Miller & Miller’s Three Online Auctions in Two Days, June 15-16, will Feature Two Major Collections



June 15th will feature an Automobilia, Petroliana & Advertising auction. June 16th will have a Canadiana, Advertising & Historic Objects auction and an Automobilia & Advertising auction.

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New Hamburg, Ontario — Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. will hold three online-only auctions on two days – Saturday and Sunday, June 15th and 16th. The June 15th event will be an Automobilia, Petroliana & Advertising auction, featuring the Dr. Michael Francis collection. June 16th will be split into two sessions: a Canadiana, Advertising & Historic Objects auction featuring the Jon Church collection; and an Automobilia & Advertising auction later in the day.

“We’ve segmented the content of these collections,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “Saturday is geared toward petroliana and soda advertising, while Sunday’s focus is on country store advertising and some great historical objects.”

Things will heat up quickly on June 15th, with the late Dr. Michael Francis collection certain to create a swarm of interest with bidders. Dr. Francis was an automobile enthusiast known for his keen eye, knowledge and judging acumen. His collection included early 20th century porcelain dealer signs, advertising signs, gas pumps, American automotive literature and historical objects related to Owen Sound (his birthplace) and Orillia (where he practiced medicine), in Canada.

The sale that day, starting at 9 am Eastern time, will include Canadian dealer signs (including two Enarco “Slateboy” signs, a diecut Cities Service sign in a rare wrought iron frame, two Supertest dealer signs and other desirable items). But the two headliners are the 1920s-era two-sided, three-dimensional ‘Garage’ sign from the Ancaster Ford-Essex Garage, and a 1936 Chevrolet half-ton pickup truck in untouched original condition. Even the tires are original.

To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710; or, you can e-mail them at [email protected]. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the June 15th & 16th auctions, please visit