Petroliana Auctions

The petroliana auctions at Rockabilly Auction Company are auctions that specialize in the sale of collectible items related to the petroleum industry. These items can range from vintage oil cans and signs to automobilia, gas pumps, and other related memorabilia. Petroliana auctions are a great way for collectors to find rare and unique pieces for their collection. The auctions are typically held by specialized auction houses, such as here at Rockabilly Auction Company, that specialize in petroliana or by online auction sites. Bidding at petroliana auctions is usually done through an open auction format, with bidders bidding against each other until a winning bid is determined. Prices at petroliana auctions can range from a few dollars for common items to hundreds or even thousands of dollars for rare and unique pieces.

Upcoming Petroliana Auctions

Online bidding and photo galleries of items available in our upcoming auctions.

APRIL 1, 2023 – Advertising, Americana & Nostalgia – Hartwell, GA

Online Bidding for Our Next Auction

View and bid on the available items up to 30 days before auction.

Past Auctions

See photos and winning bids from our past auctions

August 25-26, 2023

Day 1 featured original advertising signs, clocks, and, thermometers plus toys, soda fountain, country store…

April 1, 2023

The auction featured original advertising signs, oil cans, gas pump globes, soda pop, coin operated…

December 3, 2022

The auction featured original advertising signs, oil cans, gas pump globes, soda pop, coin operated…

June 18, 2022

Huge variety of items, featuring the Coca-Cola collection of Ronnie Jackson that includes signs, clocks,…


Antique Petroliana Auction Items

The petroliana auctions at Rockabilly Auction Company are a great way for enthusiasts to find rare and collectible items related to the petroleum industry. Our auctions feature a variety of items such as vintage signs, oil cans, pumps, globes, and other memorabilia from the early days of the petroleum industry. If you’re looking to add some unique pieces to your collection, then our auctions are definitely worth checking out. However, it can be difficult to win an auction if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here are some tips on how to win a petroliana auction:

  1. Research the items being auctioned off. Knowing what you’re bidding on is essential in order to make an informed bid and have a better chance of winning the item.
  2. Set a budget and stick to it. It’s easy to get carried away with bidding if you don’t have a set budget in mind beforehand.
  3. Don’t be afraid of sniping or using automated bid tools that can help you place bids at the last possible second before the auction closes.
  4. Pay attention to shipping costs as these can add up quickly depending on the size and weight of the item being purchased.
  5. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about any item before bidding on it – most sellers will be happy to answer any inquiries you may have about their items for sale!

What to Look For at our Petroliana Auctions

Our petroliana auctions are a great way to find rare and unique collectibles, but they can also be a bit tricky. As with any auction, it’s important to do your research beforehand. When it comes to petroliana auctions, there are a few key things to watch out for. First, make sure you understand the condition of the item before bidding. Many items may be sold ”as is”, meaning they may have some wear and tear or other issues that could affect their value. Also, make sure you know the estimated value of the item before bidding so you don’t overpay for something. Finally, be aware of any additional fees or taxes that may be associated with the purchase of an item. By doing your research and being aware of these potential pitfalls, you can ensure that your petroliana auction experience is a successful one! –

What To Buy?

If you’re new to petroliana collecting, it can be a bit overwhelming to get started. But with a bit of research and preparation, you can find some amazing pieces at our petroliana auctions. First, do some research on the types of items that are typically sold at petroliana auctions. This will help you narrow down your search and give you an idea of what prices to expect. Next, check out online auction sites for listings of petroliana items. Finally, attend a few local petroliana auctions, such as our auction house in Georgia, to get a feel for how they work and what kind of items are available. With a bit of effort, you’ll be able to find some great pieces!