Chuck & Rachel Barnes Lifelong Collection Auction (Live)

September 24, 2022 10:00 am


6911 Dove Rd., Kimball, MI 48074

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Chuck & Rachel Barnes Lifelong Collection Auction
Saturday, September 24, 2022 @ 10 AM
6911 Dove Rd., Kimball (Smiths Creek), MI 48074
Directions: From I-69 & Wales Center Rd. (Exit #189), turn south on Wales Center Rd., turn east at first cross street, Sparling Rd., go approximately 3¼ miles to Griswold Rd., turn right go 1 mile to Burns Rd., turn right, go 1/10 mile, take slight left turn onto Richman Rd., go approx. 1 mile to Dove Rd. and go ¼ mile to auction. 2 miles west of Kimball. Watch for auction signs.


Auctioneer Notes

Mr. & Mrs. Barnes have commissioned Rowley’s Auction Service to auction their lifelong collections and accumulations. For the past 35+ years they have acquired a wonderful group of gas station memorabilia, signs, license plates and so much more!
Auctioneer’s Note: This will be a wonderful, old-school, live country auction! Good parking. Easy access for load-out. Bring your trucks and trailers.


Auction Listing & Details

Partial Listing

Kawasaki KV 75 Motorcycle

Vintage Gas Pumps

Shell Gilbarco Gas Pump w/ Shell Globe
Tokheim Sinclair Visible Gas Pump w/ Sinclair Globe
Race Fuel Gas Pump
Sinclair Bennett Gas Pump Orange/White Original Paint w/ Dino Supreme Globe – Sinclair Power-X
Sinclair Bennett Gas Pump Green/White in Original Paint w/ Sinclair H-C Globe – Dino Glass
Sinclair Fully Restored Tokheim Gas Pump & Globe – Dino Gasoline Glass
Super Chevrolet Service Bennett Gas Pump – Fully Restored
Eco Tireflator Air Station
Antique Lubester Oil Pump
Fleet Wing Gas Pump Globe
Old Quart Can Sinclair Display Rack
Pure Firebird Regular Quart Can Display Rack

Oil Cans

(2) 5gal Unico Series 1 Motor Oil Cans
Quaker State Racing Quart Motor Oil Cans – Tin Sided & Others
Phillips 66 Racing Quart Motor Oil Cans
Valvoline Racing Quart Motor Oil Cans
Cen-Pe-Co Quart Motor Oil Cans – Tin Sided
Pennzoil Quart Motor Oil Cans
Amsoil Quart Motor Oil Cans
Veedol Racing Quart Motor Oil Can
Sinclair Opaline Quart Motor Oil Can w/ Copper Top
Various Quart Motor Oil Cans Including: Red Indian, Royal, Gulf, Kendall, Phillips 66 & Many More! Several Cans Are Tin Sided.
Household Oilers – Sunoco, Esso, Kendall, Valvoline, Texaco, Gulf and More!
Beautiful Collection of Over 150 (Various Sizes) Motor Oil Cans – Mobiloil, Veedol, Purelube, Falcon, Havoline, Wolf’s Head, Kendall, Sunoco and Many More!
Very Nice Collection of Sinclair Dino Motor Oil Cans – All Different Types
Snowmobile Oil Cans
Antifreeze Cans


1960s Ford Pick-Up Tailgate
Vintage Jeep Tailgate
1930s Ford Pick-Up Tailgate
Vintage Chevrolet Pick-Up Tailgate
Pump Island Pole & Light
Antique Street Sign w/ Pole
Special Ford Tire Repair Outfit Tin Can – Rare
And Other Tire Repair Kits
Lots of Different Brands of Tube Repair Kits

Signs & Advertising

Sinclair Approx. 10ft Porcelain Sign
Large Illuminated By Lo Oil Company Sign
Sinclair Full Service Metal Sign
Michigan Interstate 196 Highway Sign
2 Piece Porcelain Market Sign (18 x 3’3″ Total)
Royal Crown Cola Metal Sign
Drink Vernor’s Picnic Cooler
Pepsi Picnic Cooler
Coca Cola Picnic Cooler
Pepsi Cola Wood Crate
Hires Root Beer Wood Crate
Berry Brothers Varnishes Wood Crate
Vintage Drink Coca Cola Porcelain Sign
Sinclair Credit Cards Honored Porcelain Sign
En-Ar-Co National Motor Oil Porcelain Sign
No Smoking Porcelain Sign
3ft Round Used OK Car Sign
Gas & Oil 24Hr Wrecker Ser. Signs – Wonderful Vintage Look
Fountain Service Coca Cola Metal Sign
Drink Double Cola Thermometer
Royal Crown Cola Thermometer
Fresh Up 7-Up Metal Sign
Hunting and Fishing Prohibited Porcelain Sign
Foose Metal Sign
Oilzum Motor Oil Sign
Pag Seeds Sign
General Auto Repairs Sign
High Voltage Sign
No Parking Signs
One Way Arrow Embossed Street Sign
Valvoline Racing Oil Round Sign w/Original Display Bracket
Dupli-Color Touch-Up Paint Display Rack
VW Parts and Accessories Light-Up Sign
Use Quaker State Cold Test Oil Metal Sign
Delicious ‘Salada’ Tea Flavor Push Bar
Vintage “Vital Cooling System Service A Must” Cardboard Sign
Interstate 69 Highway Sign
Dragway Signs
Natural Beauty Road Sign
Public Telephone Porcelain Sign
Various Signs – Squirt, Pepsi Cola, Drink Topsy and Others
N.O.S. Pump Plate Signs – Gulftane, Good Gulf, Etc.
Street Sign Brackets – Hand Forged
Carburetor Display Rack
Various Advertising Displays
Valvoline Motor Oil Quart Can Rack
Sinclair Promotional Items – Dinosaur Figurine, Hats, Etc.

License Plates

Michigan Porcelain License Plates Including 1910-1914
Michigan License Plates Including 1917-1919
Michigan License Plates – Several 1920s
Michigan License Plates – 1940s & 50s
Michigan Dealer License Plate – 1968
Michigan License Plates – 1970s
Michigan Dealer License Plates – 1970s
Nice Collection of License Plate Frames w/ Various Dealerships

Antiques & Collectibles

Antique Grain Cart w/ Steel Casters
Pedal Car Race Car
BMC Heavy Duty Tractor Senior Pedal Tractor w/ Trailer
Hand Made Folk Art Pedal Tractor
Ford 8000 Pedal Tractor
Cast Iron Bell
Metal Dolphin Design Sundial
Copper Lined Smoker’s Stand
Copper Spitoon
Antique Bubble Gum Machine
Doll’s Stroller
1930s Ride-On Toy Dump Truck
Child’s Tricycle
“1 Track” Railroad Sign
Armillary Metal Sundial
Vintage Sailboat Wheel
1940s Model Child’s Metal Wagon
1947 Michigan State Highway Department Bronze Plaque
Architectural Metal Work
Other Architectural Metal Brackets
Early Hand Forged Fireplace Screen
Large Wrench
Metal Squirrel Nutcracker

Auction Address & Map

6911 Dove Rd., Kimball, MI 48074

Terms & Conditions

Cash, checks, debit/credit cards. 5% buyer’s fee. 3% additional fee on debit/cc payments.  All items are sold “as is, where is” with no warranty, expressed or implied. It is the responsibility of the buyer to determine the condition of the items and bid accordingly. All purchases must be paid in full day of sale. Announcements day of auction takes precedence over any printed material. Lunch Available.

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