25" x 25" Shell Sign Value

Posted by: bigandtall

25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Mon Jul 31 2017 10:44 AM

Another eBay sign. I like this size and style. I hope to find one someday. But the market for signs has gone so steep lately that I'm not sure what is fair value for some of these older, possible more rare, signs.

Opinions of value? Seller is asking about $850 and won't reduce (I asked for a better price).
Posted by: essco

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Mon Jul 31 2017 12:09 PM

I would be happy with the price if I was the seller ,and if that's the best one in yr price range buy it,but personally I'd spend 3k on a nice one,
Posted by: advertologist

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Mon Jul 31 2017 12:34 PM

Originally Posted By essco
I would be happy with the price if I was the seller ,and if that's the best one in yr price range buy it,but personally I'd spend 3k on a nice one,


agree with above,
IMO value in that condition: minimal
buy a nice one- you do not want that- even if you spend too much for a nice one your better off
I always ask myself when I buy something, can I at least get my money back if I turn around tomorrow & sell it.
at 850. the answer is: No .. ... cool
Posted by: advertologist

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Mon Jul 31 2017 12:44 PM

here is one that didn't sell, you might contact seller with a offer .. ... cool

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Shell-Ga...4-/172735126266

sign of subject is pre '29
Posted by: bigandtall

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Mon Jul 31 2017 02:11 PM

Originally Posted By advertologist
here is one that didn't sell, you might contact seller with a offer .. ... cool

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Shell-Ga...4-/172735126266

sign of subject is pre '29


That's a good lead, thanks! Wishing I could go to Iowa Gas just to hunt for one of these but I'm covered over with work that week. I got some real nice signs at the Peotone, IL show early this year. I am looking forward to the next one there, just not sure when the next one is scheduled.

So these little, and old, shell signs are worth north of $2K in nice condition, that's is good to know!
Posted by: BryceG

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Mon Jul 31 2017 03:06 PM

i just sold a decent one of these (8 in condition) for $1400... wait for one in that range of price/condition.

the one above for 850 is definitely a bad buy
Posted by: Done4

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Mon Jul 31 2017 05:11 PM

When I started collecting that sign won't make a show or any interest. But that was then and this is now, barn hanger for sure. I agree with Bryce. You can find a much better one for a little more money and you won't be throwing money out the window.
Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Tue Aug 01 2017 07:56 PM

I just sold this one for $900 , And I had a hard time getting that for it . I had it listed on here and not one bit of interest.

Posted by: advertologist

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Tue Aug 01 2017 08:25 PM

not as early as sign of subject but
in extremely better condition .. ... cool
Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Tue Aug 01 2017 08:32 PM

Agree Randy , 25" x 25" just trying to give example .
Posted by: bigandtall

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Wed Aug 02 2017 08:51 AM

Originally Posted By HI-OCTANE
I just sold this one for $900 , And I had a hard time getting that for it . I had it listed on here and not one bit of interest.




I would have bought that. That is the condition and price I'm looking for. Dang it.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Fri Aug 04 2017 06:29 PM

[quote=bigandtall Seller is asking about $850 and won't reduce (I asked for a better price). [/quote]

discounted .. ... cool

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Posted by: wayno48

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Fri Aug 04 2017 06:47 PM

3% discount.Gee he must really be fond of it!
Posted by: bigandtall

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Thu Aug 10 2017 09:24 PM

Originally Posted By HI-OCTANE
I just sold this one for $900 , And I had a hard time getting that for it . I had it listed on here and not one bit of interest.




So I searched and found your original ad for your sign. It was listed at $1,400. Had I known you'd come down 43% I would have been interested. I probably would have paid a bit more than $900, but the price was never dropped nor listed as OBO.
Posted by: JimT

Re: 25" x 25" Shell Sign Value - Fri Aug 11 2017 04:47 AM

You might want to reread his ad. http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=116296&Number=688393#Post688393