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Re: COTM: SHELL #80932
Mon Dec 04 2006 05:32 PM
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SHELL w/ETHYL [porcelain 1 piece pump plate on left] was used 1933-1936. Very few of these plates are known to exist.
SHELL [porcelain sign on right] was used 1937-1946.
[according to B&H resto book]
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Re: COTM: SHELL #80933
Mon Dec 04 2006 09:35 PM
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bustermonty, that's one of the coolest foreign Shell signs I've seen.

DB, thanks for posting the picture of that pump, it's a celebrity in it's own right. Never even noticed the ultra rare pump plate on it before.

Re: COTM: SHELL #80934
Mon Dec 04 2006 09:49 PM
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Fifteen inch "west coast" globe. Actually used not just on the west coast but as far east as Texas, I'm not quite sure on the extent of Shell of California marketing.



And it's eastern cousin



Ultra rare fifteen inch lens from a prominent local collector in Tacoma


Re: COTM: SHELL #80935
Mon Dec 04 2006 10:01 PM
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36" Golden Shell



Couple more signs from Tacoma




Re: COTM: SHELL #80936
Tue Dec 05 2006 02:12 PM
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Glentham, Lincolnshire england
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Here's some British globes from the late 20's up to the 60's





Re: COTM: SHELL #80937
Sat Dec 09 2006 10:30 AM
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Posting for Frank Jordan:

"the six inch sign was used on a reps vehicle,from the 1920"s
shell premium pump plate from the thirties"





Great signs Frank!

I've been a little swamped with photo submissions, it's taking me a while but I'll get to all of them. Thanks

Re: COTM: SHELL #80938
Sat Dec 09 2006 11:28 AM
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A few more from flyingausa Paul







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Re: COTM: SHELL #80939
Sat Dec 09 2006 11:38 AM
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From lastgas15 Bob Drake:



"These last few pictures are of my son Darrel's collection. He was around 10 years old when he started collecting. He lost interest in collecting petro stuff when he discovered girls and cars. Most of his cans are common but there are a few rare pieces in there. One is an early striped (Roxanna) handy oiler. Another is the shell shaped plastic handy oiler in the last picture.
He also has a Shell Insecticide burlap bag, and a rare Jimmy Allen Aero Shell puzzle."











Thanks Bob, we'll have more from him later



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Re: COTM: SHELL #80940
Sat Dec 09 2006 08:25 PM
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Submitted by some guy in Oklahoma. Thanks Butch!







36 inch single sided sign of european origin, possibly Belgium






Re: COTM: SHELL #80941
Sat Dec 09 2006 08:26 PM
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A few more from Butch Greer



Another beautiful foreign sign






Re: COTM: SHELL #80942
Sun Dec 10 2006 11:46 AM
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Some killer items from John O'Hern. I've never seen the "no smoking" sign before. The Roxana globe is similar in condition to mine. Next to impossible to find one that the red hasn't gone away on.











Thanks John,

Re: COTM: SHELL #80943
Sun Dec 10 2006 12:04 PM
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Thanks to all for the photos ! Always had Shell stuff around. Dad and uncles ran "Shell-A-Rama" on Route 17 North in Mahwah, NJ c.1960 across the highway from Pal's Diner. Also good friend George "Mr. Packard" Jepson had the Shell in Hillsdale, NJ for ages. Would love to get any memorabilia from these places. Ed


Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers
Re: COTM: SHELL #80944
Sun Dec 10 2006 05:25 PM
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I've got no idea on the history of this metal box, but it hangs out in my living room...




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Re: COTM: SHELL #80945
Sun Dec 10 2006 06:03 PM
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Here are two maps, 1947 & 1948, from Shell. I'm a bit suprised, that with all the colorful Shell logos, that these are a bit plain....



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Re: COTM: SHELL #80946
Sun Dec 10 2006 10:07 PM
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Therm, that's a heck of a nice looking box. Don't know anything about it but it sure appeals to me.

Thanks to Jeff for the maps. Shell put out some great and very graphic maps, the 1929 version being one of the classics, also the 1933 license plate map too. Anybody have some to post?

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