Tuesday, December 29, 2015

1,500 Collectible Signs And Memorabilia Items At Mecum Kissimmee Auction, Jan. 15-24

1,500 Collectible Signs And Memorabilia Items At Mecum Kissimmee, Jan. 15-24
Thousands of Collector Vehicles, Vintage Signs, Neons, Gas Pumps and More to be Auctioned


Kim and Mary Kokles Collection

Walworth, Wis. – Dec. 29, 2015 – This Jan. 15, 2016, Mecum Auctions will commence its Road Art sale in Kissimmee, Fla.—with roughly 1,500 pieces on offer through Jan. 24, it’ll prove to be one of the largest automobilia and petroliana sales of the year, anywhere. Major, well-known collectors will be presenting their collections of signs, neons, pumps and oilers for sale, many for the first time in decades, most original and in near-mint to mint condition. Massive, original signs that once hung outside dealerships promoting in vivid neon various brands such as Packard, Lincoln, Ford, Chevrolet, Willys and so many more will be presented for sale along with a multitude of porcelain signs promoting an ocean of products ranging from the oil and manufacturing to the food industries, to mention a few. Offered in conjunction with a lineup of 3,000 classic and collector vehicles constituting the largest collector-car auction in the world, the Kissimmee sale at Osceola Heritage Park is a must-attend for collectors and enthusiasts alike.


A fascinating opportunity will be the chance to view and bid on the Kim and Mary Kokles Collection, Jan. 24. Requiring about 40 years to build, the 400-plus items in the Kokles Collection include stunningly rare signs, globes, cans and much more, from popular, well-known pieces to elements unseen by the majority of the people in the hobby, all in mint or near-mint condition. Fascinatingly inimitable, this is a once-in-a-lifetime collection with several pieces expected to sell for tens of thousands of dollars. The Kokles Collection goes far beyond amazing, and the Kissimmee auction presents a unique opportunity to not only see it, but also to acquire pieces of it.

Kissimmee will also provide the chance to acquire a right-hand and left-hand, single-sided neon porcelain Mobil Pegasus set in fantastic condition (Lot F247). Measuring 9-foot by 6-foot each, the neon on both glows with exceptional brilliancy and the animation operates flawlessly with the porcelain on each impeccably well kept.

Innumerable other items will be on hand during the multi-day sale including clocks and neons, signs and standalone point-of-purchase pieces, tire industry pieces, food service pieces and much more. Corvette aficionados will be interested in the offerings presented Jan. 16—a number of promotional models and various pieces of artwork, and a collection of Bloomington Gold license plates among other great pieces that will cross the block.

Meanwhile, save Jan. 22 and 23 as neon days—a host of neons from Buick Lubricare to an animated spark plug, various dealership signs to a swarm of oil company signs, all in fantastic condition, will hit the auction block. Of particular interest might be Lot P58, a 145-inch tall original Pontiac dealership sign. Double-sided porcelain complemented with fantastic neon, the vertical element features the Pontiac letters in neon ending at a horizontal ledge emblazoned with the signature Chieftain Indianhead logo in red neon centered in blue neon stripes.

The Mecum Kissimmee collector-car and Road Art auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with general admission tickets available at the gate for $30 per day or $180 for all 10 days; children 12 and younger are admitted free of charge. Bidder registration includes admission for two and is $100 when completed in advance online, or $200 on-site at the auction. Portions of the auction will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network with a stream of the entire event presented on Mecum’s website. For more details on the auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 28 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

Schedule:
Mecum Kissimmee 2016
Osceola Heritage Park
1875 Silver Spur Lane
Kissimmee, FL  34744
Jan. 15-24, 2016
Admission: $30 per person, per day or $180 per person for entire auction
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles start at 10 a.m., Jan. 15-17 and Jan. 19-23; Road Art starts an hour before the vehicles each day with a full days of Road Art offered Jan. 18 and 24.
TV Schedule (NBCSN, unless noted otherwise): Thursday, Jan. 21 from 7:30-11 p.m. (Same Day Delay) and 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Next Day Delay); Friday, Jan. 22 from noon-6:30 p.m. (Live) and 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (NDD); Saturday, Jan. 23 from 4:30-10 p.m. (SDD); Sunday, Jan. 24 from 5-11 p.m. (Delay); Special NBC broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 2-3 p.m. (Delay)
(All Times Eastern)