Ritchfield Aviation Gasoline lens brings $15,400 at Matthews Auctions A Richfield Aviation Gasoline 15-inch single lens in a high-profile metal globe body, just the fourth such lens known, sold for $15,400 at an auction held Nov. 26 by Matthews Auctions in Raymond, Ill.
sign, 48 inches by 48 inches, rated 9 and 8.75, brought $1,760; and a Signal Gasoline porcelain pump plate sign, 12 inches in diameter, rated 9, changed hands for $1,430.
A Quaker State “A Quaker State Product” porcelain pump plate sign, measuring 10 inches by 12 inches and rated 9, garnered $1,210; a Veedol Motor Oil-Greases double-sided porcelain curb sign with the original cast iron base, 24 inches and rated 8.9, rose to $1,210; and a “We Use Genuine Chevrolet Parts” tin die-cut flange sign with bow-tie graphic brought $1,100.
A Target Regular porcelain pump plate sign, 11 inches by 11 inches and rated 9, achieved $825; an H-C Sinclair Gasoline porcelain pump plate sign, 14 inches by 14 inches and rated 9, breezed to $1,155; an Atlantic Refining Company fried egg-style porcelain pump plate, rated 9, made $633; and a Pepsi-Cola “Hits the Spot Whether It’s Cold or Hot” tin thermometer hit $550.
A Real Ice Cream double-sided tin sign with a farm scene at the bottom, dated 1964 and rated 8.5, demanded $468; a Mecca Cigarettes “Perfect Satisfaction” framed paper poster with lady graphics, marked Earl Christy, brought $330; a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 light saddle metallic promotional toy car, new in the box, 8 inches long, rated 9.5, went for $275; and a Harley Davidson Motorcycles “Genuine Oil” one-quart round metal can, rated 9, made $275.
Matthews Auctions, LLC has three Internet, phone and absentee bid only (no live audience) auctions slated for Dec. 7, Jan. 4 and Feb. 1. All three will be dedicated mainly to petroliana and advertising. Then, on Friday, March 2, at 12 noon (CST), the firm will hold its annual Spring Peotone Petroliana Auction (featuring live and Internet bidding) in Peotone, Ill.
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