Miller & Miller will hold an online-only Petroliana, Railroadiana & Advertising auction on June 18th
The 300-lot, online auction will be headlined by the Joe Byway lifetime collection of petroliana (gas station collectibles), railroadiana and advertising. Online bidding is via LiveAuctioneers.com and the Miller & Miller Auctions website.
By: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
The 300-lot auction will be headlined by the Joe Byway collection of petroliana (gas station collectibles)
Joe continued the stewardship of his father's railroadiana collection, while continuing to procure automobilia and petroliana for himself. He built on what Arch started, sharing his father's passion for preserving history. One of Joe's greatest joys was finding something new for his museum. These items will now be sold to the next generation of collectors.
Railroadiana includes signs, lithographs, lanterns and other historical objects from Grand Trunk Railway (GTR), Canadian National Railway (CNR) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). Petroliana and automobilia includes signs and tins from Red Indian, White Rose, B/A, Texaco, Sunoco, Imperial Oil, General Motors and Dominion Royal, among others.
"All of Joe's signs, gas pumps, oil cans and even cars were found within a 50-mile radius of his house," Mr. Miller said. "He acquired them before they were coveted by enthusiasts, starting in the 1960s. Joe's collection was a secret to most of the world, even to neighbors. Old collections like this - found in primary sources - simply aren't out there, and we're thrilled to offer this one."
The '59 Corvette was originally a New Mexico car, but was later purchased in St. Thomas, Ontario by Joe Byway in 1979. Joe stored the car until 1985 and then commissioned Dave Harrison with the restoration. It remains a meticulously maintained, rust-free, running driving car. The car features a correct 283 CI 230 HP V8 engine. (est. $45,000-$60,000)
Internet bidding will be thru the Miller & Miller website (www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com), as well as LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.