Gilmore Tin Sign

Posted by: oltoydoc@vintagegas.com

Gilmore Tin Sign - Mon Nov 03 2003 12:32 PM


This sign is Dwaine's and real, check the second picture for the fake one.

This sign is a fake. Made in probably 1980's The only difference is that the real ones have the sign makers info on the bottom right corner. The fake one's are missing the makers info.

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Don "oltoydoc" Sherwood
Vintage Gas
Posted by: Dwaine Buck

Re: Gilmore Tin Sign - Tue Nov 04 2003 08:27 AM

Nice picture of the fake one Don. I can't believe how these tin signs have gone up in price. the thing is the guys buying them know there not the real thing. Dennis Griffin had one at Turlock two years ago, it was scratched up a little had two dents in it and sold it for 800.00. Another collector in Southern Cal, paid 1,300.00 in the shape of the one Don is showing. We can't stop guys from buying repos, all we can do is let them know there out there.
Posted by: oltoydoc@vintagegas.com

Re: Gilmore Tin Sign - Tue Nov 04 2003 09:38 AM

Dwaine, can you photo the lower right corner of your sign, to show the maker identification.

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Don "oltoydoc" Sherwood
Vintage Gas
Posted by: warriorgas

Re: Gilmore Tin Sign - Tue Nov 04 2003 09:39 AM

thats a true statement but i have heard only a 100 or so of the repos were made and if thats true even owning one of them is not bad considering how how gasgeeks there our out there

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dave
Posted by: Dwaine Buck

Re: Gilmore Tin Sign - Thu Nov 06 2003 03:21 PM

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Posted by: Tom Stover

Re: Gilmore Tin Sign - Sat Nov 08 2003 02:21 AM

Hi guys, I have a "real one", the colors on the repop don't seem as "deep". Also, are the repops embossed like "the real mccoy"?
Posted by: dodogas

Re: Gilmore Tin Sign - Sat Nov 08 2003 09:18 AM

I dont know if its just me but on the repop where it says Purest Pennslyvania on the lower right, does the white background not look wider. looks like it to me??
Posted by: Dwaine Buck

Re: Gilmore Tin Sign - Sat Nov 08 2003 09:24 AM

It's identical, the repo's art work was taken from the first of these signs that was sold. The way you can tell is the embossing isn't as high, and the ridge that runs the edge is wider, if the writeing at the bottom right is visable its very fussy plus the light color is not as creamy. its more white.
Posted by: oltoydoc@vintagegas.com

Re: Gilmore Tin Sign - Sat Nov 08 2003 09:44 AM

Ton, the sign is embossed just as the original. The colors might be off a bit, but if someone runs into one that's for sale, my guess is that they won't really care about the different shades on the sign. it's a killer sign either way. My repro will have to do,until I can find an original to replace it with.

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Don "oltoydoc" Sherwood
Vintage Gas
Posted by: oltoydoc@vintagegas.com

Re: Gilmore Tin Sign - Sat Nov 22 2003 09:45 AM

Here's a little bit better photo of the Donaldson name on an original sign. On this sign, you will notice that the bottom right corner was cut off. It is still a good photo of the original name.


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Don "oltoydoc" Sherwood
Vintage Gas
Posted by: rext@worldnet.att.net

Re: Gilmore Tin Sign - Sat Nov 22 2003 11:54 AM

Made in Kentucky and I don't have one I watched the Gilmore sell at the GPM for $2300.00 +10%,felt like I should of kicked it a couple times Butt.
Just how rare is this sign ?? Its a beauty but is all that hard to find on the West side?
Thanks for the education Don & Buck.What a great site.Rex

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