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    Posted 2 months ago

    toy_passion
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    Hey Guys, I got lucky to bought recently an unknow shell porcelain sign, but what was it going on ? I never seen another one before and never seen on old pictures of gas station

    the sign is written in french translated by "shell oils make engines last" I think it was used in Belgium ( or france )

    each parts are pretty narrow 5,11 inches ( 13 cm ) by 43,30 inches ( 110 cm ) the 2 parts are the exact same sizes and there are 8 holes at the exact same places on the 2 parts, the 2 signs are not cutout from a larger sign as the porcelain is neat on all edges

    I'm not sure if the 2 parts were meant to be placed side by side or on top of each other

    I have some ideas on where it was used but nothing confirmed

    - on the side of a shell delivery truck
    - on the tailgate of a shell delivery truck
    - on the marquee of a gas station
    - on the side of a race track as an advertising

    anybody has an idea ? or black and white picture of this sign in situation

    Thanks

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Cool signs..my guess is French Canadian.

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