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New Member, Texaco Marine Oil sign
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Hello Everyone

My name is Stephen

Years ago I obtained a porcelain Texaco Marine Oil sign from a relative that worked as a Texaco salesman in the 40’s thru 70’s. I understand it’s is a rare and desired item for collectors. I’m hoping you can educate me on the sign and collecting in general. I’ve attached some pictures and would love to know what you think about it

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Re: New Member, Texaco Marine Oil sign
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Always wanted one. Great sign. Its legit.

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Stephen, Welcome to Oldgas. Nice old sign you have!


Regards, Jim

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Re: New Member, Texaco Marine Oil sign
Litigator21 #742941 Thu Jan 30 2020 07:47 PM
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appears sign should clean up - pretty $carce $ign too obtain .. ... cool

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Thanks so much for your input. Do you have any thoughts on my best options should I want to sell?

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Originally Posted by Litigator21
Do you have any thoughts on my best options should I want to sell?


first thing you want too do is clean the sign too evaluate for a asking price .. ... cool


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Re: New Member, Texaco Marine Oil sign
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Could you offer me some advice on the proper way to clean it. I have no clue

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Thanks so much for your comment. I appreciate it

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Thanks much. I appreciate you kind remark

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Hey Stephen,
I use a powder cleaner called Zud that is really good on porcelain. It is good to clean rust spots and also shine up the porcelain.

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You are the best. Thank you. Stephen

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Thank you. I really appreciate the advice from the forum. Stephen

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If this sign becomes available please provide us with a link to it.

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OR, if it becomes available, you could list it for sale here on Old Gas! John

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I use Barkeeper’s Friend and 000 steel wool. This is an example off of a large Texaco Marine porcelain sign. If I might also offer some advice. If you are selling, take your time. Get lots of advice and opinions. Look at completed auctions. In the past people have used EBay. Set a large reserve price to get a feel. You will probably gets lots of offers through this site to your private message. Be patient. Great sign that any Texaco collector (like myself) or any sign collector would love to have in their collection...be patient...have I said that??? LOL
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Re: New Member, Texaco Marine Oil sign
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Am I in the minority in saying I have no issues with that sign as is? No cleaning necessary. Those rust stains add to the sign in my opinion.

Re: New Member, Texaco Marine Oil sign
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Originally Posted by mtrotnic
Am I in the minority in saying I have no issues with that sign as is? No cleaning necessary. Those rust stains add to the sign in my opinion.


While some may like the sign as is, I would say the majority of buyers for a sign of this caliber would want it cleaned to see the sign in the best condition possible, especially if you were spending the coin on it.

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Re: New Member, Texaco Marine Oil sign
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I clean all my signs. Just looks better and does not devalue it.

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Originally Posted by DWSheffer
Originally Posted by mtrotnic
Am I in the minority in saying I have no issues with that sign as is? No cleaning necessary. Those rust stains add to the sign in my opinion.


While some may like the sign as is, I would say the majority of buyers for a sign of this caliber would want it cleaned to see the sign in the best condition possible, especially if you were spending the coin on it.

Originally Posted by DWSheffer
Originally Posted by mtrotnic
Am I in the minority in saying I have no issues with that sign as is? No cleaning necessary. Those rust stains add to the sign in my opinion.


While some may like the sign as is, I would say the majority of buyers for a sign of this caliber would want it cleaned to see the sign in the best condition possible, especially if you were spending the coin on it.

Originally Posted by DWSheffer
Originally Posted by mtrotnic
Am I in the minority in saying I have no issues with that sign as is? No cleaning necessary. Those rust stains add to the sign in my opinion.


While some may like the sign as is, I would say the majority of buyers for a sign of this caliber would want it cleaned to see the sign in the best condition possible, especially if you were spending the coin on it.


For what my opinion is worth...as others said, for a sign of that caliber...definitely clean...getting the rust off will help it from deteriorating further...but, DO NOT restore, touch up or anything else. (Sorry for the triple post, am On my phone and not sure what happened)

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