Rare 1930s Violet Ray Gasoline Porcelain Vintage Sign
Condition: Very Good
Size: 30” diameter
Own a rare piece of Petroliana you will feel proud to display. This prized find is 100% genuine and maintains all of its original appeal. Hang this highly sought antique porcelain sign on your wall, add it to your collection, or use to to adorn your man cave - bring a sense of nostalgia to any room.
Old Porcelain Signs in Good Condition Are Getting Harder to Find
A store selling Violet Ray - 1928, Seattle, WA
A Violet Ray Gasoline Porcelain Sign recently sold at Barrett-Jackson - the world’s greatest collector car auctions. And it sold quick! That’s because very few real, authentic porcelain signs exist in today’s market since most of them were destroyed during World War II. Violet Ray Gasoline was a unique type of gas introduced in 1928 by the General Petroleum Corporation. What made this fuel special was its violet color. General Petroleum wanted to market a superior anti-knock product which would “fulfill all the requirements of high-compression type engines, as well as function perfectly in all other types of motors.” It was developed in a violet color that would change if it was exposed to any inferior motor fuel.
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- ’Violet Ray’ Gasoline Is Very Newest (October 3, 1928) San Jose News. Google News. Retrieved from https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1977&dat=19281003&id=ri8iAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BqQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1146,334937&hl=en
- Lot #8163 (n.d.) Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. Retrieved from http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/Rare-1930s-General-Violet-Ray-Anti-Knock-Gasoline-double-sided-porcelain-sign-191784
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