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giant gasoline sign #739905
Sun Dec 01 2019 08:41 PM
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your 2¢ on sign of subject ? .. ... cool

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Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739910
Sun Dec 01 2019 09:27 PM
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My opinion it doesn’t look right. The lettering is too sloppy. Graphics are sloppy . Look at a de laval porcelain sign of the same era the one with the separator You will see crisp graphics and great lettering. Also the chips around the edge and not around grommets. I saw a suspect Harley Davidson porcelain sign sold in his feedback. He sold the same hamms porcelain signs but they look right I’ve had a couple and they look legit. I wouldn’t buy it for even $300. It screams Argentinian fake . Just my opinion could be totally off but I’ve dealt in signs for a while . The topic comes up again the repops are getting good I wouldn’t shell out that kinda dough unless I knew the person , provenance, or were familiar with the sign. It’s like the pump plates and Pam clocks I estimate more than half are made up clocks with new faces and plates are just getting good. I saw some mobile plates I could barely tell they were fake. I figured a way to tell on plates . Take a known original weigh it , if the weight of piece in question is much less it’s a fake . The mobile special with the line around the border the fake is a couple ounces lighter than two real ones me and a friend had.

Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739912
Sun Dec 01 2019 09:46 PM
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Colors seem weak, I don’t know but it just doesn’t look right. But hopefully someone will chime in.


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Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739926
Mon Dec 02 2019 12:40 AM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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There was an original sign posted on here in the past. May be it can be found for a comparison.


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Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739928
Mon Dec 02 2019 02:07 AM
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Here is a picture that I took myself. This sign was at Peotone in March. They were showing it off for an upcoming auction (I think CTO).

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Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739947
Mon Dec 02 2019 09:55 AM
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phony, phony phony. SLOPPY ART. The giveaway it the sloppy lettering and irregular spacing. That is my 2 cents.

Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739948
Mon Dec 02 2019 10:09 AM
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Either both signs are fake or both original. The graphics are identical between them. Sense they are both the same makes me lean legit.

Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739949
Mon Dec 02 2019 10:23 AM
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To me, there is a noticeable difference in the lettering of the word Mileage. I don't think it is original...


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Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739950
Mon Dec 02 2019 10:25 AM
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Paul, The graphics are different between the two signs in a couple of aspects. If you look at the word "Made" in the first sign the spacing is irregular compared to the spacing in the second sign. In the first sign under the letter "O" in gasoline the lines on the tree are much thicker/heavier than on the second sign. Also, on the first sign the white outline on all the letters, but especially on the "G" in Giant is sloppier compared to the second sign.

I am by no means in any way a sign expert, but the first sign looks much more suspicious to me than the second sign.


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Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: Paul Bell] #739955
Mon Dec 02 2019 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Bell
Either both signs are fake or both original. The graphics are identical between them. Sense they are both the same makes me lean legit.


one car has a radiator cap & the other doesn't
same car white line between running board & body is thinner
mounting holes both appear the same
ones in better cond.
pictures need too be put side by side too better analyze .. ... cool


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Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739959
Mon Dec 02 2019 11:24 AM
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REPRO


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Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739960
Mon Dec 02 2019 11:35 AM
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After looking at his completed auctions this guy is bad news.
Everything he sells is repro junk.


Wanted early tin litho signage.
petro, farm, auto, etc.
Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: SandPCollector] #739964
Mon Dec 02 2019 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SandPCollector
Paul, The graphics are different between the two signs in a couple of aspects. If you look at the word "Made" in the first sign the spacing is irregular compared to the spacing in the second sign. In the first sign under the letter "O" in gasoline the lines on the tree are much thicker/heavier than on the second sign. Also, on the first sign the white outline on all the letters, but especially on the "G" in Giant is sloppier compared to the second sign.

I am by no means in any way a sign expert, but the first sign looks much more suspicious to me than the second sign.


Im seeing the same lettering between the photos, but a difference in the boldness, maybe because of the fuzzy photo? I agree with Jim the difference in the lines in the tree (between the car and the letters) points to it being a repro. I didnt see those earlier when I looked. They are thicker in the first photo and some are missing. I've done a lot of vectorizing of images, and those irregular thin lines do get screwed up in the process of copying an image frequently. And they are not obvious like lettering is. Good catch Jim.

Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739967
Mon Dec 02 2019 03:06 PM
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Randy, I thought you were suggesting that the bottom one was real, so I really didn't look at that one. But in specific, the ebay one that you are asking about; take a look at the "T" in GIANT and the bottom of the "N". The spacing in the white on top of the "T" is off. It is off below the N as well. Now that I look at both of them, I think they are both repops. When you look at 99.9% of the production signs they will not be that sloppy. Also, the top sign "Made for Mileage" is also weak, sloppy, etc. Anyway, I probably would not buy either of them. Now I have given 4 cents. LOL

Re: giant gasoline sign [Re: advertologist] #739978
Mon Dec 02 2019 05:15 PM
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The picture that I personally took of the second one posted, went on to the Route 32 Iowa Gas Auction (not CTO as I thought) and sold for $28,000, before the juice. I sincerely doubt it is a repop (but I don't know this sign).

-Steve

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