Auctions America's Highly Successful Online Memorabilia Sale Attracts International Interest

Auburn Memorabilia Auction

  • Auctions America’s first online memorabilia sale realizes more than $276,300, with numerous lots exceeding expectations
  • Offering more than 800 lots live from the historic Auburn Auction Park, the sale draws bidders from around the world
  • Full results from the online auction are now available online at auctionsamerica.com

AUBURN, Indiana (January 28, 2014) – Auctions America kick-started its 2014 auction calendar with its first online memorabilia-only sale, January 24 – 25, live from the Auburn Auction Park. The event was a fantastic success, garnering total sales of more than $276,300 when over 800 lots crossed the auction block without reserve. Attracting tremendous national and global interest, bidders hailed from 45 states across the U.S. and 10 countries around the world, with nearly 80 percent representing new Auctions America clientele.

 

The sale was highlighted by the eclectic Wally Arnold Collection, featuring a wide selection of quality petroliana, automobilia, signs, soda fountain and country store nostalgia. The top sale of the two-day event, a United Motors Double-Sided Porcelain Outdoor Sign, came from the collection, selling for a very strong $6,785 to exceed its pre-sale estimate. The online auction also presented an extensive model railroad offering from a private collection, including an incredible assortment of new-old-stock (NOS) collectibles.

 

“The variety of collectibles available at our debut memorabilia-only sale clearly appealed to a wide and international audience,” says Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America. “The format of the auction proved very successful and was a great jump start to the expansion of Auctions America’s memorabilia division.”

 

Auctions America Auburn Memorabilia Auction Top 10 Sales:

Lot N1091

United Motors Double-Sided Porcelain Outdoor Sign with Original Neon

$6,785

Lot N1195

Mohawk Gasoline 15" Metal Body Globe Complete with Both Lenses

$6,325

Lot N1193

Rexall Drug Store Double-Sided Outdoor Sign with New Neon

$4,887.50

Lot N1196

1940's Fosters Old Fashioned Freeze Porcelain California Drive Inn Menu Sign

$4,715

Lot N1099

Case Farm Equipment Die-Cut Porcelain Eagle

$3,450

Lot N1095

Shell Oil Co. 48" Die-Cut Embossed Porcelain Sign

$2,530

Lot N1176

GMC Trucks Porcelain Dealership 30" Sign

$2,530

Lot N1094

Mobilgas Double-Sided Porcelain Service Station Sign

$2,300

Lot N1236

Four Directional Traffic Light for Center of Intersection

$2,065

Lot N1217

GMC Trucks Wood Framed Painted Tin Sign

$1,947

 

Auctions America continues its 2014 auction season with its first collector car sale of the year, its annual Fort Lauderdale event, March 14 – 16 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. With a reputation as South Florida’s premier collector car auction, the sale is set to feature more than 450 quality automobiles, offering something for everyone.

 

Complete results from Auctions America’s Auburn Online Memorabilia Auction, along with further information on upcoming 2014 events, is available online at auctionsamerica.com.

 

*Official results are listed in USD and are inclusive of a 15 percent buyer’s premium for all lots.