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Posted 3 years ago

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gldguy
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This sign has been in my collection for over 25 years, I don't know the age, value of this item or where it may have been posted in its day?

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  1. Signaholic Signaholic, 3 years ago
    This sign is from the late 20s era. Not sure how it was used but could've been attached to a lubester cart. Great sign to have!
  2. solver, 3 years ago
    This seller of the same sign stated the sign was for the oil cabinet.
    http://www.petrobarn.com/barn/main.php/v/signs/IMG_0919.jpg.html

    One just sold on ebay, that isn't in very good condition, for $320.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASK-GARGOYLE-MOBILOIL-OLD-ENAMEL-SIGN-/330555526199

    This one just sold for $375.
    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/9127120

    Here's a May 1916 ad from Vacuum Oil Company for Gargoyle Mobiloil but it doesn't show the sign:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=TbdZAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA1294&ots=t8g-nMRafu&dq=%22ask%20for%20gargoyle%20mobiloil%22&pg=PA1294#v=onepage&q=%22ask%20for%20gargoyle%20mobiloil%22&f=false

  3. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 3 years ago
    no later than 1928 when Vacuum Oil started the merge with Socony, I've seen old pics with them on the columns of the canopy's next to the pumps
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    seeing this made me remember i have a very similar one, but not quite in as good condition as this one - but close. i had to go and dig it out and look at it. i hadn't even seen it in 7-8 yrs!

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