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Morphy Auctions

Auction Info

Auction Name
Automobilia and Petroliana
Auction Date
10/14/2020 - 10/15/2020
Sale Number
#101420
Total Lots
876
Sold Lots
867
Lots Sold
98.97%
Unsold Lots
9
Total Sales (USD)
2,114,525.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,039,100.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,883,750.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,053,850.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,908,750.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
110.78%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1421

RARE & OUTSTANDING PENN TRUMP MOTOR OIL PORCELAIN SERVICE STATION SIGN W/ METAL HANGING BRACKET.

USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 52,275.00
2213

OUTSTANDING & RARE FORD LUBRICATION DIE CUT PORCELAIN NEON SIGN.

USD 6,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 43,200.00
1274

RARE & OUTSTANDING OILZUM MOTOR OIL & LUBRICANTS PORCELAIN CURB SIGN W/ OSWALD THE DRIVER GRAPHIC.

USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 33,000.00
1172

UNIQUE & RARE DIE CUT PORCELAIN THREE DIMENSIONAL FORD SCRIPT NEON SIGN.

USD 8,000.00 - 14,000.00 USD 28,800.00
2212

RARE & OUTSTANDING SIGNAL GASOLINE PORCELAIN SERVICE STATION SIGN.

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 22,800.00
1173

OUTSTANDING OK USED CARS PORCELAIN NEON DEALERSHIP SIGN W/ ORIGINAL BULLNOSE ATTACHMENTS.

USD 14,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 19,200.00
2173

NEW HOLLAND P 1/2 HP HIT & MISS ENGINE.

USD 500.00 - 1,500.00 USD 17,400.00
1272

OUTSTANDING CHEVROLET SUPER SERVICE DIE CUT PORCELAIN NEON SIGN.

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 14,760.00
1419

FORD SERVICE DIE CUT PORCELAIN NEON ARROW SIGN.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 14,760.00
1053

UNIQUE & RARE FORD V8 DIE CUT TIN NEON DEALERSHIP SIGN.

USD 4,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 14,145.00
1648

RARE ARNO AIR METER MODEL 33 RESTORED IN POLLY GASOLINE.

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 13,200.00
1556

OUTSTANDING MARATHON BEST IN THE LONG RUN GASOLINE DIE CUT PORCELAIN KEYHOLE SIGN.

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 12,300.00
1318

OUTSTANDING FORD, LINCOLN & FORDSON CARS, TRUCKS & TRACTORS SMALTS PAINTED TIN DEALERSHIP SIGN.

USD 7,500.00 - 15,000.00 USD 12,300.00
2160

2012 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHR MIDNIGHT PEARL ROAD KING W/SIDECAR.

USD 8,000.00 - 16,000.00 USD 12,300.00
1174

RARE SAXON MOTOR CARS PORCELAIN DEALERSHIP SIGN W/ METAL HANGING BRACKET.

USD 5,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 11,685.00
2002

HI-SPEED GAS PORCELAIN SERVICE STATION SIGN W/ ORIGINAL METAL FRAME.

USD 1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 11,685.00
1010

GMC TRUCKS DIE CUT PORCELAIN NEON SIGN.

USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 11,400.00
1271

OUTSTANDING GM GENERAL MOTORS PARTS TWO PIECE PORCELAIN NEON SIGN.

USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 11,340.00
1276

OUTSTANDING NEW OLD STOCK LET US MOBILOIL YOUR CAR PORCELAIN SIGN IN ORIGINAL SHIPPING CRATE.

USD 5,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 11,070.00
1316

FORD AMERICAS FAVORITE V-8 TIN BILLBOARD SIGN W/ CREST GRAPHIC.

USD 4,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 11,070.00
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
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