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#220368 - Mon Dec 20 2010 07:16 PM Original Polly Gas Neon Signs
Chad Haas Offline
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Registered: Sun May 04 2003
Loc: Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Does anyone know how many original Polly Gas Neon signs there are out there? I am aware of two: David Benko of Rocket City Neon and the one in the Mendenthal collection in Southern California.

I'm sure there must be more than two and was curious if anyone happens to know just how many original Polly Gas neon signs are out there?


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Beaverton, OR 97005-1687
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#220396 - Mon Dec 20 2010 09:09 PM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas]
porcelain-neon Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 08 2007
Loc: Minot,ND USA
The sign Benko has is the one from Mendenthal. The one Mendenthal has now is a copy made by Benko. Rory Brinkman has/had a single side.
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#220397 - Mon Dec 20 2010 09:14 PM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: porcelain-neon]
POLESIGNKID Offline
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Registered: Thu Aug 19 2010
Loc: CINCINNATI,OHIO
That is one cool sign........the really knew how to make them back in the day.....
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Cities service, Vickers, Gas and Auto neons, next exit/ ahead signs and now I'm getting into globes....

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#220400 - Mon Dec 20 2010 09:20 PM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: POLESIGNKID]
Coops 427 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 19 2008
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Cool sign. What's the $$$ value of that original sign? Or should I ask?
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#223667 - Wed Jan 05 2011 04:21 PM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Coops 427]
Chad Haas Offline
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Registered: Sun May 04 2003
Loc: Beaverton, Oregon, USA
I know that $60K was offered for an original and the offer was declined. At auction, I can only venture to guess what it might fetch.

Jerry Van Dyke made an incredible reproduction (fantasy) sign that was photographed below:


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Chad Haas
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12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300
Beaverton, OR 97005-1687
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#223688 - Wed Jan 05 2011 05:58 PM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas]
pumpingethyl Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 30 2008
Loc: Downey , CA
I know of at least 7 collectors who have one side of an original. 4 of them are within 15 minutes of my home here in So. Cal.
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#223692 - Wed Jan 05 2011 06:11 PM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: pumpingethyl]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Didn't think there was any Collections within 3-4 blocks of your house Dennis!

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#223696 - Wed Jan 05 2011 06:47 PM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Dick Bennett]
POLESIGNKID Offline
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Registered: Thu Aug 19 2010
Loc: CINCINNATI,OHIO
I think everyone need 1 of those on their patio.....
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Cities service, Vickers, Gas and Auto neons, next exit/ ahead signs and now I'm getting into globes....

AKA PARIS HILTON!

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#674044 - Mon Dec 12 2016 01:21 AM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas]
chevy350 Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 21 2016
Loc: central coast California
I have seen the one at Mendenhall's and would LOVE to have it. I live 15 minutes away. It is amazing and I drool every time I go there.
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#697501 - Thu Oct 26 2017 07:59 AM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas]
Mathieu Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Sep 12 2017
Loc: Belgium
A few days ago, i Saw one of them on eBay, vendor IS road-relics. Priced at 20k, do you think IS a Fake ?

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#697504 - Thu Oct 26 2017 09:24 AM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Mathieu]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By Mathieu
A few days ago, i Saw one of them on eBay, vendor IS road-relics. Priced at 20k, do you think IS a Fake ?


fake .. ... cool


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#697524 - Thu Oct 26 2017 11:58 AM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas]
Mathieu Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Sep 12 2017
Loc: Belgium
Fake @ 20k ??OMG

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#697528 - Thu Oct 26 2017 02:21 PM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Mathieu]
Mike M. Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012
Loc: Western, WI.
Originally Posted By Mathieu
A few days ago, i Saw one of them on eBay, vendor IS road-relics. Priced at 20k, do you think IS a Fake ?


Darrell is a member here and he does not do fakes!
https://www.roadrelics.com/

Quite the old thread....I do miss my friend Dick!
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#697549 - Thu Oct 26 2017 08:32 PM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Mike M.]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Mike, I agree Darrell is a reputable dealer , but if its not fake, what would you call it then, fantasy?.

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#697556 - Fri Oct 27 2017 03:51 AM Re: Original Polly Gas Neon Signs [Re: Chad Haas]
Mathieu Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Sep 12 2017
Loc: Belgium
On the website its written "Most noteworthy, we sell only original signs. Therefore my price are higher than reproductions and fakes made to deceive from India and other places."

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