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#223343 - Tue Jan 04 2011 09:33 AM MobilGas Sign
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Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: Austin, Texas
I dug this sign up in Oklahoma and was wondering if anyone could tell me any information about it, age, etc...
Thanks,
-Payton


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#223344 - Tue Jan 04 2011 09:35 AM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789]
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The 35 , on the bottom is the date of the sign 1935. Socony stands first Standard oil company of new york. Collectible sign what size is it?


Edited by Lucky's Lonestar (Tue Jan 04 2011 09:37 AM)
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#223347 - Tue Jan 04 2011 09:58 AM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lucky's Lonestar]
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Where in Oklahoma did you dig it up??

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#223348 - Tue Jan 04 2011 09:58 AM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lucky's Lonestar]
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It's big... 4 to 5 feet tall and almost as wide. It's double sided and has the flanges (sp?) but they are bent. Any advice on bending them back out straight without hurting them & any advice on how to treat the rust so it doesn't spread? This thing was in the ground (clay) since at least 1968.

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#223350 - Tue Jan 04 2011 10:00 AM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: D Phillips]
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It was at my grandmothers... S Central, Stephens County, Oklahoma


Edited by 123456789 (Tue Jan 04 2011 11:00 AM)

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#223370 - Tue Jan 04 2011 11:59 AM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789]
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I would not recommend bending it back you are likeky to break apart the porcelain, as far as cleaning something as simple as bar kerpers helper and some elbow grease.
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#223378 - Tue Jan 04 2011 12:16 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lucky's Lonestar]
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Thank you so much Lucky's... I want to make sure I don't mess up the sign or the value, and I want to make sure it doesn't rust faster now that it's not encased in the ground. You wouldn't believe how hard the red clay of Oklahoma had become around the sign, it took me hours and hours to get it out. It has a couple of areas where the rust is pretty thick... and one of the edges that are bent down is almost completely rust.

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#223379 - Tue Jan 04 2011 12:16 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lucky's Lonestar]
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Loc: illinois
Standard Oil Company of New York (SOCONY) and Vacuum Oil Company merged in 1931. That design was used from the time of the merger until 1946 so the 1935 date of manufacture is right.
The porcelain is already toast where the ears are bent. I'd bend them back. Use a big pair of channel locks and don't worry about getting the ears perfectly flat. In that condition it's what we refer to as a barn hanger.
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#223389 - Tue Jan 04 2011 12:48 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lastgas15]
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Thanks Lastgas... Does it still have much value as a barn hanger?

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#223393 - Tue Jan 04 2011 12:55 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789]
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Originally Posted By: 123456789
Does it still have much value as a barn hanger?


$100-$200.
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#223405 - Tue Jan 04 2011 01:48 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Scott Baselt]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Baselt
Originally Posted By: 123456789
Does it still have much value as a barn hanger?


$100-$200.

No sign expert but that sounds about right.
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#223408 - Tue Jan 04 2011 02:05 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lastgas15]
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Do you plan on selling it?

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#223410 - Tue Jan 04 2011 02:15 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: D Phillips]
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Loc: Austin, Texas
It has a lot of sentimental value, so I don't plan on selling it. My cousins and I used to play/slide on it all the time when we were little.
Although, it does look a lot better in person than in the pics.


Edited by 123456789 (Tue Jan 04 2011 02:16 PM)

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#223420 - Tue Jan 04 2011 03:26 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789]
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
Keep digging around!!!!
Get out some metal detectors...
Good Luck!

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#223432 - Tue Jan 04 2011 04:10 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
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Id say $ 200 out of it easy.
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