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Re: Blotters? Educate me. [Re: VEEDOL_AL1] #389368
Sun Jan 27 2013 01:29 PM
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...I've got 178 different Gulf blotters, and know of at least 15 I don't have...yet...

...some can be found for as little as $5, but a few will set you back $50 and up...

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Re: Blotters? Educate me. [Re: gulfiend!] #389383
Sun Jan 27 2013 02:21 PM
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I've actually seen a few of the earliest Texaco blotters go $100 plus. Like anything else, rarity, condition and desireablity will create levels of value. On the bright side, you can put together a nice collection on a limited budget. I myself have have just a few but I once bought a Wolf's Head of modest graphics because it was originally from just across the rivert from me at a dealership that no longer exists. I learned a little local history just from that one purchase.


One of my favorites...


....and a couple others.....




........Dave
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Re: Blotters? Educate me. [Re: lordparaffin] #389398
Sun Jan 27 2013 03:06 PM
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These are from the early 30s... The pamphlet and blotter were given to the Motorist to advertise Tydol's New Motor Oil:



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Re: Blotters? Educate me. [Re: lordparaffin] #389405
Sun Jan 27 2013 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: lordparaffin
I've actually seen a few of the earliest Texaco blotters go $100 plus. Like anything else, rarity, condition and desireablity will create levels of value. On the bright side, you can put together a nice collection on a limited budget. I myself have have just a few but I once bought a Wolf's Head of modest graphics because it was originally from just across the rivert from me at a dealership that no longer exists. I learned a little local history just from that one purchase.


One of my favorites...


....and a couple others.....




Yep, Texaco in some cases several hundreds. I sold a book with 20 or so nos uncut Texaco Blotters from the 20's for $2000.00 a little while back.

Re: Blotters? Educate me. [Re: blacktee] #389419
Sun Jan 27 2013 03:53 PM
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A few blotters

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Re: Blotters? Educate me. [Re: 60wayne] #389422
Sun Jan 27 2013 03:58 PM
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Wow all of these are very nice in the graphic department like you all said.

Here's a big question. Are there repops of blotters?

Love those Tydols!!

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Re: Blotters? Educate me. [Re: Steven C.] #389431
Sun Jan 27 2013 04:19 PM
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On Ebay, I've seen blotters being advertised; That were not blotters... They were thin "paper" advertising...

I've seen others that were in actuality, post cards...

On ebay, if someone just gives a "vague" description in their ad, I send them an email and ask for a photo of the back side...

Here is the front and backs of a blotter from the 1940s, a blotter from the 1920s and a postcard from the late 1970s:





Hope this helps?


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Re: Blotters? Educate me. [Re: Bob Richards] #389472
Sun Jan 27 2013 06:37 PM
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Even the pump companies, especially Bennett and Tokheim. These are sold, but here is some pic of some I used to have:

http://petrolianacollectibles.com/tokheim%20blotters.htm

Jack Sim


Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
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Re: Blotters? Educate me. [Re: Jack Sim] #389492
Sun Jan 27 2013 07:04 PM
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A few of mine.

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Thanks
Mike

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