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2020 Iowa Gas Swap Meet

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    The 2020 Iowa Gas Swap Meet is still a GO! There may be some changes and restrictions due to “social distancing”.  If you have already registered, look for information regarding the “social distancing” guidelines in your confirmation packet.  The confirmation packets are planned to be mailed out July 17th, 2020. IOWA GAS is the nation’s largest gas, oil and auto-related advertising swap meet, show and auction

    When you attend the Annual Iowa Gas Swap Meet and Auction, expect to find vintage signs, gasoline pumps, neon, gas globes, maps, cans and containers, uniforms, soft drink and tobacco items, and other collectible memorabilia from the past to decorate your garage, office, or home. Sorry, no cars, car parts, or crafts at this event. Collectors and vendors from around the United States, Canada, and Europe make their annual pilgrimage to Des Moines to buy, sell, and trade collectible antique advertising pieces of historic interest. If you have never attended Iowa Gas or have been unable to attend for some time, please accept our invitation. There is no admission charge for buyers.

    The auction schedule has been released by Route 32 Auctions for this years’ event and that can be found on our action page. 

    Thursday, August 6th the auction at 3:00 pm will feature approximately 250 lots, including a significant amout of Texaco advertising. 

    Friday, August 7th the auction at 9:00 am will feature approximately 400 quality lots ranging from investment grade oil cans and signs to restored gas pumps.  Items will be on display and available for preview prior to the auction. 

    For additional auction or consignment information, please contact Joe, Taylor or Kevin at info@route32auctions.com or (765) 307-7119.

    August 4: Evening Set-up Only - Registration: 4:00 pm - Set-up for all Vendors: 5:00 pm - No Vending August 5th - 8:00 am

    August 5 - Registration: 8:00 am - All Day Vending:  begins at 8:00 am

    August 6 - Registration: 8:00 am - All Day Vending:  8:00 am; Auction:  begins at 3:00 pm

    August 7- Auction:  9:00 am