Lion Gasoline License Plate Topper - Real or Fake?

Posted by: Kuriso

Lion Gasoline License Plate Topper - Real or Fake? - Sun Oct 23 2016 11:04 PM

I came across a Lion license plate topper (see the attached images) on ebay and jumped on it this evening. I won the auction but I have not paid for it yet. Before bidding, I had done a quick google of OG and found this topper below which initially lead me to think the ebay topper was real.

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/coke_and_stuff/media/Vendo298_zpse82835b6.jpg.html

I did a quick comparison before the auction ended and determied the details looked right. The fonts matched. The "O" was wide and pill shaped. Colors matched. So I jumped in before the auction ended.

After the auction ended I finished looking OG over and found these:

http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=62540&filename=IMG_1804.jpg

https://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=8713&filename=phpnjWWDEPM.jpg

Now that I have time to really compare the attached topper to these other ones, I'm concerned mine may be a fake. Plus it looks as though this seller has sold several other questionable items. Can anyone confirm whether the images attached are of a real topper or not?



I am looking for a real one. If this one is fake and someone has one for sale, would you please contact me?
Posted by: richlube

Re: Lion Gasoline License Plate Topper - Real or Fake? - Mon Oct 24 2016 01:15 PM

there are repros sold on ebay,the guy is from calif and has private feedback to cover his *****.
Posted by: Kuriso

Re: Lion Gasoline License Plate Topper - Real or Fake? - Wed Oct 26 2016 11:28 PM

I told the seller I didn't think this topper was original and asked him to guarantee it was. After a lengthy lecture about "old" "Vintage" items and skirting the word "original", he agreed to cancel the auction. I hope to be able to leave a negative feed back with warning to others.