...Shell Oil Bottles?

Posted by: gulfiend!

...Shell Oil Bottles? - Thu Jan 06 2011 01:56 PM

...a vendor on icollect247.com has these offered...what do y'all think?...seems like there was a thread about these, or the Hudson bottles...

http://www.icollect247.com/itempage.php?uniqueid=25538
Posted by: Gas stuff.com

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Thu Jan 06 2011 08:36 PM

makes me wonder......
Posted by: hawkike

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Thu Jan 06 2011 11:55 PM

A Shell collector in Illinois has one on ebay--describes it as a fake,listed it for $75.00,obviously it will not sell.He bought it thinking it was original,found out different and keeps it on ebay as a warning to buyers.He claims they were never original.
Posted by: gulfiend!

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Fri Jan 07 2011 07:53 AM

...I don't think they're right either, too many decals for a disposable item, and from an individual station as well?...

...seems the vendor on icollect247.com is an Oldgasser...
Posted by: POLESIGNKID

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Fri Jan 07 2011 03:41 PM

That looks like the ball jars they carried moonshine in......
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Fri Jan 07 2011 03:54 PM

Most state laws required that glass motor oil containers have permanent marks embossed in the glass or ACL fired on, showing the line where "Full" was to be. Look on known legitimate oil bottles to see "Fill to Line" near the neck.
Posted by: oillease55

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Fri Jan 07 2011 06:02 PM

I saw it too Hawkike. would'nt it be great if everyone was like him. thanks to whomever it is. :::::::::Ron
Posted by: gulfiend!

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Sat Sep 01 2012 09:38 AM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Shell-Motor-Oil-1-Quart-Oil-Bottle-Automobilia-/110941656563

...they're back - 9 hours to go, and over $128...what a shame...
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Sat Sep 01 2012 11:32 AM

I agree, what a shame...
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Sat Sep 01 2012 06:47 PM

At Hillsville Va. yesterday. Saw another at a local flea market this morning. The dealer that had these at Hillsville has about 80% fake and aged items and spikes his booth with about 20% real items.

They are like the Hudson jars, all nice even oil patina on the labels but off course in perfect condition. I thought when you get oil on a paper it kind of makes it soft and it disintegrates ?
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Sat Sep 01 2012 10:07 PM

Check out fantasy items at Hillsville in this category as well.
Posted by: oillease55

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Sun Sep 02 2012 07:48 AM

There's a vendor at the Auburn Ind. show with some. ;;;;;;;Ron Lease
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: ...Shell Oil Bottles? - Mon Sep 03 2012 12:06 AM

E-Bay listing 110941656563 for one of these fake Shell bottles ended today; 9 bids, final auction price $249.49 + $7.00 shipping.