shell sign real or not?

Posted by: Ryan Underthun

shell sign real or not? - Sat Nov 01 2003 05:17 PM

Can anyone out there tell me if this is a real sign or not. I have had it for quite a while now and have always been curious. I did not pay alot for it. Any help would be great. Here is the front

Here is a picture of the back of the sign. It is white porclain. There are no grommets on the sign.
Thanks, Ryan


[This message has been edited by Ryan Underthun (edited 11-01-2003).]
Posted by: Gary Drye

Re: shell sign real or not? - Sat Nov 01 2003 06:35 PM

Ryan, the lack of holes and the backside condition makes me think it is a repro. Hope I'm wrong.
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: shell sign real or not? - Sat Nov 01 2003 06:46 PM

FAKE
The original has 3 flat brackets on the back, NO HOLES because the sign hung on a rack.
ALL that I seen are single sided.
Dick
Posted by: Ryan Underthun

Re: shell sign real or not? - Sat Nov 01 2003 07:16 PM



I should have given more info on the sign so that everyone is on the same page. It is a pump plate and is around 12 by 12.
Here is a close up of one of the holes with a chip. There are two near the top of the sign that are also chipped. Thanks guys, Ryan

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Posted by: Globes and Signs

Re: shell sign real or not? - Mon Nov 03 2003 12:03 AM

Ryan-
Sorry to say but it's without a doubt a repop. One just sold one ebay a few weeks ago, and it too was fake.
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: shell sign real or not? - Mon Nov 03 2003 07:20 AM

I'm moving this topic to the new Unmarked Reproduction forum

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