Vintage White Star Mobil gas station sign and pole. Extremely Rare. For Sale
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Vintage White Star Mobil gas station sign and pole. Extremely Rare. :
This is an EXTREMELY rare sign and pole. Dated 1933. Produce by White Star Refining Co. which was started in New York and moved to Michigan. A definite Museum piece or the highlight of any gas station collection. You will not find another like it.
White Star developed a chain of gas stations and had its own refinery, and was eventually acquired by the Vacuum Oil Company in 1930. Vacuum Oil created the red Pegasus and the Gargoyle. 1931 Socony merged with Vacuum Oil. This sign is one of the earliest and rarest with the white star circled in blue below the red Pegasus. I have searched photos on the internet of old gas stations and have not found a photo of this pole or the Pegasus with the white star. I have included a painting that shows the pole with the lower part painted red and the upper part white. I have seen this combination on other Mobil sign poles. I have had this pole 30 years. It came from a one pump store near Chelsea, Michigan. The only addition to the sign are the reflective light covers which were added to highlight the sign and not bother the neighbors. Light reflectors are headlights from 1950 MG TD and can easily be removed. Sign was relocated and still has the original concrete base. Obviously any purchase is pick up only. I can remove pole from ground and disassemble sign and brackets. Choice of the AAA sign or an oval Pennzoil sign go with purchase.