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End of an Era - Shea's Gas Station to be Auctioned Off
If you are thinking about coming to Springfield to see the iconic Shea’s Gas Station (from the outside as it is now closed), make your plans soon, as the entire contents and property are to be auctioned off in three separate auctions from October 10th through November 21st.

Darrell Adcock of Adcock-Britz Auction Company, located in Auburn, Illinois, has posted the details on their website, www.adcockauctions.com. Adcock says the first auction on October 10th will be on-site and include the items that are on the lot of the famous museum, which closed a couple years ago after Bill Shea passed away.

Following that auction will be an online auction of 300-400 of the museum pieces inside the building. Dates for the online auctions are November 11-22. On November 21st, the remainder of the items, including the property itself, will be auctioned off.

Though the loss of Shea’s Gas Station is sad news for the Route 66 community world-wide, this is an opportunity to see it one last time before the auctions and during the auctions on Oct 10th and Nov 21st, when the grounds will be open for the sale. It is also an opportunity for Route 66 collectors to obtain items from the collection. Adcock says the collectible online items will include a certificate of authenticity signed by Bill Shea Jr., the son of the late Bill Shea.

For more info on the auctions, visit www.adcockauctions.com. Also, click here for the illustrated brochure.