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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]
Lucky's Lonestar Offline
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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]
D Phillips Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 2010
Loc: Tulsa, Ok
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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Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: Austin, Texas
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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Loc: Austin, Texas
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]
Lucky's Lonestar Offline
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Loc: Shorewood,IL
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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Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: Austin, Texas
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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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
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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Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: Austin, Texas
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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Loc: illinois
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]
D Phillips Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 2010
Loc: Tulsa, Ok
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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Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
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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Loc: Shorewood,IL
Id say $ 200 out of it easy.
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#223455 - Tue Jan 04 2011 05:44 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Scott Baselt]
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
Keep digging.... Get a metal detector!!!! Where there's one there might be more!!!
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#223456 - Tue Jan 04 2011 05:51 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Lucky's Lonestar]
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Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I KNOW THIS IS SOCONY BUT IT SHOWS WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH A BARN HANGER SIGN.

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#223469 - Tue Jan 04 2011 06:44 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
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Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: Austin, Texas
Great job with the Socony sign! Thanks for the advice, I can use all I can get.

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#223476 - Tue Jan 04 2011 07:11 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: 123456789]
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Loc: Antioch,IL
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#223482 - Tue Jan 04 2011 07:23 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: oldnfuelish]
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Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: Austin, Texas
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!

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#223484 - Tue Jan 04 2011 07:25 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Scott Baselt]
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Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
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

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#223514 - Tue Jan 04 2011 08:38 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: cggas]
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 2010
Loc: Tulsa, Ok
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.

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#223520 - Tue Jan 04 2011 09:02 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: D Phillips]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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#223526 - Tue Jan 04 2011 09:25 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Paint on porcelain is just that, Paint on porcelain.

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#223536 - Tue Jan 04 2011 09:48 PM Re: MobilGas Sign [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
CHEAP YET VERY EFFECTIVE!
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