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New Member, Quaker State Sign? #719236
Tue Nov 06 2018 04:32 PM
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Hello, I am here looking to understand more about collecting and what to look for. I have been interested in collecting advertising and enjoy the hunt more than anything. Looking to understand values and condition. My father has collected for 50+ years and that is where my interest started. My Father had this sign since the mid-80's. Can anyone tell me if it is an original or a remake. Just about everyone of his signs were original, this is the only one that I am unsure about and know little history on as well.

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Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: Bluespruce Works] #719238
Tue Nov 06 2018 05:04 PM
Tue Nov 06 2018 05:04 PM
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welcome aboard .. ... cool


RANDY
Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: Bluespruce Works] #719241
Tue Nov 06 2018 07:17 PM
Tue Nov 06 2018 07:17 PM
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Welcome to Oldgas.


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: Bluespruce Works] #719244
Tue Nov 06 2018 08:37 PM
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Hey, Welcome to Oldgas,

This QS Sign is Original, this version was used from the early 60's to late 80's, and alot of them were made, i have over 50 of this version but i never get tired of looking at them, and thats not including all of the other versions of tombstones i have smile

QS

Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: Bluespruce Works] #719247
Wed Nov 07 2018 03:01 AM
Wed Nov 07 2018 03:01 AM
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St. Louis, MO, USA
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Rob,

Please understand the delimina we have here. Most of us have been collecting these items since back in the 1980s. We were collecting signs from back in the 1920s, we had no though that something that came out in the 1980s would be collectible, especially some of the signs made of plastic, Yes, you have something we would consider new, but look at it from your position, this is something you can afford, and I hope you bought it right.

Jack Sim
Author, Gas Pump Bible www.gaspumpbible.com

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Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: Bluespruce Works] #719248
Wed Nov 07 2018 06:14 AM
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you have a very good looking sign. you can get a lot of good information from this site. Welcome aboard!

Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: we're the other guys] #719249
Wed Nov 07 2018 08:50 AM
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Thank you

Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: The_QS] #719250
Wed Nov 07 2018 08:51 AM
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Thank you for the information. I am glad to know more about it and this is the reason that I joined the site, so that I could learn more.

Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: Bluespruce Works] #719264
Wed Nov 07 2018 05:35 PM
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Peotone Illinois U.S.A
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Hey Rob, I sent you a p.m click on the blinking envelope by your name upper right hand corner of page.
Thanks, Brian


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Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: Bluespruce Works] #719409
Sun Nov 11 2018 06:33 PM
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Central Texas
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Hey Rob...I am like you in that I started a little late in my collecting. Two things will slow your collecting to a crawl. You will either run out of space or money...or both. My wife drew a line in the sand...my collection stays in the garage, so I am out of space. I have a tombstone sign like yours...not as nice...I believe mine is dated 1957. I posted a pic. I cannot tell from the pic what yours is...do you know?
Thanks and also welcome!
Steve

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Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: Bluespruce Works] #719410
Sun Nov 11 2018 06:36 PM
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Central Texas
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Oh...Speed Racer taught me how to straighten my pics...sorry...I forgot!
Steve

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Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: Bluespruce Works] #719437
Mon Nov 12 2018 04:53 AM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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Show a shot of the info at bottom left. These tombstones in nice condition seem to be picking up steam $wise.

Re: New Member, Quaker State Sign? [Re: Bluespruce Works] #719439
Mon Nov 12 2018 05:47 AM
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Central Texas
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I already had this pic in my files. The bottom left should be readable.
Steve

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