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gargoyle mobiloil paper wall hanging sign
#181611 Tue Mar 30 2010 04:35 PM
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I recently purchaced a gargoyle mobiloil paper sign that measures roughly 15 in by 11 in. it lists 30 cents a quart from bulk for mobiloil E, artic,and A and 35 cents a quart from bulk for BB and B On the bottom it says vacume oil company. I am famillar with the porcalen ones but ive never a paper one before.i am interested in what year it is from and what its value may be.[wife thinks i spent to much] Any input would be greatly apreciated. Thanks,Ron


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retro ron #181617 Tue Mar 30 2010 05:06 PM
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As w/ Any sign whether it's Paper, cardboard, tin, plastic or porcelain, CONDITION IS EVERYTHING.
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retro ron #181630 Tue Mar 30 2010 07:04 PM
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retro ron #181638 Tue Mar 30 2010 07:23 PM
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Great Job of adding picture w/ 2nd post.
There are many here that haven't even tried.

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NOW YOU JUST NEED TO LEARN HOW TO ROTATE YOUR PICS....IN THIS CASE CCW (COUNTER CLOCKWISE).


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THE AMERICAN GARAGE #181652 Tue Mar 30 2010 08:21 PM
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Thanks.Any idea on the year?I purchaced it to hang in my garage.Im not a reseller.Pack rat maybe,reselller,NOT.still have the first 2 vehicels i ever purchaced.I have a few outdoor signs that i hung out side.Soon ill start on mt first pump.


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retro ron #181655 Tue Mar 30 2010 09:10 PM
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The only original signs I've seen like this are embossed painted tin, not porcelain. They date from 1920-30's.....Vacuum became Socony-Vacuum in 1931. I've never seen a cardboard/paper version, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's not an old original piece. That being said, my first thought would be that it could be a reproduction/fantasy piece. They do make repo tin signs like this.

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Pegasus #181665 Tue Mar 30 2010 09:43 PM
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Guess he needs to post a pic of back.

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Dick Bennett #181669 Tue Mar 30 2010 10:35 PM
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The auction lot that my sign was in had acouple of other paper items, and im pretty sure all were original. There was a 20s indian cycle sales brochureand also one for harley from 28 i think. A paper texaco sign and one for ibeleive was oilzum motor oil or something simalar.a30s baseball program and a couple of other items of that era.


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retro ron #181690 Wed Mar 31 2010 07:35 AM
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When did vacume oil start selling the gargoyle brand?

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retro ron #181695 Wed Mar 31 2010 08:13 AM
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It looks legit to me... Tell me more about the oilzum piece and the baseball program? lol

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I have the same cardboard sign. I think I paid $30 on ebay for it. It is legit... its from the late 20's early 30's.If you watch gargoyle mobiloil on ebay you will see them from time to time.

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retro ron #181708 Wed Mar 31 2010 01:19 PM
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IMHO in the mid to late teens, but there was another Gargoyle logotype than on your sign.
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