Morphy Auctions set for second sale of the Kyle D. Moore petroliana collection

Retro Ray

Retro Ray

2015-12-30 15:35:54

Morphy Auctions are set to present the second sale of vintage automobilia and petroliana from the celebrated Kyle D. Moore collection.

Cable TV entrepreneur Moore spent 40 years assembling the collection, which has been described as "one for the history books" and comes with an estimated value of up to $20 million.

"I haven’t seen such a level of excitement in all my years in the hobby," said Dan Matthews, Division Head of Petroliana/Automobilia, when the sale of the collection was first announced. “This is the one that every collector has been waiting for,”

The first sale of the collection, conducted in October 2015, achieved a total of $4.4 million and similarly strong results are expected in January.

"This second of four sales events featuring the amazing Kyle Moore collection again presents enthusiasts with a fantastic selection of gas, oil, and automobile related collectibles," said Matthews.

"This auction also features a great grouping of oil cans and containers that are certain to be of great interest to collectors.  Mr. Moore had a remarkable eye for interesting and extremely high quality items."

This second offering will feature more than 600 of the finest automobilia and petroliana related advertising signs, over 300 lots of globes and lenses, outstanding vintage pumps and oil cans, and rare promotional items.

Amongst the most valuable vintages signs on offer will be a Musgo Gasoline "Michigan's Mile Maker" sign estimated at $60,000-$100,000, a Firestone Milk Glass and Porcelain sign valued at $60,000-$90,000, a Beacon Ethyl Gasoline with Logo sign priced at $40,000-$60,000, and a Smith-o-Lene Aviation Brand Gasoline sign estimated at $40,000-$60,000.

Standout lots from the globes and lenses section will include a Big Chief with Indian logo single lens in a metal globe body estimated at $6,000-$8,000, and a Jenney Manufacturing Auto Oils and Gasoline factory scene lenses in metal globe body, estimated at $10,000-$20,000.

Further notable rarities will include a remarkably original 1912 US Tires advertising clock, estimated at $10,000-$20,000, and a 105" tall Wayne #491 "Roman Column" 10-gallon visible gas pump estimated at $20,000-$40,000.

The Morphy Auctions Automobilia and Petroliana sale takes place in Adamstown, Pennsylvania on January 9-10, 2016.

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