Hello, all. I’ve had a long time interest in classic cars and automobilia/petrobilia but never did anything about either interest because of the fear of jumping in: cost, knowledge, fakes, how to find/store/maintain. I made the jump this year. I figured, we only live once.
I now own a 1973 Mustang convertible and a bunch of cool cans and signs. More of the latter to come; I’m banned from purchasing any more of the former.
I’m a story teller in public relations and enjoy imagining who put their hands on the Saphire, Vita Power or other oil cans to keep their families’ vacation drives moving, or the many who made the decision to use Oilzum motor oil in the 1960s because they saw the sign l own, or reflecting on how advertising once evoked emotion.
Anyway, thanks for having me. Looking forward to communicating with you and capitalizing on your collective collecting experiences.
That sign is from Northland Oil Company. Like T-way mentioned, they are out of St. Paul, MN. The company was founded in 1917 and it was bought out in 1944 and became Northland Products Company. They are still in business today.
This info was located on Scott Benjamin’s globe CD, which I highly recommend you buy. It has more detailed info on Northland and the history of most every other oil company.
Are these the correct size for a Bennett 150 clock face ? Is the hole spacing different on the earlier ones versus the later ones ? I have two missing on my 150. Thanks for help as have never studied the differences between early and late . I figured with your experience and knowledge you would know .
I haven't been around much lately, but occasionally I do still get out to pick through some collections. Here is the latest and greatest find, a green porcelain, reflectorized County Line sign from SoCal. Love it!