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SOCONY sign strip paint or not?
#776232 Thu Mar 24 2022 08:59 AM
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I got a couple SOCONY DSPs a while back - one has what appears to be a painted-on pegasus on both sides. Maybe it was painted after the Co. changed its branding? What are your thoughts on stripping/leaving? Maybe strip everything but the pegasus "ghost?" Thanks guys

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Re: SOCONY sign strip paint or not?
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This is what one that was similarly painted - but no pegasus - looked like after stripping.

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In 1932 they replaced these rectangular Socony signs with the Mobilgas sign with Pegasus. I would surmise since these were only a year old (31), the station owner may have gotten approval from Socony-Vacuum to make this sign look similar to the new sign with their recently adopted Pegasus logo and not have to replace it. While it's neat to see the ghost of what they did to this sign, I personally don't feel the remaining artwork is strong enough to warrant keeping it as a "survivor" example. I'd probably strip it and enjoy a cleaner looking Socony sign. Other option is to strip the one side and leave the other side as is with the stronger Pegasus ghost. I don't think it would make any difference to the value of the sign, it's all personal preference and aesthetics in this case, IMO.
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Re: SOCONY sign strip paint or not?
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I'd think I'd strip one side only if I owned it.


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I kind of like the sign the way it is. I honestly don’t mind the side where you can see more Socony and just the faint horse… looks cool.

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I agree with stripping one side and leaving the ghosted Pegasus on the other.

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Great input and thanks for the history!

Re: SOCONY sign strip paint or not?
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Anyone seen this sign, any info would be appreciated.

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