Morphy Auctions Wraps Spirited Bobby Knudsen, Jr. Automobilia & Petroliana Series at Nearly $10M

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DENVER, PA – There’s likely to be a very long stretch of highway ahead of collectors before they see another gas and oil advertising collection to rival the one amassed by Bobby Knudsen Jr. Heralded far and wide for its ultrarare, superior- condition gas, oil and soda pop signs, the Knudsen collection added high-octane fuel to an already energized hobby through a series of three no-reserve sales at Morphy’s that commenced in fall 2022. The last of Knudsen’s envy-stirring signs served as the opening day highlight of Morphy’s September 29-October 1, 2023 sale and pushed the collection’s series grand total to just shy of $10 million.

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