Tag Archives: Petroliana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Coors Dairy die-cut sign, $43,520 Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Coors Dairy die-cut sign, $43,520 Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A complete Coors Dairy die-cut porcelain and neon sign with figural cow image, 88 inches by 79 inches, in 7.9+ condition, sold for $43,520 at an Automobilia & Petroliana Auction held Oct. 5-7 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a rare Buffalo Brand […]

Revving Up the Market For Automobilia and Petroliana

Revving Up the Market For Automobilia and Petroliana

Recently, Managing Editor Judy Gonyeau had the chance to talk about automobilia and petroliana with Morphy Auctions’ Department Head and Expert for Automobilia and Petroliana, John Mihovetz. John started out at Morphy’s in his 20s before becoming the Department Head at the ripe old age of 31. His experience since childhood, along with his endless […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kelly Tires porcelain sign, $88,450, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Kelly Tires porcelain sign (“Lotta Miles”) sold for $88,450 at a Premier Automobilia and Petroliana Auction held July 23-24 in Denver, Pa. Also, a Polly Gas die-cut sign with iconic parrot image rose to $85,400; an Indian Gasoline OPE gas globe with running […]

Road Art

Road Art

By Don Weberg While motoring enthusiasts normally collect cars, motorcycles and trucks as the obvious items of choice, they also frequently accumulate collections of associated paraphernalia known to Mecum Auctions as Road Artô. Known also as Automobilia or Petroliana, Road Art includes a number of items related to motor vehicles such as signs, streetlights, cans, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kelly Tires logo sign, $94,550, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Kelly Tires “Lotta Miles” logo sign sold for $94,550 at a Premier Automobilia & Petroliana Auction held April 23-24 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Champion Oil Products porcelain sign hit $76,250; a Husky Service Dog sunrise logo sign fetched $58,560; […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Musgo Gasoline sign, $164,700, Morphy's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Musgo Gasoline sign  featuring an Indian in full headdress graphics sold for $164,700 at a Premier Automobilia and Petroliana Auction held Jan. 9-10 by Morphy’s in Denver, Pa. Also, a Smith-o-Lene Aviation Brand gasoline sign with airplane graphics soared to $134,200; a Beacon […]

Collecting Petroliana

Collecting Petroliana

Collecting Petroliana By Dan Matthews It pays to advertise, so the old saying goes, but the real profits nowadays are in the signs that deliver the advertiser’s message, especially when it comes to petroliana. Ever since collecting gas and oil-related advertising became an organized pursuit in the 1980s, prices have increased steadily. Now, three decades […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2014 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2014 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2014 issue features “Collecting Petroliana” by Dan Matthews, “What Other Casino Memorabilia Do I Want to Collect?” by Sheldon Smith, and “Comic Characters and Collectibles: Artist Shawn Martinbrough to Appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum” by J.C. Vaughn. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Gavels N’ […]