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#688582 - Wed Jun 14 2017 03:38 PM 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value?
bigandtall Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 05 2016
Loc: Mooresville, IN
This is for sale locally. I have searched the archives of oldgas and these were much cheaper and easier to find just 3 years ago. Either I cannot find one reasonably priced, or the market has changed so quickly I don't know what reasonable is anymore. Seller is at $1,000 firm on this.

What value do you all assign to this? Back side is similar to front.


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#688595 - Wed Jun 14 2017 06:39 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
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#688598 - Wed Jun 14 2017 06:47 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
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Registered: Wed Jun 22 2016
Loc: kenton OH
I've seen ones in that condition at shows sell in the 300 400 range and venders taking better ones home unsold in the 8 to 1200 range ,really what's it worth to you is the question,if your happy ,why not be,

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#688603 - Wed Jun 14 2017 07:54 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
I'd be hard pressed to give $200.00 for that. Give it some time and a better one will show up.
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#688605 - Wed Jun 14 2017 08:15 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
bigandtall Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 05 2016
Loc: Mooresville, IN
I like the sign but I don't like the price. I've paid a premium for a lot of my signs recently to save myself time and travel costs, sometimes 20% above top value for a given condition, but this does feel like it's priced well over 100% above its real value. It's very closely located to me, but I wish the seller was realistic on his price. Thanks everyone.

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#688608 - Wed Jun 14 2017 09:35 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: Done4]
Ed Steagall Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 07 2007
Loc: Tucson, Az. USA
I agree with les/done4. That is a plentiful sign, don't know why they ask so much for them. The seller has been watching too many episodes of The Pickers. Ask the seller to sell you some of what they are smoking. crazy Ed.

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#688641 - Thu Jun 15 2017 09:19 AM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
$1000 is for the rich-decorator displayer non-knowledgeable-collector.

Average selling price $300 or less. Sorry to the guys who ran across such signs for $10, those days are gone in most parts of the US.
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#689116 - Sat Jun 24 2017 11:37 AM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
bigandtall Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 05 2016
Loc: Mooresville, IN
I'd like to revisit this topic. I went to the Peotone, IL show early this year and to the CTO show yesterday. At both shows there were this style Texaco sign in SUBSTANTIALLY worse condition than this one, listed around $900 or more, and the sellers and dealers would never budge less than about $800. I'm talking signs with huge rusted chunks missing, multiple fold lines, every color completely faded, and at least 35% total porcelain loss.

Is it possible the market for these has completely changed recently? I have a gentleman on here offering his single sided one to me for $1,000 and I'm probably going to do it even though it's pretty rough on it's bottom front side because it has good color.

Individual sellers, with the internet to use to price compare, now seem to demand higher prices, and dealers at CTO had much worse quality for same or higher prices on this style sign.

What do you all thInk?

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#689135 - Sat Jun 24 2017 05:49 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
jecos Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 15 2014
Loc: CT, USA
I'm not knowledgeable enough to give a value on that sign so I'll defer to the previous responses. But I personally would not value the sign based on asking prices since anyone can ask whatever they want. Here's a link one in much better condition that recently sold on ebay for $1025 (I'll let others judge whether it was authentic):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Texaco-Motor-Oil-Porcelain-Sign-42-034-NICE-/282436100781?hash=item41c280e2ad%3Ag%3A06UAAOSwWkJY9FFD&nma=true&si=dcwAf2%252FYq1zIdVFZVsdF93JCxWw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

In my opinion, you should do better for $1000. Joe

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#689137 - Sat Jun 24 2017 06:05 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
Well the old saying you can ask what you want and i would bet none sold at that price with the condition issues. I would be patient and find a nice one. It's possible these guys had alot into the signs who knows. I never use ebay for pricing.

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#689144 - Sat Jun 24 2017 07:26 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
wocopep Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
While I have alot of signs in my shop, and need to see them hold their value or increase, there is no way that Texaco sign is worth 1000.00. If Im wrong, then I still benefit. Hold out for a better one even if you have to pay up for it.

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#689145 - Sat Jun 24 2017 07:27 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: jecos]
bigandtall Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 05 2016
Loc: Mooresville, IN
Originally Posted By jecos
I'm not knowledgeable enough to give a value on that sign so I'll defer to the previous responses. But I personally would not value the sign based on asking prices since anyone can ask whatever they want. Here's a link one in much better condition that recently sold on ebay for $1025 (I'll let others judge whether it was authentic):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Texaco-Motor-Oil-Porcelain-Sign-42-034-NICE-/282436100781?hash=item41c280e2ad%3Ag%3A06UAAOSwWkJY9FFD&nma=true&si=dcwAf2%252FYq1zIdVFZVsdF93JCxWw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

In my opinion, you should do better for $1000. Joe


That one was real nice. Local pickup only has also made things hard. That was in California, so about 2,000 miles away. Maybe my area is having a small drought of good quality signs.

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#689148 - Sat Jun 24 2017 08:30 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
bigandtall Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 05 2016
Loc: Mooresville, IN
Here is a single sided porcelain for $1,000 firm. Best I've seen in the Midwest for a long time in this price range but still no where near that recent eBay listing quality.

What do you all think of this one?


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#689372 - Tue Jun 27 2017 07:51 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
pkhammer Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 17 2014
Loc: augusta county, va
I just sold one on here in very similar condition for $700 which I think was fair to buyer and seller.

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#689403 - Wed Jun 28 2017 08:47 AM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: pkhammer]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Originally Posted By pkhammer
I just sold one on here in very similar condition for $700 which I think was fair to buyer and seller.


I think 700 is right on the money for that sign!
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#689427 - Wed Jun 28 2017 01:10 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
OK, now you guys have me all confused. I bought this one from a friend for a $1,000.00 last year. It is a single sided one and has some touch up on the T which I plan to remove.

What has me confused is, has these signs gained that much value within one year? I didn't buy this to resell but I guess I need you guys to reel me back in on what this sign might be valued at just to feed my curiosity. I thought these signs where pretty still available out there in good shape.

I would be hard pressed to pay $700.00 for the above sign.


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#689432 - Wed Jun 28 2017 03:44 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
bigandtall Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 05 2016
Loc: Mooresville, IN
All I know is everyone says they are readily available and most people seem to have a nice one yet I can't seem to stumble across a nice one to save my life. Been looking two years now...

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#689434 - Wed Jun 28 2017 03:47 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
BrianH Offline
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Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Les, that's a real nice sign. I think you did fine at $1000. I'm not real sure on valuation on the single-sided 42" Texacos because I'm looking for a double-side one. I've been seeing the double-sided in your condition going for $2K regularly for the past year or so. More than that in the big auctions.

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#689437 - Wed Jun 28 2017 04:36 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
BrianH Offline
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Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Gerald, if price were no object you'd have no trouble finding one. Morphy's regularly has 1 or 2 in almost every auction. I'm just not ready to pay $3K to get one from them.

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#689439 - Wed Jun 28 2017 04:56 PM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Thanks guys, I am so far out of values it makes my head spin. As for auctions I rarely do them and don't really take the prices as a good measuring stick. It's great to have oldgas for honest opinions.
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#689565 - Fri Jun 30 2017 11:21 AM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: K W FRITH]
pkhammer Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 17 2014
Loc: augusta county, va
Originally Posted By K W FRITH
Originally Posted By pkhammer
I just sold one on here in very similar condition for $700 which I think was fair to buyer and seller.


I think 700 is right on the money for that sign!


You keep backing me up on here KW so I officially owe you dinner at Hershey this fall! smile

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#689616 - Sat Jul 01 2017 10:45 AM Re: 42" DSP Texaco Sign, rough, value? [Re: bigandtall]
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Loc: So. Ca.
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