The hugely popular collectible genre known as petroliana comprises a wide variety of categories. The thing that all petroliana items have in common is that they are all related in some way to gas stations and/or the petroleum industry. A popular decor choice for the ultimate in man caves, petroliana enthusiasts will travel to the 'ends of the earth' for the privilege of bringing home rusty advertising signs, old oil cans, and a plethora of other items that formerly resided in service stations across the United States. FYI: A 48" Red Hat Royal gasoline sign that had resided in a private collection for over 25 years, recently sold for a staggering $66K in auction! In another example, a porcelain Houston Gasoline sign featuring Texas legend Sam Houston on horseback sold for $33,600! These occurrences are common as petroliana fever infects more and more collectors eager to document and even recreate the past!
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