Vintage Richfield Eagle Sign: Original 1940’s Collectible Die Cut Petroliana – VS6253
This Is An Extremely Rare Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign That Was Displayed At Richfield Gas Stations, And Is Perfect For Your Man Cave Or Auto Shop
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Vintage Richfield Eagle Sign: Original 1940's Collectible Die Cut Petroliana
This vintage Richfield Eagle sign is original roadside advertising, and is a single sided, die cut, porcelain enamel sign. The sign is not dated, but based on the style of the logo and material, was manufactured in the 1940's, as later examples are plastic. The Richfield Eagle is an iconic roadside image from the "Golden Age of the American Open Road". It is a small sign, measuring 10 1/2 inches tall by 7 inches wide at its largest points, thus making it a perfect sized sign to make a great display piece in an area where you have limited space, but want to put something special. Like all of our collectible advertising signs, this double sided, vintage Richfield Eagle sign is an authentic, collectible gasoline advertisement, and sold in original, unrestored condition, however, this sign is in excellent condition, and is mostly free of the dings, dents, and rust spots that you usually see on a sign of this age. We do not believe in restoring vintage signs, because it is our belief that any blemishes are part of the story and history of the item.
Vintage Richfield Eagle Sign Specifications
- Type: Heavy Metal Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Irregular Die Cut Eagle Perched On Rectangular Strip
- Company: Richfield Oil Corporation
- Product: Gasoline
- Era: 1940's
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: White/Blue/Yellow
- Dimensions: 10 1/2 Inches Tall x 7 Inches Wide (At Largest Points)
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
Vintage Richfield Eagle Sign Additional Details
This vintage Richfield Eagle sign, and all of our collectible petroliana advertisements are guaranteed to be authentic, original items. This guarantee is backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. It is a piece of original memorabilia, from one of America's most iconic brands. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire gas station or automotive themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to collectible signs, we have vintage visible gas pumps, oil pumps, lubesters, and more, that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our petroliana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare, genuine porcelain, vintage Richfield Eagle sign is just one of hundreds of original, collectible automobilia and petroliana items currently for sale at ArtFactory.com. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, it is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We specialize in those hard to find signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectables offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us for pricing on this vintage Richfield Eagle sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectables at 1-800-292-0008.
Richfield Oil Corporation (ARCO/BP) Company History
Richfield Oil Corporation was an American petroleum company based in California from 1905 to 1966. In 1966 it merged with Atlantic Refining Company to form the Atlantic Richfield Company (later renamed ARCO).
The Richfield Oil Corporation was founded in 1905 and opened its first automotive service station in Los Angeles in 1917. After quick expansion, Richfield Oil Corp fell to the Great Depression and went into receivership in 1931. Cities Service Company (now known as Citgo) offered one share of stock for every four Richfield's and acquired a majority of the stock. Consolidated Oil Corporation (in 1943 renamed Sinclair Oil Corp), in 1932, offered to buy Richfield Oil. While this offer was not accepted, Harry Ford Sinclair, president of Consolidated Oil, continued to pursue Richfield Oil and prevented Standard Oil of California (now known as Chevron) from taking over the company.
The company merged with Atlantic Refining to form Atlantic Richfield Corp, later known as ARCO, in 1966. After spinning off Atlantic Refining to Sonoco, ARCO was purchased by BP p.l.c. in 2000.
Read More At: Richfield Oil Corporation on Wikipedia
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