I think Randy hit the nail on the head.......all the people who made these signs weren't necessarily artists, although many of them were. They worked in porcelain sign factories and in most cases did good quality work. But just like today, you don't always get the best quality products every time. The expression "good enough for government work" comes to my mind. Small and sometimes consistent "errors" or mistakes are to be expected. These things were "disposable advertising" items that were designed to be viewed from a distance.
Can anyone please post the correct/authentic back side of one of these signs? Or tell me, from most that I see on the web, they are light grey with what looks like spots of some kind. Probably from the rack. Is this correct?
Steve Coppens Always interested in Sunoco items! Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign
[Re: Steven C.]
#454198 Fri Aug 09 201304:40 PMFri Aug 09 201304:40 PM
Could be the differences between sign companies or divisions of the same company w/ different manufacturing locations. Can only imagine how many of these sign Vacuum Oil ordered at one time w/ a deadline on delivery.