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Gas Station Antiques and Petroleum History
Illustrated Guide to Gas Pumps: Identification and Price Guide by
Jack Sim, 2002
This is the most comprehensive vintage gas pump identification guide. 1400
pictures from the original mamufacturers literature. Brief histories, years
of production and current collectors value. Covers gas pumps from 1885 to
1965. You gotta have this!
American Gas Station, History and Folklore of the Gas Station in American
Car Culture - by Michael Karl Witzel, 1998
Development of the gas station from the first oil well to self service. Interesting
looks at gas pumps, petro advertising and trademarks, roadside architecture and
memorabila collections. 160 pages.
Service Stations 1935 Through 1943: Photo Archive: Photographs from the
Library of Congress and the Phillips Petroleum Company Corporate archives
by M. Kirn (Editor), Library of Congress, Phillips petroleum, 1995
of Petroliana : Identification and Price Guide by Mark Anderton, 1999
From the operator of Collectors Auction Services, this is an in-depth price
guide based on recent actual sales of petroleum collectibles. Combining established
expertise with over 800 photos makes this a must-have book for the petro enthusiast.
Pump Collector's Guide - by Scott Benjamin & Wayne Henderson,
Descriptions, prices and rarity ratings of hundreds of models , color schemes used
by oil companies, glossary, notes on restoration, parts and histories. 250
photos. A "must have" comprehensive reference for the gas pump collector and
Fantastic Filling Stations - by Tim Steil, Jim Juning (Photographer)
From the Publisher..." For those who remember (and those who never knew)
the magical sounds of dropped wrenches and bouncing tires, the memories and
images live on in this entertaining book by Tim Steil. From the world's only
Frank Lloyd Wright designed station, to a man in Missouri who moved his old
hometown's filling station 20 miles to his farm, Steil and photographer Jim
Luning explore the stories behind some of America's most unique filling stations,
and meet the people who own them."
Stations Coast to Coast by Michael Karl Witzel, 2000
Hardcover - 180 pages
A Drop of Oil: Price Guide to Small Oilers by David Moncrief, 1998
Value guide to collectible handy oilers. Color photos 158 pages
to Gasoline Logos by Scott Benjamin and Wayne Henderson, March 1997
1,400 oil company marketing logos pictured with dates and market regions.
An invaluable reference to identify petroleum collectibles. Three previous
printings of earlier version sold out.
World's Greatest Antique Car Event (Great American Motoring Event)
- Rich Taylor, 1997
Learn about why a quarter of a million people visit the 182 acre antique car
show, swap, automobilia and petroliana event. One chapter focuses on petroliana.
& Honor : The Texaco-Pennzoil Wars by Thomas Petzinger, Thomas
Petzinger Jr., 1999
A riveting drama of high stakes oil competition by a Pulitzer Prize nominated
Man : The Story of Frank Phillips and the Birth of Phillips Petroleum,
by Michael Wallis, Reprint Edition, 1995
PCM's Guide to Gas Pump Restoration by Wayne Henderson, Scott
Benjamin, Jan. 2004
Restoration info for the vintage gas pump collector.
Shows how to do it the right way to enhance your investment. Includes correct
paint color schemes and signs. Illustrated step-by-step restorations of visible,
clockface and electric computing pumps are shown. Parts vendors listed. Over
1000 color paint scheme pictures, 600 pump plates and signs and 400 ad glass
images. 290 pages.
66, 1945 Through 1954 : Photo Archive: Photographs from the Phillips Petroleum
Company Corporate Archives (Photo Archive Series) by Phillips Petroleum
Company Corporate Archives, M. Kim (Editor), M. Kirn, 1996, 125pages, 117
Memories : A Collection of Vintage Gas Station Photographs (Schiffer
Book for Collectors & Historians) by Todd P. Helms, Chip Flohe (August
1997) Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Over 500 black and white photos of gas stations from the 1920s through the
1960s. Brief oil company histories. 160 pages
Collectibles : With Price Guide (Schiffer Book for Collectors) by
Robert W.D. Ball, 1994
Value Guide to Gas Station Memorabilia by B. J. Summers, Wayne Priddy,1995,
336 pages, 850 color illus.
Car Wrecks: Motoring Mishaps 1950-1979 by Rusty Herlocher
Following in the tire tracks of the popular ANTIQUE
CAR WRECKS and OLD
CAR WRECKS, this volume chronicles wrecks of the1950s, 60s, and 70s automobiles.
More than 400 post accident images are accompanied by detailed captions providing
relevant model and technical information.
American Car Dealership by Robert Genat, 1999
Compelling collection of archival photography recalling past and present car
dealer phenomena like new model previews and grand openings, promotions and
giveaways (banners, literature, buttons, pens, pedal cars, ashtrays, and anything
else dealers could use to help make a sale)
the Oil: Gas Station Collectibles With Prices by Scott Anderson
1986 (out of print) used, as available, 199 pages
This is the original book that started it all. Lots of great vintage gas station
Chevrolet Dealerships: Selling the Bow Tie by Jon Robinson, 2003
P rofiles several longstanding dealerships that have thrived and sometimes
just barely survived on the frontlines of the car business. Readers will be
entertained by anecdotes of early dealerships that took livestock and crops
as trade-ins, coped with and thrived under Chevy's stringent Quality Dealer
Program in the 1930s, weathered World War II on the income generated by service
departments, and corrected backward engineering of the immediate postwar era.
Oil Cans by W. Clark Miller, 2001
750 color photographs of cans spanning 120 years, and over 90 brands. The
cans are presented alphabetically by company, and a detailed description and
estimated value are included for each. Helpful information for collectors
includes methods different oil companies used to date their cans, how to grade
the condition of a can, collector resources, and a list of can manufacturers.
Conoco Collector's Bible (Schiffer Book) by Todd P. Helms
Nearly 300 pictures, value guide.
Esso Collectibles Handbook : Memorabilia from Standard Oil of New Jersey
(Schiffer Book for Collectors) by J. Sam McIntyre, J. Sam McLntyre, June 1998
Extensive as it is colorful, this book contains nearly 1,000 color photos.
It covers a complete array of petro collectibles from Standard, Esso, Enco,
Humble, Colonial, Stanacola, Pate, Oklahoma and Carter. Value guide.
Globes , Volume 1, Amoco to Mobil - by Scott Benjamin & Wayne
The long awaited new version of the gas globe collector's bible. By the publishers
of Petroleum Collectibles Monthly magazine and the largest buyer and seller
of gas globes in the world. Expert experience is behind this book with tons
of pictures, prices and info. Know what you're doing with these hot collectibles.
Globes, Volume2 - by Scott Benjamin & Wayne Henderson, 1999
With the rest of the major oil companies, from P-to-U (Pennzoil through Utoco)
and their affiliates, as well as generic globes, and globes from independent
companies and foreign firms. Over 1000 color photographs illustrate this voluminous
Stations, Landmark of the American Roadside (Crestline Series) - by
Wayne Henderson, Scott Benjamin, 1994
Covers the development of the gas station including 450 pictures of the things
we love to collect.
Station Collectibles (Schiffer Pub) - by Sonya Stenzler, Rick Pease,
Mitch Stenzler, 1993
Gas Station in America (Creating the North American Landscape) - by
John A. Jackle & Keith A.Sculle, 1994
Insights into the evolution of the gas station from the early days through
the golden era to recent changes. Examines architecture, marketing and trends.
150 photos and illustrations.
Station Memories - by Michael Karl Witzel, 1994
Packed with razor sharp, full-color images, "Gas Station Memories"
is a treasure-trove of hard-to-find gas station artifacts, archival images,
and memorabilia. If you yearn to learn about the pumps, oil containers, smoking
goods, sales literature, ads, and station attendants of yesteryear
Gas & Oil Trucks (Crestline Series) by Donald F. Wood, 1997
Lots of photos and illustrations of early petroleum trucks and tanker delivery
Treasurers : With Values (Schiffer Book for Collectors) -
by Mike Bruner, 1996
Excellent reference examining virtually all types of petroleum collectibles.
Globes, giveaways, pumps, containers, clothing, signs and other advertising.
560 outstanding color photos. First class effort in every way.
Oil Collectibles - by Charles Whitworth May 1998 Schiffer Publishing
This is the reference book for Gulf collectors. One hundred chapters of Gulf
collectibles, containing over 500 pictures in full color of everything from
cans, signs, promotional items, and clothing, to toys and many other Gulf
Gulf Oil Collectibles : An Unauthorized Guide - by Charles Whitworth
June 1999 Schiffer Publishing
Arranged in easy-to-follow alphabetical sections, it has over 700 color photos
and descriptions of popular Gulf-related service stations, blotters, signs,
pumps, globes, toys, and many more items with current market values.
the Road: The Art of the American Road Map - Douglas A. Yorke, Jr.,
John Margolies, 1996
Covers the maps that gas stations gave away and the growth of automobiling
throughout the 20th century. 200+ color map pictures.
Collector's & Price Guide - by Wayne Henderson, Scott Benjamin,
Thousands of collectibles and hundreds of pictures from the petro expert authors.
The Mobil family: Socony, Magnolia, General, White Eagle, Vacuum, Lubrite,
White Star, Wadhams, Independent, Metro and Gilmore
Guide to Mobil Collectibles : Chasing the Red Horse - by Rob Bender,
Tammy Cannoy-Bender, June 1999
Today's Mobil Oil Company is made up of several oil companies that were bought
or absorbed over the years. This book shows a little history of Mobil as it
evolved to include names like White Eagle, Vacuum Oil, Socony, General Petroleum,
Magnolia, Lubrite, Wadhams, Gilmore and White Star. Here is a diverse assortment
of Mobil products of both yesterday and today, including cans, signs, automotive
care, toys, and other promotional items, all in color photography and with
current price information. 457 color photos. See: Larger
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Company Signs, A Collector's Guide - by Scott Benjamin & Wayne
Descriptions & values for thousands of signs arranged by company with
a short company history, a glossary, milestones in sign evolution, building
a collection, grading and valuing, signs as an investment, restoration, list
of reproductions. 300 photos. A best seller.
Collectibles by Rick Pease, March 1997
Another fine book from Rick featuring hundreds of petro signs, globes, cans
and other collectibles.
and Prejudice: The Secrets of Spindletop by Linda Light, 1997
This is the story of Pansy Yount, the lady of the Second Spindletop Oil Find
of 1925 in Beaumont, Texas.
and Circumstance : Glory Days of the Gas Station by John Margolies,
(Editor) Reprint Edition, 1996
Relive the glory days of the service station, back when you got full service,
free maps and a mechanic on duty in stations shaped like cowboy hats, igloos,
tepees, and airplanes. 265 photos, 150 in color.
and Circumstance : 30 Gas Station Postcards, by John Margolies, Volume
1; 1 Edition, Paperback, 1995
This book of postcards includes the best of Margolies's color photos, from
old-time curb pumps to glistening streamlined service stations.
Station Collectibles (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) by Rick Pease,
Descriptions and values of oil company branded trinkets to equipment. 160
pages, 500 color pictures.
Collectibles by Wayne Henderson, Scott Benjamin, April 1997
The history of the Sinclair Oil Company through hundreds of color photos of
collectible marketing memorabilia. Everything from signs and pumps to giveaway
trinkets. Over 300 color photos including some rare early Sinclair gas station
scenes in color. Richfield stations and collectibles are also covered.
Unauthorized Guide to Collecting Sohio: "Bring Your Card Up to Standard"
by W. Clark Miller, 2000
Devoted exclusively to collectibles from Standard Oil of Ohio, featuring Sohio
cans, containers, signs, toys and complete gas globe reference. 690 photos,
: The True Story of the Oil Discovery That Changed the World by James
Anthony Clark, Michel Thomas Halbouty, 2000
First published in 1952, this is a centennial celebration of the 1901 oil
discovery that changed the world. Newly reprinted with a new preface. A must-read
book for oil history enthusiasts and oil professionals. 322 pages.
Oil : The First 125 Years by Wayne Henderson, Scott Benjamin,1996,
Complete marketing history of Standard Oil and all its descendants: Esso,
Exxon, Chevron, Sohio, Mobil, Pan-Am, Atlantic, Crown, etc. An in depth examination
of the American oil industry. 130 pictures, most in color.
Collector's Guide by Scott Benjamin, Wayne Henderson, Publication
date: August 1997
A complete visual guide to every collectible connected with Texaco with early
Texaco station and marketing photos
Tour With Texaco by Rick Pease
Publication date: November 1997
Pump Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana: An Illustrated History by Bob Lee
1993 (out of print) used or old stock, as available
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