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Gary Drye
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posted 03-31-2005 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
Is Mobil popular or what!!!! As this topic is about to end and I will be leaving for work soon, I just wanted to thank Richard for such a great presentation. Two VERY AWESOME collections (and thank you Rex) were shared with the rest of us. The others that contributed only enhanced this month's COTM. A big "Thankyou" to all and once again, what a great month it was.

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pegasus
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posted 03-31-2005 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pegasus   Click Here to Email pegasus     Edit/Delete Message
So here’s the story, and I’m stickin’ to it!! I was sitting here a few days ago trying to decide what else to include in this COTM, so I took a few pictures……..including this one………….

Then it occurred to me that even with 25 or so pump plates in my collection (see page 2 of this posting), I don’t have the ones that would have been on the pumps with these 2 globes. That’s OK……I’ve always considered the Mobil Kerosene shield PP the most difficult one to find, so let’s ask the OldGassers to tell us (or better yet, show us) what pump plates would have been used with these 2 globes. I even contacted collector Glenn Zirkle and got him to send a picture of his Mobil Kerosene PP, which is shown below…..



In addition to someday (1) being able to afford one of Richard Amistadi’s high quality signs, and (2) having a collection like Rex’s……….one of my goals in life is to have a sign just like this one hanging on MY wall!!

Then I must have had a brain fart or somethin’………because I just realized I don’t even know what the Mobilgas Ethyl pump plate looks like!! The two globes appear to be from the same time period, but I’ve been told by an expert that’s not necessarily so. Help me out here guys and gals……..what pump plate would have been on a pump with this Mobilgas Ethyl globe??

Richard

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pegasus
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posted 03-31-2005 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pegasus   Click Here to Email pegasus     Edit/Delete Message
I think it was some famous Chinese guy, or maybe Daffy Duck, who once said: "the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys". Well, I don't know if that's true or not, but I do know if I'm ever lucky enough to have a grandchild, he or she will probably have a ball playing with these.........




And that's THE END!!!

PS: Thanks to all for the great pictures and the kind words.

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Richard Weir
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quartcans
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posted 03-31-2005 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for quartcans   Click Here to Email quartcans     Edit/Delete Message
This has just been an excellent thread. Thanks to Richard and Rex and the other oldgassers who contributed to make this and outstanding month. Thanks for your work guys.

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Scott Shipers
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tokheim
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posted 03-31-2005 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tokheim   Click Here to Email tokheim     Edit/Delete Message
I am getting all misty here at the end of this one...sniff, sniff..that was a FINE DISPLAY guys, WTG!! I have flying horse envy.

Tokheim Likes Mobil

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DuceCpe
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posted 03-31-2005 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DuceCpe   Click Here to Email DuceCpe     Edit/Delete Message
Pegasus: Wow what a great job you did this month.. Wish I had some Mobil stuff to share???? Everybody please keep it up...
Ric

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djhubba
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posted 03-31-2005 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for djhubba   Click Here to Email djhubba     Edit/Delete Message
OUTSTANDING..thanks to all who participated and especially Richard for all the hard work done to perfection...AWESOME JOB

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THE AMERICAN GARAGE
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posted 03-31-2005 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for THE AMERICAN GARAGE   Click Here to Email THE AMERICAN GARAGE     Edit/Delete Message
WHAT CAN I SAY RICHARD? WOW! DOUBLE WOW! AWESOME COTM ON ONE OF MY FAVE COMPANY'S! THANKS SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS - I AM PERSONALLY HAPPY YOU DID IT WITH SUCH STYLE AND YOUR COLLECTION IS AWESOME! YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A FEW MORE DAYS SINCE THE NEXT COTM IS STARTING LATE! UP TO YOU! LOL!!

PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK - OUTSTANDING REPORT!

THANKS, AGAIN!
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pegasus
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posted 04-01-2005 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pegasus   Click Here to Email pegasus     Edit/Delete Message
Since I know many of you are sorta like me.......short attention spans.......so we'll keep this one going until Don Beaver starts his COTM on Richfield in a couple of days.

Here's a few more cans that may be of interest....a mix of domestic and foreign ones in all shapes and sizes......




The two Hippo Oil cans at the bottom left aren't related to Mobil.....but they were products of the "James Weir Company Ltd" of Canada, so I just had to have 'em!!!


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Richard Weir
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Jarvis
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posted 04-01-2005 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jarvis   Click Here to Email Jarvis     Edit/Delete Message
Top 2 pictures are shakers. The bottom 2 pictures are a lighter i bought from Richard. I bought that lighter and a Mobilgas Special globe from him. Thanks Richard and Rex for the great pictures and story.



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pegasus
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posted 04-03-2005 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pegasus   Click Here to Email pegasus     Edit/Delete Message
Some other brand names used by Vacuum Oil in foreign markets were Sphinx and Sunflower. Here's some signs showing those brands, which were used in Europe and North Africa. Also shown is an early Socony sign showing the Tiger brand that was inherited from The Standard Oil Trust....this brand was used various former SOT companies, but finally ended up with Exxon.



Here's several signs with the Plume brand name, which was used in Australia and New Zealand. Also shown is the Laural brand, used also in Australia-New Zealand and in South Africa.



And before someone asks....the die-cut Gargoyle sign is NOT an original.....it's a fantasy piece made about 10 years ago by Dave Mercer....I just couldn't resist!!!!

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Richard Weir
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Hillsboro, Ohio

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gaspumpman
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posted 04-04-2005 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspumpman   Click Here to Email gaspumpman     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks guys for keeping this going while I was at the Portland swap meet. We just got home late tonight and I will get started on Richfield company of the month in the am. The Mobil report Richard did will be hard to beat but I will give it my best shot
Thanks again
Don

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THE AMERICAN GARAGE
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posted 04-05-2005 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for THE AMERICAN GARAGE   Click Here to Email THE AMERICAN GARAGE     Edit/Delete Message
THANKS FOR CHECKING IN DON. LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR COTM FOR RICHFIELD LATER ON! IT'S NOT ABOUT QUALITY OR QUANTITY - IT'S ABOUT GETTING~R~DONE!
I WILL HELP OUT WHENEVER POSSIBLE....RICHFIELD IS ONE OF MY OWN FAVES! ......CAN'T WAIT!

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