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Glass petrol pump globe for The Albion Oil and Petrol Co Ltd which sold at Richard Edmonds Auctions for £8000.

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Rare glass petrol pump globes now regularly fetch decent four-figure sums, as evidenced by this hexagonal example for The Albion Oil and Petrol Co Ltd above.

Fully stamped by the maker Hailwood and Ackroyd and in excellent condition, it took £8000 from a bidder on thesaleroom.com at automobilia and enamel sign specialist Richard Edmonds Auctions (20/12% buyer’s premium) of Chippenham on October 19.