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#321836 - Thu Apr 26 2012 05:49 PM mobilgas pump plates
skinfxr Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 12 2011
Loc: Kansas
I recently bought a IR46 Mobilgas and IR47 Mobilgas special pump plate for $475 for the pair. They are both 9+. I thought I paid high retail for them. I've been watching them on ebay recently and some of them are selling for good money (i.e. $601 for a mobilgas recently and $587 for a mobilgas special). My question is are some of the dates these were made more rare and therefore more valuable (IR46 vs.IR47) or is it just condition? I know the plates with diesel and marine are worth more but it seems these pump plates are selling really high. Any thoughts?

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#321851 - Thu Apr 26 2012 06:36 PM Re: mobilgas pump plates [Re: skinfxr]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
Sometimes with ebay dont believe what you see.
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#321894 - Thu Apr 26 2012 09:25 PM Re: mobilgas pump plates [Re: 57tbirdkid]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
In my opinion, the 46, 47, and 49's are the most common dates among the Mobilgas and Mobilgas Special pump plates. I don't think people really look at the dates, I think condition is the biggest factor here. My observation has been that thin white border plates with late 50's dates are the more difficult to find, but previously that hasn't meant a huge price difference with them. (I'm just talking about the common Mobilgas and Special plates) These were made at the tail end of the production of the 5 point shields and as such are probably a bit more scarce.
When I started collecting Mobil 5+ years ago I paid $85 and $125 respectively for nice example Mobilgas and Special plates. I agree the prices paid for the plates in the auctions you mentioned are extremely high and unrealistic, but I think the median prices for Mobil plates have certainly gone up in the last couple years. The low $200s figure seems pretty standard anymore for a nice example of either version, and near the $300 mark is pretty common anymore as well for really nice examples. I'm glad I bought mine when I did!
Darin
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#321896 - Thu Apr 26 2012 09:32 PM Re: mobilgas pump plates [Re: DWSheffer]
mavericks8371 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 17 2012
Loc: ky butler 42261
I was bidding on the one that just sold for 601 which to me was way to high I got out at 350 I was thinking the same as you maybe these were special or sumthing but they was in excellent shape but too much for me

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#321925 - Thu Apr 26 2012 11:40 PM Re: mobilgas pump plates [Re: mavericks8371]
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
I agree with Darin's comments............



Richard

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