DENVER, PENNSYLVANIA, October 25, 2015 – Enthusiasts just couldn’t get enough of Morphy Auctions’ October 5th Automobilia and Petroliana sales event… so much that the reserved-seating-only auction lasted almost 11 hours long! This remarkable buying opportunity featured 800 of the finest oil and gas related signs, globes, and pumps and had practically a 100% sell-through rate. After the hammer fell for the last time, 91 lots realized $10,000 or above. In addition, 17 lots realized $25,000 or more, and 7 lots sped past $50,000.
This auction featured many absolutely remarkable signs that generated sales results to match! Bird was the word with a Polly SSP diecut neon sign. It was estimated at $70,000-100,000 and realized $91,500. A Kelly Tires with “Lotta Miles” logo sign rolled right over its estimate of $50,000-80,000 to realize $90,280. Also of interest was a Harbor Petroleum Products with seaplane logo sign that soared past its $35,000-50,000 estimate to realize $73,200, and Pennsylvania Vacuum Cup Tires diecut flange sign whose cup runneth over to $50,020 on a $15,000-25,000 estimate.