Automobilia Collection Goes Under The Hammer In July

Collection of automobilia to include signage and many other interesting items will go under the hammer

A fantastic collection of automobilia to include signage and many other interesting items will go under the hammer at a forthcoming Charterhouse 2-day auction.

The fascinating collection has been amassed by a collector in Somerset over several years. With his property bulging at the seams he decided to have a sort out and asked Charterhouse to see his collection which has now been entered into their July auction.

Automobilia has recently become a roaring trade among classic enthusiasts with thousands of pounds changing hands at every classic car event held throughout the country.

Champion Spark Plugs enamel sign

Automobilia Collection

The hundereds of pieces in this particular collection is set to include:

  • Enamel Signs
  • Petrol Pump Globes
  • Fourcourt Oil Dispensers
  • Oil Cans
  • Various Bottle / Drums
  • Dealership Light Boxes
  • Petrol Signage

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The lot is sure to attract a varied range of collectors with many items in the collection being offered without reserve, thus allowing the potential bidders the opportunity of purchasing some rare automobilia.

Matthew Whitney of Charterhouse auctions said:
“Automobilia is the term used to describe anything related to motorcars, motor racing and garages or really to do with mechanically propelled vehicles.

“Today the market for automobilia is strong with bidders looking to buy anything from old enamel signs to petrol pumps to oil cans to furnish their garages, barns and indoor man caves!”

Ford forecourt sign
Ford forecourt sign £60-100

Many of these automobilia lots were once a common sight at garages and besides the road. Today at auction they are hotly contested where car and bike enthusiasts look to display these bright, colourful and decorative pieces in their garages, sheds and even their living rooms.

Mercedes showroom light box
Mercedes showroom light box £100-200

Charterhouse is also accepting further entries for their busy summer auction programme with automobilia, pictures, maps and prints on 18th & 19th July, for their classic & vintage car auction at Sherborne Castle on 21st July and the classic & vintage motorcycle auction at Haynes International Museum on 10th August.

Forecourt oil cans

For further information regarding these specialist auctions, or to arrange a home visit, contact Matthew Whitney and the team of experts at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email

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