Vintage Gulf/General Store Sign: Rare 6 Foot Die Cut Porcelain Bubble – VS6738
This One-Of-A-Kind Collectible Sign Is An Original 1950’s Gulf Advertisement That Was Modified For Use By Eaton General Store Sport Shop
Perfect For The Collector Who Is Looking For An Item With A Truly Unique History
Vintage Gulf/General Store Sign: Die Cut Double Sided Advertising
This original vintage Gulf/General Store sign is just one of hundreds of petroliana collectibles currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This rare 72 inch diameter bubble sign is an original advertisement for Gulf Gasoline that in its past was hand painted on the back for use as advertising for Eaton General Store. It is one thing to find an original, 6 foot diameter Gulf sign from the 1950's, to find one with this kind of history, and one-of-a-kind original art work makes this a true piece of American History. If you are looking for a collection centerpiece that really has that "WOW Factor" then you need to look no further than this. Like all of our collectible advertising it is sold in original, unrestored condition, because we belief that any dings, dents, or blemishes are part of that item's unique story.
Vintage Gulf/General Store Sign Specifications
- Type: Porcelain Enamel Bubble Sign
- Sides: Single Sided/Modified Double Sided
- Company: Gulf Oil/Eaton General Store
- Product: Gulf Gasoline/Hunting & Fishing Supplies
- Era: 1950's
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Side 1: Orange/Blue/White
Side 2: Brown/Black/Blue
- Dimensions: 72" x 72"
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
Vintage Gulf/General Store Rare 6 Foot Bubble Sign
Like all of our vintage collectible petroliana, this vintage Gulf/General store sign is an original advertisement for Gulf Oil that was modified on the back with original Eaton General Store hand painted advertising. This authentic vintage porcelain sign has not been restored. This sign certainly shows its wear and age, but is in excellent condition over all for a sign that is now, over 60-years-old. It is a single-sided, round bubble sign. This iconic sign from the "Golden Age" of the American open road is perfect for display in any man cave, game room, or automotive business.
In addition to signs, we also have a large selections of museum quality vintage visible gas pumps, restored vending machines, and more. We can customize your vintage gas pump restoration to any gas station brand that you choose, all with period correct colors and signage. We can also restore your existing gas or oil pumps, vintage vending machine, slot machines and more, all as your request, and original manufacture specifications. All restorations are done to working condition. This means completely restored to original manufacture specifications. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We even make custom doors and furniture for in any theme for your man cave. Contact us at 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on the vintage Gulf/General store sign, or any of our other investment quality, collectible petroliana.
History And Collectibility Of Gulf Oil Signs
Gulf Oil signs, often recognized by their distinctive orange and blue color scheme, have become iconic symbols in the world of petroleum and automotive culture. These signs were typically used at Gulf-branded gasoline stations and other Gulf Oil-related facilities. The Gulf Oil signs have taken different forms over the years, but some of the most well-known types include:
- Gulf Disc Sign: This is perhaps the most recognizable Gulf sign. It features a circular disc with the word "Gulf" in bold blue letters against an orange background. This design has been a consistent element of the Gulf brand's identity.
- Gulf Gasoline Pump Sign: This sign was often placed on top of gasoline pumps at Gulf-branded stations. It typically featured the word "Gulf" along with a representation of the Gulf logo and the wording "Gasoline" or "Gas."
- Gulf Oil Company Logo Sign: Some signs displayed the full Gulf Oil Company logo, which included the circular disc with the word "Gulf" and additional elements such as the word "Oil Company" or other brand-related information.
- Vintage Gulf Signs: Over the years, Gulf has used various vintage signs that evoke a sense of nostalgia. These signs often feature retro designs and elements reminiscent of earlier decades.
- Neon Gulf Signs: Neon signs with the Gulf logo and name have been used to attract attention, especially during the night. These signs combine the iconic colors with the eye-catching glow of neon lighting.
- Advertising Signs: Gulf also produced various advertising signs that promoted specific products or services, such as Gulfpride motor oil or other lubricants.
Vintage Gulf/General Store Sign Info
When we use the terms "Museum Quality" and "Historically Correct," we are indicating our world-class process. We absolutely preserve all original signs, badges, glass with anomalies, natural aged patinas, and everything that makes a vintage item collectible. Maintaining non-structural damage, all age, wear, and tear is proudly displayed to showcase each item's unique charm.
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