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6' Texaco sign question
#357082 Wed Sep 19 2012 07:58 PM
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Just curious if a person were looking for a 6 foot Texaco sign would the year it was made affect the Value or would it mostly be the condition?
I ask because I have a choice between a sign from 1936 which from reading on the history of the Texaco signage was the first year they used this logo and to me makes it that much more interesting and collectable, as far as condition I would say a 9+ as there is only a small chip in the T on both sides about the size of a pencil eraser, the other sign is a 1957 and is a 100% sign definetly a solid 10 with no chips or condition issues.
What are your opinions?


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Re: 6' Texaco sign question
Let er' Buck #357083 Wed Sep 19 2012 08:07 PM
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I would go with the older one, in my opinion. The 50's texaco signs are common but I havn't seen too many from the thirty's


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Re: 6' Texaco sign question
Let er' Buck #357085 Wed Sep 19 2012 08:12 PM
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IMO if you are comparing a 9.5 with a 6.0 go with condition. If these two are that close in condition, take the '36.

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Let er' Buck #357086 Wed Sep 19 2012 08:14 PM
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would you post pictures of the '36?.. cool


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advertologist #357125 Wed Sep 19 2012 09:34 PM
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I agree, go for the older sign. Fewer made as there were fewer stations.


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Re: 6' Texaco sign question
Dave's Garage #357190 Thu Sep 20 2012 07:33 AM
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Thanks guys I had a feeling you would say the 36, I got it and now just need to figure out where to hang it grin
I'll post pic's tonight when I get home.


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Let er' Buck #357204 Thu Sep 20 2012 08:56 AM
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whistle Is the other one still for sale?? If it is that nice, buy it too!

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Ed Steagall #357214 Thu Sep 20 2012 10:24 AM
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I also would like to see a picture and I also say buy both. These signs just keep going up in price and if it's in really good shape that's even better!

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60 Parkwood #357288 Thu Sep 20 2012 04:56 PM
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Here are the Pics,
I bought both but already sold the 57 to a neighbor so at least I'll be able to see it from time to time.
I noticed after I got them home that the 36 only has 2 holes at the top for mounting, was this common for that year or Since it doesn't have the usual 8 mounting holes am I correct to assume its a pole sign and not from the Banjo style sign?

Here is the 57,


Here is the 36,


Here are both side by side 36 on the left, 57 on the right.


Pics of the Date stamps,



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Re: 6' Texaco sign question
Let er' Buck #357319 Thu Sep 20 2012 06:38 PM
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Wow, those are very nice!


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Let er' Buck #357324 Thu Sep 20 2012 07:08 PM
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I thought it was an either/or. Didn't know both was an option, but you made the right choice. Those are in great shape!

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Flatland #357333 Thu Sep 20 2012 07:31 PM
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You must really like your neighbor! WOW!

Re: 6' Texaco sign question
Flatland #357336 Thu Sep 20 2012 07:48 PM
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Thanks Guys and Isn't that how it always goes?
Plan for one thing and by the time your done it takes a U-haul to get it home! laugh

I did keep just one but if I want to see the other one I don't have far to go and it went a good home with a great guy who will enjoy it for a long time and that's a heck of a lot better that letting it sit in that old ratty building collecting dust and rust, and he was happy to finally get a sign for his garage.


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Let er' Buck #357362 Fri Sep 21 2012 05:38 AM
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Nice signs!

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oilmanpat #357367 Fri Sep 21 2012 06:01 AM
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Im thinking they look pretty good together. I like the deeper red of the 36 though. Awesome signs.


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