McColl-Frontenac sign, $11,550, Matthews Auctions
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auctions from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A round McColl-Frontenac Products double-sided porcelain petroliana sign with “Red Indian” logo, rated near mint at 9.5 out of 10 for condition, sold for $11,550 at a Check the Oil auction held June 22 by Matthews Auctions (based in Nokomis, Illinois) on the second day of the Check the Oil Gas & Oil Show held annually in Dublin, Ohio. Also, a Harbor Petroleum Products double-sided porcelain die-cut sign with sea plane graphics fetched $8,250; and a Sinclair Aircraft double-sided porcelain sign rose to $7,700. Prices include a 10 percent buyer’s premium.