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Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol #247559
Wed Apr 13 2011 07:41 PM
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I just picked up a Mobilgas Keyhole sign, it's dated '46. I am paying $225 for it. Is this a good deal or average for the sign? I also just purchased a 42" Tydol gasoline off Feebay for $500. has a few bad spots on it but overall pretty nice. Thoughts on it? Fair price?

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Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: MoreCans] #247560
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This is the Tydol... Thanks

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Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: MoreCans] #247587
Wed Apr 13 2011 08:54 PM
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IMO you did alright


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Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: advertologist] #247610
Thu Apr 14 2011 03:14 AM
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Same here....I'd have been happy giving those prices as well!


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Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: MoreCans] #247614
Thu Apr 14 2011 03:58 AM
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Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: Stu K.] #247684
Thu Apr 14 2011 02:01 PM
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Great. Thanks for the comments. I have collected for awhile, but I have been getting more serious about it. I don't have any of the books or anything so I am pretty ignorant about "values". I guess in the end, something is worth what the person is willing to pay for it.

Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: MoreCans] #247705
Thu Apr 14 2011 04:20 PM
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That Tydol Sign Was on Ebay for a while. I think it's worth $500. Last time I saw it the price was $550. I think you did good.


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Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: 57tbirdkid] #247718
Thu Apr 14 2011 05:28 PM
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I agree you did good on both signs smile


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Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: gasoildude] #247753
Thu Apr 14 2011 08:19 PM
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I just hopped on to check out another sign I picked up. There were a few posts about it a similar sign being fake due to the font. It's not identical to the known fake by anymeans it's a different size (mine is 21" x 16"), different fonts, but it is a one sided Socony "Medium" sign. Looks like a lubster paddle type sign, but obviously a lot bigger. Thoughts?

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Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: MoreCans] #247754
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Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: MoreCans] #247768
Thu Apr 14 2011 10:54 PM
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Is the back porcelain or paint ? Whenever I see a porcelain sign with a rusty back I start thinking imported fake. The back of a sign is protected from the elements and should be in better shape that the front. But then again,I don't see any mounting holes. Does it look like there was a flange broken off the bottom ?



Re: Mobilgas Keyhole Sign / 42 Tydol [Re: Scott Baselt] #247804
Fri Apr 15 2011 07:37 AM
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It looks to be porcelain, but it is not smooth to the touch. Like there was a light coat over the metal. It is rough if you run you hand over it. There are two mounting holes toward the bottom. If you look close at the picture you can see them where the porcelain is chipped away. If it is a fake, they went through great extremes to make it look old. What puzzles me is what is application would have been? There are just the two holes, no broken flange.


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