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#228069 - Sun Jan 23 2011 12:46 PM Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST
Oldgas Offline

Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
At the request of members, we have established this forum specifically for asking questions and answers about the value of gas station and auto service memorabilia.

Thanks to long time Shop Talk member, Alex, for accepting the moderator role for this forum. Please follow the guidelines and limit discussion to only replies concerning value facts and opinions.

Remember there are other resources to check first:

Completed Auctions on e Bay

Matthews Auctions Archive

Please do not post offers to buy, sell or auction items in this forum category. Mentioning that you are looking to sell now or later will be considered a violation of the "no offers to sell" rule. Posting a "PM sent" post will be considered a marker that you have sent an offer to buy and will also be a violation of this guideline.

"Is this for sale?" is prohibited.
"PM sent" is prohibited.

"I'm thinking of selling ..." may be taken as an offer to sell.

Asking for a value without posting pictures of the item is a "shot in the dark" waste of time.
Pictures of the File Manager direct image upload step-by-step process:

Clean dirt off your item.
Measure and post dimensions of signs.
Post pictures of both the front and back of signs.
New member posts to this forum are reviewed for Guideline compliance before becoming visible to the public.

As a courtesy to the members who do help with values, we ask that when you do decide to sell, to offer them in our For Sale forum or announce an eBay auction in our Online Auctions forum.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Edited by Oldgas (Mon Jul 28 2014 07:19 PM)
Edit Reason: add examples
Jim "Oldgas" Potts
Your host and moderator

Value Questions and Showcase forums

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#228136 - Sun Jan 23 2011 05:53 PM Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST [Re: Oldgas]
Johnnyleduc Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Apr 28 2010
Loc: Leduc, Alberta, Canada
Thank you Jim

I hope everyone treats it well.

Looking for Canadian Imperial and Canadian North Star.
John Neilsen

#229098 - Thu Jan 27 2011 09:30 PM Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST [Re: Johnnyleduc]
publicenemy1925 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
A fantasic idea!

#229725 - Sun Jan 30 2011 07:23 PM Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST [Re: publicenemy1925]
KZ1000 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
I think a Picture of the item your inquiring about should be MANDATORY in this forum. Otherwise it is just a waste of time and then the smartass comments start.(yes I'm guilty)
"Remember, history that is forgotten is doomed to repeat itself!"

#229728 - Sun Jan 30 2011 07:33 PM Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST [Re: KZ1000]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
ME TOO & I AGREE, Front & Back of signs/globes & multiply of pumps.

#233833 - Tue Feb 15 2011 07:40 AM Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST [Re: Dick Bennett]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...how can we encourage potential posters to check eBay first?...seems like a LOT of the items people are seeking to have appraised are listed on eBay rather frequently, and IMO there isn't a better way to see what the current market value of a piece is...
Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

#238193 - Fri Mar 04 2011 01:59 PM Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST [Re: tileman]
Ryan Underthun Offline

Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
This is not the place to post if you are having problems loading pictures.
FREEDOM oil items wanted.

visit my website for original gas pumps and parts


#258888 - Tue Jun 14 2011 07:37 AM Re: Petroliana Value Forum Guidelines READ FIRST [Re: Oldgas]
bkcraun Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Jun 06 2011
Loc: Virginia
Great idea! Very helpful.


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