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Morphy Auctions' October Premier Automobilia and Petroliana Sales Event Takes The Victory Lap With Sales Topping $4.4 Million!

This phenomenally successful auction, the first of four upcoming sales events featuring the world-class Kyle Moore collection, eclipsed all pre-auction estimates.

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 cheap nfl jerseys whose cup runneth over to $50,020 on a $15,000-25,000 estimate.

There’s no getting around the fact that globes are very popular among car enthusiasts.  And this sale delivered specjali?ci? world-class result in this category.  A Bengal Green Gasoline with logo 15″ single lens, estimated at $5,000-10,000, roared to $24,400, while a wholesale jerseys Superior Gasoline lenses new HP metal globe body took the high road to realize $23,180 on its $5,000-8,000 estimate.  A Speedway Lens original red ripple globe body that realized $23,180 and a super rare Standard Oil chimney cap etched OPC that realized $18,300 round out these globe highlights; both of these selections were originally estimated at $5,000-8,000.

Buyers could not help getting pumped up over this auction’s fantastic selection of gas pumps.  A very rare Service Station Equipment Eco-meter gas pump, estimated at $20,000-40,000, realized $61,000, while a Raymond “4 in 1 Justice” 5 gallon visible gas pump, estimated wholesale jerseys  $15,000-20,000, flexed its muscles to realize $46,360.  Other “full service” pump highlights include a Correct Measure “Correct-o-meter” gas pump which was estimated at $15,000-30,000 and realized $34,160; a Milwaukee Model #850 cash recorder gas pump which was estimated at $5,000-10,000 and realized $15,860; and a Gilmore Blue-Green Gasoline with logo gas pump that was estimated at $7,500-10,000 and finest realized $15,860.

As with any auction, this sales event offered good values for those willing to go off the beaten path.  It was a Hunde Sunday drive for bidders who scored a Packard service sign, estimated at $20,000-40,000, for $14,030; cheap nba jerseys an Evangeline Gasoline with logo sign, estimated for $15,000-30,000, for $12,200; and a Canadian Double ten gallon visible gas pump, estimated at $20,000-40,000 for $16,470.

According to Dan Matthews, Division Head of Petroliana/Automobilia at Morphy Auctions, “This first of four oil and gas sales events featuring the amazing Kyle Moore collection truly achieved astonishing results.  However, given the quality and scope of the items on offer, I am zelfrijdende not surprised OCT. at how enthusiastically the collecting community embraced this buying opportunity. I look forward to presenting 1,200 more lots from the Moore collection at our upcoming two day Petroliana/Automobilia sales event on January 9th and 10th, 2016.”

About Morphy Auctions:
Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collectibles, is headquarted in Denver, Pennsylvania. The company also has an office in Las Vegas, Nevada.  A full service auction house, the company presents over 20 premier auctions annually, as well as monthly discovery sales. Morphy’s team of specialists includes the nation’s finest and most recognized experts in popular collecting categories including advertising; firearms; fine automobiles, petroliana and automobilia; coin-operated machines; antiques, fine, and decorative art; dolls, bears, toys, and trains; cast iron; coins; marbles; and jewelry.  Morphy Auctions is owned by President and Founder Dan Morphy, himself a lifelong and passionate collector of antiques, banks, and numerous other categories.  Morphy’s has been in business since 2004 and has grown from two to over 65 employees in over a decade.   For more information on Morphy Auctions, please visit

Dan Matthews
Petroliana/Automobilia Department Head
Morphy Auctions