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'30s/40s Shell Double-Sided Porcelain Sign (Black)
#751456 Fri Jul 10 2020 07:36 AM
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Anyone here familiar with these signs and what something like this is worth?

It is 30" x 30" and double sided. I haven't been able to find anything else like it. Any way to authenticate it or accurately date it?

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Ditto here Tankar.......


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Anything particular that lends to it? You may be right, I just haven't seen anything like it (which may be a sign itself), so I do not know what to compare it to or look for

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To me, the lettering and logo don't look like anything Shell Oil has used in the past. Makes me suspect the sign.

Shell logos and signs:
https://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=80917

I'm not an expert. You can have a sign authenticated or appraised by experts for a fee at:
http://pcmpublishing.com/shop/products.php?cat=11
https://matthewstac.com/home/


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I have seen European Shell signs that used this lettering. I don't know if it's real or not, but I have seen Shell signs that looked similar in the European market.


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I have seen European Shell signs that used this lettering. I don't know if it's real or not, but I have seen Shell signs that looked similar in the European market.


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This picture is from http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/oil-and-gas-ads-misc-years/2. Apparently the site is a collection of old ads from all over the world. The site doesn't state where this sign is from.

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