Matthews Auctions will conduct a major auction prior to the Peotone show, Feb. 28-Mar. 1 Around 600 outstanding, high-value gas station and automobile signs will be featured in a Spring Petroliana & Advertising Auction scheduled for Feb. 28-Mar. 1 by Matthews Auctions, in Peotone, Ill.
the car itself, which today routinely soars to $1 million or more at auction. Also sold will be a Book Cadillac Hotel (Detroit) single-sided porcelain sign with great graphics and color (“1,200 Rooms – Garage Services”), exceedingly rare and rated 7.
Rounding out the auction’s short list of expected top lots is a Perfect Single Piston Rings single-sided tin embossed sign (“Look Out, Hog Oil! I’ve Got X-90 Piston Rings Now!”), rated 8 (est. $3,000-$4,000); and a pair of DX Marine Gasoline 13 ½-inch lenses in a Capco globe body, rated a near-mint 9+ and carrying a relatively modest pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500.
Prior to the Peotone auction, Matthews Auctions, LLC will conduct another sale, on Feb. 15-17 in Raymond, Ill., at the gallery of Pope Auction Center, on Illinois Route 48. Featured will be over 1,000 lots of antique toys, advertising items and decorative arts. Offered will be toys and signs from the Joe Russell estate out of New York City, plus a small Long Island toy collection.
The decorative arts will feature art pottery, early American pattern glass, Pickard china and other antiques. 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.
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 firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, log on to www.matthewsauctions.com.