Chevrolet Super Service milk-glass neon sign brings $20,000 at Mecum sale

This article was originally printed in Old Cars Weekly
>>Subscribe today for just $34.98!

featuredImage
This Chevrolet Super Service 60-inch-diameter milk-glass neon sign sold for $20,000 at Mecum Auctions' 24th annual Spring Classic sale in Indianapolis, Ind., May 17-22, 2011

As part of Mecum Auctions’ 24th annual Spring Classic sale in Indianapolis, Ind., May 17-22, 2011 a separate auction arena was enlisted in addition to the vehicle podium for the purpose of offering several  prominent collections of automobilia. Among these items of automotive collectibles was the 400-piece, 30-year collection of Mike Guarise that was offered for sale on May 21.

Highlights of this large collection were high-end gas- and oil-related pieces, rare neon signs and  porcelain single- and double-sided tin signs including several promoting legendary automotive dealerships such as Mr. Norm’s, Nickey and Yenko.

Among the top-selling items were:

  • Chevrolet Super Service 60-inch-diameter milk-glass neon sign, $20,000
  • 1928 Pontiac (early black) 96×48-inch porcelain neon sign, $8,500
  • Yenko “bowtie” style 55-inch neon sign, $7,000
  • Dodge-Plymouth Approved Service 42-inch-diameter porcelain neon sign, $7,000
  • Dodge Scat Pack 57×32-inch light-up plastic sign, $7,000
  • Pontiac Service 48-inch-diameter porcelain neon sign, $6,100
  • Chevrolet Super Service 60-inch diameter porcelain sign, $5,500
  • Dodge-Plymouth 30×65-inch porcelain neon sign, $5,500
  • Pontiac Goodwill Used Cars 49×72-inch porcelain neon sign, $5,200
  • Chevrolet Super Service 42-inch-diameter porcelain sign, $5,000
  • Bennett Clockface Gulf-branded gas pump, $4,750
  • OK Used Cars Nickey Chevrolet 62×84-inch steel neon sign, $4,500
  • OK Used Cars – 427 Miles to Yenko Chevrolet 40×60-inch square tin sign,
  • $4,000
  • McColl-Frontenac Products (w/Indian Chief graphic) 30-inch-diameter
  • porcelain sign, $4,000
  • Pontiac Service Manager metal light-up 10×24-inch sign, $3,600
  • Gilbarco Red Crown (w/globe topper) gas pump, $3,500
  • Firestone Tires “shield”-style 39-inch porcelain sign, $3,500
  • United Motors Authorized Service (w/AC Products byline) 18×14-inch porcelain
  • sign, $3,500
  • Mr. Norm’s Grand Spaulding Dodge 48-inch neon sign, $3,200
  • Nickey Powered 55-inch neon sign, $3,200
  • Golden Shell Motor Oil “clamshell” design 36-inch tin sign, $3,100
  • Diamond Gasoline quadrangular 40×70-inch porcelain sign, $2,900
  • Kan-O-Tex w/Ethyl 42-inch-diameter porcelain sign, $2,900
  • Marathon Products 48-inch diameter porcelain sign, $2,800
  • Sealed Power Authorized Service 20×31-inch flanged tin sign, $2,800
  • Wadhams Gasoline w/Ethyl 42-inch-diameter porcelain sign, $2,600
  • Chevrolet Service 20-inch diameter neon clock, $2,300
  • Pontiac (w/Indian head graphic) 36-inch-diameter porcelain sign, $2,200

Visit for complete results of the Mecum Auctions Indianapolis memorabilia sales.


MORE RESOURCES FOR ANTIQUE COLLECTORS and DEALERS

Special discount prices on great books, digital downloads, price guides & reference books for every hobby

Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2012 Price Guide

Antique Trader Facebook PageMeet and share with other antiques collectors, dealers and auctioneers on Antique Trader’s Facebook page

Antique Trader Twitter ProfileGet special discounts and breaking news alerts on Antique Trader’s Twitter feed!

Browse (or place your own) FREE online classified ads

Sign up for your FREE AntiqueTrader.com email newsletters

For more trade news, auction reports, research and expert columnists, get a year (26 issues) of Antique Trader magazine for the special online price of just $26!

Antiques Auction Houses

 

 

More Images:

featuredImage
This double-sided Kendall 2000 Mile Oil sign, measuring 24 inches round is mounted on a pedestal. It sold for $1,300.
featuredImage
A 12 inch wide porcelain pump plate for Dynafuel brought $125

Leave a Reply