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#680111 - Tue Feb 21 2017 02:18 PM Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction
Mattgas Offline
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Registered: Sat May 05 2007
Loc: Nokomis, Il. USA
March 25, 2017 at Morphy's Las Vegas location.

Morphy Live Catalog

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#680114 - Tue Feb 21 2017 02:20 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
Mattgas Offline
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Registered: Sat May 05 2007
Loc: Nokomis, Il. USA
Three collection coming together for one great one day auction. Gilmore collection of Alan Darr, Gulf collection out of Houston and another collection from the Seattle Washington area.

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#680142 - Tue Feb 21 2017 08:06 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Mon Aug 25 2014
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Some great stuff there Dan. Rare to see this much Gilmore.

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#680906 - Thu Mar 02 2017 04:06 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Loc: Portland Oregon
Nice stuff, Never though Alan would sell anything.
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#681443 - Tue Mar 07 2017 07:00 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Loc: Portland Oregon
So, am I wrong here or is that a 23% commission for all sales or just the internet ? Is there a higher charge for the internet ?
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#681467 - Tue Mar 07 2017 09:19 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Craig Osbeck]
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Originally Posted By Craig Osbeck
Nice stuff, Never though Alan would sell anything.


The diagnosis of cancer last year prompted him to sell. Unfortunately, Alan died around Christmastime.
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#681469 - Tue Mar 07 2017 09:28 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
FYI, there are quite a few "fake" items in the auction. Can't go by the item descriptions that list them as original. Not sure who researched the stuff, but some of the items are obvious fakes, it's pretty sad...
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#681472 - Tue Mar 07 2017 10:17 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Loc: Portland Oregon
Did not know he passed away. Sad to hear, his collection was legendary.
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#681485 - Wed Mar 08 2017 03:30 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: GILMORE]
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Originally Posted By GILMORE
FYI, there are quite a few "fake" items in the auction. Can't go by the item descriptions that list them as original. Not sure who researched the stuff, but some of the items are obvious fakes, it's pretty sad...


Well this is a scary thought!!! If we can't even count on a place like Morphy's to know fakes from authentic.
I would hope if Dan see's the postings in this thread he will look into this and pull questionable items.
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Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#681494 - Wed Mar 08 2017 08:16 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
GILMORE Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Your big ticket items like the signs and globes are good, it's some of the plaques, cans, calendars, desk/paper weights, smalls/trinkets like this Pier 1 Imports looking ashtray, that was overlooked and advertised as original- "A very nice example of this Gilmore Oil Co. ashtray. Piece retains a fair amount of the original paint and the lion is still intact. A nice aged piece with great patina....

Auction one is on the left. One on right is from ebay...


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#681503 - Wed Mar 08 2017 09:08 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
How about an answer on the buying cost.
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#681587 - Thu Mar 09 2017 06:55 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
Mattgas Offline
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Registered: Sat May 05 2007
Loc: Nokomis, Il. USA
What items does everybody thinks that are fakes that myself and John Mihovetz catalog. Don Grimmer and myself met with Alan before he passed away, I had asked him about the Gilmore ashtray he told me that it was real and it was one of the first things he pulled out of a gas station.

So what other items and I will check into it and if you do not want to post call me 217-259-7059.

Dan Matthews

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#681632 - Thu Mar 09 2017 05:53 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
I knew Alan (RIP) a bit. Never had a bad deal with him, myself. Alan had a lot of cool stuff, aside from all the cool Gilmore stuff. But, he also had fake "red flag" items he claimed original, some he sold off already. With that said, with all his cool stuff, as well as all the other cool stuff offered in the auction, it's likely going to be one h3ll of an event!...

Regarding the ash tray stand, I don't know who made them, or how old they are, but pretty sure they're just old ornamental ash tray stands with a leaping lion. On ebay there are several in current and past auctions. Same company appeared to have made them with dragons, etc...


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#681635 - Thu Mar 09 2017 06:18 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Globe lots 468, 469, 471 were claimed by Alan to be original, to myself, and other people I know. Did he claim them to be to you? Nice to see they are listed repro.

Other lots with items of suspect...

Lots 18
172
376
382
544
556
559
569
574
578
579



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#681643 - Thu Mar 09 2017 08:16 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Anybody going to this auction that is coming through Portland ?
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#681679 - Fri Mar 10 2017 09:35 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
Mattgas Offline
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Registered: Sat May 05 2007
Loc: Nokomis, Il. USA
Ok everybody I looked the list of lot numbers over, I didn't catalog the Gilmore items expect for the globes, John Mihovetz did and I think he did a great job.
#18 "it says paper label" I think that says everything
#172 the tin flange sign, I looked at it and it looks good, I will lead paint test it when I get to Vegas and we will see.
#376 Paper weight I have no clue
#382 Paper weight pen I have no clue
#544 Plaster Statue I have no clue
#556 Five gallon can look right to me
#559 States in the descriptions that they are not right
#569 I dont know
#574 says it is a repop
#578 I dont know
#579 looks right to me.

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#681716 - Fri Mar 10 2017 04:59 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Fri Aug 23 2013
Loc: Nashville, Tennessee
Some of the Gilmore stuff was highly questionable, and when I wrote descriptions, I described them as so, even on the known fake or fantasy items. After spending a week cataloging for this sale, I will admit, that I missed one or two pieces, and for that I apologize.
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#683026 - Thu Mar 23 2017 09:07 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Sat May 05 2007
Loc: Nokomis, Il. USA
Auction is this Saturday.

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#683175 - Sat Mar 25 2017 01:52 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Loc: Portland Oregon
Looking good for the Gilmore collection for sure.
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#683198 - Sat Mar 25 2017 09:40 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Wed Jun 07 2006
Loc: tulare, ca
Was told the Gilmore family in attendance was trying to buying all the gilmore stuff ---
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#683199 - Sat Mar 25 2017 09:41 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
tulareone Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 07 2006
Loc: tulare, ca
Was told the Gilmore family in attendance was trying to buying all the gilmore stuff ---
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looking for spanish gas signs

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#683202 - Sat Mar 25 2017 10:10 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: tulareone]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Gilmore Red Lion globe $17,000 .. ... cool
Gilmore Blu/Green $10,000
Gilmore Roar with Gilmore $8,500
Rainbow globe $15,500
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#683218 - Sun Mar 26 2017 09:26 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Loc: Big Sky Country
Those prices include BP??? All complete or singles?
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#683224 - Sun Mar 26 2017 10:42 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
BrianH Offline
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Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Those prices were all for singles. That was the hammer price, so ADD in the buyer's premium! eek eek eek

BrianH

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#683226 - Sun Mar 26 2017 12:14 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Signal 15" complete globe $1600 plus penalty

Some really good deals to be had except for Gilmore items and highway signs.

Vern

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#683227 - Sun Mar 26 2017 01:29 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: gaspower]
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Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By gaspower
Signal 15" complete globe $1600 plus penalty
Vern


????
auction results for complete signal globe .. 4,062.50 .. ... cool
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#683229 - Sun Mar 26 2017 01:45 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: advertologist]
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Loc: So. Ca.
big price difference on the 2 gilmore wood flagmen,
one sold for 24,000 vs. lesser condition 13,200 both with buyer's premium included, condition does make a difference in price .. ... cool



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#683297 - Sun Mar 26 2017 11:21 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: advertologist]
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Originally Posted By advertologist
Originally Posted By gaspower
Signal 15" complete globe $1600 plus penalty
Vern


????
auction results for complete signal globe .. 4,062.50 .. ... cool


Thanks, I must have been looking at the pre-bids. Still some good deals though

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#683358 - Mon Mar 27 2017 06:01 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Anyone here attended the auction in Vegas? Wish I could have went. I bid at the computer, and won a few minor lots... smile

For a Gilmore guy, it might be awhile before another one (with so much Gilmore) comes along...
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#683530 - Wed Mar 29 2017 11:54 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
Highway66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 14 2013
Loc: SANTA MONICA, CA
I went it was amazing! Morphy's really knows how to Host a great event. For anyone still craving more Gilmore Item's i'll be posting a PDF file in the for sale section soon, stay tuned.


Edited by Highway66 (Wed Mar 29 2017 11:59 PM)

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#683539 - Thu Mar 30 2017 09:34 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: GILMORE]
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Registered: Sun Nov 30 2008
Loc: Downey , CA
Originally Posted By GILMORE
Anyone here attended the auction in Vegas? Wish I could have went. I bid at the computer, and won a few minor lots... smile

For a Gilmore guy, it might be awhile before another one (with so much Gilmore) comes along...



I was there....I had a blast..came home with a few items...here are some of my favorites...





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#683541 - Thu Mar 30 2017 10:07 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
I also attended, was nice meeting some west coast OldGas members... seemed like a good excuse to go to Vegas too! smile

The Gilmore items were great & plentiful - probably never see so many lion head tin tackers and race flags in one room!... and there was quite an extensive Gulf collection as well. Here's some pics I took of the items displayed


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#683542 - Thu Mar 30 2017 10:08 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
few more...


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See some of my collection & Items for sale...
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#683543 - Thu Mar 30 2017 10:09 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
last ones...


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#683548 - Thu Mar 30 2017 11:27 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
BrianH Offline
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Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Bryce,
Thanks for posting the pics. That original Gilmore Blu-green visible is really cool. I doubt we'll see one like that again soon.

BrianH

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#683555 - Thu Mar 30 2017 02:21 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Great pictures, thanks Bryce. Makes it more real seeing pictures.
Thanks
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#683557 - Thu Mar 30 2017 03:15 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
Hud Oil Offline
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Registered: Sat Oct 30 2004
Loc: Belvidere,IL 61008
Bryce, thanks for the pics,nice job

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#683562 - Thu Mar 30 2017 07:22 PM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Thanks for sharing the pics, Bryce...
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#683595 - Fri Mar 31 2017 09:02 AM Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas]
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Impressive, took a lot of work and money to make that presentation. Part of that 23% was used here. Thanks Bryce.
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