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Re: Mobil Topper
DWSheffer #512045 Fri Feb 07 2014 07:24 PM
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Yes this topper is real.

Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: Mobil Topper
DWSheffer #512125 Sat Feb 08 2014 12:56 AM
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Is that what you call her? A $59 topper.


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Re: Mobil Topper
Ron Cabanayan #512500 Sun Feb 09 2014 09:40 AM
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Ron,

I have been interested in Mobil-Pegsus toppers for a while. I knew I needed a lot of education before I touched any of them.

While searching on eBay for toppers, I came across the booklet by mobilford . So, I asked for input from OG:

http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=82915&Number=505087#Post505087

I purchased the "booklet" and I must admit it has helped me a lot. It is a great resource for all collectors!

Hen

Re: Mobil Topper
henlovestoys #512523 Sun Feb 09 2014 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted By: henlovestoys
Ron,

I have been interested in Mobil-Pegsus toppers for a while. I knew I needed a lot of education before I touched any of them.

While searching on eBay for toppers, I came across the booklet by mobilford . So, I asked for input from OG:

http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=82915&Number=505087#Post505087

I purchased the "booklet" and I must admit it has helped me a lot. It is a great resource for all collectors!

Hen


Hen, according to the book, would you have purchased this particular topper as a guaranteed original? Just curious if the book gets into how to tell a real from a fake. Rick


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Re: Mobil Topper
KZ1000 #512550 Sun Feb 09 2014 01:19 PM
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Rick, Dave's booklet does give descriptions and info on "how to tell the differences" between original and fake. The booklet has pages of images, approx 100 color images (rough count); Images include original, repop and fantasy toppers...

He also includes a history of these toppers.

The images are not only of toppers from the US. But, include images of toppers made and used in Australia and one made for the New Zealand Markets.


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Re: Mobil Topper
Ron Cabanayan #512603 Sun Feb 09 2014 05:55 PM
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My booklet came about from notes and pictures that I had kept to help me differentiate between original toppers and the many reproductions I had seen. I made a folder of the information and a friend suggested I make the booklet. My opinions are based on my collection and several others I have seen. There are some great collections of Socony (Mobil)items and these collectors may have seen more variations than I have. I enjoy the research on the dates of distribution etc. I have been able to write articles for "Check the Oil" about information on Shell, Goodrich, Amoco, Irving, Alemite, Tydol, and WWII toppers. The Socony booklet has let me meet a lot of great collectors from around the world and realize you never stop learning. Thanks to all OLDGAS members for their assistance through the years.

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Re: Mobil Topper
mobilford #512656 Sun Feb 09 2014 07:27 PM
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Thanks for all the info. This has been a great lesson for me. I haven't really gotten into much toppers but do like a few of them that I've seen. But, I will get the book you have all been referring to for future finds. Alas, I missed out on this deal because of my hesitation brought out by my lack of knowledge. Hopefully next time. I still have my $50 for the bar.

Ron

Re: Mobil Topper
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Rick,

You wrote: " Hen, according to the book, would you have purchased this particular topper as a guaranteed original? Just curious if the book gets into how to tell a real from a fake".

I am going to take my time to study this booklet & use the knowledge to grab what is out there: eBay or at a Gas Bash. I believe the booklet clearly shows the differences (Real vs. Repo) as Bob Richards mentioned above.

Also ...

Value of an object is key to everything. I believe Ron mentioned "worth taking a chance for $50?".
What is gona go wrong for $50 even if it is a repro & produced in U.S. Now, if this topper had a price tag of >$100, I would walk away!

Finally, ...

Why not buy a good one from the right source while I am learning. I purchased this BEAUTY from Dave Reynolds (Mobilford).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271387338412

Regards,

Hen

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