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Ace Automobilia at Charterhouse

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There is a vast collection of automobilia in the Charterhouse two day auction on 18th & 19th July.

“Automobilia is the term used to describe anything related to motorcars, motor racing and garages or really to do with mechanically propelled vehicles.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “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!”

The 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.

Included in the collection, which includes hundreds of pieces, are enamel signs, petrol pump globes, forecourt oil dispensers, oil cans, bottles and drums, dealership light boxes, petrol signs and many, many other items, all of which are expected to sell for thousands of pounds. With most of the collection being offered for auction without reserve the auction offers bidders a great opportunity to see automobilia which rarely comes on the market and add it to their collections.

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

Charterhouse are now 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.

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