Press Releases tagged with advertising signs

Firestone porcelain motorcycle tires sign with excellent color and graphics.

Vintage automotive and motorcycle advertising signs will highlight Henslin's July 24-25 auction

Released: July 12, 2018

BIRD ISLAND, Minn. – A massive two-day, two-ring auction – with Day 1 dedicated to cars and automotive collectibles and Day 2 to motorcycles, motorcycle parts and memorabilia – will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24th and 25th, by Henslin Auctions, Inc., in the Island Ballroom, located on East Edge Highway (U.S. Route 212) in Bird Island, west of Minneapolis.   Nearly all of what’s contained in both auction days comprises items from the owner of Stella’s Body Shop in Springfield, Minn., a lifelong motorcycle, car and “rat rod” enthusiast. Offered will be an all-original two-doo...

Single-sided round porcelain sign for H.P.  Hood & Sons Milk with cow graphic, marked "Burdick Enamel Sign Co., Boston, Mass.", 28.25 inches in diameter.

Visually striking vintage advertising and petroliana signs will be offered at Route 32 Auctions, June 8-9

Released: May 29, 2018

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Route 32 Auctions will hold their inaugural Gas & Advertising Show on Friday, June 8th, followed the next day June 9th, by their Grand Opening Auction. Both events will be held in the new auction facility located at 3097 East State Rd. 32 in Crawfordsville.    The auction catalog is currently available online, at and on the bidding platform Phone and absentee bids will also be taken. The preferred hotel is the Hampton Inn in Crawfordsville. For reservations call (855) 516-1090. Crawfordsville is located approximately 35...

En-Ar-Co White Rose double-sided porcelain sign, 48 inches in diameter, in the original frame ($6,480).

Beautiful petroliana signs with dazzling graphics bring high dollars at Route 32 Auctions' inaugural sale

Released: December 11, 2017

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Advertising memorabilia showed strong prices at Route 32 Auctions’ debut auction on November 25th, held at Christy’s of Indiana in Indianapolis. Bidders were in attendance at the venue as well as on the internet and the phones. Route 32 Auctions is headquartered in Crawfordsville and specializes in petroliana, automobilia and general store memorabilia.   Nearly 350 lots of original advertising memorabilia – gas station and automobile dealership signs, gas pump globes, oil cans and more – were consigned in what Kevin Parker, president and founder of Route 32 Aucti...

The vintage toys category will feature wonderful mid-20th century examples like this 1950s Japanese Yonezawa Tin Atom Racer, 16 inches long.

Over 600 lots of fine, vintage toys and collectibles in SeriousToyz' Auction #58, ending Sept. 29-30

Released: September 21, 2016

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – A rare, never-used 1966 Batman parachute toy retail display, an equally scarce example of a clear-body toy Hess truck made exclusively for the John Hess family, tin advertising signs, and dozens of quality, mostly Japanese tin vehicles from the mid-20th century, are just a few expected top lots in SeriousToyz'™ Auction #58, a website-only sale that can also accommodate “old-school” collectors who bid by phone from a printed catalog. Bidding will begin on Friday, September 23rd, and end on September 29th (for character toys and advertising items) and September 3...

Lovely antique paper sign advertising the 1901 Lithographers Ball.

Wonderful antique advertising signs will headline Showtime Auction's Oct. 7-8-9 sale

Released: August 02, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The advertising collection of Gus and Trisha Brown, more than 80 antique cash registers from the Eric Hamby collection and Part I of the Tiny Moyer salesmen’s sample and children’s stove collection will co-headline Showtime Auction Services' three-day fall auction slated for the weekend of Oct. 7-9, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, at 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Road in Ann Arbor. “Gus Brown was well known and well liked within the advertising collecting community,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services. “His death this past winter left a void that will be d...

This Bull Durham paper sign is one of many advertising signs that will be sold on Saturday, March 14th, in Suffolk, Va.

Bull Durham Tobacco and Miller Beer signs wll be part of Tom's Auctions' March 14 sale

Released: February 23, 2015

SUFFOLK, Va. – Around 600 lots of antiques and collectibles, pulled from local estates, attics and barns, plus other quality consignments, in categories ranging from Civil War items to period American furniture to stoneware to old rifles and guns, will all come up for bid Saturday, March 14th at the historic former Village Auction Barn building at 101 Philhower Drive in Suffolk, Va. The auction will be held by Superior Auction Sales, which is based in Suffolk and holds regular sales in the building, along with Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals, also based in Suffolk. The 50-plus rifles an...

This 19th century Punch wooden cigar store figure sold for $102,600 at Showtime Auction Services, Oct.  3-5, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

19th century Punch wooden cigar store figure, 69 1/2 inches tall, brings $102,600 at auction

Released: October 22, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A 19th century Punch cigar store wood figure, 69 ½ inches tall and with a contemporary base, soared to $102,600 at a three-day auction held Oct. 3rd-5th by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. The Punch figure was the top lot in a sale that saw over 1,900 lots from the Bud and Sally Bassett lifetime collection sell to the highest bidder, with no reserves. Punch cigar store figures – and their more famous cousins, cigar store Indian figures – are highly collectible and can fetch dizzying dollars at auction. Examples by Samue...

The lifetime collections of Bud and Sally Bassett will be sold Oct. 3-5 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Released: August 07, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The single-owner lifetime collection of mostly advertising items from the late Bud and Sally Bassett will be sold without reserve the weekend of Oct. 3-5 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. Everything in the collection will be sold to the highest bidder, with tens of thousands of items coming up for bid, many in bulk multiple lots. “Bud and Sally became collectors of antiques back in the 1960s, and over the years they became friends with thousands of like-minded collectors as they ventured throughout the country,” said ...

This rare, circa 1905 pressed metal sign for Hall, Luhrs * Co.  ("Our Taste" hams), will be sold online July 11-20.

Rare vintage bottles, advertising items will be sold online, July 11-20

Released: June 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nearly 200 lots – many of them rare and highly collectible bottles, to include sodas, bitters, back bars, medicines, whiskey fifths and flasks, plus advertising items and other spirits and poisons – will all come up for bid in American Bottle Auctions’ next big online and catalog sale (Auction #60) that will begin July 11th and end July 20th at “We have many highlights and these include some rare colored historical flasks, in particular a series of Washington/Taylor quarts exhibiting incredible colors and other beautiful examples,” said Jeff ...

This circa-1900 Campbell's Soup tin sign is expected to realize $40,000-$60,000 when it is auctioned Oct.  4-6.

Antique Campbell's Soup tin advertising sign expected to bring $40,000-$60,000 at Oct. 4-6 auction

Released: August 06, 2013

 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) – The lifetime collection of Don and Diane Sayrizi – advanced collectors in many categories, but especially antique advertising – plus consignments from over 100 other advanced collectors from all over the country will be offered Oct. 4-6 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, located at 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Road. “By far this is the best collection of antique advertising we have ever had the privilege of selling,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services, based in Woodhaven, Mich. “We’ve held big auctions in the ...

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