Oldgas.com Home  
Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Pictures | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Texaco Sky Chief
#669710 Sat Oct 22 2016 11:03 AM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 194
kenr Offline OP
Petro Enthusiast
OP Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 194
Can someone authenticate this for me? Bottom left corner says made in tge USA and bottom right corner says 1956....

20161022_1037561.jpg
Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: Texaco Sky Chief
kenr #669714 Sat Oct 22 2016 01:14 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,397
Likes: 99
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,397
Likes: 99
if the date is 1956 it is a fake,
texaco didn't use the
circle R trademark until 1959 .. ... cool


RANDY
Re: Texaco Sky Chief
kenr #669885 Mon Oct 24 2016 04:49 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 256
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 256
could you post a pic of the bottom of the sign
to include date marking

Re: Texaco Sky Chief
kenr #669910 Mon Oct 24 2016 09:10 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 256
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 256
we have seen some anomalies with S/C signs
ie '59 and '60's
As a '56 it should not have a R --Randy is right
but..................

Last edited by deacon; Mon Oct 24 2016 09:11 AM. Reason: wrong date
Re: Texaco Sky Chief
kenr #669931 Mon Oct 24 2016 01:13 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,369
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,369
Could it be a 59 and is smeared to look like a 56....I have never seen Sky Chiefs with the SU-PREME before 1959.


Looking for Keystone,Pure,Sinclair,Texaco,Sterling and Gulf...Thanks, Brian
Re: Texaco Sky Chief
kenr #669932 Mon Oct 24 2016 01:31 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 605
Likes: 4
D
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
D
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 605
Likes: 4
Texaco did not introduce sky chief SU-PREME until 1959

Re: Texaco Sky Chief
danlap99 #669933 Mon Oct 24 2016 01:47 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 256
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 256
That is not correct--Texaco began using the additive
Petrox in the S/C(premium) gasoline in 1954

The actual date this was reflected on pump plates is
a whole other issue -that is why the '56 pump plate is
curious -

Re: Texaco Sky Chief
kenr #669977 Mon Oct 24 2016 04:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 719
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 719
1959 Sky Chief plates don't have a trademark symbol on them. Isn't 3-3-56 the mark on those fake Diesel Chief 2 signs?

Can you post a better picture of the sign?

Last edited by J.E.Radebaugh; Mon Oct 24 2016 04:22 PM.

Jamie

Collecting Texaco and Havoline Signs, Cans, and Giveaways.

Re: Texaco Sky Chief
deacon #670060 Tue Oct 25 2016 12:05 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 605
Likes: 4
D
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
D
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 605
Likes: 4
you are correct about when Texaco started using PETROX , BUT they did NOT start using sky chief SU-PREME until 1959

Re: Texaco Sky Chief
kenr #670141 Wed Oct 26 2016 08:41 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 256
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 256
That my friend is the crux of this issue. When
Su-preme first appeared on signage(pps) it has always been accepted to be '59
However--if the plate that started this is in fact a "56 and
authentic .....There are/have been many anomalies in this business
of collecting. in over 50 yrs I have seen a few --also some parts of the US may have seen signs earlier than others --it happened -
that I can attest to having been with the company for over 30 yrs
I'd like to see a close up of the sign ----------

Re: Texaco Sky Chief
deacon #670153 Wed Oct 26 2016 10:23 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,369
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,369
Originally Posted By deacon
That my friend is the crux of this issue. When
Su-preme first appeared on signage(pps) it has always been accepted to be '59
However--if the plate that started this is in fact a "56 and
authentic .....There are/have been many anomalies in this business
of collecting. in over 50 yrs I have seen a few --also some parts of the US may have seen signs earlier than others --it happened -
that I can attest to having been with the company for over 30 yrs
I'd like to see a close up of the sign ----------

I agree but, What about the circle R on the plate?


Looking for Keystone,Pure,Sinclair,Texaco,Sterling and Gulf...Thanks, Brian
Re: Texaco Sky Chief
Keystone Gas Man #670166 Wed Oct 26 2016 12:29 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 256
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 256
Do not have an answer-This whole discussion cannot be
advanced with out a close-up pic of the sign
I have suspicions, but I would not tell Kenr outright that it is a fake just yet It has been interesting none the less

Re: Texaco Sky Chief
kenr #670168 Wed Oct 26 2016 01:27 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 8,818
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 8,818
I agree, lets see the close up of the date.


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: Texaco Sky Chief
Dave's Garage #670169 Wed Oct 26 2016 01:39 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,603
Likes: 6
Veteran Member
Online Content
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,603
Likes: 6
I do not know a lot about Texaco.This sign was taken from a pump about 30 years ago as near as I remember.Not SUPREME but marked this way--lower left Made in USA-lower right--3-3-56.
Always assumed it was THE REAL McCoy,input?

shocked

DSCN0228.jpg
Re: Texaco Sky Chief
hawkike #670171 Wed Oct 26 2016 02:49 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,397
Likes: 99
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,397
Likes: 99

Frank's sign has the right trademark as per date .. ... cool


Last edited by advertologist; Wed Oct 26 2016 02:50 PM.

RANDY
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog9 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Click for an eBay Search Form and lots more live petro auction listings

Copyright © 2020Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4