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Posted 2 years ago

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jodyp57
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Double sided 48" round porcelain gas sign. Have not had much luck finding out any information on this sign. I do know the co.started in Pasadena,tx around 1917 and was sold to a co. in Baltimore,MD in the 1920s.any help would be appreciated.thanks

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Saw one selling on ebay recently, although your looks older. It was about 11X9, so much smaller.
  2. jodyp57, 2 years ago
    That was from june2012.the only one i've seen with same logo.wrote to seller,but could not get any info.thanks
  3. jodyp57, 2 years ago
    I found this about 70 miles from Pasadena,tx.my guess is 1920s or 30s.its different from 1940s and 50s logo I've seen.
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Just love yours, hope someone comes up with some info, got a bunch of old petroliana price guides recently - will check into them !~Phil.
  5. jodyp57, 2 years ago
    OK.thanks
  6. carolinatraveler, 2 years ago
    Crown began marketing in Houston in 1930, in the east in 1943 where they remain today. This sign was used in the Houston market in the late 1930s (there is an earlier version) and is known to have been in use as late as 1947, where I have seen a photo from a station here in NC
    Wayne Henderson, publisher and editor of
    Petroleum Collectibles Monthly
    and collector of Crown memorabilia
  7. jodyp57, 2 years ago
    thank you very much,Wayne.after a month of searching,its good to finally have a confirmation.




  8. carolinatraveler, 2 years ago
    John:
    I have collected Crown Central items for nearly 50 years and have been searching for this piece since I first found out they existed nearly 25 years ago. Would you consider selling it?
    Thanks
    Wayne Henderson, Kernersville, NC pcmpublishing@triad.rr.com


  9. jodyp57, 2 years ago
    Wayne:it depends.while I do enjoy rare finds,everything has a price.send an offer to my email(trying to stay within within the rules here)and we can go from there.thank you

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