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Morphy’s rings up $2.4M at Automobilia, Petroliana & Railroadiana Auction

Buick Authorized Valve In Head neon porcelain sign in complete, original condition graded 9.0+ on both of its sides. Sold above estimate for $27,600

DENVER, Pa. – Trains, planes and automobiles were on the minds of bidders who brought their A-game to Morphy’s big March 29-30 Automobilia, Petroliana & Railroadiana auction. The colorful 1,498-lot sale featured rare, fresh-to-the-market examples of signage, gas pumps, globes and other service station equipment from motoring’s golden era. The two-day grand total came to a hefty $2.4 million. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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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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Morphy’s to roll out top-notch automobilia, petroliana & railway rarities, Oct. 3-4

DENVER, Pa. – An exciting array of antique and vintage automobilia, petroliana and railroadiana is revved up and ready to power across the auction block at Morphy’s Sunday/Monday, October 3 and 4 sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Morphy’s mid-May auction series featuring American amusements hits $5.4M

Great Northern Railway porcelain sign with mountain goat graphic. Sold above estimate for $6,600

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions’ gallery was a hive of activity prior to the company’s May 11-15 marathon auction series that grossed $5.4 million. The attraction was a 3,400-lot array of rare antique and vintage items that ran the gamut of American amusements, from 19th-century railroad memorabilia and coin-op machines to mid-20th-century petroliana and automotive signs.

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