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White Star 30 " Ethyl
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Hey all . Does anyone have info and opinion on value on this sign . Is it rare ? I am not at all familiar with it thanks

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Re: White Star 30 " Ethyl
redindianguy #530296 Tue Apr 22 2014 10:23 PM
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Two of those signs sold in the last 2 years on eBay in that condition for around $150 each.

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Benjamin #531051 Sat Apr 26 2014 04:49 PM
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In todays market, if that is an original sign, it would sell for more than that. With the current jump in porcelain sign prices, I would guess that a 30 inch sign in that condition, would bring from $400 to $650 at most any auction across the entire country. I know nothing about the White Star Gasoline company, but if they are original signs,I will take all you can supply for $150.


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K W FRITH #531079 Sat Apr 26 2014 07:02 PM
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I agree with Kevin, $150 is way too cheap... With the ethyl sunburst that sign will bring $500 all day long IMO....

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FYI.....White Star Refining was headquartered in Detroit, then acquired by Vacuum Oil in 1930.

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I would concur with the others on this sign at a higher value. $450 would be a average show/retail bottom for an ethyl in this condition. No offense to Benjamin, but anyone who walked up to me and offered $150 for it would be laughed at and not taken seriously even as a wholesale offer. Lots of stuff has sold on eBay for higher and lower than market, that's what keeps people going back to it.


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Re: White Star 30 " Ethyl
carolinaskies #531132 Sun Apr 27 2014 04:32 AM
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Hey thanks guys I appreciate it


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redindianguy #531136 Sun Apr 27 2014 04:41 AM
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On another note Dave. Rumour has it that White Star also had stations in South Western Ontario near the Detroit border. I have a Mobil/White Star transitional sign that was picked from the family that owned the station.


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Re: White Star 30 " Ethyl
redindianguy #531147 Sun Apr 27 2014 05:57 AM
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No rumor at all Daryl, White Star definitely had a division in Canada as well.

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Re: White Star 30 " Ethyl
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White Star-same map, same company, different home offices.

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Dave Rowlison #531186 Sun Apr 27 2014 09:17 AM
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Thanks for the input guys.Great evidence Dave. Thanks for sharing this.


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thanks guys very cool . So much stuff in those days seems to have been similar with south Michigan and Ont . Alot of Canadians still to this day have places in Mich and vice versa thanks again


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