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Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo???

Posted By: otisbagotis

Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Tue May 08 2012 12:48 AM

I purchased a Signal Gasoline sign and am trying to determine genuine or repo?? Research done on Oldgas.com fakes and still cannot tell. Maybe a Andy Rooney repo but still not sure. Measures 11 1/4 across, 4 mounting holes and no white border?? Looks fake to me... Help!

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Posted By: advertologist

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Tue May 08 2012 12:53 AM

aftermarket.. cool
Posted By: Dave's Garage

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Tue May 08 2012 01:01 AM

I agree reproduction.
Posted By: Tankar

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Tue May 08 2012 01:06 AM

Fake
Posted By: otisbagotis

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Tue May 08 2012 01:08 AM

Thats what I thought, may just fold it in half.
Posted By: tooter

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Tue May 08 2012 01:16 AM

so...how do you know its a fake?

friend has one also....so i'd like to know...
Posted By: Bob Richards

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Tue May 08 2012 02:02 AM

Should have a white border around sign... Mounting holes in wrong place, should be inboard further on the red band (just touching the band)... The back looks off, from the only original I've owned (if I remember correctly)
Posted By: Dave's Garage

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Tue May 08 2012 06:17 AM

That sandy looking, textured almost abrasive finish on the back of the sign is found on reproductions only (usually Andy Rooney).
Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Tue May 08 2012 10:34 AM

Use it as a hot plate (trivet) LOL!
Posted By: hancock-oil

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Tue May 08 2012 11:01 AM

I have also seen a repo with a wide white boared also (Argentina)
Posted By: tooter

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Wed May 09 2012 12:52 AM

so can somebody post front and back of the real thing?

I really am trying to learn something here...

pics are worth .... well...a million words...
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Wed May 09 2012 12:59 AM

Pictured is the Real McCoy.. cool

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Posted By: tooter

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Wed May 09 2012 01:06 AM

thank you thank you thank you

now i can see it!!!!
Posted By: Bob Richards

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Wed May 09 2012 01:15 AM

Randy, I hope you don't mind me "blowing up" the photo? Now one can see some of the differences we pointed out...



Posted By: advertologist

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Wed May 09 2012 01:17 AM

thanks Bob.. cool
Posted By: tooter

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Wed May 09 2012 01:21 AM

see...and the back of the real thing looks fake to me...no bake lines at all

this stuff is invaluable!!!
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Wed May 09 2012 01:28 AM

Originally Posted By: tooter
see...and the back of the real thing looks fake to me...no bake lines at all

this stuff is invaluable!!!


bake lines don't determine the authenticy of a sign.. cool
Posted By: tooter

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Wed May 09 2012 01:32 AM

obviously not....
but it seems on most signs that is the case.
but I also know that repos are getting bake lines now....
Posted By: Bob Richards

Re: Signal Gasoline Sign - genuine or repo??? - Wed May 09 2012 01:37 AM

It is funny (strange) how one can "pick up" some of the subtle tells that original items have....

It seems that after handling a few dozen or so small signs, repops seem to scream at one... Not that I haven't scratched my head and said to myself... I'm not sure about that sign.

And since the internet, so many original Foreign Market signs make there way over here. On those... I'm learning all over again.... Good thing we have so many here that have much more expertise than I....
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