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Texaco Sky Chief #669710
Sat Oct 22 2016 11:03 AM
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Can someone authenticate this for me? Bottom left corner says made in tge USA and bottom right corner says 1956....

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Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: kenr] #669714
Sat Oct 22 2016 01:14 PM
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if the date is 1956 it is a fake,
texaco didn't use the
circle R trademark until 1959 .. ... cool


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Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: kenr] #669885
Mon Oct 24 2016 04:49 AM
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could you post a pic of the bottom of the sign
to include date marking

Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: kenr] #669910
Mon Oct 24 2016 09:10 AM
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we have seen some anomalies with S/C signs
ie '59 and '60's
As a '56 it should not have a R --Randy is right
but..................

Last edited by deacon; Mon Oct 24 2016 09:11 AM. Reason: wrong date
Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: kenr] #669931
Mon Oct 24 2016 01:13 PM
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Could it be a 59 and is smeared to look like a 56....I have never seen Sky Chiefs with the SU-PREME before 1959.


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Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: kenr] #669932
Mon Oct 24 2016 01:31 PM
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Texaco did not introduce sky chief SU-PREME until 1959

Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: danlap99] #669933
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That is not correct--Texaco began using the additive
Petrox in the S/C(premium) gasoline in 1954

The actual date this was reflected on pump plates is
a whole other issue -that is why the '56 pump plate is
curious -

Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: kenr] #669977
Mon Oct 24 2016 04:20 PM
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1959 Sky Chief plates don't have a trademark symbol on them. Isn't 3-3-56 the mark on those fake Diesel Chief 2 signs?

Can you post a better picture of the sign?

Last edited by J.E.Radebaugh; Mon Oct 24 2016 04:22 PM.

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Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: deacon] #670060
Tue Oct 25 2016 12:05 PM
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you are correct about when Texaco started using PETROX , BUT they did NOT start using sky chief SU-PREME until 1959

Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: kenr] #670141
Wed Oct 26 2016 08:41 AM
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That my friend is the crux of this issue. When
Su-preme first appeared on signage(pps) it has always been accepted to be '59
However--if the plate that started this is in fact a "56 and
authentic .....There are/have been many anomalies in this business
of collecting. in over 50 yrs I have seen a few --also some parts of the US may have seen signs earlier than others --it happened -
that I can attest to having been with the company for over 30 yrs
I'd like to see a close up of the sign ----------

Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: deacon] #670153
Wed Oct 26 2016 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted By deacon
That my friend is the crux of this issue. When
Su-preme first appeared on signage(pps) it has always been accepted to be '59
However--if the plate that started this is in fact a "56 and
authentic .....There are/have been many anomalies in this business
of collecting. in over 50 yrs I have seen a few --also some parts of the US may have seen signs earlier than others --it happened -
that I can attest to having been with the company for over 30 yrs
I'd like to see a close up of the sign ----------

I agree but, What about the circle R on the plate?


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Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: Keystone Gas Man] #670166
Wed Oct 26 2016 12:29 PM
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Do not have an answer-This whole discussion cannot be
advanced with out a close-up pic of the sign
I have suspicions, but I would not tell Kenr outright that it is a fake just yet It has been interesting none the less

Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: kenr] #670168
Wed Oct 26 2016 01:27 PM
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I agree, lets see the close up of the date.


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Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: Dave's Garage] #670169
Wed Oct 26 2016 01:39 PM
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I do not know a lot about Texaco.This sign was taken from a pump about 30 years ago as near as I remember.Not SUPREME but marked this way--lower left Made in USA-lower right--3-3-56.
Always assumed it was THE REAL McCoy,input?

shocked

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Re: Texaco Sky Chief [Re: hawkike] #670171
Wed Oct 26 2016 02:49 PM
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Frank's sign has the right trademark as per date .. ... cool


Last edited by advertologist; Wed Oct 26 2016 02:50 PM.

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