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#89691 - Sun Oct 14 2007 07:10 PM World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
Houston_Gasoline Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 14 2004
Loc: Sugar Land, Texas USA
I thought this might be an interesting topic for discussion. I hope it hasn't been posted recently. Anyway, I am curious what some of the record prices are that have been paid for signs, globes, cans, etc. Not necessarily for any/all items. Just the most expensive sign, globe, quart can, oil can, road map.

I'll start with some of my best recollections.

Sooner Queen Qt can - $2000 eBay
Texaco Dressing/Wax can(1920's with car/man) - $4200 eBay


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#89692 - Sun Oct 14 2007 07:53 PM Re: World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
blacktee Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
That's a great subject !!! The Qckwork Metal Polish Can went for $4252.63 on 8-04-07. I witnessed the Chimney Cap in Columbus go for $28,600.00 I believe in 04 also. Along with the Michigan Maid Globe for $20,000.00 + some. I see this thread going out of the realm. LOL Here comes the B.S.

T

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#89693 - Sun Oct 14 2007 09:10 PM Re: World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
travis_towle Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 22 2003
Loc: Topeka, Kansas USA
What do you guys think an original restored Tioga Globe on a reproduction wide glass body would go for on ebay.com? No chips, no cracks, no fades. This is the photo on the plastic body it was found on before it was put on the glass body.




Travis E. Towle
Topeka, Kansas

785-554-8238 cell

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#89694 - Sun Oct 14 2007 09:23 PM Re: World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
roger cherry Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 04 2002
Loc: Collierville, Tn
55,000 bucks for a Texaco "Aviation Gasoline" one piece cast globe in a private sale. About 1 year ago. The Texaco globe was the only one ever found so far. However, if they made one....... well who knows.......

I personally sold a rare Chevrolet bowtie porcelain neon in 2002 for 33,500. But I don't think that is a record.

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#89695 - Sun Oct 14 2007 09:29 PM Re: World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
Pogo's Garage Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
$20K last year for a single 13-1/2" Texaco Firechief lens, thats $40K for a 3 piece glass.
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#89696 - Mon Oct 15 2007 08:08 PM Re: World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
Houston_Gasoline Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 14 2004
Loc: Sugar Land, Texas USA
Thanks for straightening me out on the Texaco Can price.

Pogogas, what was unique about the Fire Chief lenses?

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#89697 - Mon Oct 15 2007 08:18 PM Re: World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Houston,

It was the only real one known, I believe. All of the fire chief lenses that you see everywhere are fantasy items.

Wes

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#89698 - Mon Oct 15 2007 08:24 PM Re: World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
Pogo's Garage Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
Wes is right, it was the only one known to exist, only ever seen in old photos.

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#89699 - Mon Oct 15 2007 08:29 PM Re: World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
Pogo's Garage Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
Travis, sorry to tell you, but that Tioga is a repro.
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#89700 - Mon Oct 15 2007 08:42 PM Re: World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Recent Jim Fox auction; as reported in PCM
Oregon Chief por. dbl. sided $27,000
G&B #84 showcase pump, un-restored $21,000
G&B # 81 showcase pump, un-restored $14,000
+ buyer fees !

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#89701 - Mon Oct 15 2007 08:51 PM Re: World Record Prices for Signs, Globes, Cans, Etc
Houston_Gasoline Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 14 2004
Loc: Sugar Land, Texas USA
Thanks Pogo! Is that a 15" Fire Chief lens?

Rick

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