I have not posted any BOTW in over 2 months so I thought I'd post some of my favorites. The Mobil collection expanded with the purchase of a nice Mobiloil Outboard sign, some smalls, and while not mint by any means the 100 pound Mobilube can is pretty neat. You just don't see them offered for sale that often.
I wanted to share with you the story on the NOS Mobiloil quart with the scarcer Arctic lithographed top. The eBay
seller told me 10-15 years ago his buddy found 3 sealed cases of these ca.1940 cans out west in a storage shed on an old oil field. This guy had a junker old truck that burned oil, so whenever he needed oil he dumped in one of these NOS quarts and threw the cans away! He had thrown out over 65 of these cans before deciding he might try and sell one on eBay
because the "Pickers" liked to buy old oil cans. I think he found out he had made a big mistake over the years!
The last pic shows the Marathon Endurance 5 quart I picked up off of Old Gas last week. I've wanted a nice can to go along with my art deco Marathon runner globe so I was glad to be able to add this one to my collection. I've seen several quart versions of this can sell, but this was the first time in my 5 years of collecting that I had seen a 5 quart offered. The other items in the photo were picked up at different antique malls locally.
Have a good one all,