AC Spark Plugs tin die-cut sign brings $2,310 at Matthews Auctions An AC Spark Plugs tin die-cut flange sign, dated 1936 and featuring the iconic “Sparky” logo, sold for $2,310 at an on-site estate sale held Sept. 24 by Matthews Auctions, LLC, in Jaffrey, N.H.
How Much Better a Snowmobile Can Be” plastic lighted sign with sled graphic, rated 9, rose to $770; and a Moto-Ski “Proven Best By Test” plastic panel insert, with great snowmobile graphics, rated 9, commanded $660, a remarkably high price for a plastic insert.
A 1974 Airstream travel trailer in need of a good cleaning and in fair to good condition rolled off for $3,850; a Massy Harris pony tractor that had been professionally restored, with head lamps, belt pulley, rear wheel weights and average tires coasted to $1,650; and a Cletrac model R tractor, made by the Cleveland Tractor Company, with an electric starter, made $3,025.
A Sinclair Gasoline double-sided porcelain sign, 48 inches in diameter, rated 9+ with great gloss and color, finished at $1,870; an International Motor Trucks “Sales and Service” double-sided porcelain sign with triple diamond logo, rated 8, with great gloss and color and a clean field, knocked down at $1,320; and an “Ask Here for Gargoyle Mobiloil Authorized Service” single-sided porcelain sign, 24 inches by 20 inches, rated 9.75, finished at $715.
Rounding out the day’s top lots, a Cities Service “Service Provided Products” round thermometer, 12 inches in diameter and rated 9, was a bargain buy at $248. Matthews Auctions, LLC’s next big sale is coming up quick – Friday, Oct. 14, in Peotone, Ill. Featured will be two major collections, with Atlantic items, pump plates, license plate attachments, paper and more.
Then, on Saturday, Nov. 26, Matthews Auctions, LLC will hold an auction in Raymond, Ill., at the gallery of Gavin Pope Auction, with whom Matthews Auctions often partners. Offered will be hundreds of lots of petroliana, automobilia, country store collectibles and antiques. The sale will begin promptly at 10 a.m. (CST) and will be held at 823 North Bannon in Raymond, Ill.
Matthews Auctions, LLC is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them toll-free at (877) 968-8880, or you can send an e-mail directly to Dan Matthews, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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