Vintage Sinclair advertising signs

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2015-06-26 10:33:55

Vintage Sinclair advertising signs are US items of advertising, automobilia and petroliana. They were designed to advertise the Sinclair Oil Corporation line of gasoline and oil.

“Vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.

Sinclair Oil Corporation

The company was established by Harry Sinclair in 1916 through the combining of 11 small gas companies.

Originally based in New York, the company grew a strong reputation throughout the US and was acquired by ARCO in 1969, before becoming a private company in 1976.

There are currently more than 2,500 Sinclair gas stations in operation throughout the US.

Background

Collectible vintage Sinclair signs come in a range of shapes and styles and from a variety of eras.

Among the most collectible signs are those containing’s Sinclair’s famous dinosaur logo.

How much are Vintage Sinclair advertising signs worth?

Good condition vintage Sinclair porcelain advertising signs from the 1960s promoting Sinclair gasoline and diesel, complete with the dinosaur logo, can sell for between $125 and $180 at online auction sites.

Buyers should be wary of modern day reproductions.

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