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2 Atlantic Refining Signs: Gasoline & Motor Oil #737722
Thu Oct 24 2019 10:22 AM
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Hi
I have a set of Atlantic Refining Company Signs: one Motor Oil and one Gasoline.
Rough measurements are 52 x 36
They are screwed into the doors so I have no idea what that back of the signs look like.
My questions are:
1. Are they worth more individually or as a set?
2. In today's market what do you think their value is, individually or as a set?
2. Can someone provide specific time frames for when these might have been made/used?
3. Is it a good assumption that the Gasoline is more desirable than the Motor Oil Sign? Any reason why?

There is one Atlantic Gasoline sign for sale on Ebay for $800 but it hasn't sold.

Thank you in advance for your help/assistance.


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Re: 2 Atlantic Refining Signs: Gasoline & Motor Oil [Re: LotsofStuff] #737728
Thu Oct 24 2019 10:57 AM
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That sign is late 20's..30's with the atlantic fried egg logo,
IMO- doesn't make any difference gasoline or motor oil, value would
depend on condition .. ... cool


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Re: 2 Atlantic Refining Signs: Gasoline & Motor Oil [Re: LotsofStuff] #737729
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I would value your signs in the range $500-800 each.The motor oil version appears to be in somewhat better condition, however, there do appear to be some pinholes or extra drill-holes (better pics would help). I've seen really nice examples of these go for over $1500 at auction recently.

IMO the ebay example you mentioned for $800 is priced way too high due to its poor condition. And of course the asking price doesn't mean much on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1930s-ATLANTIC-GASOLINE-Refining-Company-Porcelain-Sign-Gas-Oil-52-x35-5/174008745147?hash=item2883babcbb:g:7uUAAOSwCdxdYr2m

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Re: 2 Atlantic Refining Signs: Gasoline & Motor Oil [Re: jecos] #737731
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Re: 2 Atlantic Refining Signs: Gasoline & Motor Oil [Re: advertologist] #737733
Thu Oct 24 2019 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by advertologist
That sign is late 20's..30's with the atlantic fried egg logo,
IMO- doesn't make any difference gasoline or motor oil, value would
depend on condition .. ... cool


🤣😂 got me with the "fried egg logo" 😂 Had to re-look at the pictures! Never noticed it until you said something. Thanks!

Re: 2 Atlantic Refining Signs: Gasoline & Motor Oil [Re: jecos] #737736
Thu Oct 24 2019 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jecos
I would value your signs in the range $500-800 each.The motor oil version appears to be in somewhat better condition, however, there do appear to be some pinholes or extra drill-holes (better pics would help). I've seen really nice examples of these go for over $1500 at auction recently.

IMO the ebay example you mentioned for $800 is priced way too high due to its poor condition. And of course the asking price doesn't mean much on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1930s-ATLANTIC-GASOLINE-Refining-Company-Porcelain-Sign-Gas-Oil-52-x35-5/174008745147?hash=item2883babcbb:g:7uUAAOSwCdxdYr2m


Thank you.
Now that the weather is cooler I'll get in there and take them down.

If I understand both of you correctly; there's no advantage to keeping them together, other than they look good together (in my opinion).

Re: 2 Atlantic Refining Signs: Gasoline & Motor Oil [Re: advertologist] #737737
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Originally Posted by advertologist


Helped push me to ask about values

Re: 2 Atlantic Refining Signs: Gasoline & Motor Oil [Re: LotsofStuff] #737738
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that sign on ebay isn't collector quality
that sign on a scale of 1 - 10 would be a 2
possibly used for yard art in the 150./250. neighborhood
"buy quality" - .. ... cool

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Re: 2 Atlantic Refining Signs: Gasoline & Motor Oil [Re: advertologist] #737753
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Originally Posted by advertologist
that sign on ebay isn't collector quality
that sign on a scale of 1 - 10 would be a 2
possibly used for yard art in the 150./250. neighborhood
"buy quality" - .. ... cool


Thank goodness I don't own the one for sale on Ebay.


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