Advertising, Auctions — December 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

Morphy July Automobilia Auction $3.5 Million in Sales

Kelly Tires w/ Lotta Miles Porcelain Sign, $88,450
Kelly Tires w/ Lotta Miles
Porcelain Sign, $88,450

DENVER, PENNSYLVANIA, August 7, 2016 – It was fifth gear all the way with Morphy’s most recent Premier Automobilia and Petroliana auction. This two-day event, held on July 23rd-24th, 2016, featured over 1,500 outstanding lots. After the final bid hit the brakes, 33 lots realized $10,000-$19,999; 10 lots realized $20,000-74,999; and 2 lots topped off at more than $75,000! All prices reported include Morphy’s 22% buyer’s premium.

Two signs clearly were in a class by themselves by collector’s standards. The first, lot #210, is a 42″ diameter Kelly Tires w/ Lotta Miles” porcelain sign featuring a beautiful girl in a matching red hat and coat behind the wheel of a car. This fine example, with excellent gloss and color, generated a-lotta interest to realize $72,500. And bird’s the word with this second collector’s highlight – lot #1080, a Polly Gas iconic parrot image diecut sign. This two-piece sign, measuring an impressive 74″ × 48″, took flight at $85,400.

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Polly Gas Iconic Parrot Image Diecut Sign, $85,400
Polly Gas Iconic Parrot Image Diecut
Sign, $85,400