Thanks for the gentle correction about your photo being from the Metro Petro gas/oil show in New Jersey (not Peotone. IL), my friend. How embarrassing. The guy in the far right looks quite like me, at least from behind. And, what really threw me was the plastic shelving sections being used on the far right vendor's swap table. That is exactly how I set up my vending space. Based on your location comment, I put on my reading glasses and got a magnifying glass out. Of course, you are right. I still admire that guy's fairly decent crop of hair, and rugged good looks...at least from behind! Thanks for the fun, MetroPetro. John
Skelly globes like this one are reasonably common here in the upper Midwest. The lens themselves seem to be found more frequently than complete globes. So, guys buy the lenses and find a glass globe body (either original of reproduction), and a complete globe is created. Kevin's $500 thought for a complete Skelly globe like this one is about right, as I see it. However, it could bring more in other parts of the country, or from an in-person or auction buyer who doesn't have much globe knowledge, or who doesn't know "Old Gas" exists.
The original poster mentioned this Skelly globe came from the seller's parents grocery store/filling station. It always surprises me when someone sells such an old, interesting, colorful, displayable part of their family's history, like this gas pump globe. And, to gain just $250 in return. When an item like this globe is gone from the family....it's usually gone forever. Just me thinking out loud, of course. John
$1000 Tokheim 39 Short gas pump The computer spins nicely and the bell rings. Porcelain computer faces are in original excellent condition, with no chips or touch ups. It does have one dent in the corner and a small dent in the side near the computer reset handle. Neither are that bad. No rust except for some surface rust. Very solid. Shipping available. Please see full picture set on our web site: https://www.oldgaspumpguys.com/antique-gas-pumps-for-sale.html
Just bought this Large 1950’s Wolverine Texaco Fire Chief Pump off of an old Texaco employee. He added an original mini fire chief pump sign where a paper label would be and he added an original contains lead sign on the side. Also used flat head screws for affect. The pump has shelving in the back. I wanted to share the modification and ask if anyone had this pump as a kid. Thanks
I turned your picture for you! Those bodies are typically worth $300 and you can expect about $100 for each lens if they are as nice as you say! Anything above that would be bonus money paid because someone REALLY had to have it! And we have all done that before! LOL