Bonhams’ Oxford sale saw a bumper turnout, with a number of automobilia items selling for more than double their estimate. A 1903 Gordon Bennett Race steward's badge, issued by the Automobile Club of Great Britain & Ireland, sold for £2,750, which was more than double its original estimate of £1000 – £1200.
A Bugatti advertising poster, 'Automobiles Autorails', French, circa 1937, also caused a flurry of bidding at the sale, fetching £1000. A collection of mixed enamel signs also did well after selling for £875.
Exceeding its estimate of £60- £100, the collection of other assorted motoring signs and posters, including an AA 'Police Notice Diversion' board, a 30mph modern reflective traffic sign, a small AA 'Breakdown Service' enamel shield, a Police car roof sign, an AA GB travel plate, and two plastic Volvo signs.
The largest sign from the collection was a Jones' Sewing Machines enamel sign, depicting image of Edwardian housewife "Busy" at work on her Jones sewing machine.