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#112212 - Wed Jan 11 2006 05:26 PM Real or repos?
marxmobilgas Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
check out item # 7210173607 and 7210172378 and 7210428321
Texaco round signs and round Mobil sign

Look all repo and aged to me....

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#112213 - Wed Jan 11 2006 06:49 PM Re: Real or repos?
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
OKAY, IF THEY ARE REPRO'S WHAT ARE THEIR ORIGINS? I DON'T REMEMBER ANDE ROONEY MAKING SIGNS THIS SIZE. HOLES ONLY SEEM TO BE AT NOON AND 6. I'VE BEEN TOLD THESE ARE FAKES AS WELL.

DOC @ TAG.WEST
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#112214 - Wed Jan 11 2006 08:07 PM Re: Real or repos?
Chevelle SS Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 30 2005
Loc: Tyler, Texas
Why would the grommets be right in the middle of the letters? I would guess repos.

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#112215 - Thu Jan 12 2006 12:04 AM Re: Real or repos?
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
I personally feel that anyone who makes repros, and does not mark them as such, should be drug out into the street and shot... It's really starting to get under my skin. The only motive for making a repro and not labelling it as such is DECEPTION... Ugh... The way of the world I guess...

Wes

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#112216 - Thu Jan 12 2006 09:52 AM Re: Real or repos?
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
The Mobil sign is definately a repro as the Pegasus is "leaning" too much forward, and Mobil used serif text on their signs in 1941.
//Claes

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#112217 - Thu Jan 12 2006 08:58 PM Re: Real or repos?
Pablo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jan 13 2005
Loc: El Dorado Hills, CA
The 9 inch Texaco and Mobiloil signs are known reproductions (or actually fantasy signs). The 8 inch Texaco is the right size for a lubester sign but most likely a repop. Note the "Reg T.M." under the star. In 1948, Texaco was using an "R" in a circle, not that old 1930's version.

Paul

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#112218 - Tue Jan 17 2006 11:37 AM Re: Real or repos?
Signal Gas & Oil Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 06 2004
Loc: Lodi, CA.
The only one that might not be a fake is the 8 inch Texaco. I was told by a huge Texaco collector that the 8 inch has never been reproduced but if you go to enough different collections and collectors you will see stuff that was not supposed to be reproduced and there it is phony signs they have had made. I would not have bid on this one as it smells funny. My 2 cents. Ted

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Ted Pam & Ethyl Roach
Lodi CA.
Looking for Signal, Hancock, Mohawk, Douglas, Gilmore and Richfield
pca-west.org
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Ted Pam Ethyl & Polly Roach
Lodi CA.
209-210-8971
Looking for Signal, Hancock, Mohawk, Douglas, Gilmore and Richfield

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#112219 - Tue Jan 17 2006 05:56 PM Re: Real or repos?
buytex Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Dec 22 2003
Loc: derry n h
the texaco is a repop never made they also put 33 on the repop no smoking signs it's a pricey lesson need to buy books and do some homework i always email people buying repops
some thank me others say im lying and i just want to buy it they don't like the truth after the auction all i can do is try to help them no get burn't

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#112220 - Tue Jan 17 2006 07:48 PM Re: Real or repos?
Pablo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jan 13 2005
Loc: El Dorado Hills, CA
Ted,

I agree on the 8" Texaco lubester sign. It's doubtful that it's authentic. I've heard the same story on the 8" Texaco signs...that they weren't repopped. But this one looks fishy with the "Reg T.M." in that time frame. We could probably make a better judgement by personally examining the sign.

One problem is that new signs turn up that no one has seen before. A few years ago, I bought two Texaco green "T" 8" lubester sign with a "3-9-41" date. They were definitely genuine signs but none of the Texaco collectors I spoke with had ever seen one dated that early (most date after WWII).

Paul

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#112221 - Wed Jan 18 2006 08:21 PM Re: Real or repos?
buytex Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Dec 22 2003
Loc: derry n h
texaco had green T IN 1943 I HAVE A NO SMOKING STAMPED ON THE BACK 1943 VELIBRITE

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