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Petroliana697 of 1968International Shell Oil truck By Buddy LMobile oil gargoyle BB double sided porcelain sign
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Posted 2 years ago

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mikielikes…
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It only makes sence that when you start to collect ANYTHING, that you begain with the easier to come by, less expensive items, that way, as your learning & make mistakes, they dont hurt so bad. So it goes with my Gulf Oil Co. gas pump plate collection.Look on E-Bay at any time & you'll see the same Gulf signs, all selling at the same average price, depending on condition. Im at 19 now, & about 4 plates ago i crossed the price threshold, with the last four costing as much as the first nine or ten. A little Gulf 101:
Gulftane was a sub grade regular product (regular is 87 oct.) produced to compete in the gas wars of the ,used between 62-71.
pict.#4- bottom sign- was only used between 1962-63
top right sign-was used between 1963-71
top left sign-was used on the east coast only, & is a rare find for a late model pump plate.
pict.#1-2 is the "large" logo Gulftane front & back
pict.#3- you can see the difference in the "large" & reg. Gulf logos.

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  1. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    You lost me at "it only makes sense"lol!nice signs!
  2. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    you got further than most gargoyle, hope alls well in the land of plenty.(gas & oil collectibles)
  3. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you pw-collector!
  4. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
    Is the first two pictures a repro? One just sold on ebay for $200
  5. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    HELP!I'm drowning in a pool of signs and cans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    gargoyle, I'd throw you a life-preserver, but it's made of porcelain on steel!
  7. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    EJW, how did u get that info. , iv'e never seen a re-pop of the large logo Gulftane, but i would sure like to, before i leave feedback. Did the re-pop have a bad corner,slight metal bend?
  8. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
    I asked you if it is a repro, the one with the bent corner, I don't know, but the back is what made me wonder plus you didnt say anything about that sign.
  9. billyg billyg, 2 years ago
    No second guessing. We all wonder if what we payed was fair. If we bought it , we must have wanted it.
  10. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    The back is right on it, i've seen these in the past, the blue is the "base" coat, extending around to the front. White's next, then the orange. Same as the "small" logo Gulftane. Gulftane with no logo has a white "base". I was just curious about the re-pop EJW saw, this sign cost considerably more than 200.00$.
  11. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thanks billyg, (for me) with porcelain signs, it's not so much what i've paid, the other biders will dictate the fair market value, & as you say, if you WANT it, it will probably cost more. Its the dreaded re-popers, the grey backs with the white overspray is a red flag, but not always, as i have a authentic Railway Express Agency sign that has the same backing.
  12. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thanks Mani, hope all's well.
  13. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    EJW, NOW i see what your saying, i guess i did'nt look close enough at the pict.s. The blue on the back looks lighter than the blue on the front, but its not. I blame my photo. skills, ill work harder on them!
  14. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Wow, this one threw me. I don't remember seeing this one before. Wow.
  15. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    Thanks Sean, (blush,blush) i've always luvd the Gulf Oil colors too.
  16. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    miKKo, you dont see this "large" logo Gulftane often, sometimes you can find them on e-bay from a seller who does'nt know the difference, but not often.
  17. Signaholic Signaholic, 2 years ago
    Nice find Mike!
  18. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you sign, i've waited awile for this one, came around a couple of month's ago but went for even more than this one.
  19. Signaholic Signaholic, 2 years ago
    Gulf signs have been hot hot for about the last 5 years.
  20. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    I've got a 1957 Alfa Spider that's been sitting in the garage to long, im thinking about selling of some of my signs so as to focus on that project. I've put it off because the markets been so bad, but i think my timing may be right now.
  21. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    eye was doing both, im thinking if i type it on here, maybe it'll remind me to follow threw. eye get sidetracked easily.
  22. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you Hedgewalker!
  23. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you Phil, glad you liked it!
  24. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you kerry!
  25. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you adirondackantique for the luvin!
  26. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    pw-collector, thank you for lookin!

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