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#696715 - Sat Oct 14 2017 08:20 PM Large Shell sign question
BrianH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Hi guys,
I have a chance to buy this. However, the lines on the sign are not of a pattern I've seen before and don't look "right" to me. I don't know if anyone is re-popping these large Shell signs but you never know. Am I being paranoid or does this sign not look right? It doesn't appear to have any "property of Shell" etc marking but not all of them did. I'm especially concerned about the two lines radiating from the left and right at the bottom of the shell. They look to be too close together.

thanks,

BrianH


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Edited by BrianH (Sat Oct 14 2017 08:21 PM)

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#696716 - Sat Oct 14 2017 08:32 PM Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
yours doesn't look right .. ... cool
pictures of:


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Edited by advertologist (Sat Oct 14 2017 08:33 PM)
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#696720 - Sat Oct 14 2017 08:54 PM Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH]
BrianH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
That's what I thought too Randy....I did find a couple that sold at auction that do match mine, finally. However, the GREAT majority of them look like yours above.

To further muddy the waters, here's one Morphy sold back in 2012 that has an almost identical pattern to the one I'm looking at...

Dang, I thought the 4-footers were pretty safe to buy. Now I'm not so confident...

BrianH


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#696721 - Sat Oct 14 2017 09:02 PM Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH]
Big Block Cat Offline
Showcase Feature Host

Registered: Fri Nov 25 2011
Loc: Placerville,CA
Brian, the sign you posted is good. The sign Randy posted is later version.


Edited by Big Block Cat (Sat Oct 14 2017 09:03 PM)
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Wanted anything Flying A Gas, Signal Gas, Hancock oil co, and Sunland.

Thanks Anthony

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#696723 - Sat Oct 14 2017 09:19 PM Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH]
BrianH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Anthony,
Thanks for the info on the sign. Any idea about what time frame it's from?

BrianH

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#696724 - Sat Oct 14 2017 09:26 PM Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Brian, mine is dated 8-36 so that
would make yours between '29 & '36 .. ... cool
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#696737 - Sun Oct 15 2017 05:12 AM Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH]
BrianH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Thank you Randy.

BrianH

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#696795 - Mon Oct 16 2017 09:10 AM Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH]
BrianH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
I was able to buy the sign. Thanks guys for the input on it. I was able to buy with confidence based upon your feedback so I appreciate that. I'll post pics in BOTW soon.

BrianH

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