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The Fine Art of Collecting & Displaying


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The Fine Art of Collecting & Displaying


Volume I

Volume II


A category of collectibles relating to the fuel or Petroleum industry. Petroliana memomorabila may include but is not limited to Traffic Signs, Maps and Fuel Pumps.


A period of origin or manufacture ; a collection of contemporaneous and similar persons or things


Matthews Auctions, LLC

Matthews Auctions started in 2007 with two goals in mind. First was to properly market our consigners items to receive the most money that we could for them. Second was to correctly describe and represent the items that we sold in order for buyers to make an educated decision when bidding at our auctions.

Matthews Auctions, LLC specializes in Petroliana, Automobilia and Vintage Advertising. Matthews Auctions, LLC also can consult and help its clients find the right place to sell their other collections such as:

American & Continental Art Pottery & Glass
Toys (specialize in post war toys with wheels)
Antique Tractors and farm related collectibles
Antique Motorcycles, parts & memorabilia
Decorative Arts from Victorian to Mid-Century


Dan Matthews

In 2007, certified appraiser and renowned petroliana expert Daniel K. “Dan” Matthews founded his own company, Matthews Auctions LLC of Nokomis, Illinois, following 15 years spent as a specialist auctioneer. The semiannual Peotone Petroliana & Automobiliana Auctions he founded, and continues to produce, are among the most popular and highly regarded events attended by gas and oil memorabilia collectors. In 2014, Dan merged his auction company with the Denver, Pa., firm Morphy Auctions, where he heads the Petroliana division. Dan Matthews is the author of The Fine Art of Collecting & Displaying Petroliana, Volumes I and II. Both books are in full color and include market values. The latter volume, which was released this year, focuses on tires, batteries and accessories

Auction Listings

RM Sotheby’s Fort Lauderdale w/ Memorabilia

March 29 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm

Chip’s Dixie Gas

April 11 @ 6:30 am - April 13 @ 1:00 pm

Roy Reed’s Gas Bash Fontana, CA

April 12 @ 9:00 am - APril 13 @ 5:00 pm

Spring Auburn RM Large Memorabilia Auction

May 29 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm Petroliana Fest

June 1 @ 7:00 am - June 3 @ 1:00 pm

Check the Oil Show & Auction

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - June 22 @ 1:00 pm

Iowa Gas Swap Meet

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - August 2 @ 1:00 pm

Fall Auburn RM Memorabilia Auction

August 28 @ 8:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm

RM Auctions Fall Hershey Auction w/ Petroliana & Automobilia

October 10 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

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