Press Releases tagged with petroliana

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 Route32auctions.hibid.com and on the bidding platform Proxibid.com. 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...


The auction will feature over 125 firearm and gunpowder poster signs and signs, like this one shown for Colt.

Rare, visually arresting old firearm and gunpowder posters will be in Showtime's April 20-22 auction

Released: February 27, 2018

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – Showtime Auction Services will hold its first big auction event of 2018 at a new venue and with new show dates. The auction will be held the weekend of April 20th, 21st and 22nd, about three weeks later than usual, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, located at 10871 Quirk Road in Belleville, Mich.   Belleville is located east of Ann Arbor (the site of Showtime Auction Services’ previous auctions), right off Interstate 94 only about 5 minutes from the airport (DTW). The auction will be headlined by the lifetime collections of Thomas and Gloria Terry, who amassed a dive...


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...


Sunray D-X Petroleum Products sign, 27 inches square, displays well.

Visually striking vintage petroliana signs will be sold at Route 32 Auctions' inaugural sale, Nov. 25th

Released: November 13, 2017

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Nearly 350 lots of petroliana – or gas station collectibles, featuring porcelain and tin signs, globes, lenses, oil cans, pump plates and more – will come up for bid on Saturday, November 25th, in the debut auction of Route 32 Auctions, a new auction firm based in Crawfordsville. The auction will be held online and live at Christy’s of Indiana in Indianapolis.   The online auction will begin at 10 am Eastern time, with a 30-lot uncatalogued live-only auction slated for 9:30 am. For those unable to attend in person, internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid...


This stoneware pottery jug by the early 19th century Virginia maker Henry Lowndes will be sold on-site on Saturday, Oct.  24th, in Chesterfield, Virginia.

Old Virginia stoneware jugs by Lowndes, Schermerhorn will be part of Tom's Auctions' Oct. 24 sale

Released: September 28, 2015

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – A truly remarkable single-owner lifetime collection of mostly country store, soda, gas and oil collectibles, gathered over the course of 40-plus years by Johnny Cole, will be sold at auction on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the home of Mr. Cole’s son at 9810 Family Lane in Chesterfield, located just south and west of Richmond. The start time is 10 a.m. Eastern time. The auction will be conducted by Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals, based in Suffolk, Va. It will be an old-fashioned 'live-cry' country sale – held under a tent, with no online internet bidding – but absentee and p...


This antique Cigar Store Indian figure, by the renowned 19th century maker Samuel Robb, cast iron, later repainted, 82 inches tall, will be sold at auction Oct.  2-4.

Samuel Robb Cigar Store Indian, and many vintage advertising posters and signs, will be sold at auction Oct. 2-4

Released: July 31, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The outstanding lifetime collections of Richard and Diane Goldman and Gordon W. Fosburg will be auctioned the weekend of Oct. 2-4 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor (at 5055 Ann Arbor / Saline Road). Quality merchandise from over 50 other advanced collectors will also be sold. The Goldmans' collection is the culmination of over 40 years of gathering artifacts of American material culture that span the period from the mid-19th century to the early part of the 20th century. Their focus was on quality. Bidders will see that w...


Four vintage phone booths will be sold, in addition to gas station collectibles, vintage cars and motorcycles, coca-cola, Harley-Davidson and much more, Jan.  25th.

The massive lifetime collections of Tim Donahue will be sold on-site, Jan. 25th in Plymouth, Conn.

Released: January 02, 2015

PLYMOUTH, Conn. – A breathtaking single-owner lifetime collection of vintage automobiles, petroliana items (gas station collectibles), Coca-Cola and Harley-Davidson memorabilia and many other items in various collecting categories will come up for bid on Sunday, Jan. 25th, at the Plymouth residence of the collector, Tim Donahue, who only recently passed away at age 58. The auction address is 80 Keegan Road in Plymouth, a town located in west central Connecticut, situated north of Waterbury, west of New Britain and south of Torrington. The auction will start promptly at 11:30 a.m. Easter...


This Aetna Insurance Company reverse glass painted sign was the top lot of the auction, selling for $51,300 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Aetna Insurance Company reverse glass painted sign brings $51,300 at auction

Released: April 18, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An Aetna Insurance Company (Hartford, Conn.) reverse glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay, 34 inches square and in excellent like-new condition, sold for $51,300 at a three-day auction event held April 4-6 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. The sale was conducted by Showtime Auction Services, based in Woodhaven, Mich. “That Aetna sign was one of the most impressive reverse glass signs we’ve ever seen, just beautiful,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services. The sign tied for top lot of the auction with an El Bart Gin tin sign, house...


This early 1900s Anheuser-Busch embossed tin sign will be sold at auction April 4th-6th in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Over 2,000 lots from two major collections will be sold April 4-6 by Showtime Auction Services

Released: January 24, 2014

(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) - Over 2,200 lots from two major collections, plus consignments from more than 100 other advanced collectors will be sold at auction the weekend of Apr. 4-6 by Showtime Auction Services. The three-day event will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, located at 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Headlining the event will be the lifetime collection of Robert and Janet Straub of Kansas and the lifetime collection of Neil J. Frick of Michigan. Both collections are very diverse and have something for every collector in over 40 categories. This sa...


This Beacon Ethyl single-sided porcelain sign from around 1940 fetched $55,000.

Beacon Ethyl Gasoline porcelain sign from around 1940 fetches $55,000

Released: October 28, 2013

 (PEOTONE, Ill.) – A rare Beacon Ethyl Gasoline single-sided porcelain sign with a die-cut lighthouse-shaped design, made around 1940 and in remarkable condition (rated 9 on a scale of 1 to 10), gaveled for $55,000 at a Fall Petroliana & Automobilia Auction held Oct. 17-18 by Matthews Auctions, LLC, based in Nokomis, Ill. The sign was easily the top lot of the auction. The two-day event was held in Peotone, Ill., prior to the start of the popular Chicagoland Petroleum & Advertising Show held twice a year, always in Peotone. The action kicked off on Thursday evening, Oct. 17...


This Beacon Ethyl Gasoline porcelain sign from around 1940 could hit $40,000-$60,000.

Beacon Ethyl Gasoline sign from around 1940 could bring $40,000-$60,000 at Matthews Auctions, Oct. 17-18

Released: September 27, 2013

 (PEOTONE, Ill.) – A rare Beacon Ethyl Gasoline single-sided porcelain sign with a die-cut lighthouse-shaped design, made around 1940 and in remarkable condition (rated 9 out of 10) is expected to command $40,000-$60,000 at the Fall Peotone Petroliana & Automobilia Auction slated for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18, by Matthews Auctions, LLC, based in Nokomis, Ill. The two-day event will be held in Peotone, Ill., prior to the beginning of the Chicagoland Petroleum & Advertising Show held twice a year, always in Peotone. The action will kick off on Thursday evening, Oct. 17,...


This 1916 Harley-Davidson single-sided cardboard sign in great condition fetched $8,800.

1916 Harley-Davidson single-sided cardboard sign in near-mint condition brings $8,800 at Matthews Auctions

Released: September 04, 2013

 (DAVENPORT, Ia.) – A 1916 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles single-sided cardboard sign (saying “J. D. Dickenson, Rural Home”), rated 9+ out of 10 for condition and measuring 27 inches by 60 inches framed, sold for $8,800 at an auction loaded with motorcycle items – mostly Harley-Davidson and Indian – held Aug. 28 by Matthews Auctions, LLC, of Nokomis, Ill. The auction was conducted at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Davenport, Ia. It represented something of a departure for Matthews Auctions, a firm already established as the nation’s premier auction house for petroliana (...


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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