborn Heights, MI. -  Prtl. Armor Horse-Stander, Outside Row, Muller, Paint Removed showing the ornate wood carving, Carousel Sterling Forest Park - Horse-Stander, Outside row Dentzel, Roach Mane, c. 1920, restored by Tony Orlando of Dearborn Heights, MI., from Penn Marr Carousel, Alaska - Philadelphia Toboggan Co. Horse-Stander, c. 1905, Outside row, Unrestored, 4 carved on blanket, great leg action and bob tail, carriage type looking horse - Horse-Stander, Outside Row, Philadelphia Toboggan Co., 1905, restored, 17 carved on blanket - Carmel Stander Horse, c. 1910, middle row, restored, Carousel Grand Strand Amusement Park, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Illions Jumper Horse, c. 1915, outside row, Jewels Parrot on Cantle - Carmel Jumper Horse, c. 1910, Middle row, restored, head tuck, Carousel Grand Strand Amusement park, Myrtle Beach, N.C. - Carousel Chariot, Park Paint, Looff, one seat - C.W. Parker Jumper, c. 1910, Inside Row, Flying peek-a-boo mane, Jewels on inner side of horse for reflection in surround mirrors, park paint, flag on Cantle, Carousel Moxahala Park, Zanesville, Ohio - Spillman Engineering Co. Jumper Horse, c. 1924, restored, jeweled blanket on rump and other jewels - Mangels-Illions metal horse, park paint, from kiddies ride, great mane detail -  Pony Cart, Philadelphia Toboggan Co., original paint, hand made, only 8 were made from Euclid Beach - (2) scenery panels, Looff, original oil painting on canvas over tin, Zebra-Leopard & Lion-Calf scenes, Filigree on top and leaves on frame have been dried stripped to original paint, c. 1909 - Ornate French Rounding Board, c. 1903, Alexander Devos, Shaped mirrors, park paint - Horse Head from Illions 1927 - Restored Illions corner shield with mirror - 1910 Carmel Horse from Grand Strand Carousel in S.C. - Philadelphia Toboggan Co. pony cart - Illions outside road jumper with parrot on cantle - Nice cast iron/brass turn style from wax museum on Coney Island - Wurlitzer 1015 Jukebox, c. 1940 - Gaming Wheel from men’s Republican club in Indiana, oil painting by John B. Katzbaner, built by T.M. Harton and more!!! 

At the conclusion of the cataloged auction, we will be selling Mr. Schoenbach's collection of Kiddie ride horses and sulkies that came from the Silver Beach Amusement Park.  These will be sold to the live auction audience only!!



Baymount Inn, 2601 w. Marquette Woods Rd. Stevensville, Mi.,    269 428 9111

Boulevard Inn & Bistro, 521 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, Mi.,   269 983 6600

Candlewood Suites, 2567 W. Marquette Woods Rd. Stevensville Mi., 269  428 4400

Comfort Suites, 2633 W. Marquette Wood Rd., Stevensville, Mi.,  269 428 4888

Holiday Inn Express, 3019 Lakeshore Drive, St. Joseph, Mi.,  269 982 0004

Silver Beach Hotel, 100 Main St. St. Joseph, Mi.,  269 983 7341


TERMS OF SALE FOR LIVE AUCTION BIDDERS:  Cash, Check (bank letter of credit required for out of state checks), Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.   A 13% buyers premium will be charged at this auction; however,  3% of the buyers premium will be reduced with receipt of cash or check lowering the buyer’s premium to 10%.  Michigan 6% Sales tax will be charged unless we obtain a copy of your sales tax license.  Food & Restroom facilities on site.

INTERNET BIDDING:  The terms and conditions, shipping and removal information for Proxibld bidders is available thru the Proxibid link above. 

Sales Manager
Kevin Belcher

Like what you read? Share this with your friends and family using the icons below.