Frontier Gasoline 1950s porcelain gas station sign brings $5,375 at Holabird auction in Reno, Nevada

A late 1950s Frontier Gasoline "Rarin'-to-Go" single-sided porcelain gas station sign, six feet in diameter, sold for $5,375, and an Antique Apparatus reproduction jukebox of a Wurlitzer Model 1015 from the 1940s finished at $2,875.
By: Holabird Western Americana Collections
 
 
1950s Frontier Gasoline “Rarin’-to-Go” sign.
1950s Frontier Gasoline “Rarin’-to-Go” sign.
RENO, Nev. - July 22, 2020 - PRLog -- A late 1950s Frontier Gasoline "Rarin'-to-Go" single-sided porcelain gas station sign, six feet in diameter, sold for $5,375, and an Antique Apparatus reproduction jukebox of a Wurlitzer Model 1015 from the 1940s finished at $2,875 in a massive, seven-day Summer 2020 Extravaganza Auction held June 25-28/July 10-12 by Holabird Western Americana Collections.

The two-session sale was packed with important collections of Americana – more than 4,800 lots in all. Categories included numismatics, mining, railroadiana, Native Americana and much more. The event was held live in the Reno gallery and online via iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, AuctionMobility.com and Auctionzip.com. Phone and left bids were also taken.

Day 1, on Thursday, June 25th, contained California ephemera (a continuation of the John Reynolds collection), parts of the Idaho real photo postcard collection, Western maps (also in other places in the catalog), historical and vintage pinbacks from the Benjamin Fauver collection, vintage dolls, an American Directory collection and a Sam Clemens (Mark Twain) collection.

The Frontier Gasoline "Rarin'-to-Go" gasoline sign was offered on Day 1 and was the top lot of the auction overall. The red, white and black sign, in excellent condition, showed a cowboy on a bucking bronco and was found in the 1950s just south of Eureka, Nevada, covering a septic tank behind an old gas station. Frontier Gasoline was involved in the 1920s Teapot Dome scandal.

The Antique Apparatus jukebox reproduction of the Wurlitzer Model 1015 was also sold on Day 1. It was geared to play 45rpm records (the original played 78s) and it included some 45s. It had been tested prior to sale and the lights, bubbles and music all worked. "The jukebox was in good shape and ready for a party," said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections.
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Holabird Western Americana Collections is always in the hunt for quality Americana and coin consignments, bottles, advertising and other collections for future auctions. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can send an e-mail to fredholabird@gmail.com. To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections and the firm's calendar of upcoming auctions, visit www.holabirdamericana.com.

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