Unfortunately, the prices realized were also amazing. I had seven lots I was interested in. I did the market research to see what similar signs brought in 2016 to be a smart bidder. On almost every lot, I went 25% OVER what I should have and still came away empty-handed. Really discouraging. [BrianH
Brian, please do not be discouraged by one auction but please understand that Glenn's auction this year would be described as a "Collectors Auction". This is me describing a auction filled with top quality items. When the advertising signs are this nice they are most always going to bring top dollar because buyers are not paying a price to be able to turn them around for a profit, they are buying them for their collection. I was there both days and I believe I purchased 16 items and out of that I probably have 3 items that I bought that I know went below market value. All the rest I purchased for my private collection including a few to update ones I have because they are in NOS condition and the ones I had were not.
And with any auction always remember that all it takes is two people to want something and Boom, the price soars!!! LOL
The other thing I got out the auction is that due to the rise in price of petro advertising, both farm and soda sign prices are rising probably due to buyers looking for cheaper advertising signs.