Single-owner collection of oil and petroliana (gas station collectibles) will be sold online July 25
The auction, at 3 pm noon Pacific time, will be conducted by Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc. Nearly 500 lots will be sold. Online bidding will be via LiveAuctioneers.com. Also included will be jewelry, coins, cut to clear crystal.
By: Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc.
"We are excited to bring this single-family collection to auction, as both husband and wife were passionate collectors,"
In addition to the oil and petroliana collectibles, the auction will also feature fine jewelry, coins, a few antiques, cut to clear crystal pieces and a nice selection of Westmoreland 'Argonaut Shell' candy dishes. The oil and petroliana component includes pins, belt buckles, lighters, ash trays, manuals, signs, oil cans, globes and more. Internet bidding will be via LiveAuctioneers.com.
The auction will hit the ground running, with lots 1 and 2 expected to attract great attention. Lot 1 is a circa 1930 Richfield Oil Corp. porcelain sign with individual letters that spell out the name 'RICHFIELD'. All the letters are 18 inches tall. All are in very good to excellent condition, with only a couple of the letters showing minimal porcelain loss. The sign should bring $300-$1,200.
Lot 2 is a huge Richfield Oil double-sided sign, meant to hang as advertising at a Richfield Oil service station. The sign, measuring a stout 45 ½ inches by 58 inches, features the right facing eagle mascot logo atop block lettering. It comes equipped with steel threaded carabiners. The final selling price is anyone's guess; that's why it carries a pre-sale estimate of $200-$5,000.
A live preview will be held on Friday, July 23rd from 12:30pm - 6:30pm, no appointment necessary. The gallery is located at: 720 East Walnut Avenue #B in Fullerton, CA 92831. To learn more about Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc., visit www.estatesalemandan.webs.com.
Dan Wilson or Suki Hilger