DENVER, Pa. – Dan Morphy, CEO of Morphy Auctions, has confirmed that Matthews Auction Co. of Nokomis, Ill., will become a division of Morphy’s as of January 1, 2014. Dan Matthews, owner of the Midwestern auction house known for its high-profile sales of antique and vintage petroliana and automobilia, will head the new department.
“This is a great match-up,” said Morphy. “We’ve always wanted to expand and develop our automotive-related category into a standalone division with its own specialized sales, and at the same time, Dan Matthews has built an exceptional auction company that is respected by petroliana and automobilia collectors everywhere. We already share many clients in common with Matthews, so it will be a seamless transition.”