Rare Porcelain Signs, Restored Gas Pumps Headline Hundreds of Automotive Collectibles at 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS – September 24, 2018 – Over 400 pieces of authentic automobilia items, including nearly 50 items from the Robert K. Haines Sr. Estate Collection, are set to sell on the auction block – all at No Reserve – during the Automobilia Auction at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, Sept. 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. From 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. daily, bidders will have the opportunity to take home a variety of coveted pieces, highlighted by a 1930s Texaco Motor Oil-Gasoline 42″ double-sided porcelain sign found with day-one gloss and colors (Lot #8209) from the Robert K. Haines Sr. Estate Collection. The entire automobilia auction will be streamed live at Barrett-Jackson.com and through the “Beyond the Block” mobile app, with remote bidding available via ProxiBid.
“Combining collector cars with authentic pieces of automobilia has been a tradition for many car collectors and automotive enthusiasts over the years,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The addition of the automobilia auction to our events has become a staple and one of the many automotive lifestyle experiences fans can enjoy during our 11th Annual Auction at in Las Vegas.”
Also set to be auctioned is a near-flawless 1959 Sinclair Oil double-sided porcelain service station sign with Dino logo (Lot #8210), one of the nicest examples known in existence. A 1920s “Under the Chassis Inspection” double-sided tin automotive garage sign with period sedan logo (Lot #7225) and museum-quality NOS 1930s-40s “Genuine Parts” double-sided tin flange sign with period Chevrolet bow-tie logo (Lot #7213) ‒ found unused in the original shipping box – are also among the most coveted automobilia items for Las Vegas.
“Collecting automobilia is in many ways similar to building a car collection and often offers an emotional or nostalgic connection to the owner,” said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “Our automobilia auctions have opened the door for so many automotive enthusiasts to get their hands on authentic pieces that are a wonderful accent to home décor, garages and automotive collections. We are excited to offer a wide variety of items dating as far back as the early 20th century that fans can bid on and take home.”
Other highlights from the Robert K. Haines Sr. Estate Collection include a highly prized circa 1930s-40s ShellMex Oil (United Kingdom) clamshell-shaped one-piece gas pump globe (Lot #6267) in excellent condition and a very hard-to-find circa 1940s-50s Major Supreme one-piece milk-glass gas pump globe from the United Kingdom (Lot #6267.1). A large, desirable 1930s Shell Oil single-sided three-dimensional clamshell-shaped porcelain service station sign (Lot #8195.1) was designed for neon.
“We have put together an excellent selection of authentic items, including many from the esteemed collection of Robert K. Haines Sr., for Las Vegas that we are excited to offer entirely at No Reserve,” said Rory Brinkman, director of automobilia for Barrett-Jackson. “Mr. Haines won Best in Class several times during the 1980s and 1990s at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, culminating with his Best of Show win in 1995 for his 1931 Isotta Fraschini Cabriolet. Not only was he a nationally recognized car collector, but he also had an affinity for automobilia, focused on original service station and auto-dealership signs, which will be on full display at Mandalay Bay.”
Click here to view the full automobilia docket for the 2018 Las Vegas Auction or view the vehicle docket for the 2018 collector car auction, which begins at 11:00 a.m. daily following the automobilia auction.
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Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.