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Gas station collectibles, Canadian petroliana signs, automobilia do well in Miller & Miller auction, May 15

  • NEW HAMBURG, Canada
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  • May 20,

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NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – Two Supertest Service Station (“Canada’s All Canadian Company”) double-sided porcelain hanging signs sold for a combined $41, and a Bennett Supertest gas pump from the s brought $20, in an online Petroliana & Advertising auction held May 15th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. The auction overall grossed $,

All prices quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars and are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

The auction was headlined by the Bill McNevan collection of gas station memorabilia that featured items from Supertest, Red Indian, British American, Imperial, Reliance, Texaco, Fina, Cities Service and White Rose. Automobilia included signs from Ford, General Motors, Dominion Tires, Good Year, Goodrich and AC and Champion Spark Plugs.

“Collectors are hungry for advertising, and petroliana remains the hottest form of advertising right now,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “This sale was proof. Porcelain dealer signs were in some cases tripling the high estimates. Good porcelain and tin litho signs are off the charts. Many longtime collectors called me after the sale in bewilderment. They can’t participate in the market with prices at these levels. Some have coined it ‘COVID craziness’.”

The Supertest Service Station (“Canada’s All Canadian Company”) double-sided porcelain hanging signs both carried estimates of $6,$8, One, from the s, 48 inches in diameter and housed in the original frame, went for $20, The other, from the s and larger in size, at 60 inches in diameter, in the original aluminum frame, realized $21,

Vintage gas pumps are hugely popular. The s Bennett Supertest pump, repainted to Supertest branding, sailed past its estimate of $4,$6, to bring $20, The inch-tall steel gas pump featured new decals, hose and globe, and had the original ad glass and register dials. The pump was tagged, “Service Station Equipment Co., Ltd., Toronto SSE Bennett ECO”.

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which attracted registered bidders who placed 6, online bids. Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and the Miller & Miller website (www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com). One hundred percent of lots were sold, 66 percent of lots met or exceeded estimate, and 31 percent of lots surpassed the high estimate.

A Depression-era Goodrich Tires “Mountie” porcelain sign, 56 inches by 20 inches and arguably Canada’s most recognizable automotive advertising sign, featuring a full-figure Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer in uniform represented in eight colors, garnered $16,; while a rare s porcelain Canadian Tire Products sign with the early “CTC” maple leaf logo, 24 inches in diameter, with light craze lines, blew past its $2,$3, pre-sale estimate to finish at $5,

Two s Canadian automotive dealer signs, one Ford and one GM, beat their $3,$4, estimates. The Ford double-sided painted sign (“Ford Genuine Parts”), made from lithographed steel, with applied reflective sand script, 20 ¾ inches by 27 ½ inches, went for $11,; and the General Motors Products two-sided porcelain dealer sign, displayed back-to-back in its original frame and marked “Property of General Motors Products”, 54 inches by 56 inches, hit $12,

A Canadian Red Indian single-sided porcelain service station sign from the s, five feet in diameter, marked “The W. F. Vilas Co. Limited, Cowansville, P.Q.” lower edge, knocked down for $10, Also, a Canadian Orange Crush steel and wood store soda cooler from the s, having four embossed lithographed tin panels (two with chalkboards), commanded $7,

A Good Year Tires double-sided porcelain wall-mounting flange sign from the s, quite rare and featuring Good Year’s “tire around the world” graphic, 27 ¾ inches by 20 inches, changed hands for $6,; while a monumental Good Year Tires porcelain sign, also from the s and also scarce, 60 inches by 30 inches, achieved $4, Both were made for the Canadian market.

An AC Spark Plugs Chevrolet store counter displays made for the American market in the s, having a lithographed tin body and featuring a rotating integral spark plug storage shelf complete with plug fitting charts, hit $4, Also, a s General Motors Trucks double-sided porcelain dealer hanging sign manufactured for the Canadian market, 30 inches in diameter, made $5,

A Canadian s Johnson Sea-Horse Outboard Motors single-sided tin litho sign from the Shields General Store in Coboconk, Ontario (still in existence today, as a home hardware store), 11 ¾ inches by 24 inches, earned $5, Also, a s-era Fundy milk gas pump globe with a reverse painted glass lens, sold for $3, Fundy gas stations were located in eastern Canada.

Miller & Miller Auctions has three auctions lined up for June. They are as follows:

  • June 5 – Canadiana & Sporting Auction, featuring the Don & Joyce Blyth collection.
  • June 12 – Watches & Jewels
  • June 19 – Advertising

Miller & Miller Auctions is Canada’s trusted seller of high-value collections and is always accepting quality consignments. The firm specializes in watches and jewelry, art, antiques and high-value collectibles. Its mission is to provide collectors with a trusted place to buy and sell.

The opportunity to consign advertising for the June 19 Sale ends May Contact or  [email protected] To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and their calendar of upcoming auctions, please visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.

Contact:
Ethan Miller
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

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Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
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About My Vintage Gas Memorabilia Collection

Hi, my name is Brent. Thanks for your interest in my Gas Memorabilia Collection. I'm looking for someone who understands the amazing opportunity presented here and is willing to take possession of the entire collection as described.

Together my collection tells the story of the American road trip, the mom and pop station, the ding of the bell when the whitewall tires roll in to be fueled and admired. The story must stay together, intact. Pages can’t go missing or lost to the wind. That would be like the map without highway numbers or the radio without that kinetic crackle reaching back to an earlier time. It has taken me a lifetime to acquire and accumulate this vintage Gas Memorabilia Collection and it now deserves a whole new appreciation.

A collection this cared for, this cultivated is the result of a lifelong journey, following leads on vintage pumps, signs, oil cans that would fit the era. Just like any journey, there were long roads and even some dead ends. It wasn’t just a pursuit of items, but rather of stories, time spent talking to a stranger in a small-town cafe to uncover the next piece, sleepless nights in many a roadside motor lodge. My stories alone could fill a book.

Then, of course, there was the painstaking work of restoration. I did it by hand, every pump from start to finish has been disassembled, sandblasted, metal worked for dents, Bondo applied, primed, base cleared, and then cut and rubbed. Finally, each pump was carefully reassembled with truly no discernible imperfections, representing over hours of work on each. This collection, a labor of love, is ready for its new home on down the road. If you are interested in owning this one-of-a-kind collection, please reach out by phone or email.

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Archive page only. The Gas Pump has closed and as of June , some of the gins had been sold and the building was for sale.

The Gas Pump is the creation of Marquette, Kansas resident, Corky Saum. It is a display of Corky's collection of gasoline station memorabilia and antiques which It is open for a few hours on Saturdays, though it may not open in very cold weather. In addition to displaying the fascinating collection of oil history, The Gas Pump offers some memorabilia and collectibles for sale, including signs, gas pumps, oil cans, maps, collectibles, antiques, memorabilia, and license tags. The Gas Pump also has 3 nearby RV camping spots available with 30 & 50 amp electrical service.

I really had no idea what this was when I discovered in on a Sunday afternoon in It turned out that The Gas Pump was about 5 years old then and that the building that houses The Gas Pump was most recently used as a Laundromat, but was originally the William's Gas Station.

While in Marquette, be sure to visit the Kansas Motorcycle Museum, which is just a block up the street and open seven days a week.


 

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