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This may best be titled Automobilia but the whole point of this which I hope all can stay with is to share what we have in our collections so that others can 1) enjoy what they see 2) know it even exists

As my good friend Terry Bond notes in his post - this is NOT a place to sell things, that has been established already by Terry and Peter, this is just for a point of information. Please do not contact the person who posted the photo and information to see if it is for sale! No for sale items here. Terry and others have shared their watch fobs with us , so what else is there?

Those of you that want to share some of the things you have , please try and give a size as it will give us all a better perspective of what. how etc. and will answer the question is it the size of a quarter or the size of a hot air balloon!  SO if you have some odd key chains with car names, screw on hubcaps, car mascots /hood ornaments, factory admittance badges , etc. maybe you can share this with all of us so we can then start out own hunt for one if it really appeals to us. You can't look for one  if you don't know it exists. Please remember - nothing for sale here and don't ask if what is posted is for sale and annoy the person who shared it with us.

The Beverol sign is 16" x 31 1/2 " . Porcelain on steel. dates from the early to mid 1930s. has a curve to the surface and is not flat. I got it on a trip to England 40 years ago. the white streak at the top righ is a reflection of light when I took the photo

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United Service Sign ( one  1/2 ; it was neon and double sided) 36 " wide, porcelain on steel

Pratts gasoline sign 18" x 21 " ( Pratts is British) porcelain on steel , flange sign

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Great signs Walt.  The sign with the ladies head on it is fabulous.  Do you know what country it's from?   I also have a few British souvenirs from our time in Scotland.  Have an assortment of Mobiloil Gargoyle signs, some Shell and Pratts Motor Spirit, BP Motor Spirit and a few other misc signs in both tin and porcelain.  One of my favorites is this one in lithographed tin.  It came from the inside of the garage door of an old garage in Scotland.

Terry

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Great idea for a thread Walt. Nice signs posted so far guys.

As a lifelong collector of automobilia and petroliana, I will certainly appreciate seeing what cool things get posted. Here are two pieces I recently picked up from the family of the original dealer. It is always cool to get the history of the piece, and the provenance plus photographs help prove the item is the real Mc Coy. As serious collectors know, the hobby has been totally flooded with fake recently manufactured signs (and cans, license plates, plate toppers, globes, fobs, and so much more). Please be careful obtaining items for your collections. If in doubt please contact me or someone else to discuss authenticity.

 

PS I don't remember exact measurements but they are about 3'X5'.

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Wow, those are fantastic!  I remember a few years ago at Hershey I saw a stained glass Oldsmobile piece that was taken from a door or window of an early dealership.  It had the Olds logo on it done in stained glass.  It was fairly small but quite impressive.  I did not buy it - price was a factor, but am certain it found a good home somewhere (hopefully Steve ended up with it).  I wish I'd have taken a photograph. 

35 minutes ago, MetroPetro said:

Please be careful obtaining items for your collections. If in doubt please contact me or someone else to discuss authenticity.

You're absolutely right about this too.  Not everyone can be an expert in everything, and with fake and repro stuff being so prevalent in the market these days, hopefully this forum will help other collectors avoid getting stung on a mis-represented item.   Maybe we should start a separate thread here on fakes and reproductions? 

Terry

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I have written a couple of threads regarding the reproduction radiator emblem problems with eBay and received some mixed results. One “collector” thought I was trying to dissuade people from bidding so I could get them for less! After that I was pretty quiet for some time... oh well, I have been here a long time and if anyone doesn’t want my input they are free to ignore me.

 

 I tried to take a few more interesting pictures to share as I usually post the same ones... how many people have seen what is believed to be a supervisor employee pin from Wills StClair? Shown here with one of the more artistic mascots from the era: 

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5 more and I finally have 1000 posts...

 

Here is one of my porcelain signs that looks like it was meant to fit on a gas pump so you could think about it as your car was being filled:

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And two clocks (it took me years to figure out the radiator shaped one was Long Radiator division of Borg-Warner...)

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With the recent worry about the constitutional rights, here is one that was to KEEP Prohibition, must have been a bootlegger...

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Not authentic but my dad likes it.  His 80th birthday present.

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1 hour ago, TheMoneyPit said:

I have written a couple of threads regarding the reproduction radiator emblem problems with eBay and received some mixed results. One “collector” thought I was trying to dissuade people from bidding so I could get them for less! After that I was pretty quiet for some time... oh well, I have been here a long time and if anyone doesn’t want my input they are free to ignore me.

 

 I tried to take a few more interesting pictures to share as I usually post the same ones... how many people have seen what is believed to be a supervisor employee pin from Wills StClair? Shown here with one of the more artistic mascots from the era: 

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Yes - Wills St. Clair- my all-time favorite car!!!  I had an uncle who worked there and sewed tops and tonneau covers for them.  Sure wish I had one, but closest I ever came was a close up look at one in a private collection here in Va years ago.  Others, in museums, I've drooled all over.  That mascot is superb - the way to determine if original (and based on the quality and level of detail it sure is) - check for markings on the base "I.F. Copyright 1923". "I.F." stands for Irving Florman.  The employee badge is great too.  Fantastic stuff. 

Terry

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1 hour ago, TheMoneyPit said:

Here’s a picture of a ladies fan from Buffalo:

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I'm going to start a separate thread on fans.  It's a great topic and I've collected (accumulated) them for a long time.  I think to avoid getting some great topics buried in just one long discussion, it's worthwhile separating them.  Wow, I really enjoy looking at all this stuff.

Terry

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56 minutes ago, alsancle said:

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Never seen the complete set before.  Perfect for a Packard fan.

All I've ever seen is he bulb kit.  What year is this from?

Terry

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30 minutes ago, Terry Bond said:

That mascot is superb - the way to determine if original (and based on the quality and level of detail it sure is) - check for markings on the base "I.F. Copyright 1923". "I.F." stands for Irving Florman.

Yes she is marked, and came from Bill Williams many Hershey’s ago. I once had a friend with a Roadster who continually asked me to sell him the badge but he didn’t want to pay me a reasonable price. I had three times more into it than his best offer.

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3 hours ago, Terry Bond said:

Never seen the complete set before.  Perfect for a Packard fan.

All I've ever seen is he bulb kit.  What year is this from?

Terry

 

Sorry,  no idea on actual date but my dad seems to think it is prewar.

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5 hours ago, TheMoneyPit said:

And two clocks (it took me years to figure out the radiator shaped one was Long Radiator division of Borg-Warner...)

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Love the Long clutch pin......👍👍👍

 

 

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30 minutes ago, alsancle said:

 

Sorry,  no idea on actual date but my dad seems to think it is prewar.


 

Yup, it’s pre war, and rare. More rare than you would think. Use to be ridiculously expensive. Sold my perfect one 20 years ago for 3500. I still smile every time I think about it. 

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Love the Long clutch pin......👍👍👍

 

 


it came from eBay for a whopping $4.99 and something close to $1.50 shipping!

 

There wasn’t a lot of interest in it as only some 1932 Flight of the Pierce Arrow nuts might know about Long Radiator... I only bought it to provide the clock some identity.

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1 hour ago, alsancle said:

 

Sorry,  no idea on actual date but my dad seems to think it is prewar.

Yes definitely pre WWII , think the mid 1930s. I have seen photos in Packard literature, will look and put a date on it for you.

Walt

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17 hours ago, alsancle said:

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You really didn't have to get this for me for my birthday, AJ.

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