A Bruinoil and Bruin Gasoline double-sided tin flange signal bought for $92,250, highlighting the third and closing installment of the acclaimed Bobby Knudsen Jr. assortment at Morphy Auctions. The ultimate sale in October realized $5.1 million, driving the general assortment whole to just about $10 million.
Every merchandise within the public sale was graded, licensed and stickered by AGS, the just lately launched professional grading service that makes a speciality of vintage promoting.
Along with the Bruin Gasoline signal, a uncommon and excellent Beacon Ethyl Gasoline single-sided porcelain service station signal from the Nineteen Thirties bought for $72,000. a Harbor Petroleum Merchandise (Los Angeles) single-sided porcelain signal, AGS-graded 94, bought for $60,000.
The ever-popular aviation theme continued with an iconic Smitholene Aviation Model Gasoline single-sided porcelain pump plate signal with a dual-prop airplane graphic promoting for $40,800. Courting to across the Nineteen Forties, the 10-inch-diameter signal introduced in extraordinarily clear situation and was AGS-graded 93.