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Automobile represents a bygone age of handmade signs, crafted bonnets mascots, and ephemera full of period character.

It covers a wide range of items connected with cars, trucks, motorbikes, and other motorised vehicles.

They are markets for everything automotive, including toolkits, hubcaps, and spark plugs, and prices to suit most budgets from enamelled petrol cans from the 30s and 50s, worth about $10-$30 up to most valuable bonnet mascots, a Mr Bibendum Michelin man mascot by Ets Generes of Paris can fetch $5000 or more.

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Car mascots, placed on top of radiator caps, are often expensive, but earlier examples from the 1920s can sell for less than $200 $400, especially if they are small are for lesser-known makes.
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Common themes are goddesses and lucky horseshoes.

A mascot marked with a high quality makers name such as F Bazin, Lejeune, Red Ashay or Lalique, is highly prized.

A 1920s silver-plated bronze mascot by Bazin can go for more than $2000.

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Factors affecting price include condition and rarity, with the highest price paid for hard to find mascots from 1930s glass mascots from this period are sought after.
Lalique made the best quality, although examples by period imitator’s sabino of Paris and red ashay in Britain can also cost less than $2000-$3000.

Smaller or newer mascots from the 1940s onwards can be more reasonably priced but are starting to attract interest.
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A 7.5 cm a prox 3 inches high Bentley B mascot with outstretched wings from the 1950s and 60s can often be found for less than $200.

All the lamps generally command the highest prices.
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A pair of brass side lamps from 1910 can be worth about $1000-$2000.

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Lamps from the 1950s onwards are less expensive, and can be bought for around $30 to hundred dollars .

A 1960s Lumax carp lamp with its original box is worth about $30-$40.

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The German company Carl Zeiss made headlamps from the 1920s onwards and these are particularly sought after, especially the rare fork mounted examples.

A Rolls-Royce chrome plated silver wraith, Scott from 1930s and 40s will set you back around 500 $600.

A Bugatti owners club enamelled and chromed motor barge from the 1930s and 40s retails for around $60-$80 in 2013.
A British automo

bile racing club badge. 1912, sells for around $50-$70. 


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Grille badges issued by motoring organisations, such as the AA and RAC, and car clubs are eagerly collected.

High quality badges are made from chromed brass, embellished with coloured vitreous enamels.

Badges from the 1950s onwards can be found for around $30 $80 are less, but examples from the 1920s and 30s can be worth more than $200.

Badges for members of owners clubs are racing clubs made from the 1950s onwards tend to sell for around $50-$200.

Original signs from garage forecourts and sales material from showrooms are popular.

A 1920s vacuum motor car oils enamel signs can be worth about $200 and rarely enamel golden shell motorcycle while signs can cost double.

Porcelain signs from the 1920s and 30s made by companies such as Esso and mobil oil can cost more than $400-$500 if you have space, petrol pumps are also desirable, especially those from the late 1950s and 60s with illuminated globes.

Expect to pay $700-$800 or more for a 1958 shall pump with a functioning globe.

A Desmo us motor-vehicle horn from the 1920s will cost you around $80 to a $120 dollars.

Pirelli vintage calendar's $30 - $300

A enamelled British racing and Sports car club badge from the 1950s and 60s from $60-$80.

A enamel and chrome plated national motorist Association badge 1930s and 40s $100 $150.

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Happy hunting, from the collectibles coach.     

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