Extremely Rare British American Oil Lollipop Sign Base & Frame – No Sign/Pole. Base Diameter – 22. Sign Frame Height – 25 (top to bottom – centred in the middle). Sign Frame Length – 33. Estimated Sign Size – 24″x32″. Cast Iron Weight – Roughly 55 lbs. This sign base is fairly rare on its own; being marked Property of British American Oil Company Limited. But, what makes this lollipop sign extremely rare is the shape of the frame. After weeks of research, I have yet to find a British American Oil sign that would fit into this specific frame (leading me to believe it may have been a one-of-a-kind creation for the company). The sign is, of course, missing. The cast iron pole is also missing. EDIT: I was recently informed by a professional British American Oil collector, that this sign frame would have originally held a rare-sized Fisk Tires sign. I have added a photograph of what the sign would have looked like to the listing; but, currently, I can only find 32″x40″ versions or larger (where as the sign for the frame would have to be roughly 24″x32″). In addition, the collector confirmed that this is, in fact, a lollipop sign, missing the cast iron pole. Last two photographs show cooperative advertising history between British American Oil & Fisk Tires. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Gas & Oil\Gas & Oil Companies\Other Gas & Oil Company Ads”. The seller is “canadianstreets” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Brand: British American Oil
- Type of Advertising: Sign
- Color: Green
- Date of Creation: 1920s/1930s
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Modified Item: No