Rare, vintage automobilia clocks are unique pieces of history that have now become collectibles. There is an expanding market for these classic pieces, across multiple generations. In the 60’s and 70’s, many automobile manufacturers used clocks as advertising tools. These items would be distributed to new and used car dealers or even service centers across the country, as part of the company’s marketing strategy.
Over the decades, the types of vehicles changed and so did the advertising. These clocks and other advertising items were slowly sidelined and eventually lost their relevance altogether. Ultimately, the clocks were either disposed of or put away in some storage area on the property. But today, these clocks have become valuable collectibles and it’s little surprise that they are in high demand in the market.
Automobilia Clocks Auctions
Many people are willing to pay a pretty penny for automobilia clocks in a good condition. This is where we at Richmond Auctions come in. We are the experts that love, live and breathe automobilia and petroliana. Our team works with private collectors that bring these vintage pieces to us for our auctions. We weave our magic (well that’s actually our skills and experience) to sell these unique items for their worth.
But that’s not all we do. Many members of our team are exclusively involved in traveling to places far and near to look for these vintage pieces. We bring these back to our base facility where our automobilia clock auctioneers take these original clocks and auction them off or put up for sale at our showroom.
Vintage Automobilia Clocks for Sale
We pride ourselves on being a customer-centric company that has built its standing and reputation from the ground up. You will find that our expertise in restoring these classic pieces is as amazing as the customer service we provide. Many clients bring their automobilia clocks to us for evaluation to have the clocks auctioned for sale.
We are very objective and transparent in our dealings with customers and clients. Regardless of whether you want to buy automobilia clocks from us or want to sell, we are the company to call. Our expertise in this space is unrivaled and you are assured of the best vintage items and services at all times.
We buy and sell genuine retro automobilia clocks at our showroom or via auctions at our facility or online as well. For more information, feel free to browse the Richmond Auctions site or contact us.
Collecting Vintage Petroliana Clocks
Collecting vintage petroliana clocks is a popular hobby among those who are interested in the history of the automotive and petroleum industries. Petroliana refers to items related to the sale and distribution of gasoline and other petroleum products, and these items can include clocks, vintage signs, gas globes, gas pumps, and other collectibles.
Vintage petroliana clocks were often used in gas stations, service stations, and other businesses that sold gasoline. They were made to be durable and able to withstand the wear and tear of daily use. Many of these clocks were made of metal or plastic and featured the logos and branding of various gasoline brands. Some clocks were designed to hang on the wall, while others were made to stand on a counter or table.
Collecting vintage petroliana clocks can be a fun and rewarding hobby, as these clocks are often unique and visually appealing. They can also be a valuable investment, as the demand for vintage petroliana has increased in recent years.
There are many different ways to find vintage petroliana clocks, including visiting antique shops, flea markets, and online marketplaces. It can also be helpful to join collector groups or forums, where you can connect with other collectors and learn about new finds and resources.
In addition to collecting vintage petroliana clocks, many collectors also collect other types of petroliana, such as signs, vintage gas globes, and other items related to the automotive and petroleum industries. This can be a fun and interesting way to learn more about the history of these industries and to add some unique and nostalgic items to your collection.