Fake Conoco Minute man Sign?

Posted by: hjnc

Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? - Sun Feb 15 2015 05:31 PM

I have this conoco pump sign and I saw one exactly like it on ebay that sold for $700.00. Can't find a repo like it, and he sounds like he knows what he's talking about, so I wanted to get some opinions on it.

#131345834151 Here is the description the seller used on the plate.

"Here is s Conoco Minute Man Porcelain Pump sign measuring approximately 12 inches in diameter. This sign was used from 1918 through 1926 only on visible gas pumps/Conoco and affiliates. The grommets on the sign are steel I believe and not brass. This is a very early sign and the earliest sign that Conoco used. By 1929 the sign was history. This sign was used only on Visible/Gravity Flow Pumps like Fry, Tokheim, Erie, Hayes, Correct Measure, Rush. This sign as
well as others I have listed is from the lifetime collection of a very experienced sign collector. Very beautiful orange and blue colors with the minute man outlined in white. Very minor edge chipping at the 4 o clock position and discoloration around the rivets as shown. Reverse is gray porcelain (what looks like scratches on the back were made on production). If you are looking at this sign you know what it is. Don't miss it. High bidder to pay $15 for insured shipping anywhere within the continental United States."
Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? - Sun Feb 15 2015 06:18 PM

Total fantasy fake Conoco sign. They never made a pump plate like that. Some one got taken to the cleaners on that one . You buy one from Vic's 66 .com for $22.00 + Shipping
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? - Sun Feb 15 2015 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: hjnc
he sounds like he knows what he's talking about


he probably does... cool
Posted by: MARK SMITH

Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? - Sun Feb 15 2015 08:05 PM

Lol!Funny
Posted by: JimT

Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? - Sun Feb 15 2015 09:26 PM

John,Every thing after this following sentence in your original post is Bull ***** "
#131345834151 Here is the description the seller used on the plate."
Posted by: hjnc

Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? - Wed Feb 18 2015 07:41 PM

Thanks guys! I feel bad for the person who paid so much for that sign. Expensive lesson!

I'm not the brightest light bulb in the shop! I paid $50.00 dollars for the one I have. More than twice what its worth!
Posted by: Fasturn402

Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? - Thu Feb 19 2015 09:08 AM

If it were only used on visibles as seller states Would'nt it be curved?