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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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-Payton

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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
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It was at my grandmothers... S Central, Stephens County, Oklahoma

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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789] #223370
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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
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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
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Do you plan on selling it?

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: D Phillips] #223410
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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
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Keep digging around!!!!
Get out some metal detectors...
Good Luck!

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: tomzcollectiblez] #223432
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Id say $ 200 out of it easy.


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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Scott Baselt] #223455
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Keep digging.... Get a metal detector!!!! Where there's one there might be more!!!


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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lucky's Lonestar] #223456
Tue Jan 04 2011 04:51 PM
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I KNOW THIS IS SOCONY BUT IT SHOWS WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH A BARN HANGER SIGN.



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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #223469
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Great job with the Socony sign! Thanks for the advice, I can use all I can get.

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789] #223476
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: oldnfuelish] #223482
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WOW.... What a great story! Looks like a metal detector's in my future as there could have easily been more signs thrown out when this one was. It was almost 1/2 buried when I was a little kid, and it had not been on a slope it would have been completely buried. Wish me luck!

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Scott Baselt] #223484
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id say scott is just right on the price...not much value in that condition, but still a cool old sign. would like 1 myself if anyone near indiana has 1?? thanks chris

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: cggas] #223514
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I must be the minority, as I like them in this condition! Its what I prefer. Not to say I wouldnt take a mint sign, but I love a sign that shows age and character. I wouldnt try to restore it at all.

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: D Phillips] #223520
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Originally Posted By: D Phillips
I must be the minority, as I like them in this condition! Its what I prefer. Not to say I wouldnt take a mint sign, but I love a sign that shows age and character. I wouldnt try to restore it at all.


WITH THE SIGN I RESTORED ABOVE, I LEFT THE OPPOSITE SIDE IN IT'S ORIGINAL AGED COND....BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! LOL!


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Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #223526
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Paint on porcelain is just that, Paint on porcelain.

Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Dick Bennett] #223536
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CHEAP YET VERY EFFECTIVE!


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