DENVER, Pa. – Led by an enviable array of rare advertising signs, gas pumps, globes and early service station and motoring accessories, Morphy Auctions July 19-20 Automobilia & Petroliana auction attracted bidders from coast to coast and cruised to a grand total of $2.3 million, inclusive of buyer’s premium. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers. Read more
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DENVER, Pa. – The energy was palpable at Morphy’s March 21-23 Automobilia, Petroliana & Railroadiana Auction featuring Part II of the incomparable Bobby Knudsen Jr. gas and oil advertising collection. Aggressive bidding sent prices to the Moon, with the four top sellers knocking down nearly $1.1 million. The three-day event containing 1,600 lots from the Knudsen collection plus other select consignments, chalked up a grand total of more than $8.1 million, inclusive of buyer’s premium. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – A new world record was set at Richmond Auctions last month when a circa-1950s Orange Crush neon sign sold for $189,750 – the most a soda sign has ever brought at auction. Richmond Auctions is now the first auction house to sell a soda sign for more than $100,000, breaking the previously held record of $46,000 for a Satanet Soda sign, which was also sold at Richmond Auctions. Absentee and Internet live bidding for the February 17 sale was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.
DENVER, Pa. – On March 21-23, Morphy’s will continue the exciting year-long adventure of auctioning the Bobby Knudsen Jr Collection of World-Class Automotive, Gas & Oil and Soda Pop Advertising. The series debuted to rave reviews on September 30 of last year and continues this month with Part II of Bobby’s collection anchoring the sale on day one, and additional select consignments following on days two and three. It’s going to be a high-octane event with more than 1,600 lots, enough to ensure that every bidder has a great chance of landing something special from a highly pedigreed source. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A bright red 1963 Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a desirable split rear window roared off for $129,800 in an online-only Automobiles, Advertising & Toys auction held December 3 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. The runner-up lot was a 1940s double-sided porcelain Chrysler Plymouth Fargo dealer sign that made $29,500. Prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.
NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A single family-owned 1966 Ford Ranger 250 Custom Cab Camper Special pick-up truck with Avion camper and a United Motors Service single-sided porcelain neon sign are both expected to do well in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Petroliana & Advertising auction slated for Saturday, October 29. The 381-lot auction, beginning promptly at 9 am Eastern time, will feature petroliana (gas station memorabilia), advertising signs, advertising tins, breweriana (beer and wine collectibles), general store items, jukeboxes and vintage and antique toys. All estimates quoted are in Canadian dollars. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
DENVER, Pa. – On September 30, Morphy Auctions begin the thrilling year-long adventure of selling the Bobby Knudsen Jr Collection of World-Class Automotive, Gas & Oil and Soda Pop Advertising. The massive personal collection will be offered in a series of three no-reserve auctions concluding in the fall of 2023, with all sales to be conducted live at Morphy Auctions’ gallery in Denver (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania. The September 30, 2022 series opener, devoted exclusively to Knudsen’s collection, will be followed by October 1-3 sessions featuring high-quality automobilia, petroliana and railroadiana from other consignors. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions is delighted to announce that they have been chosen to auction the world-class Bobby Knudsen Jr Collection of antique and vintage petroliana and soda pop signs. The collection will be offered in a series of three no-reserve auctions over a one-year period, with Part I to take place around the time of the October 4-7, 2022 AACA Hershey Fall Meet & Show. Part II will be auctioned in spring 2023, and the third and final sale will be held on a date within close proximity to the Fall 2023 AACA Hershey event. All three auctions will be conducted live at Morphy Auctions’ gallery in Denver (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania, with all forms of remote bidding also available, including live online through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Back when cars were fairly new, gas stations were few and far between. To attract customers, gas stations touted themselves with bright, colorful signage to serve as a beacon — sometimes literally — to drivers day and night. Vintage gas station memorabilia is highly collectible, and the brands that collectors like most are early examples with striking graphics deployed in the service of now-defunct brands. Mohawk Gasoline certainly fits the bill.