Collectibles on Offer led by the Strauss Collection
RM Welcomes Memorabilia Specialist Dan Matthews
- RM Auctions Auburn Spring sale now extended to four days, featuring two full days of automobilia at the Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, 29 May – 1 June
- Automobilia offering features The Strauss Collection, more than 350 lots of authentic signs and petroliana
- RM Auctions welcomes new team member, automobilia and petroliana expert Dan Matthews
- Event details and updated list of entries for Auburn Spring available at rmsothebys.com
BLENHEIM, OONTARIO, CANADA – April 4, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – RM Auctions is pleased to announce the expansion of its annual Auburn Spring sale to include two full-days of automobilia and collectibles. The now four-day sale at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana—set for new dates on 29 May-1 June—will feature approximately 400 quality collector cars, as well as hundreds of lots of automobilia, led by the Strauss Collection, comprised of over 350 lots offered from the late Bob Strauss, entirely without reserve.
The Strauss Collection is one of the finest signage and neon collections in the country. Bob Strauss was an avid collector for more than 20 years, with his assemblage running the spectrum of desirable collectibles and memorabilia, including an abundance of original neon signs, gas pumps and petroliana, and vintage motor car dealership signs. One of the largest privately-owned automobilia collections to come to auction in recent years, highlights of the group include such rarities as a multi-piece Dog N’ Suds Neon Sign with excellent gloss and color, mounted on the original stainless steel (Est. $15,000-$30,000), and a die-cut Ford Jubilee Neon Sign (Est. $50,000 – $75,000).
Just in time for Auburn Spring, RM Auctions also welcomes the company’s newest specialist to the team, Dan Matthews, a nationally respected expert in the presentation and sale of petroliana, automobilia, and signage, with extensive experience in everything from antiques and vintage toys to advertising items and tractors. Dan will be working alongside RM Sotheby’s Group Memorabilia Specialist, Kurt Forry, and currently holds Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) and General Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) designations. He has also developed a grading system for signage that is utilized across the country and is outlined in his two published books. After extensive auction experience and many years in the business, it is RM Auctions’ pleasure to welcome Dan Matthews to the team.
In addition to the auction action at Auburn Spring, there’s plenty of excitement for the entire family to enjoy at the Auburn Auction Park. The event will feature an onsite swap meet and car corral, along with the return of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Annual Grand National, who has paired with the Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club for their first ever joint national meet.
For further information on RM Auctions Auburn Spring auction along with an updated list of entries, please visit rmsothebys.com. Interested consignors are invited to call RM Auctions at +1 519 352 4575 to speak with a car specialist.
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RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 40 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from private treaty sales and auctions (including both RM Sotheby’s and RM Auctions events) to estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM Sotheby’s is currently responsible for six of the top ten most valuable motor cars ever sold at auction. In February 2015, RM formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s, uniting the two companies for the full calendar of future automobile auctions. For further information, visit rmsothebys.com.
Source: RM Sotheby’s