Classic Motorcar auction draws crowd despite cold weather

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CANTON — Classic Motorcar Auctions held a successful Automobilia, Petroliana, and Memorabilia auction at the McKinley Grand Hotel Jan. 8. The memorabilia auction, the first of its kind for CMA, boasted more than 400 items, many at no reserve/absolute.

A variety of items were offered at the sale including vintage gas station items, dealer signage and literature, old advertising, assorted classic car parts and accessories, Coca-Cola and Pepsi items, plus many unique, one of a kind or NOS pieces.

Top sellers

Of the items sold by auctioneer Mark Otto at the largely no reserve sale, the top items were: a Lincoln-Mercury dealer issued only showroom clock sold at $750; a Studebaker Lark illuminated dealer sign sold for $750; a vintage Chevrolet porcelain sign for $725; a large Goodyear Tires sign from the 1930s for $750; and two restored gas pumps, a Wayne Model 70 and a Bennett 646, sold for more than $1,000 each.

Attendance

More than 200 people were in attendance despite the cold temperatures and continuous snow fall. In addition to onsite bidders, nearly 100 people bid online through Proxibid. Bidding on Proxibid began two weeks prior to the sale and netted practically 1,000 pre-bids and 10,000 catalog views.

(Auction Roundup is a free weekly feature offered by Farm and Dairy. Any auctioneer interested in submitting information from a recent farm, household, real estate or antique/collectible auction that was advertised in Farm and Dairy should e-mail editorial@farmanddairy.com, fax 330-337-9550 or call 800-837-3419. Auction reports should be brief and are subject to editing based on available space.)

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