Thanks for the information Jim. You have some great stuff there. Other than a couple ads from the 20s and 30s, we can't seem to find much on the sign. It does have a makers mark at the bottom, Reliance adv. co. Which according to another thread on here from a few years ago, that company existed from 1915 to 1930, so at least that helps date the sign.
Cool Mimax sign. I'm very envious. Here is a picture of my Mimax sign and a couple cans. I have assumed, but not researched, that "Mimax" "Pittsburgh Proof" "Sunproof" and "Pitcairn" were paint brands by PPG, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., before they aquired Ditzler Color Co. of Detroit.
Hey, North Carolina.... I’d recommend taking out 2 magazine subscriptions. One for “Check the Oil” and the other to “Petroleum Collectibles”. You can’t beat the info in the articles, dates for gas & oil shows and auctions and classifieds. Of course, Oldgas classifieds & EBay are probably the best source for items for sale. Enjoy the ride & hobby! Roger
Hello from one new member to another, Ariel! Your question about the age of your Tokheim model 39L-RA pump would be a good one to pose to our esteemed veteran member, Jack Sim, who researched and wrote the book, “An Ilustrated Guide To Gas Pumps”. Using his book as reference, your pump dates from 1947. I hope this helps... Roger
I completely concur with Stu, very honorable action gruff1! I don't know the first thing about S&P collectibles but many times I see fantasy oil jars for sale and, upon contacting the sellers and explaining to them what they have, they refuse to acknowledge that they are wrong. Much of the time I like to believe it is simply honest denial but then, particularly with eBay and on facebook, you see a second and third similar item and you find out who your dealing with. It is gratifying to know that the vast majority of members on this sight can be trusted to do what is right.
Hi guys, just a question when it comes to oil can printing errors. Are they worth anything? My friend has 3 Red Head oil cans that are silver on the outside with the red head writing in red but the inside is yellow how it should have been. Are misprints worth anything? I will try to get a photo.
Oh no, Ron. First you go and get married....and now there's a baby. What have you done? I'm assuming the diapers aren't for you, given your relatively young age. Good wishes to you and the family! John in Plover, WI