Hello there, I friend of mine has a couple red and gold Standard Oil crown globes given to him by his grandfather who has since passed away. The red one has Standard Oil Company molded in the glass and the gold one does not. His grandfather used to own a gas station so we think they may be real and not reproductions. Are there any tell tale signs to figuring out if these are real or reproductions?
The one with the wording is OK, but the easiest way to tell is if the glass base is threaded for the metal collar that attaches to it to fit in the globe holder, or if they currently have the collars they are originals. There are exceptions, but this is the most basic tell tale sign of an original. Darin
Darin Sheffer Always looking for Mobil and Marathon items I don't already have!