Oldgas.com Home

Home | Help | Events | Books | Pictures | Auctions | Links | Collectors | Parts | Contact

Topic Options
#160267 - Mon Nov 16 2009 01:16 PM DOUBLE SIDED WHITE STAR MOBIL SIGN
SOUTHFLORIDAGAS Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Jun 13 2009
Loc: Wellington, FLORIDA
Does anybody have one of these or does anybody out there have an idea on its value or exact history? I was told that the White star tells where it was used in the Ohio/Michigan area and that it is an early one because of the White Star. It has a "IP 33" on the bottom.


Attachments
MOBIL SHIELD.jpg


_________________________
Kris Strong

Top
Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#160268 - Mon Nov 16 2009 01:25 PM Re: DOUBLE SIDED WHITE STAR MOBIL SIGN [Re: SOUTHFLORIDAGAS]
SOUTHFLORIDAGAS Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Jun 13 2009
Loc: Wellington, FLORIDA
Sign is 36" W x 42" H
_________________________
Kris Strong

Top
#160271 - Mon Nov 16 2009 01:45 PM Re: DOUBLE SIDED WHITE STAR MOBIL SIGN [Re: SOUTHFLORIDAGAS]
Bob Richards Online   happy
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Vacuum purchased White Star Refining Co in 1930 before the merger with Socony. White Star had stations in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. A Vacuum/White star sign and later a Socony-Vacuum/White star sign was made from '30 to '34, later in '34 the White Star brand (along with Wadhams) were dropped for "Mobilgas and Mobilgas Ethyl" brands. Your sign would have been the Socony-Vacuum/White Star sign based on the marking of "IP 33". This info is gathered and comes from my Mobil Collectors Guide. If you have the guide page 14.

Sorry can't help with value and maybe my info hasn't been that much help, either. lol
_________________________
Looking for Tide Water/ Tide Water-Associated/ Tidewater items

Top
#160273 - Mon Nov 16 2009 02:00 PM Re: DOUBLE SIDED WHITE STAR MOBIL SIGN [Re: Bob Richards]
SOUTHFLORIDAGAS Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Jun 13 2009
Loc: Wellington, FLORIDA
That gives good info to support my thoughts, Thanks for the quick help.
_________________________
Kris Strong

Top
#160282 - Mon Nov 16 2009 02:52 PM Re: DOUBLE SIDED WHITE STAR MOBIL SIGN [Re: SOUTHFLORIDAGAS]
gasoildude Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
If the other side looks like this side I would put value at $750-$900 range. Cool sign smile
_________________________
Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
Brad Ralston & my website is
www.petrobarn.com

Top
#160288 - Mon Nov 16 2009 03:38 PM Re: DOUBLE SIDED WHITE STAR MOBIL SIGN [Re: gasoildude]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...oh, I think your value would be more than that - I saw a much later Mobilgas sign like this sell for over $1000, a couple of times...this one is a better size IMO...

...the marking is probably 'IR 33', for Ingram-Richardson, 1933...
_________________________
Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

Top
#160291 - Mon Nov 16 2009 03:46 PM Re: DOUBLE SIDED WHITE STAR MOBIL SIGN [Re: gulfiend!]
SOUTHFLORIDAGAS Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Jun 13 2009
Loc: Wellington, FLORIDA
I couldn't tell if the IP was rubbed off but that would make sense. I have seen plenty of later signs go for 1500-2000. I was told that because this one is early and White star makes it much higher and rarer. I just didn't know how crazy of a price to a high end collectore. I surely don't want my wife to know its value bc I may not wake up in the morning or it may disappear and she may spend the proceeds at the mall:)
_________________________
Kris Strong

Top

Moderator:  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog9 

Click on magnifying glass icon on lower left to search eBay

Copyright © 2017 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved