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A old friend gave me this. he had in an attic for years and years. I know the bottle alone is valuable what about the whole thing?

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I would sell together looks better. Harder to ship though.cool piece.

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dont sell er cheap! just the filler piece is worth a good chunk of change!


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I'm not a Mobil collector, but ill take a shot and throw out a number as a guess... cause that usually at least gets some people discussing it.

I'd guess $700-1000 for the whole setup


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I have a couple old cars (61 Studebaker and a 29 Model A). The drum looks good in the garage with the A. I am curious what it is worth, but don't want to sell it. The guy who gave it to me is over 80 and I want to keep it as it reminds me of him. Perhaps this item will inspire me to buy more stuff like on this site. Pretty cool site. It was recommended on the Model A forum. Thanks for the help.

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Hello, jg61hawk from a fellow Studebaker guy (we have a '63 Avanti). I believe Bryce is pretty much on target with his value range (probably toward the top of his range), based on examples I've seen sell at swap meets and auctions. BUT, I would be quick to state that I'm not a Mobil guy either.

BUT, that's not really why I'm posting. I applaud you for planning to keep these Mobil goodies for now because they remind you of the guy who GAVE them to you. Nice going....and how valuable is that? I also have a couple of gas and oil things here in the garage that were generously given to me years ago. Even now, I'll periodically walk by them, smile, and think agaom about those good hobby guys who were so helpful to me in the past. So, good for you! I don't think you'll ever regret keeping and enjoying these Mobil items for awhile. John

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It's been a while...my old timer friend is still with us and I still have the pictured drum, pump and bottle with oil it it! I have no intention of selling, (not violating rules)... but I have never found another one set up like this. I bring this up now, because my grandson mentioned "how cool is that, the oil is like from 1920...." Made me revisit the entire thing. I guess I'm asking have any of you folks seen the drum, pump and bottle with oil? I still enjoy just seeing it..but the old guy would love to say, "yeah we got retirement"...!!! Thanks...

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So, jg61hawk, is the old boy who gave you this MOBILOIL set-up still living? Just curious after all these years. John

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Jolly John,
Yep he's 87 now, still sharp mentally. He needs a hip replacement...he's probably going for it. I hope that works out...operations can be difficult at any age.

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That's super, Stude guy. Sounds like your old friend can be a source of hope for all of us. Thanks for sharing. John

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Jolly -John,
So nice of you to respond the way you did, I thought I'd tell you he had the hip done a week ago Thursday. He's walking almost perfect. He's smiling from ear to ear. The physical therapist had to tell him to SLOW DOWN! Great. Thanks again for asking.

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Thanks for the update, Jim. I loved the part of your post that "He's smiling from ear to ear". Good for him. After all, this could be most any of us, any one of these days! John

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