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Dick Bennett
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posted 12-04-2006 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dick Bennett   Click Here to Email Dick Bennett     Edit/Delete Message

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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gaspower
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posted 12-04-2006 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspower   Click Here to Email gaspower     Edit/Delete Message
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.

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gaspower
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posted 12-04-2006 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspower   Click Here to Email gaspower     Edit/Delete Message
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

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gaspower
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posted 12-04-2006 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspower   Click Here to Email gaspower     Edit/Delete Message
36" Golden Shell

Couple more signs from Tacoma

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gaspumpgary
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posted 12-05-2006 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspumpgary   Click Here to Email gaspumpgary     Edit/Delete Message
Here's some British globes from the late 20's up to the 60's





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gaspower
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posted 12-09-2006 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspower   Click Here to Email gaspower     Edit/Delete Message
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

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gaspower
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posted 12-09-2006 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspower   Click Here to Email gaspower     Edit/Delete Message
A few more from flyingausa Paul

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gaspower
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posted 12-09-2006 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspower   Click Here to Email gaspower     Edit/Delete Message
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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gaspower
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posted 12-09-2006 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspower   Click Here to Email gaspower     Edit/Delete Message
Submitted by some guy in Oklahoma. Thanks Butch!

36 inch single sided sign of european origin, possibly Belgium

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gaspower
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posted 12-09-2006 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspower   Click Here to Email gaspower     Edit/Delete Message
A few more from Butch Greer

Another beautiful foreign sign

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gaspower
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posted 12-10-2006 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspower   Click Here to Email gaspower     Edit/Delete Message
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,

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MetroPetro
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posted 12-10-2006 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MetroPetro   Click Here to Email MetroPetro     Edit/Delete Message
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

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thermactor
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posted 12-10-2006 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thermactor   Click Here to Email thermactor     Edit/Delete Message
I've got no idea on the history of this metal box, but it hangs out in my living room...


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Thunder II
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posted 12-10-2006 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thunder II   Click Here to Email Thunder II     Edit/Delete Message
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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gaspower
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posted 12-10-2006 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gaspower   Click Here to Email gaspower     Edit/Delete Message
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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