Mecum Auctions to offer 1,200 lots from the finest single collection of investment-grade Road Art collectibles known
Walworth, WI – More than 1,200 of the finest collectible Road Art items ever offered at public auction will come together this Oct. 20-22 in Walworth, Wis., as Mecum Auctions hosts The Road Art Collection Auction at the company’s Badger Street Facility. This assemblage comprises an array of investment-grade porcelain signs, neon signs, gas pumps and globes, oil cans and other such automobile-related relics.
Mecum Auctions has long been known for offering high-quality Road Art. Road Art encompasses a segment of the collector market that includes a host of products and advertising components used in the last 115 years to endorse, promote and celebrate all things related to the automobile. Mecum continues to build exponentially upon its reputation for bringing fine collections to auction.
The graphics, the colors and the innovative designs of these collectibles exist today as markers in history and tell the story of this country’s growth from the Industrial Revolution forward; these items are American treasures. Items such as the extraordinarily rare Kelly Lotta Miles Tires double-sided porcelain sign (Lot S25) with a 42-inch diameter, the Musgo Gasoline double-sided porcelain sign (Lot F22) and vibrant Husky Gasoline Motor Oils sign (Lot F7)—they present in a condition of such high quality that they take a step beyond the traditional ideas of desirability among collectibles and cross over into uncharted territory. Even the oil cans, including a 5-gallon Shell Motor Oil Rocker Oil Can (Lot F101) with the early logo, are of an unparalleled quality.
Together, the Road Art items in this collection create a colorful timeline through the past; as individual items, these artifacts today stand definitively as works of fine art.
“We are honored to present this prestigious Road Art collection at Mecum’s new Badger Street Facility in Walworth,” said Dan Mecum, president and founder of Mecum Auctions’ Road Art division. “If you’re looking for a superior selection of investment-grade items, many of which you’re unlikely to ever see again—this will be the place to find it.”
To allow for personal inspection, the Mecum Badger Street Facility will host preview hours beginning four weeks in advance of the auction to give potential buyers the opportunity to grade these incredible items in person. Buyers, sellers and spectators are invited to attend this unprecedented event. Doors open each day of the auction at 8 a.m. Auction hours are as follows: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22 at 9 a.m.
For more information about The Road Art Collection auction including bidder registration and more, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.
*All photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions
About Mecum Auctions
The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 29 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year. Headquartered in Walworth, Wis., Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle and Road Art sales. Encompassing an array of collectible products and advertising components used in the last century-plus to endorse, promote and celebrate the automobile and all things related, Road Art is a trademarked Mecum division which features standalone memorabilia auctions as well as a permanent place within Mecum’s vehicle auctions. For further information, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
The Road Art Collection Auction
Mecum Auctions’ Badger Street Facility
119 Badger Street
Walworth, WI 53184
Oct. 20-22, 2016
Road Art Collection Preview Days:
Sept. 22-24, 9-4 p.m.
Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 9-4 p.m.
Oct. 6-8, 9-4 p.m.
Oct. 13-15, 9-4 p.m.
(All times Central)