United Motors Service neon sign hits $6,325 at Matthews Auctions, LLC A large, rare United Motors Service oval neon sign, only rated 7.9 out of 10 for condition but still coveted by collectors, sold for $6,325 at an auction held Oct. 14 by Matthews Auctions, LLC,
by 11 inches, both sides rated 8.75 with a little rust here and there, hit $1,265.
A Holley Carburetor Company Automotive Accessories light counter-top display, rated 9 and in great shape, breezed to $1,045; an Oakwood Taxi Company lighted counter-top display (“All 7-Passenger Packards – No Cheaper Rates in Town”), rated 9, garnered $880; and a “Buy on Universal Credit” (Ford cars and trucks, Lincoln, Zephyr and Mercury 8) lighted counter-top reverse painted display, fully illuminated and in great shape, 9 inches by 20 inches, made $880.
Rounding out the day’s top lots, a Motorola Auto Radio neon and lighted sign with reverse painted bottom panel, in working order and rated 8.9, 12 inches by 26 inches, demanded $880; and a rare die-cast aluminum Dino, marked “Colonial Hites, West Cola, S.C.”, rated 9 and once used as a decoration on the outside of a gas station, went to a determined bidder for $550.
Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 2, and on the first Wednesday of each month through the winter, Matthews Auctions, LLC will conduct online and absentee petroliana and advertising auctions, at the firm’s gallery facility in Nokomis, Ill., starting at 4 p.m. (CST). Each auction will feature 300-400 lots of high quality merchandise. There will be no live audience at these sales.
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, LLC 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 an entire collection, you may call them toll-free at (877) 968-8880, or you can send an e-mail directly to Mr. Matthews, at email@example.com.
Mr. Matthews recently completed writing a book about petroliana, titled The Fine Art of Collecting and Displaying Petroliana. For information on how to order a copy, please log on to the Matthews Auctions, LLC website, at www.matthewsauctions.com. For more information about Matthews Auctions, LLC and their upcoming sales, log on to www.matthewsauctions.com.