Armitage Auctions hosts its annual Petrol Memorabilia event

PETROL HEADS:Armitage auctioneers Neil O'Brien and Andrew Snooks wIth some of the petrol memorabilia set to go up auction. Picture: Phillip Biggs
PETROL HEADS:Armitage auctioneers Neil O'Brien and Andrew Snooks wIth some of the petrol memorabilia set to go up auction. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Petrol prices are always a hot topic of conversation, but it will be more about collectors items than car mileage on December 16 when Armitage Auctions hosts its annual Petrol Memorabilia event.

Now in its fourth year, between 500 and 800 lots will be showcased to bidders, including signs, bottles and boxes from brands such as Caltex, Goodyear, Texaco, Mobil and many more.

The majority of what will be on show comes from a single collector who contacted Armitage after deciding not to take his extensive collection with him when he moved house.

He may have owned a large amount of rare items, but Armitage auctioneer Neil O’Brien said the collector wasn’t overly fussed about parting with his memorabilia. 

“He didn’t seem to have an emotional connection to the petrol stuff,” he said.

“His real passion was classic cars.”

The Armitage Auctions Petrol Memorabilia Auction will commence with seven days of viewing from Saturday, December 9.