General Gasoline transitional sign, with Mobil Pegasus logo, hits $18,150 at Matthews Auctions A rare General Gasoline double-sided porcelain transitional sign -- showing the iconic Mobil Pegasus logo -- sold for $18,150 at an auction held Aug. 1-2 by Matthews Auctions in Des Moines, Iowa.
A Texaco Gasoline Motor Oil single-sided porcelain sign (with black “T”), with a clean field and good gloss and color, 42 inches in diameter, rated 9+ with only a few chips around the perimeter, gaveled for $3,575; and a White Eagle Keynoil Motor Oil double-sided porcelain oval sign, 20 inches by 28 inches, rated 9+ with a few chips touched up on one side, realized $3,300.
Two lots finished with identical selling prices of $2,750. The first was a General Ethyl Gasoline 15-inch single lens in a metal globe body (with logo), with the back having a Mobilgas Special lens, with original repainted body. The other was a set of Mobiloil Arctic Special Fulpruf oil bottles with rack, rated 9+, in great condition, measuring 22 inches by 19 inches by 10 inches.
A Pontiac full-feather Indian lighted clock, in good working condition, still lighting up, but with some light wear to the white area, rated 8.5, 18 inches in diameter, found a new owner for $2,200; and a Standard Oil Company Polarine Motor Oil one-gallon flat metal can with polar bear logo, rated 8.9, with lid, showing some light wear, empty (no oil in the can) sold for $1,496.
Matthews Auctions’ next big sale will feature a single-owner lifetime collection of motorcycle memorabilia – much of it Harley-Davidson and to include vintage clothing, posters, parts, signs and even three operational Servi-Car three-wheel motorcycles (“trikes”). The auction will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Davenport, Ia.
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