Standard No Smoking Sign. Real?

Posted by: TheHorse13

Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 06:40 AM

I bought this at a flea market during the summer. It measures 24 inches long by 4.5 inches. To me it feels real but I want more experienced eyes to look at it. There is a small RACO stamp in the lower left corner of the sign. It sits inside a 4 sided diamond shape. I've attached a picture of it for you to see.

What do you think? Real?

Thanks.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 06:49 AM

that is: .. ... cool
Posted by: TheHorse13

Re: Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 07:00 AM

Thanks for the response. smile

What got me wondering was after I saw another one of these signs sell for close to 600 bucks at Barrett-Jackson. The font is different than mine. You'll notice the tops of the letters have a slight drift off and the Standard logos have more space between the white border line. Is the one in the link below a fake or just another original variant?

Barrett Jackson Auction
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 07:13 AM

mine front & back,
different than the 2 you've posted .. ... cool
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 07:17 AM

picture of barrett jackson's .. ... cool
mine & bj's lettering close all 3 the standard logo is different- your logo appears too be a little sloppy
post picture of the back of yours
measurements are correct..
Posted by: TheHorse13

Re: Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 07:23 AM

Will do when I get home from work today. From what I recall, the back looked proper for an old sign. It didn't have the fake rust, etc.

There is yet another one on Ebay right now with lettering closer to mine but it doesn't have a RACO stamp.

Ebay Standard No Smoking Sign
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 07:34 AM

that one on ebay is different yet,
none of those 4 no smoking signs are alike .. ... cool
Posted by: TheHorse13

Re: Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 12:25 PM

Here are 4 shots of the sign in different areas. The grommets appear crushed from use, the metal pitted in a way that appears natural. Etc.
Posted by: TheHorse13

Re: Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 12:26 PM

Here is one more shot of the sign. It shows the RACO stamp on the bottom left corner.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 01:23 PM

definitely orig., those 4 were probably made by different sign companys .. ... cool
Posted by: TheHorse13

Re: Standard No Smoking Sign. Real? - Tue Sep 26 2017 01:31 PM

That's good to hear. The guy who sold it to me swore up and down that he took the sign off the gas station himself. He assured me that it was 100% legit but I figured that I would get some additional eyes on it to be sure.