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Morphy’s sets major automobilia auction

More than 1,100 signs, gas pumps, globes, and more on the docket

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More than 1,100 advertising signs, gas pumps and globes and “railway rarities” are on the docket October 3-4 for the Automobilia, Petroliana & Railroadiana auction being staged live and online by Morphy’s in Denver, Pennsylvania.

The auction house said the sale will feature a private collection of 50 neon signs, including Mohawk gasoline, Chevrolet, Edsel and Lincoln/Zephyr dealerships signs, and a United Motors Service sign with spinning tires.

In total, nearly 500 gas and oil signs are on the docket, as well as 59 gas pumps and 53 gas globes. 

signs, Morphy’s sets major automobilia auction, ClassicCars.com Journal

Also on the docket is a 134-inch porcelain “torpedo” sign from Bob McDorman Chevrolet, a well-known Ohio dealership established in 1965, the auction company noted.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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