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Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78884
Wed Mar 10 2004 09:43 PM
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Here is a tin lubrication chart holder and card board chart.

Also porcelain chart holder


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Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78885
Thu Mar 11 2004 03:42 PM
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Here are some pictures from the collection of Larry Karlson.



Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78886
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More awesome picture from Larry Karlson. Can anyone say MARINE. Ted



Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78887
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Great call Ted on the Mobil company of the month. What impressive collections by several people. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78888
Thu Mar 11 2004 04:03 PM
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Richard,
When I saw the group of pump plates I thought...neat!
When I saw the second group I thought...cool!
When I saw the Mobilheat sign with the smaller sign hanging from it I thought...wow!
When I saw the Gargoyle lubester signs I though...awsome!
When I saw the Gargoyle thermometer I started drooling!!!!
By the time I got to the SOCONY lubester signs I needed a big ol' slobber bucket!!!!
Thats undoubtedly the most impressive collection of small Mobil signs I've ever seen. Could you post some info on when and where your signs would have been used?
GREAT collection.
Bob
p.s. Were you able to get the globe you emailed me about?

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Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78889
Fri Mar 12 2004 08:01 AM
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Here is a porcelain Mobilgas Special from my collection. Keep those horses and gargoyles coming. Ted

Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78890
Fri Mar 12 2004 09:59 AM
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Heres a couple of my outside hangers.

Here is a nice Gargoyle cabnet sign I bought from our friend 5 quart years ago..still have it Don.

Here is an australian pump plate I won off ebay.


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Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78891
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Thanks to all you “oldgasers” for the nice comments on my signs….90% of my collection is Mobil related, so I don’t have much to share unless Mobil is the topic. Lastgas15 asked for information about where and when the signs were used……I can provide some good information and some “best-guesses”. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable on the subject, but not an expert. I’ve numbered the photos above from top to bottom for reference.

1) These single-sided pump shields were used in the USA from about 1931 to the mid 1950’s.

2) More SSP pump shields from 1931 – 1950’s. The one with the right-facing Pegasus is actually a truck door sign….Pegasus faced left on all pump plates during this time period. The 2 small numbered shields are from Europe…..any sign spelled “Mobiloel” was used in the German market. The tiny shield with just Pegasus is one of my favorites, but I don’t have a clue how, where, or when it was used.

3) The red motor spirit sign at top center is from South Africa and dates from 1911 – 1930. The Mobilheat sign is double-sided and from 1931 – 1950’s.

4) Most of the Gargoyle double-sided lubster signs are marked Vacuum Oil and were used in the USA before 1931.

5) The red motor car oils sign, the can shaped sign, the motorcycle sign, and the curved lube cabinet sign are all marked Vacuum Oil and were used in the Great Britain from 1900 to (?). The thermometer is obviously foreign, but I don’t know what language is used…..can someone out there help?

6) The signs at top center and left are domestic, the small flange is Austrian, the large oval German, the authorized service Australian, the “A” and “BB” are English, and the odd shaped one is French. All would date from the early 1900’s to WWII.

7) All the Socony lubster signs are domestic, except the bottom center, and would date from before 1931.

8) The Plume and Laurel signs are from Australia and are pre-WWII.

9) The two yellow Elephant signs are 1911 – 1920’s and were made is the USA but used overseas. Standard-Vacuum was formed in 1933 and existed until 1962, so that dates the red Elephant.

10) The White Eagle and General Petroleum signs are domestic and pre-1930.

11) The Sphinx sign with the pump is 1920’s, the blue one 1930’s , and the Pegasus version after WWII. All came from Austria. The Sunflower sign is from southern Europe and the yellow Tiger is from the far-east, probably China……not sure the their ages.


Richard Weir (“Pegasus”)
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Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78892
Fri Mar 12 2004 04:41 PM
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AS YOU MIGHT KNOW....I LIKE 'EM BIG!
HERE ARE MY SHIELDS:



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Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78893
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BUT WAIT!....THERE'S MORE (SHIELDS):


(THIS BIG MARINE IS ONE OF MY FAVES)

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Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78894
Fri Mar 12 2004 05:51 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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MAYBE SOMEONE CAN HELP ME DATE THIS ONE (???):

THANKS!

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Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78895
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Here is a Mobil curb sign I bought at the General Petroleum Museum auction last year.

Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78896
Sat Mar 13 2004 05:54 PM
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As one of my favorite companies, I have really enjoyed seeing all these Mobil signs. Great choice for this month since it will soon be my B-day and looking at all of you guys collection pieces is a great present! Wonderful pieces from everyone. But to Pegasus (Richard), Sir, I salute you. Keep 'em coming.

Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78897
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These two Mobil signs were sent in by Greg Walker. Nice signs Greg.
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4dd35b3127cceba01c85dcac10000003610[/img]
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4dd35b3127cceba01c861cafd0000003610[/img]

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Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL #78898
Sun Mar 14 2004 10:26 AM
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Here are two signs we got out of the GPM auction. The horse rotate with neon on both sides. the other sign in the rear has a relay so the wings flap.

Craig



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