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Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate #356681
Tue Sep 18 2012 11:49 AM
Tue Sep 18 2012 11:49 AM
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North-Central Indiana
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I have finally seen it all with this "rare" sign. Unbelievable that its up over $60!.....Someone correct me if I am wrong but there is several things wrong here. 1. This was never an actual logo with the large dino. 2. Even if it was the small dino, it was never made in a 12" round pump plate. 3. Even if it was originally made in 12" round and the small dino, it would have never been curved because of the time period it would have been used ('60's). That is strike three!....Ya, it is "rare"! No, doubt about that!........I am not totally against reproduction signs like a lot of oldgassers. I think there is a time and a place for them, but it is ridiculous when people knowingly try to pass of repops as originals. They are definitely getting smarter about it with there descriptions by calling them "rare", "vintage" or anything but "original".


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sinclair...=item337c2ee497


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Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: hobbies4howie] #356683
Tue Sep 18 2012 11:52 AM
Tue Sep 18 2012 11:52 AM
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USA
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WOW!!!!


Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.
Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: keithia] #356692
Tue Sep 18 2012 12:36 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 12:36 PM
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DFW Texas USA
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he has a curved Texaco cousin in Alabama:
190722531213
190698608048

from my "More Ebay BS" posting in the repro section:

Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: marxmobilgas] #356698
Tue Sep 18 2012 01:09 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 01:09 PM
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Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
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I already messaged this seller this morning. I advised them that their Sinclair was a repop/fantasy. They also have a round Mobil and a fake Coke round sign. I was told I didn't know what I was talking about, and they "know it's old.".


Eddy Smith
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Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: Here's Your Sign] #356701
Tue Sep 18 2012 01:12 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 01:12 PM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Originally Posted By: Here's Your Sign
I already messaged this seller this morning. I advised them that their Sinclair was a repop/fantasy. They also have a round Mobil and a fake Coke round sign. I was told I didn't know what I was talking about, and they "know it's old.".


"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it" - Upton Sinclair


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: marxmobilgas] #356702
Tue Sep 18 2012 01:13 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 01:13 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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SURE THEY KNOW "it's old" P.O.S.!
ebay report item is a JOKE

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Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: Dick Bennett] #356709
Tue Sep 18 2012 01:25 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 01:25 PM
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Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
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Mark. That quote is going on my desk wall here at work lol.

I already reported it Dick. I hope others do the same.


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Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: Here's Your Sign] #356714
Tue Sep 18 2012 01:55 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 01:55 PM
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Never know for sure if the link is a true story or not, but if it is then it's too bad that paypal and or ebay doesn't get that tough on all the petro fakes out there.

http://www.regretsy.com/2012/01/03/from-the-mailbag-27/

Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: huskybob] #356717
Tue Sep 18 2012 02:03 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 02:03 PM
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Mass
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Mark you just gave me the best laugh of the week with your new avatar.


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Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: huskybob] #356721
Tue Sep 18 2012 02:32 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 02:32 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Originally Posted By: huskybob
Never know for sure if the link is a true story or not, but if it is then it's too bad that paypal and or ebay doesn't get that tough on all the petro fakes out there.

http://www.regretsy.com/2012/01/03/from-the-mailbag-27/
It's Not the 1st time I've heard/read of similar stories. BUT I think the item should be Confirmed by at least a Qualified Expert & loser of dispute Paying the FEE of said Expert, Before Item being Destroyed.

Last edited by Dick Bennett; Tue Sep 18 2012 02:32 PM.
Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: Dick Bennett] #356733
Tue Sep 18 2012 03:23 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 03:23 PM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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I sent them the following message--

Your pump plate is a fantasy item that was never produced by sinclair oil corp. The curved pumpm plates were used on visible gas pumps and all oil companies had switched to electric computer type pumps by the time that this logo was adopted.
Your ad should reflect this information and anything less is an attempt at fraud. I have reported this item to Ebay!

We'll see if I get a response!


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Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: K W FRITH] #356738
Tue Sep 18 2012 03:44 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 03:44 PM
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Longview, WA
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Kevin, I imagine a number of people have sent an email/message to the Seller... Including myself...

The Seller responded to me, telling me that the sign wasn't a pump plate but instead was for a Motor Oil rack display... After I directed them to the Sinclair Collectibles and PCM's Gas Pump Guides....

When I pointed out to them that if the sign had been real; it would not read gasoline but, instead Motor Oil...And would be flat not curved.....

They said thank you and didn't change the auction....

I even directed them towards Oldgas.... They don't care... People are bidding on the sign(s)... Check out the H-D signs and the others....


Looking for Tide Water/ Tide Water-Associated/ Tidewater items
Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: Bob Richards] #356744
Tue Sep 18 2012 04:16 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 04:16 PM
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
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Sad thing is that, no one cares; but us!


Dave GILL,
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Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: Dave's Garage] #356783
Tue Sep 18 2012 05:16 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 05:16 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Dave is correct.
ebay/PP don't give a Dead Rats *** about what is Sold & Rarely will step in to FLUSH a Sellers/or item[s].

Re: Curved Dino Sinclair pump plate [Re: Dick Bennett] #356817
Tue Sep 18 2012 06:35 PM
Tue Sep 18 2012 06:35 PM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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Here's his reply to me. He's going to be added to the crooked sellers list today!

Quote:
ok thanks i already had 5 emails about it thanks for all your help, just so you know the item is as described and there is no fraud or whatever you think, you come off as being a fraud flagger that doesnt really know what hes doing, but thanks for all the help , please dont bid thank you!!!!--- UNQUOTE


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