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Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction #680111
Tue Feb 21 2017 01:18 PM
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March 25, 2017 at Morphy's Las Vegas location.

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Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #680114
Tue Feb 21 2017 01:20 PM
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Three collection coming together for one great one day auction. Gilmore collection of Alan Darr, Gulf collection out of Houston and another collection from the Seattle Washington area.

Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #680142
Tue Feb 21 2017 07:06 PM
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Some great stuff there Dan. Rare to see this much Gilmore.

Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #680906
Thu Mar 02 2017 03:06 PM
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Nice stuff, Never though Alan would sell anything.


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Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #681443
Tue Mar 07 2017 06:00 PM
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So, am I wrong here or is that a 23% commission for all sales or just the internet ? Is there a higher charge for the internet ?


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Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Craig Osbeck] #681467
Tue Mar 07 2017 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted By Craig Osbeck
Nice stuff, Never though Alan would sell anything.


The diagnosis of cancer last year prompted him to sell. Unfortunately, Alan died around Christmastime.


I collect Gilmore Oil Co. stuff, and other west coast brands...
Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #681469
Tue Mar 07 2017 08:28 PM
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FYI, there are quite a few "fake" items in the auction. Can't go by the item descriptions that list them as original. Not sure who researched the stuff, but some of the items are obvious fakes, it's pretty sad...


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Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #681472
Tue Mar 07 2017 09:17 PM
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Did not know he passed away. Sad to hear, his collection was legendary.


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Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: GILMORE] #681485
Wed Mar 08 2017 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted By GILMORE
FYI, there are quite a few "fake" items in the auction. Can't go by the item descriptions that list them as original. Not sure who researched the stuff, but some of the items are obvious fakes, it's pretty sad...


Well this is a scary thought!!! If we can't even count on a place like Morphy's to know fakes from authentic.
I would hope if Dan see's the postings in this thread he will look into this and pull questionable items.


Steve Coppens
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Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #681494
Wed Mar 08 2017 07:16 AM
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Your big ticket items like the signs and globes are good, it's some of the plaques, cans, calendars, desk/paper weights, smalls/trinkets like this Pier 1 Imports looking ashtray, that was overlooked and advertised as original- "A very nice example of this Gilmore Oil Co. ashtray. Piece retains a fair amount of the original paint and the lion is still intact. A nice aged piece with great patina....

Auction one is on the left. One on right is from ebay...

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Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #681503
Wed Mar 08 2017 08:08 AM
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How about an answer on the buying cost.


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Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #681587
Thu Mar 09 2017 05:55 AM
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What items does everybody thinks that are fakes that myself and John Mihovetz catalog. Don Grimmer and myself met with Alan before he passed away, I had asked him about the Gilmore ashtray he told me that it was real and it was one of the first things he pulled out of a gas station.

So what other items and I will check into it and if you do not want to post call me 217-259-7059.

Dan Matthews

Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #681632
Thu Mar 09 2017 04:53 PM
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I knew Alan (RIP) a bit. Never had a bad deal with him, myself. Alan had a lot of cool stuff, aside from all the cool Gilmore stuff. But, he also had fake "red flag" items he claimed original, some he sold off already. With that said, with all his cool stuff, as well as all the other cool stuff offered in the auction, it's likely going to be one h3ll of an event!...

Regarding the ash tray stand, I don't know who made them, or how old they are, but pretty sure they're just old ornamental ash tray stands with a leaping lion. On ebay there are several in current and past auctions. Same company appeared to have made them with dragons, etc...

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Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #681635
Thu Mar 09 2017 05:18 PM
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Globe lots 468, 469, 471 were claimed by Alan to be original, to myself, and other people I know. Did he claim them to be to you? Nice to see they are listed repro.

Other lots with items of suspect...

Lots 18
172
376
382
544
556
559
569
574
578
579


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Re: Morphy's March 25 Petroliana Las Vegas Auction [Re: Mattgas] #681643
Thu Mar 09 2017 07:16 PM
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Anybody going to this auction that is coming through Portland ?


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