Auction to feature an oil wagon, advertising items, and much more

Photo by Mike Steely  Ever see one of these? Bet you haven’t but you can see it Saturday, Jan 3rd, at Fountain City Auction’s 10th Annual Advertising Auction.
Photo by Mike Steely
Ever see one of these? Bet you haven’t but you can see it Saturday, Jan 3rd, at Fountain City Auction’s 10th Annual Advertising Auction.

By Mike Steely

steelym@knoxfocus.com

Ever wondered how the oil was distributed in the days before those huge tanker trucks? Ever see an Oil Wagon? Horsepower for the oil wagons was just that, horse power.

There are very few of these old oil wagons left but there’s one at Fountain City Auction. On this Saturday, January 3 at 10 a.m., you can bid on it.

The Auction Company, located at4109 Central Avenue Pike near the I-75 exit onto Merchants Drive, is hosting its 10th Annual Advertising Auction. It’s pretty amazing the number of advertising signs, toys, and memorabilia that is being offered.

During the auction more than 400 lots of advertising items will be offered. Some of those items include a Sinclair gas pump, porcelain signs, neon clocks, a Shell gas pump, beer and soft drink signs, a rare Coke airline cooler, thermometers, gas and oil related items, cast iron items, vintage toys, pedal cars and tractors, old wagons, and much, much more.

It may well be the largest advertising auction ever at Fountain City Auction. While the weekly auction is normally on a Friday, the Saturday morning auction is special and a place where collectors and the curious alike will attend and enjoy seeing items you’ve never seen or items from your childhood.

If you’d like to see what is being auctioned you can check out the photos at www.fountaincityauction.com or come by during the days prior to the auction. Fountain City Auction has been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Baggage Battles” and the auction’s internet site is constantly in the top ten at AuctionZip.com.

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