White Rose Gasoline Sign: Vintage Double Sided With “Slate Boy” – VS6454
This 1930’s Era, Genuine Porcelain Enamel Sign Features The Iconic White Rose Gasoline “Slate Boy” Character, And Is One Of The Most Highly Collector Coveted Signs Of It’s Era
This Extremely Hard To Find, Original Petroliana Sign Is 39 Inches In Diameter, Making It An Ideal Centerpiece Item, A Truly Rare Find
White Rose Gasoline Sign: Vintage Double Sided With "Slate Boy"
This vintage White Rose Gasoline sign is an original porcelain, gas station advertisement from the 1930's. This sign is round in shape, has a white background, and reads "White Rose Gasoline" in white lettering, the is on a graphic of this iconic "Slate Boy" character holding a wooden framed slate board sign. This unique sign features a hanger that is incorporated into the design of the sign, and is the type of Art Deco graphics that makes signs from the era highly collectible. It is a 3 color sign with red, black, and yellow graphics against the white background. This large, genuine vintage porcelain enamel sign measures 39 inches in diameter, and has a total height of 42 inches including the metal hanging brackets. It is in original, unrestored condition and has quite a bit of wear, especially on side 2 as pictured. This particular sign was very commonly shot at with BB guns as the Slate Boy character was considered ideal for target practice, so it is very likely that many of the dings on this sign may have come from BB guns.
White Rose Gasoline Sign Specifications
- Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign
- Sides: Double Sided
- Shape: Round With Hanging Brackets
- Company: National Refining Company
- Product: White Rose Gasoline
- Character: Slate Boy
- Place Of Manufacturer: U.S.A.
- Era: 1930's
- Color: White/Black/Red/Yellow
- Dimensions: 39 Inches Diameter (42 Inches Tall With Metal Hanging Brackets)
- Condition: Original, Unrestored Condition, Sold As-Pictured, See Photos For Details
White Rose Gasoline Sign Additional Details
Overall, this White Rose Gasoline sign is in Very Good (VG) condition, and is an excellent example of this now over 80-year-old item. We sell all of our original petroliana advertising in unrestored condition because it is our belief that each blemish is part of the unique history of that item (such as the history of this particular sign and BB guns). Furthermore, while both U.S. and Canadian versions of this sign exist, this is believe to be a U.S. edition, as the area at the bottom of the slate board is blank. Canadian editions of this sign have a "Canadian Oil Companies" mark on the lower frame of the slate board. This rare, vintage White Rose Gasoline sign, and all of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. This sign is 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 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 vintage White Rose Gasoline sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends and clients alike. 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 White Rose Gasoline sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectables at 1-800-292-0008.
Canadian Oil Companies And National Refining Company History
Canadian Oil Companies, Limited was a Canadian integrated oil and gas company based in Toronto, Ontario. The company operated between 1908 and 1962 and was best known for the White Rose gasoline brand it sold across Canada. At the time of its sale to Shell Canada in 1962, Canadian Oil Companies was the country's last major domestically-owned petroleum company.
By 1908, the Canadian Oil Company had gone bankrupt. That year, the National Refining Company acquired Canadian Oil for $400,000. National had been incorporated in 1884 in Cleveland, Ohio and was founded by Julius I. Lamprecht (1853-1920). After the purchase, National reorganized the assets of Canadian Oil and on 4 December incorporated a new company called Canadian Oil Companies, Limited.
Under its American ownership, Canadian Oil Companies used the same product names and advertising schemes that National used in the United States. From the early 1910s Canadian sold White Rose Gasoline, En-Ar-Co Motor Oil, and Black Beauty Axle Grease. National Refining had conceived the name "White Rose" in 1890.
Read More At: Canadian Oil Companies On Wikipedia
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White Rose Gasoline Sign Info
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