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Original Polly Gas Neon Signs #220368
Mon Dec 20 2010 06:16 PM
Mon Dec 20 2010 06:16 PM
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Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Chad Haas Offline OP
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Does anyone know how many original Polly Gas Neon signs there are out there? I am aware of two: David Benko of Rocket City Neon and the one in the Mendenthal collection in Southern California.

I'm sure there must be more than two and was curious if anyone happens to know just how many original Polly Gas neon signs are out there?

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Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas] #220396
Mon Dec 20 2010 08:09 PM
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Minot,ND USA
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The sign Benko has is the one from Mendenthal. The one Mendenthal has now is a copy made by Benko. Rory Brinkman has/had a single side.


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And I collect big old porcelain neon signs
Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: porcelain-neon] #220397
Mon Dec 20 2010 08:14 PM
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That is one cool sign........the really knew how to make them back in the day.....


Cities service, Vickers, Gas and Auto neons, next exit/ ahead signs and now I'm getting into globes....

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Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: POLESIGNKID] #220400
Mon Dec 20 2010 08:20 PM
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Cool sign. What's the $$$ value of that original sign? Or should I ask?


-Matt
Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Coops 427] #223667
Wed Jan 05 2011 03:21 PM
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Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Chad Haas Offline OP
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I know that $60K was offered for an original and the offer was declined. At auction, I can only venture to guess what it might fetch.

Jerry Van Dyke made an incredible reproduction (fantasy) sign that was photographed below:

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Chad Haas
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12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300
Beaverton, OR 97005-1687
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Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas] #223688
Wed Jan 05 2011 04:58 PM
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Downey , CA
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I know of at least 7 collectors who have one side of an original. 4 of them are within 15 minutes of my home here in So. Cal.


Dennis Leith / Always looking for unusual Gilmore Oil Company items and Automobilia Displays
Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: pumpingethyl] #223692
Wed Jan 05 2011 05:11 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Didn't think there was any Collections within 3-4 blocks of your house Dennis!

Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Dick Bennett] #223696
Wed Jan 05 2011 05:47 PM
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I think everyone need 1 of those on their patio.....


Cities service, Vickers, Gas and Auto neons, next exit/ ahead signs and now I'm getting into globes....

AKA PARIS HILTON!
Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas] #674044
Mon Dec 12 2016 12:21 AM
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I have seen the one at Mendenhall's and would LOVE to have it. I live 15 minutes away. It is amazing and I drool every time I go there.


Vintage car restorer/collector with a love for all things old.. Too many toys never enough room.
Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas] #697501
Thu Oct 26 2017 05:59 AM
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A few days ago, i Saw one of them on eBay, vendor IS road-relics. Priced at 20k, do you think IS a Fake ?

Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Mathieu] #697504
Thu Oct 26 2017 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted By Mathieu
A few days ago, i Saw one of them on eBay, vendor IS road-relics. Priced at 20k, do you think IS a Fake ?


fake .. ... cool

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RANDY
Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas] #697524
Thu Oct 26 2017 09:58 AM
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Fake @ 20k ??OMG

Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Mathieu] #697528
Thu Oct 26 2017 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted By Mathieu
A few days ago, i Saw one of them on eBay, vendor IS road-relics. Priced at 20k, do you think IS a Fake ?


Darrell is a member here and he does not do fakes!
https://www.roadrelics.com/

Quite the old thread....I do miss my friend Dick!


Thanks
Mike

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Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Mike M.] #697549
Thu Oct 26 2017 06:32 PM
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Mike, I agree Darrell is a reputable dealer , but if its not fake, what would you call it then, fantasy?.

Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas] #697556
Fri Oct 27 2017 01:51 AM
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On the website its written "Most noteworthy, we sell only original signs. Therefore my price are higher than reproductions and fakes made to deceive from India and other places."


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