The Mecum Road Art Collection Auction Exceeds $7.5 Million in Sales
WALWORTH, WI – October 25, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – More than 1,200 of the most unprecedented investment-grade Road Art signs, pumps, globes, oil cans and relics were offered Oct. 20-22 at the Mecum Auctions Badger Street Facility in Walworth, Wis. The extraordinary three-day auction, coined with the phrase, “For Those Who Want the Best,” brought in total sales of more than $7.5 million with the hammer dropping at an astounding $230,000 on the Musgo Gasoline porcelain sign (Lot F22).
“The Road Art Collection was the most complete collection of high-quality petroliana ever offered at one auction,” says Dan Mecum of Mecum Auctions’ Road Art division. “It was an honor and a thrill to present some of the most valuable porcelain signs ever offered at public auction.”
The Road Art Collection’s top sales honors go to the Musgo Gasoline double-sided porcelain sign, which sold for a jaw-dropping $230,000. The sign, inscribed with the “Michigan’s Mile Maker” moniker, was produced by Veribrite Signs of Chicago and measures 47.75 inches in diameter. The breathtaking sign presented in excellent condition, bursting with color and detailed graphics.
The auction’s second highest seller was the spectacular Kelly double-sided porcelain sign (Lot S25), which brought a high bid of $110,000. This rare gem features two original porcelain signs back-to-back in the original ring.
Other top sellers of the auction included the brilliant Silent Chief Gasoline double-sided porcelain sign (Lot S233) that hammered at $105,000, the highly sought after Smith-O-Lene Gasoline 48-inch double-sided porcelain neon (Lot F180) in near-perfect condition that soared to $87,500, and two Harley-Davidson double-sided porcelain neon signs (Lots F33 and S31) that brought $85,000 and $82,000, respectively.
The complete top 10 sales at the Road Art Collection auction include (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):
- Musgo Gasoline Sign DSP 47.75 Inches (Lot F22) at $230,000
- Kelly Tires Sign DSP 42 Inches (Lot S25) at $110,000
- Silent Chief Gasoline Sign DSP 40 Inches (Lot S233) at $105,000
- Smith-O-Lene Sign DSP 42 Inches (Lot F180) at $87,500
- Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Neon Sign DSPN 70x31x13 (Lot F33) at $85,000
- Harley-Davidson Neon Sign DSPN 63x33x5.5 (Lot S31) at $82,000
- Grizzly Gasoline Sign SST 48 Inches (Lot F156) at $72,500
- Mohawk Gasoline Sign DSP 27.5 Inches (Lot S131) at $70,000
- Mobilgas Tokheim 36 ADC Pump (Lot F86) at $64,000
- Sunset Gasoline Sign DSP 30 Inches (Lot F338) at $62,000
Mecum Auctions is pleased to announce two Road Art consignment auctions planned for 2017 at the Badger Street Facility. In addition, Road Art is also offered at every car auction held throughout the United States. For more information about consigning Road Art or registering to bid, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.
About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 29 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.