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MobilGas Sign #223343
Tue Jan 04 2011 08:33 AM
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I dug this sign up in Oklahoma and was wondering if anyone could tell me any information about it, age, etc...
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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789] #223344
Tue Jan 04 2011 08:35 AM
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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?

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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lucky's Lonestar] #223347
Tue Jan 04 2011 08:58 AM
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Where in Oklahoma did you dig it up??

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lucky's Lonestar] #223348
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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.

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: D Phillips] #223350
Tue Jan 04 2011 09:00 AM
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It was at my grandmothers... S Central, Stephens County, Oklahoma

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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789] #223370
Tue Jan 04 2011 10:59 AM
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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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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lucky's Lonestar] #223378
Tue Jan 04 2011 11:16 AM
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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.

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lucky's Lonestar] #223379
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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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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lastgas15] #223389
Tue Jan 04 2011 11:48 AM
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Thanks Lastgas... Does it still have much value as a barn hanger?

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789] #223393
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Originally Posted By: 123456789
Does it still have much value as a barn hanger?


$100-$200.



Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Scott Baselt] #223405
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Originally Posted By: Scott Baselt
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Does it still have much value as a barn hanger?


$100-$200.

No sign expert but that sounds about right.


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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lastgas15] #223408
Tue Jan 04 2011 01:05 PM
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Do you plan on selling it?

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: D Phillips] #223410
Tue Jan 04 2011 01:15 PM
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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.

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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789] #223420
Tue Jan 04 2011 02:26 PM
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Keep digging around!!!!
Get out some metal detectors...
Good Luck!

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: tomzcollectiblez] #223432
Tue Jan 04 2011 03:10 PM
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Id say $ 200 out of it easy.


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