Sinclair Aircraft double-sided porcelain sign soars to $19,800 at Matthews Auctions A Sinclair Aircraft double-sided porcelain sign with plane graphics sold for $19,800 at the sale of the lifetime single-owner collection of William “Bill” Dagg held Sept. 14-16 by Matthews Auctions.
and a Fisk “Time to Re-Tire” single-sided tin embossed sign dated 1949, rated 8.9, 32 inches by 40 inches, hit $3,640.
A Prairie Farms Butter single-sided porcelain sign with wonderful graphics, rated 7.75, 15 inches by 30 inches, garnered $3,410; a GMC Trucks Sales & Service double-sided porcelain sign with marvelous color and gloss, 42 inches in diameter, rated 8.75, went for $3,190; and a Firestone Tires Auto Supplies porcelain flange sign, rated 9, in great condition, brought $2,750.
A McDougall-Butler Paints Varnish Agency tin flange sign with buffalo logo, rated 7.9, 14 inches by 18 inches, knocked down at $2,750; a rare Pepsi-Cola tin thermometer, dated 1948, showing a lady drinking from a straw, 27 inches by 7 inches, rated 8, hit $2,310; and a Bunny Bread single-sided tin die-cut embossed sign, 36 inches by 28 inches, rated 8.75, sold for $2,200.
A “Fresh Up With” 7Up single-sided tin sign (“It Likes You”), with a lady on the bottle logo, marked Stout Sign Company and dated 1951, rated near-mint at 9+ and measuring 43 inches by 13 inches, knocked down at $2,200; and a Bunny Bread with flange sign with spinner, dated 1956, 14 inches by 21 inches and rated at 8.75, went to a determined bidder for $2,090.
A Wareco neon window sign made around 1990 and one of only about 100 known, rated 9, in working condition, coasted to $1,100; a Donald Duck Soft Drinks celluloid button made by Philadelphia Badge Company, Inc., rated 9, 9 inches in diameter, realized $1,108; and a Pepsi-Cola cardboard sign in an aluminum frame, showing a woman in a bathing suit, fetched $990.
Matthews Auctions, LLC’s next big auction will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, on the day before the start of the very popular Chicagoland Petroliana & Advertising Show, held twice a year in Peotone, Ill. Offered will be petroliana and country store advertising items. The event will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with a discovery auction. The catalog auction will start at 12 noon.
Then, a three-day mega-event is planned for Nov. 23-25, in Raymond, Ill., starting on Friday, Nov. 23, with a sale dedicated to petroliana, soda, breweriana, country store, toys and guns. The action will kick off at 10 a.m. (CST). Nov. 24 and 25 will feature petroliana, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, breweriana, country store, hunting advertising, hand and long guns, gas pumps and antique and modern toys. The three-day event will be held at the gallery of Gavin Pope Auction.
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 Dan Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Matthews has written a book about petroliana, titled The Fine Art of Collecting 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 the Oct. 19