Oldgas.com Home  
Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Pictures | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
#725860 Sun Mar 03 2019 08:43 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,767
Likes: 35
M
Veteran Member
OP Offline
Veteran Member
M
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,767
Likes: 35
.

IMG_8045.JPGIMG_8049.JPG

Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers
Re: Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
MetroPetro #726633 Wed Mar 13 2019 07:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,977
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,977
.

IMG_20190311_205044.jpgIMG_20190311_204649.jpgIMG_20190311_204625.jpgIMG_20190310_203628.jpg

see me at Mason Dixon Gas, Spring Carlisle M114-115, and Hershey C4E-35.
Re: Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
MetroPetro #726634 Wed Mar 13 2019 07:42 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,977
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,977
.

IMG_20190311_204357.jpgIMG_20190222_172707.jpg

see me at Mason Dixon Gas, Spring Carlisle M114-115, and Hershey C4E-35.
Re: Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
MetroPetro #727115 Sun Mar 24 2019 02:42 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,767
Likes: 35
M
Veteran Member
OP Offline
Veteran Member
M
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,767
Likes: 35
,

IMG_8323.JPG

Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers
Re: Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
MetroPetro #727153 Mon Mar 25 2019 01:05 AM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,278
Likes: 24
Veteran Member
Online Content
Veteran Member
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,278
Likes: 24
Charles,

That is a cool Detroit Chevrolet license plate frame (especially since I live an hour north of Detroit). Just an FYI, Mack and Gratiot are streets in Detroit which intersect, which was probably the location of the long-gone Chevrolet dealership that your frame is from. It is literally about 500 feet from the Faygo soda plant. Faygo is a Michigan made local favorite, not sure how many states they export to.

There is also a building with numerous layers of advertising painted on the side. One layer of paint looks like “Chevrolet”, because it starts with a ‘C’ and has a ‘let’ at the end, it might have said something else, because there is another ‘L’ right after the ‘let’ but the font is definitely correct. Who knows, it could’ve been the advertisement from your dealership!

-Steve

0ECB46E5-BF5A-454D-AB80-9077E2E5C518.jpeg
Last edited by Speedracer; Mon Mar 25 2019 01:15 AM.

-Steve B. (WTB: 48" Flying A button, 48" black/org Phillips 66, White Star, and Chevrolet Signs. Also looking for a Wayne 866. Send a PM. Thanks.)
Re: Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
Speedracer #727159 Mon Mar 25 2019 09:08 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,348
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,348
...that sign once read 'Children Cry for Chas. H. Fletcher's Castoria'...here are some similar ones:

https://www.eatingintranslation.com/2012/03/children-cry-for-fletchers-castoria.html

...and an old photo showing a similar painted ad:

https://www.14to42.net/castoria1920.htm


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
MetroPetro #727170 Mon Mar 25 2019 12:32 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,278
Likes: 24
Veteran Member
Online Content
Veteran Member
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,278
Likes: 24
Well that mystery is solved. Thanks Mark.


-Steve B. (WTB: 48" Flying A button, 48" black/org Phillips 66, White Star, and Chevrolet Signs. Also looking for a Wayne 866. Send a PM. Thanks.)
Re: Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
MetroPetro #728148 Sat Apr 13 2019 08:29 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,977
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,977
Thanks Steve....cool story for sure


see me at Mason Dixon Gas, Spring Carlisle M114-115, and Hershey C4E-35.
Re: Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
MetroPetro #728748 Fri Apr 26 2019 02:29 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 76
Likes: 5
R
Active Member
Offline
Active Member
R
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 76
Likes: 5
Sidewalk sign found in the theater basement in Eureka, Montana. It is shown in this 1922 photo out on the sidewalk. But what is underneath all those layers of paint!

IMG_0023.JPGIMG_0022.JPGIMG_0021.JPGIMG_0030 (1).JPG
Re: Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
RMikita #728750 Fri Apr 26 2019 02:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 76
Likes: 5
R
Active Member
Offline
Active Member
R
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 76
Likes: 5
2 Single sided porcelain signs back to back. Berry's Ice Cream Factory of Columbia Falls, Montana started business in 1912, lasted until 1918 when there were sugar rations resulting from the war. There were signs at every GNRY depot from as far as Shelby to the East and they just started branching to the West. I'm sure these were recovered from the depot in Eureka and re-purposed by the theater owners. They never moved more than 50 feet after that.

20190322_175509.jpg20190322_175547.jpg
Last edited by RMikita; Fri Apr 26 2019 02:38 PM. Reason: sideways pictures
Re: Non Petro Buys of the Month March 2019
RMikita #728751 Fri Apr 26 2019 03:50 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,622
Likes: 8
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,622
Likes: 8
!2" by 14"-heavy embossed porcelain.

DSCN0057.JPGDSCN0058.JPG

Frank Jordan

Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Click for an eBay Search Form and lots more live petro auction listings

Copyright © 2020 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4