Encyclopedia of Petroliana: Identification and Price Guide (Paperback)
The Best Reference for Oil and Gas Collectibles
Here is the only reference you'll ever need for determining the value of vintage oil and gas memorabilia. Buying and selling antique service station collectibles for decades, Mark Anderton shares his unique knowledge of items from vintage gas station signs to antique oil cans, and much more.
The Encyclopedia of Petroliana shares over a thousand color photographs, company by company, of collectors' items with brand names from an era gone by. Anderton instructs the reader on how to determine the value of gas pumps, fuel ads, tin or enamel signs, and old road maps in terms of authenticity, rarity, and aesthetic appeal.
Having grown up in Oil City, Pennyslvania, Anderton's roots run deep in the oil and gas industry. His great-grandfather founded the Continental Refining Company, and his many years running Collectors Auction Services yielded the long catalogue of items here. This list remains the authoritative chart of relative value-many prices will inevitably increase in the coming years.
This book is also available from Echo Point Books in hardcover, ISBN 1635619327.