Globes light up Charterhouse Auction

A pair of National Benzole petrol pump globes, which languished in an attic for decades, are included in the Charterhouse auction of automobilia, classic cars and motorbikes in Sherborne on Saturday 12th July.

globes.jpg“We often come across old petrol pump globes, but invariably they are chipped or faded. However, these have survived in remarkable condition will generate interest from collectors and dealers alike”. Commented Matthew Whitney. “These globes date to the 1920’s and are I have never seen another pair by this company and in this shape – they are normally diamond shaped and not spherical.”

Automobilia forms an important section in the Charterhouse auction including other globes, car badges and mascots, books, brochures, enamel signs and other items which collectors often use to decorate their garages and studies.

Also entered into this auction are a Bentley 4 ¼ litre three position drop head coupe, one of only a few made by Mulliner Park Ward in 1938, two Bentley Mk VI standard Steel saloons, another Mk VI bodied by H J Mulliner, a rare 1937 Rolls Royce 20/25 faux drop head with a wonderful rakish body by Mulliner Park Ward and a Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible ideal for running down to the South of France for the season resplendent in silver complete with electric sunroof, electric seats and the all important air conditioning.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their forthcoming programme of specialist auctions including classic cars and motorbikes in July, pictures and books also in July and Beswick & Royal Doulton in August. To arrange a free home visit throughout the West Country, please contact Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell, Partner at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS, 01935 812277.