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On this Item I had a Fight with myself..... #58265
Wed Nov 07 2007 03:22 PM
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Hi Guys....

This Oilcantable I saw on a market 4 weeks ago...
Even it was not in the best condition I thought it would be a good add to my garage...
But the seller was raising 500.- Euro ( about 680.- US )...
I thought this was way to high...
He reduced to 420.- Euro but I left it there....
What do you think if you verify the pricesrange to the US ????
Thanx
andy


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Re: On this Item I had a Fight with myself..... #58266
Wed Nov 07 2007 07:49 PM
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That price does sound a little high to me, but that is a pretty neat piece. I've never seen anything like it, that's for sure. What American brands do you usually see over there?

Wes

Re: On this Item I had a Fight with myself..... #58267
Wed Nov 07 2007 08:05 PM
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WES, MOST LIKELY HE'S IN BED NOW! LOL! GERMANY IS LIKE 7-8 HOURS AHEAD OF US! MAYBE HE'LL ANSWER WITH A COFFEE IN HIS HAND IN A FEW HOURS! LOL!

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Re: On this Item I had a Fight with myself..... #58268
Wed Nov 07 2007 09:49 PM
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Are you sure this is an authentic piece? Consider it might be just a stand made up then two signs attached to it. If I were you I would take a good look at it before I purchased it. You might be just buying two signs.
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Re: On this Item I had a Fight with myself..... #58269
Wed Nov 07 2007 11:02 PM
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Hi jack and fellers..

thanks for your recommendings...
I discussed the piece with a experienced collector at the market...
It was defenately authentic and used in the 30ies or until the 50ies..but he also agrees the high price....

by the way :
we have here appeared .
Mobilgas
veedol
esso, standard,
i guess nearly all of your brands show up sometimes..
Even american pumps are on ebay...
Andy

Re: On this Item I had a Fight with myself..... #58270
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I dont think the price is that High.. Its 2 Mobil signs at 210 each.
If they were on ebay at 210 each Buy it Now they would not last a day..

2 signs plus a oil rack.. not a bad deal

it will be a higher price if it gets to a big swapmeet.. is my thinking..

Re: On this Item I had a Fight with myself..... #58271
Thu Nov 08 2007 11:45 AM
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Hi Dodo...

Its funny ...what you mentioned was exactly what the seller said....
Plus it WAS OUR BIGGEST SWAPMEET IN WHOLE EUROPE...
BUT HE DID NOT SELL IT ......

Greetings

Re: On this Item I had a Fight with myself..... #58272
Thu Nov 08 2007 03:29 PM
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Hey Andy,
your petro collector must do his "homework" ;-). The signs are from around 1947 and are from the transition period when Mobil was leaving the Gargoyle as a symbol for their oil products and introducing the Pegasus. The signs also have the "new" sans serif text that came to use after WWII. I don't know anything about the autentithy of this piece, but the signs are the normal signs used in this period around 1947-1950.
br
Claes

Re: On this Item I had a Fight with myself..... #58273
Fri Nov 09 2007 12:25 PM
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Hi Claes...

The collector told me , he bet it was from end of the fourties, while the seller still put it to the early thirties....
Thanks for your info...
andy

Re: On this Item I had a Fight with myself..... #58274
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I dont know anything about the value, but the US old gas guys should be aware of the fact that the US Dollar to Euro conversion is now $1.46 and dropping every day. So the last asking price was $613.00. Maybe thats a fairer price?
Just my .02 euros worth
John


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