Just wondering if there is anyone driving to this auction from California. I purchased a scooter out there and need it hauled to Wisconsin. I know that is an awful long way to drive but thought I would give it a shot. Scooter is in the LA area.
Re: HUGE Wisconsin gas and oil auction #66594 Tue Apr 27 200406:54 AMTue Apr 27 200406:54 AM
I've been to two smith auctions. all I can say is its mostly prime collectibles. the last one I was at had everything from rest room signs to antique tractors. kind of pricy but worth the trip just to see unusual items
Re: HUGE Wisconsin gas and oil auction #66597 Sat May 22 200409:02 PMSat May 22 200409:02 PM
Was there today, and am going back tomorrow, only 40 minute drive from here. A "LOT" of nice stuff. I met Jack Sims and had him autograph his book for me. He's really a nice guy. So far the big bids were for a pair of Johnson lenses and a Bell Gas globe.
Re: HUGE Wisconsin gas and oil auction #66598 Sat May 22 200410:32 PMSat May 22 200410:32 PM
The Bell Regular went for $4200.00. The first pair of 15" lenses sold for $2200.00 per lense. The 13.5 single Johnson will be sold on Sunday along with the other pair of 15" lenses. Sorry Bob, I have not idea what the Cities Service globe went for.
Re: HUGE Wisconsin gas and oil auction #66601 Sun May 23 200401:36 PMSun May 23 200401:36 PM
Wayne 60 display went for about $4000 plus 5%. Not sure on other pump. Second Johnson lenses went for about $2200 each, the same for the little one. There were a lot of nice signs, and a few touched up ones. Large Ford neon sign went for $7400 plus 5%.
Re: HUGE Wisconsin gas and oil auction #66603 Sun May 23 200408:47 PMSun May 23 200408:47 PM
A totally unrestored common eco airmeter went for about $1300...the Canadian double vis went for $8500(it had an excellent restoration)and then the National Simplex pump went for about $1400 and the Rapidayton Bellboy pump for $1650. A set of Mobil diamond bottles with the "bills" cut off went for I believe about $4700! I think the Cities Service one piece globe with hole in it went for around $800.(All prices plus the buyers penalty of 5%)
Wanted: Wadhams - Bartles - O'neils - Items
Re: HUGE Wisconsin gas and oil auction #66607 Mon May 24 200403:17 PMMon May 24 200403:17 PM
Mr. Wadhams, Thanks for the info on the 1pc. C-S globe. That was another globe I was interested in even though the auctioneer told me it had a hole in it. Compared to the price of a perfect one that was a bargain.....but I don't think I could ever pay $840 (buyers penalty included) for any globe with a 3" hole in it! Bob
Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.