Press Releases tagged with porcelain 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 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...


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 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...


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,...


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