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Collectors can fill ‘er up at Morphy March 29-30 Automobilia, Petroliana & Railroadiana Auction

A selection of top lots from the railroadiana to be auctioned during the opening session of Morphy’s March 29-30 auction, including a green-glass D&H Railroad lantern ($1,000-$4,000); single-sided die-cut porcelain MKT Railroad sign ($3,000-$5,000); and one of few known Crosby bronze three-chime factory steam whistles in the 40½-inch size ($2,000-$15,000)

DENVER, Pa. – Ever since the first Model A car rolled off Ford’s assembly line in 1903, America has had a fascination with cars. Now, nearly 120 years later, that attraction has become more of an obsession for the legion of collectors from coast to coast who covet signage, gas pumps, globes and other service station equipment from motoring’s golden era. Morphy Auctions is the destination of choice for hobbyists seeking antiques of exceptional quality, condition and authenticity. They’ll have their next chance to bid and buy on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29-30 at the central Pennsylvania company’s Automobilia, Petroliana & Railroadiana Auction.

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Morphy Auctions reports blockbuster year with 2021 sales exceeding $50M

Rare and exceptional Mohawk Gasoline circular porcelain neon service station with Native American graphic and original cast-metal mounting stand. Produced in the 1930s for Mohawk Oil Co., Bakersfield, California. 9.0+ condition. Sold at Morphy’s Oct. 3-4, 2021 Automobilia & Petroliana Auction for its high-estimate price of $120,000

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions is pleased to report a year of unprecedented new-buyer interest and stellar results across all categories in 2021, with gross sales surpassing $50 million.

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The Hot Bid: Caille double Venus slot machine rings up record price

DENVER, Pa. – In this edition of The Hot Bid, Dan Morphy of Morphy Auctions talks about a record-setting circa-1905 Caille Bros. double Venus slot machine.

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Molded and gilded-copper weathervane depicting standing Massasoit Indian, which sold for $258,300

Splendid weathervane takes top lot honors at Morphy’s

Molded and gilded-copper weathervane depicting standing Massasoit Indian, which sold for $258,300

Molded and gilded-copper weathervane depicting standing Massasoit Indian, which sold for $258,300

DENVER, Pa. – Collectors don’t generally attend auctions just to look. Their goal is to compete aggressively and bring home the best, and that’s exactly what in-gallery and remote bidders did on June 8-9 during Morphy’s $2.6 million Fine & Decorative Arts auction. Bidding paddles were confidently airborne for the more than 2,500 diverse lots that ranged from antique leaded-glass lamps, art pottery, and clocks to glittering jewelry and pedigreed watches.

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