DENVER, Pa. – The demand for rare, high-quality automobilia and petroliana has never been greater, and Morphy Auctions‘ experts have never been more active in their quest to secure superior-quality consignments from long-held collections. The Pennsylvania company’s July 19-20 auction is packed with obscure advertising signs, gas pumps and globes; plus a specialty selection of more than 230 graphic motor oil cans touting such brands as Bisonoil, The Bomber, Skunk Oil, Iroquois and many more. In addition, the 1,000-lot sale features other types of signage, including neon, clocks, and soda pop advertising. Absentee and Internet live bidding is accessible through LiveAuctioneers.
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NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A pair of Canadian White Rose Gasoline service station signs from the 1940s sold for a combined $63,130, and a red 1951 Ford Custom convertible car sped off with $17,700 in an online-only Petroliana & Advertising auction held on March 11 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. Prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.
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 – The Ford brand will take center stage in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Petroliana & Advertising auction planned for Saturday, March 11 and beginning at 9 am Eastern time. The likely top two lots in the 309-lot sale are a 1951 Ford convertible in Carnival Red, an excellent survivor car; and a scarce 1940s Canadian Ford Monarch porcelain dealer sign. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – On August 27, Richmond Auctions set a new world auction record for the most expensive antique advertising sign when it sold a 48in double-sided porcelain Musgo Gasoline sign for $1.5 million against an estimate of $100,000-$750,000, shattering the previous record of $400,000.
NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A Winchester cartridge board from around 1884 – one of the most sought-after examples of American sporting advertising – is an expected highlight lot in an online-only Petroliana & Advertising Auction planned for Saturday, April 23 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., starting promptly at 9 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
AUBURN, Ind. – Worldwide Auctioneers will hold its annual Enthusiast Auction on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23. Collectors can choose among pre-war automobiles, muscle cars, sports and classics, as well as an exceptional selection of the best memorabilia to be found. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Once upon a time, not too long ago, milkmen placed glass bottles full of milk on the doorsteps of homes and shops and cleared away the empties. In the early 1900s and throughout the first half of the 20th century, thousands of American dairies employed milkmen to deliver their goods to customers’ homes, first by horse and wagon, and later by truck. While a few dairies still offer some form of home delivery, the sight of a cheerful fellow in a crisply pressed uniform arriving at the front door has largely disappeared from our shared cultural memory, and the relics of that era have become coveted antiques.
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.