Kelly Tires sign hits $13,200 at Matthews Auctions sale A Kelly Tires double-sided tin sign, 24 inches in diameter and showing a lady waving while driving, sold for $13,200 at a Spring Petroliana & Advertising Auction held Mar. 5 by Matthews Auctions, LLC.
large-size Time Gas double-sided porcelain die-cut sign (“10 ‘Til 1 O’Clock”), 72 inches by 48 inches, graded 9 on one side and 8.75 on the other, brought $3,575.
A Firestone Aircraft Tires & Accessories single-sided tin sign dated 1946, 30 inches by 72 inches, graded 8.0, hammered for $3,025; a rare Gardner Automotive single-sided tin sign, graded 5.5 and with heavy wear, finished at $1,072; and an Invader Motor Oil double-sided die-cut tin sign with knight on horseback graphics, 30 inches by 30 inches, graded 9.5, hit $1,650.
A Penn Trump Motor Oil one-quart metal can, unassembled (and unable to be assembled), graded 9.5, realized $715; a Wadhams Tempered Motor Oil salesman’s sample 5-gallon motor oil can in rocker box, graded 8.0, demanded $743; and a rare Fleetwing Vertical Bird license plate attachment, single-sided tin and die-cut embossed, graded 7.0, went for $462.
Matthews Auctions, LLC has two big auctions coming up in May. The first, scheduled for Saturday, May 1, will be a Classic Car, Boat, Petroliana, Gas Pump & Advertising Auction, to be held at 943 Alton Street in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc. Offered will be more than 20 classic cars and other vehicles, a great selection of gas pumps, boats, neon signs, memorabilia and more.
Then, a two-day sale will be held the weekend of May 15-16, at The Ranch in Loveland, Colo. It will be an Absolute Petroliana & Automotive Advertising Auction, featuring the single-owner lifetime collection of Clyde Hodge. “This will be a great auction, with a large selection of signs, globes and collectibles with the Rocky Mountains right out the back door,” Matthews said.
Matthews Auctions, LLC is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them toll-free, at (877) 968-8880. Or, you can e-mail them at email@example.com. To learn more about the firm and its calendar of upcoming sales, to include the May 1 and May 15-16 dates, click on MatthewsAuctions.com.