Shell petroliana collection could bring €200,000 in Monaco



2015-06-26 11:56:55

Shell petroliana collection could bring 200,000 in Monaco

Collected over 30 years, Gilles Warning's Shell ephemera will sell at RM Auctions' classic cars event

Alongside a collection of some of the finest classic collectors'automobiles on Earth, a diverse assortment of memorabilia, including the world's largest single-owner collection of Shell petroliana will appear for sale at RM Auctions' upcoming Sporting Classics of Monaco event.

Bearing the fruits of over 30 years of judicious collecting by the passionate Dutch collector and long-term Shell employee, Gilles Warning, the collection was amassed during Warning's three-decade career and through his many travels around the world.

 Gilles Warning surveys his Royal Dutch Shell Memorabilia Collection

Today, the impressive offering comprises of 1,000 different items, and will be sold as a single lot at RM's anticipated Monaco auction

From porcelain and enamel signs to oil cans and tins, glass pump globes and oil bottles, the collection spans Shell's history and global presence with many items displayed in English, Dutch, French and Arabic languages.

 'One of the world's most recognised brands': priced 150,000-200,000

This sale offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collectors or investors to acquire a fascinating snapshot of one of the world's most recognised brands from the 20th century.

The Gilles Warning Royal Dutch Shell Memorabilia Collection will auction with an estimate of 150,000-200,000.

Vintage advertising antiques can make great collectibles, as demonstrated by some of the unusual lots sold at Dan Morphy's February auction in Pennsylvania, last February.

Images: RM Auctions

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