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The Fine Art of Collecting & Displaying
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
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 & Automobilia Auctions he founded, and continues to produce, are among the most popular and highly regarded events attended by gas and oil memorabilia collectors. 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.
January 24 - 25, 2020
High Quality Sign & Advertising Auction w/Girard Auctions
This will be the first auction since Matthews Auctions, LLC started back up to be working with Girard Auction Team again and there will be more down the road. I did not help catalog this collection because of time limitation but I will be on site a day or two before the auctions so call […]
January 29, 2020
Online only Watch Fob Collection
Online only Watch Fob Collection Timed auction This will be the first of several Watch Fob auctions from the John Childs collection. This auction is mostly automotive, petroleum & tire related fobs.
February 5, 2020
Petroliana, Automobilia, Tire, Watch Fob Auction
This is the 2nd online only auction of John Childs’ collection. This auction will include watch fobs again but will have petroliana, automobilia and TBA (tires, batteries & accessories). There are tire tube boxes, tire tube repair kits, early tire paper advertising and booklets.