Petroliana and automobilia will be featured at Matthews Auctions' June 22 Check the Oil auction More than 450 lots of highly collectible examples of petroliana (gas station) and automobilia (cars) will be offered at a Check the Oil auction planned for Saturday, June 22, by Matthews Auctions.
News-Antique.com - May 28,2013 - (DUBLIN, Oh.) - More than 450 lots of highly collectible examples of petroliana (gas station) and automobilia (cars) will be offered at a Check the Oil auction planned for Saturday, June 22, by Matthews Auctions, LLC, based in Nokomis, Ill. The event will be held on the second day of the annual Check the Oil, Gas & Oil Show, a huge draw for fans of petroliana.
The auction will kick off promptly at 11 a.m. (EST) at the Embassy Suites Hotel, located at 5100 Upper Metro Place in Dublin, which is just outside Columbus. The Check the Oil Show is also being held at Embassy Suites. “We'll be selling the first part of a great Mobil collection at this year's auction, plus other great consignments,” said Dan Matthews of Matthews Auctions.
Mobil items will feature a Mobilgas Marine
single-sided porcelain shield-shaped sign with Pegasus the winged horse graphic, dated 1947 and measuring 12 inches by 12 inches, rated 9 out of 10 for condition with just some tiny flea bites around the perimeter (these have been touched up). Despite the cosmetic repair, the sign is in good shape and should attract attention.
Also offered will be an original Mobiloil single-sided porcelain sign (“Recommended for All Motor Cycle Engines”), with upper case gargoyle “D.” The sign, rated 9, is 9 inches by 11 inches and is in overall good condition, with just a little crazing in the bottom right hand corner. “This sign is the real deal and would be a great addition to anyone's collection,” Matthews said.
Speaking of Pegasus, a sign sure to draw bidder interest is a Pegasus Motor Spirit double-sided porcelain flange sign with the rare white Pegasus graphic on one side and a gargoyle on the other. The sign is from South America, where the Pegasus image began. The display has a small chip in the field and a chip in the corner and the flange has been straightened. The sign is rated 8.
A pair of Texas Rose 13.5-inch lenses will also be offered. One, with the “Regular” logo, is housed in a new Capco globe body and is rated 9+. Everything about the lens is in good condition. The other has the “Ethyl” logo and comes in the original Capco body. It is rated 9.5 and 8. The display lens is in good shape. The only flaw is some minor paint flaking at one notch.
Standard Oil of Indiana will be well represented in the sale, with a double-sided porcelain sign, 35 inches by 37 inches with flame logo, rated 9+, the first one ever offered by Matthews Auctions; a piece of decorating ceramic (or concrete) with a glazed face, that came out of the front of a building, framed, 29 inches by 32 inches by 12 inches, rated 8; and a double-sided die cut sign (“Clean Rest Room Award”), 51 inches by 15 inches, rated 9, with great gloss and color.
A McConnell-Frontenac Product (Red Indiana) double-sided porcelain sign with logo, rated 9.5,