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#691648 - Thu Aug 03 2017 09:40 AM New and first sign, Pennzoil
Newcollector Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 02 2017
Loc: NH
I am new to collecting. I was always interested in it, however didnot know where to start. I saw this sign and just decided this is where I will start.

I was hoping to get some insight on my purchase. I have been trying to research it and looking for anything that could identify the year of the pennzoil logo. I also can't find anything like this sign anywhere. Not sure if that's good or bad. The sign is 8 feet by 4 feet, so it's rather large. I was told it's 1929 as a date for it, however I cant confirm

Any thoughts or insights to this sign would be great. I just want to know more and educate myself on it. What would you say is the value of a sign like this? Not looking to sell as I love it and it's my first one, just trying to see if I got a good deal or over paid.

This will help me with future purchases as I now want to add to the collection or should I say build a collection

Please look at picture and provide me with your knowledge

Thanks


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#691650 - Thu Aug 03 2017 09:48 AM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: Newcollector]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
welcome aboard .. ... cool
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#691666 - Thu Aug 03 2017 12:17 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: Newcollector]
Done4 Online   content
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Welcome, I have one similar but a little different. The copy and bell are embossed with the guarantee seal embossed black with the type reversing out of the black. Yours maybe an earlier version. Can't help on value though, sorry.
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#691668 - Thu Aug 03 2017 12:47 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: Done4]
hawkike Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
If you are HAPPY with it then you got a good deal! wink

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#691686 - Thu Aug 03 2017 04:03 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: advertologist]
Newcollector Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 02 2017
Loc: NH
Thanks!!

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#691687 - Thu Aug 03 2017 04:05 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: Done4]
Newcollector Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 02 2017
Loc: NH
No worries on value. I really just want to learn more and start building a collection

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#691688 - Thu Aug 03 2017 04:06 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: hawkike]
Newcollector Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 02 2017
Loc: NH
I am Happy with it, so good point.

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#691691 - Thu Aug 03 2017 04:29 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: Newcollector]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Wow!! I think it is awesome!! And what a way to start!!
Welcome to the madness!!!
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Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#691698 - Thu Aug 03 2017 04:56 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: Newcollector]
Newcollector Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 02 2017
Loc: NH
Another question on this. I shared with s friend my new pennzoil sign asking opinion on value. He said that pennzoil stuff isn't as collectible as other brands and for that reason the value is impacted. Is that true?
I dont care because I like it and hang it proudly.

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#691699 - Thu Aug 03 2017 04:59 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: Steven C.]
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Registered: Wed Aug 02 2017
Loc: NH
Thanks!!
I am jumping into the madness as you call it with both feet. Went big on first sign and already in the search for the next one!

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#691702 - Thu Aug 03 2017 05:42 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: Newcollector]
TheHorse13 Online   content
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Registered: Wed Nov 30 2016
Loc: Jefferson County, WV
I can tell you that a sign just like that sold locally at an antique shop for 650 dollars. I missed it by three days.

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#691708 - Thu Aug 03 2017 06:50 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: Newcollector]
SandPCollector Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: Plano TX
Welcome to Oldgas.
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Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.

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#691766 - Fri Aug 04 2017 12:09 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: TheHorse13]
Newcollector Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 02 2017
Loc: NH
Same size that sold for 650? And 1920's?
Man I over paid then.. lol
That's why I have been trying to get more info on this sign. I'm just trying to educate myself. I don't regret the purchase even if I overpaid because I like it and worth it to me. I just don't want to continue to over pay. Plus I can't find another example of this sign anywhere so it's hard to place. I also can't find any reference material to pennzoil signs and logos to help me better identify year and age.
Dealer was asking 1,800 for sign, however I paid significantly less but also way more than the 650 you suggested. Thanks for putting a price on it for me

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#691788 - Fri Aug 04 2017 05:21 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: Newcollector]
TheHorse13 Online   content
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Registered: Wed Nov 30 2016
Loc: Jefferson County, WV
My buddy told me that it was a 20s Pennzoil sign about the size of a sheet of plywood, which makes perfect sense. Plywood sheets are 8 by 4.

Several things to consider. Where you live could impact the price of signs. I live near PA and many Pennzoil signs turn up here.

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#691795 - Fri Aug 04 2017 07:35 PM Re: New and first sign, Pennzoil [Re: TheHorse13]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
You did all right. Pennzoil is collectible and that is an early sign with the brown bell. You have the right attitude and are in the right place and are wise to ask for guidance. Welcome.

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