When oil meets owl, happy collectors howl


April 09, 1995|By Anita Gold | Anita Gold,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service

Q: I have a set of three cast Pennzoil owls -- a mama owl and

two baby owls along her side, which I believe are made of copper. Where can I possibly find interested collectors?

A: Those who give a hoot can be found listed in wanted ads in Check the Oil, the monthly magazine of the International Petroliana Collectors' Association, which is loaded with gas station collectibles and memories of the old-time filling stations. It's available with an I.P.C.A. membership for $29 a year first class, or $20 a year second class, or $4 for an issue, from Check the Oil, P.O. Box 937, Powell, Ohio 43065-0937.

Back issues are available for $4 each, including the September 1988 issue featuring "Pennzoil, The First 100 Years, Part I." Or phone editor Jerry Keyser (who says, "Oil -- or in your case owl -- is well") at (614) 848-5038 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays for information about the I.P.C.A. National Convention that'll be held June 15-17 in Columbus, Ohio. Lots of hootin' will be going on, especially among Pennzoil collectors.

Send questions to Anita Gold, P.O. Box 59354, Chicago, Ill. 60659. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Not all letters can be answered.

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