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#318110 - Tue Apr 10 2012 04:51 PM **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign
Maxgas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 25 2011
Loc: Augusta, Maine, USA
Hello Gassers,

I recently bought a small collection of what I thought to be all genuine signs. Up to now all have been 100%. All signs were in excellent condition so it was no surprise when I saw his Pontiac sign looking as good as it does. I have posted it for sale but there was a question on its authenticity due to the size of the mounting holes and the lack of grommets. So unless I can be 100% positive on it genuineness I'm removing the sign from the sale block and submitting here to the experts to go over. Please ask any and all questions and I will be more then happy to answer and provide additional photos if needed. All my previous research up to today showed the sign to be accurate for size at 36" and I looked up the fragile sticker and it also seemed to be authentic from the period. Please help us figure this out.





Looking for Independent Gas & Oil, Oilzum,& Early FORD dealership items.

#318114 - Tue Apr 10 2012 05:18 PM Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: Maxgas]
powerlube Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
Why would it not have grommets?
Scott Wright

#318118 - Tue Apr 10 2012 05:31 PM Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: powerlube]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
fragile sticker could have been added later.. cool

#318123 - Tue Apr 10 2012 05:50 PM Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: advertologist]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Fragile sticker is a postal sticker that would have been placed on a package when shipped and not on a porcelain sign.

Originally this was just an advertising sign (minimal value) and would never have had that decal placed on it.
Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

#688241 - Fri Jun 09 2017 12:11 PM Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: Maxgas]
SeinfeldKramer Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 06 2014
Loc: Arizona

Edited by SeinfeldKramer (Fri Jun 09 2017 12:20 PM)

#688304 - Sat Jun 10 2017 10:36 AM Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: Maxgas]
Wasatch Man Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Aug 03 2015
Loc: UT
Fragile stickers were for sure used on porcelain signs at least during the 1950s, here are pictures of my Mobile sign which is new old stock never was put up and has the original shipping sticker and Fragile sticker attached . Have a good weekend everyone . Peter




#688324 - Sat Jun 10 2017 06:43 PM Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: Maxgas]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...I've got an original sign with the remnants of the same 'Fragile' sticker...it's my understanding they would have been visible on the sign between the widely-spaced slats in the crate...and if this sign went on a larger neon sign, it wouldn't necessarily have grommets...
Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...


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