The lifetime collection of Bill Dagg will be sold Sept. 14-16 in Ina, Illinois The single-owner lifetime collection of William “Bill” Dagg will be sold the weekend of Sept. 14-16 by Matthews Auctions, LLC, based in Nokomis, Illinois. The auction will be held in Ina, Illinois.
Lucky Strikes cigarettes, wood and Masonite, in fine working order, rated 8.9 out of 10 for condition; and a Beech-Nut Chewing Tobacco single-sided porcelain sign, 11 inches by 22 inches, rated 8.
Also sold Friday will be a rare Price Albert (and Stud) Smoking Tobacco tin flange sign, rated 7.5, measuring 18 inches by 11 inches, with different advertisements on each side; and a Chesterfield Cigarettes porcelain door push, 9 inches by 4 inches and rated a respectable 8.5.
The Saturday, Sept. 15 session, stating at 9 a.m. (CST), will feature petroliana, soda, automobilia, hunting, outboard, country store, signs (including tin, porcelain and cardboard), globes and nearly 100 antique clocks – more than 500 lots, in addition to the items coming up for bid in the separate auction ring. Saturday has five items that could well be the sale’s top earners.
The first is a scarce Sinclair Aircraft double-sided porcelain sign with plane graphics, 48 inches in diameter, both sides rated 7.9 and each faded a bit, but a sign that’s hard to find in any condition. The second is a Super Chevrolet Service single-sided porcelain neon sign, rated 8.5, 42 inches by 48 inches, in working condition and with neon around the perimeter and the bowtie.
The third is a Studebaker Cars-Trucks single-sided neon die-cut porcelain sign mounted on a can, 88 inches by 33 inches by 6 inches, rated highly at 9+, in very good shape except for some minor chips around the edges. The fourth is a Mountain Dew papier-mâché store display showing a hillbilly holding a jug, rated 8, with cloth and plastic, 42 inches tall and in good shape.
The fifth expected headliner is a rare Campbell’s Condensed Vegetable Soup single-sided porcelain curved sign, 22 inches by 15 inches, rated 7, with some fading and chips in the field. Also sold will be a Goodyear Service Station die-cut porcelain flange sign with world-in-tire graphics, rated 8.9 with super gloss and color, 30 inches by 26 inches, an overall fine example.
Other Saturday lots will include a Ya-hoo! Mountain Dew (“It’ll tickle yore innards”) single-sided tin embossed sign with logo, rated 9, 18 inches by 35 inches; a ”Fresh Up With 7-Up” single-sided tin sign (“It Likes You”), with lady on the bottle logo, rated 9+ and dated 1951; a Remington Kleanbore cardboard display, rated 8.5, with damage that can be repaired, 36 inches by 29 inches; and a Maxwell House Coffee tin flange sign, 27 inches by 14 inches and rated 9.
The Sunday session (Sept. 16, also with a 9 a.m. start time, CST) will feature over 500 lots of farm collectibles (tractor, seed, animal and fertilizer), more petroliana and soda, toys and additional vintage clocks. Sold will be a green Allis-Chalmers Tractor Parts & Service double-sided porcelain sign, both sides rated 8.25, with super gloss and graphics; and a McCormick-Deering Service double-sided porcelain oval sign with radiator logo and both sides rated 8.
Also offered on Sunday will be a Planters Peanut counter-top