Being that everyone here is saying $750 for the pair (including shipping) is too much, what IS the value of these SUPER COMMON globes?
Who here has some in similar condition that would be willing to sell two at the same price I'm offering them at?
Can't see how $750 shipping included is too much for two great original pieces of standard oil history!?!?
I'm a globe collector and I used to collect Standard items so I figure I can give you an informed opinion on your globes.
To a serious collector they would have little or no value. Why? First off non-lettered Red Crowns are one of the most common gas pump globe ever used. That's no exaggeration. Standard (IND) was a huge company with a large marketing territory. They used that globe from 1932 until the early 1960's. Most stations replaced the globes as the paint became worn. There are many, many Red Crown globes still in existence.
So what are they worth? I don't know of a single globe collector that's been around any time at all that would be interested at any price unless they were buying for resale. That's because of the very poor condition of the paint. An inexperienced collector might pay in the $200 each range at a petro swap meet. I agree with the poster that said the best place to sell those would be a local auction where the buyers aren't familiar with how common those globes are.
Collectors of Standard items won't touch those globes because of the condition. NOS or very close to NOS (non-lettered)Red Crowns generally sell in the $600 range. On a good day they might bring $800.
The condition of the paint kills the value of your globes.....same as it would any globe. Think of it this way...if you had a nice 3pc globe with good graphics that might be worth $3000 then washed off 90% of the paint what do you think it would be worth? Basically it would be worth the price of the body. What makes you think washed out extremely common globes are worth so much?
Reproductions and repainted originals are also keeping the the value of washed out crowns low.
If you're serious about selling them either consign them to a local auction or list them on ebay for $200 each with no reserve.
Or you can continue to argue with the people that have more experience and more knowledge about the hobby.
I have some "super common" globes in my collection. I have some incredibly rare globes too. Of my 160+ globes I don't have any in that poor condition. But if I did own those two washed out crowns I'd sell them for $750 shipped in a heartbeat!
Rather that argue with the collectors that know what they're talking about you'd be much better off educating yourself about what you're buying and selling.