Petroliana, Automobilia, Breweriana… oh my!
All of the -ianas are coming to auction! We are featuring Petroliana, Automobilia, Breweriana, Tobacciana and more at our October 24th Pre-Expo Antique & Advertising Auction coming on Thursday at 6:30 pm PST. In addition this auction features some fabulous advertsing, furniture, Railroad items, architectural & lighting, Mills slot machine, Seeburg jukebox, rare 1960s go-cart replica of Jim Clark's #92 Ford-Lotus Indy car and so much more! Live preview of this auction will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and again on Thursday, October 24th from 1:00 pm until the live auction begins at 6:30 pm. As with all of our auctions, there is live, online, telephone and absentee bidding available.
One of the top highlights in this auction is the very rare go-kart replica from 1964. It was part of an ad campaign from Pedwin shoes and was awarded to a very select few of contest winners. The go-kart is a replica of the Lotus-Ford driven by Jim Clark in the 1963 Indianapolis 500. Pedwin was a brand of the Brown Shoe Company which was founded in 1878 in St Louis.
We are also featuring two vintage Honda motorcycles in this auction. First we have a 1962 Honda Benly 150 with 27 KMS and only 43.4 miles on it. The engine is a 2-cy 154cc with a 16.5hp. Then we have the 1965 Honda Dream 300 with 10 KMS only has 77 miles on it. The engine is a 2 cylinder four stroke overhead cam. Both were fully restored down to the frame in 2010 and have been garaged ever since.
Then we have the gas pumps! I don't think we have ever had this many gas pumps at one time, and we are honored to be featuring this collection. Featured at this auction are six gas pumps advertising Chevron, Gilmore, Mobilgas, and Shell as well as two visible gas pumps for Richfield and Red Crown. In addition, there is a Polly oil pump, an Eco Tireflator air inflator, gas pump handles and gas pump advertising gas. For anyone who collects petroliana, we have these and many more interesting items.
Finally, we have advertising! This auction is stuffed with advertising pieces from Coca-Cola trays to signs to tins and store displays. When is the last time you walked into an auction with a life-size Ronald McDonald? Well you can see him here on Thursday! Truly there is just too much great stuff to talk about. The easiest way to appreciate the full scope of this auction is to preview it online. Click here and you can view the entire catalog. Then come join us on Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, Oct. 24th before the auction for live preview. Don't miss out and join us for the live auction beginning at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 24th!