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    Posted 2 months ago

    K45389
    (56 items)

    I briefly had this in my hands for awhile, back a dozen years or so. A cast metal holder with glass window that held cardboard signage that displayed the current gas price of the day. This would have been bolted to a Pump or a nearby pole. The cardboard that appeared in the window display, the one that showed a little browning from the sunlight, is the one that had gas at 9 cents a gallon plus taxes at 4 cents and 1 cent. 14 cents a gallon! I think that puts the time frame at about 1934. Additional cardboard signage included pricing all the way up to 20 cents per gallon, plus taxes. I'm not this type of collector so it found a new home.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Interesting piece. Was there 2 separate taxes? Why isn't the tax just 5 cents?
    2. K45389, 2 months ago
      Not sure but I'm assuming one tax, the higher one, is federal and the lower tax is state or local. May have been required at the time to show both.
    3. K45389, 2 months ago
      Correction...Actually the higher tax is State, the lower tax is Federal.
    4. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Ok. That's what I was thinking.

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