shell air signs

Posted by: advertologist

shell air signs - Sat Jun 17 2017 08:56 PM

ever see either of these shell air signs?
your 2ยข .. ... cool

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-SHELL-OIL-C...S-/222540852075

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHELL-OIL-CO-ADV...S-/222549748177
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: shell air signs - Sat Jun 17 2017 09:31 PM

I have never seen them before. I did bid on the round one. I would have went for the "balloon tire" one if I saw it.
Posted by: hancock-oil

Re: shell air signs - Sun Jun 18 2017 08:50 AM

I'm thinking fake! Strange same guy has these 2 signs that haven't been seen with original mounting brackets. Must be getting good at faking rust... Jim
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: shell air signs - Sun Jun 18 2017 10:31 AM

I'm very skeptical of an air sign that advertises "balloon" tires or any specific tires for that matter. Is air made for balloon tires different from the air put in other types of tires? Seems a bit "gimmicky" to me.......
Posted by: collector to col

Re: shell air signs - Sun Jun 18 2017 11:08 AM

A shell balloon tire sign sold in 02 or 3 on eBay ,maybe the same sign, it was out of Michigan also,one that got away because slow aol,at time dial up thought waiting to last second was smart,
Posted by: BryceG

Re: shell air signs - Sun Jun 18 2017 11:15 PM

i also wondered if anyone had seen either of these before...
Posted by: minuteman

Re: shell air signs - Sun Jun 18 2017 11:27 PM

Yes I have seen the balloon tire air sign before. It is a rare bird.
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: shell air signs - Mon Jun 19 2017 08:13 AM

Still odd to me, but learned something new this morning I guess, lol.
Posted by: hancock-oil

Re: shell air signs - Mon Jun 26 2017 08:20 PM

Funny.He has another Air sign!!! 322562997824 Seems Fishy
Posted by: JimT

Re: shell air signs - Tue Jun 27 2017 06:15 AM

That four inch or so threaded pipe ,the same on all three seems a bit coincidental ,to me. When they were the same on the first two, I thought hmm. But all three?? Maybe I'll learn something here but now I'm more skeptical.
Posted by: minuteman

Re: shell air signs - Tue Jun 27 2017 08:29 AM

Look at the wear and edges close on the sign, I have only seen that "patina" if you want to call it, on signs that have been buried and dug up. And we all know there is usually more than one found when signs dug up.
Just an opinion but I believe you can't replicate that patina no matter what you use.
Posted by: JimT

Re: shell air signs - Tue Jun 27 2017 09:24 AM

I agree that they look legit Kim. I want to believe that he found the mother lode somewhere. It's a shame that we(me)have to be so skeptical
Posted by: BryceG

Re: shell air signs - Wed Jun 28 2017 07:46 PM

Hammer down $2568! A couple wanted it bad I guess
Posted by: BryceG

Re: shell air signs - Wed Jun 28 2017 07:55 PM

Seller told me "They came from southern Michigan and were found under the floor of a old barn"

Good finds...
Posted by: gaspower

Re: shell air signs - Wed Jun 28 2017 11:50 PM

Not done yet, he has another balloon tire sign that he was supposedly keeping for himself but decided to sell. Starting bid at 2000.

I had a hefty bid in on that last white clam air sign but got blown away. Argh, I hate missing out on a rare early shell piece.
Posted by: wocopep

Re: shell air signs - Thu Jun 29 2017 07:21 AM

His most recent auction says the bracket does not come with the sign. Wonder why? If this is his last one, why would he want to keep it?
Posted by: veltex

Re: shell air signs - Thu Jun 29 2017 08:25 AM

Pretty cool sign if you ask me!
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: shell air signs - Thu Jun 29 2017 10:04 AM

"he has another balloon tire sign that he was supposedly keeping for himself"

Bryce I get nervous when I see that about a sign's availability. Especially right after a previously rare sign comes up for sale.
Signed by a
Cautious sceptic
Posted by: BryceG

Re: shell air signs - Thu Jun 29 2017 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By wocopep
His most recent auction says the bracket does not come with the sign. Wonder why? If this is his last one, why would he want to keep it?


i believe you are reading it wrong, i think he meant that the measurements do not include the bracket.

i believe all 4 of the signs are legit, and just a really good (and lucky) find. i agree with whoever was mentioning the aging... there is a difference between artificial age and authentic, and these appear 100% authentic to me.
Posted by: wocopep

Re: shell air signs - Thu Jun 29 2017 04:13 PM

I think the signs are legit. Not questioning that. Perhaps I read it wrong.
Posted by: JimT

Re: shell air signs - Wed Jul 05 2017 09:09 PM

Boom! Last one brought 5,137.99!!!