I'm a collector of '40s/'50s Whiz products from Camden, NJ. I have never seen this cool sign but my guess is that it's from the 50's. Whiz/Hollingshead manufactured such a wide variety of products of which motor oil was one of their many. Love that Whiz logo...
If you're looking for Texaco product racks, I have a '40s/'50s one quart oil folding island rack that has the slotted sign insert top(no sign) that's in great condition with some surface rust needing & sand blasting, prime and the Texaco red paint. I would take $200 plus shipping, if that would help. I have an NOS one with signage in my Texaco collection that is currently tucked away in a garage attic awaiting the refurb of the inside of my 3 bay garage.
We just cleaned out a plane hanger from an old spray plane pilot who passed away years ago. I haven't had time to inventory what all there is. BUT I do know that there was an empty 1 gallon Texaco Aircraft Engine oil can and empty one quart can and a full one gallon Texaco Aircraft Hydraulic Oil can. I'll have to see what my partner wants for it (IF he wants to sell it). Do you just want aircraft oil related stuff, or aircraft related stuff? JP
Thanks for the information Jim. You have some great stuff there. Other than a couple ads from the 20s and 30s, we can't seem to find much on the sign. It does have a makers mark at the bottom, Reliance adv. co. Which according to another thread on here from a few years ago, that company existed from 1915 to 1930, so at least that helps date the sign.
I completely concur with Stu, very honorable action gruff1! I don't know the first thing about S&P collectibles but many times I see fantasy oil jars for sale and, upon contacting the sellers and explaining to them what they have, they refuse to acknowledge that they are wrong. Much of the time I like to believe it is simply honest denial but then, particularly with eBay and on facebook, you see a second and third similar item and you find out who your dealing with. It is gratifying to know that the vast majority of members on this sight can be trusted to do what is right.
Interesting, lot of vintage Zippo Lighters in Boxes. First the most desirable of the bunch, the Zippo CB Operator Lighter, still in its original box, comes with its original paperwork. Next, we have the Zippo "Pipe" Lighter in Box, both lighters are from the late 60's, early 70's. Last we have the Seale Aviation Co. Zippo, I honestly have never seen another example of this lighter. All lighters have never been tested by me and come in their found in condition.