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#413672 - Thu May 02 2013 02:02 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: eric grinder]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
What Clutter? You Mean Pure Treasures! grin
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#413673 - Thu May 02 2013 02:08 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: moore798]
rbonitz Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 10 2013
Loc: Chester County, PA

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#413679 - Thu May 02 2013 02:21 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: rbonitz]
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Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
I agree with Richard, the Mobilfuel Diesel Special is a tough sign to find. I got this one from the Jeff Pederson auction about 10 years ago. Only second one I have seen counting Randy's.
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#413680 - Thu May 02 2013 02:25 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: rbonitz]
db_cooper Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 26 2011
Loc: dallas
1947 rotating pegasus on a 10 story water tower

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#413684 - Thu May 02 2013 02:35 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: db_cooper]
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Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Another hard to find pump plate.
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#413739 - Thu May 02 2013 07:11 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
Neil Gerrard Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 09 2003
Loc: Canby, Oregon
Only Mobil piece I own, USAC sanctioned the economy runs.


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#413789 - Thu May 02 2013 09:40 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Neil Gerrard]
DWSheffer Online   content
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Thanks to all who have posted some very nice items so far, let's keep them coming! I remember the first time I saw Randy post a photo of the Mobilfuel Diesel Special plate, which as a new collector I didn't even know existed at the time. Now that Bill posted his, as stated in the thread these are the only two I know of in collections. Like Richard said, the rarest of the rare! The kerosene and Mobil diesel plates are also extremely hard to find. Also shown on one of Matt Alvarez's pumps is the scarce black border Mobilfuel Diesel pump plate made for the West coast marketing territory of General Petroleum. I will be posting more photos soon, as well as more history of Socony Vacuum's subsidiary companies through the years. In the meantime, keep posting your Mobil items!
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#413797 - Thu May 02 2013 11:57 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
Here is a neat little small item:
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Quart and Liter can relidding and dent removal services.PM for detail and pricing.
Collecting Mobil and other graphic quart cans.

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#413822 - Fri May 03 2013 08:23 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: mcguffeyd1]
1965CHPCSP Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2011
Loc: Pikes Peak Region
This is the coolest Mobil piece I own.....


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#413826 - Fri May 03 2013 08:42 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 1965CHPCSP]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
I would say that T- shirt is way kwell too ! Ed Shaver
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#413828 - Fri May 03 2013 08:46 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 1965CHPCSP]
Tokheim Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA
Cool shirt!! And great stuff from all so far.

Here are most of my Mobil items:







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#413857 - Fri May 03 2013 11:48 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Tokheim]
Gas globe guy Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
I got this (you could say rare) white star map. It is rough, but I like it. And I don't have mobil patches... sadly.


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#413891 - Fri May 03 2013 02:43 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Gas globe guy]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Although I mainly collect Cities Service memorabilia, I seem to end up dragging a few choice pieces from other brands home with me! They will make good trading material when you Mobil guys find that special "Cities Service" piece that I might seem to need! LOL

1--30 inch DSP Mobilgas--used as a curb sign I believe
2--Gargoyle Gasoline sign--had a spot to post gas price
3--Mobiloil can rack--used to display cans at the pump
4--Gargoyle Lubester lid--cover for a bulk oil tank
5--MS70 pump with the Mobil plates it came with


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#413896 - Fri May 03 2013 03:09 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: K W FRITH]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
the Mobiloil rack is cool.. cool
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#413979 - Sat May 04 2013 09:40 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: advertologist]
DWSheffer Online   content
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Nice items Kevin!
To add on a bit to Noah's post of the 1934 White Star Mobil map, I had taken some photos for KYGULF a while back of my map collection, so since I had them ready I figured I would add them to the post now. All these maps are different in some way, either by size, date, or design. One of the most desirable Mobil related maps is the 1930 Vacuum Oil Co. graphic with the car, station, pumps, and attendant. All I have seen are for Pennsylvania, but I'm sure other states have to exist!



The next grouping are earlier maps, dating from 1933 to 1938. Some of the most collectible Mobil maps are those from the Wadhams division of Socony-Vacuum, as well as the earlier General Petroleum maps. In my opinion, some of the best Mobil items graphically were produced by the General Petroleum division, which encompassed the West Coast states. From maps, posters, to magazine and newspaper advertisements, General produced beautiful items in the pre-WW2 era.



The following grouping dates from 1938 to 1966. By 1946, (the predominately red background Michigan map) you will notice that the maps start following similar designs. By this point, Socony-Vacuum had instituted branding standards for all subsidiary companies, so companies such as Wadhams and General that had produced their own maps as a division of S-V had to conform to the same standards and no longer produced more "independent" marketing. You will still find maps during the 1940s and early 1950s that mention different divisions in the lower area, but the designs of the maps will all be the same. By 1956 all maps say "Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc." as the company name had changed from Socony-Vacuum to Socony Mobil Oil Company in 1955. Starting about this time, Mobil was starting to phase out separating the Magnolia and General Petroleum subsidiaries which were the only two still operating from the earlier aquisition days. Both names would be phased out in 1960.



Shown in this last photo are some misc. maps, including Marine maps and other oddities. The rarest map in this photo is the Campbell Oil Company map of Chattanooga, TN. It's the only one I've ever seen. They were a distributor who used the Mobilgas branding very prominently on this local map, which I'm sure was to their advantage!
I hope I wasn't too wordy above, as I really enjoy giving the history on the items I own, which is important. Hopefully along the way we'll all learn something about Mobil we didn't know before! If you have any other maps not shown, go ahead and post them for others to see!
Darin

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