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#112372 - Wed May 04 2005 09:20 PM how can you tell a repro
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Hey guys and gals,

I came across this on eBay, and started wondering... If this is from the 90s, how can I tell it from one from the 60s from just pictures?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=35682&item=7153138186&rd=1

Thanks,
Wes

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#112373 - Wed May 04 2005 09:27 PM Re: how can you tell a repro
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
WES, I THINK MAYBE THE ORIGINALS HAD BRASS GROMMETS AT THE MOUNTING HOLES? WOULD MAKE SENSE!

HAPPY COLLECTING!

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#112374 - Wed May 04 2005 10:10 PM Re: how can you tell a repro
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
I see... Wow... That's going to be really hard to tell in some of these auction pictures... I guess I should go for the ones with rust and missing porcelain Fits my budget better anyway I guess :P

Thanks Doc
Wes

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#112375 - Thu May 05 2005 06:04 AM Re: how can you tell a repro
Tokheim Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA
Not sure that the real ones have grommets?

That repop on thermactor's link does not have the "circle R" reg. trademark in the lower right of the shield but the real ones I've seen do.

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#112376 - Thu May 05 2005 06:24 AM Re: how can you tell a repro
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
a lot of the backs were stamped repop. It looks to good and to cheap. I would wait... these are really easy to come by.
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#112377 - Thu May 05 2005 08:48 AM Re: how can you tell a repro
Signal Gas & Oil Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 06 2004
Loc: Lodi, CA.
Real common pump plate even if it's real. The originals I've seen havn't had the gormmets. Brass or silver color doesn't tell you anything. Texaco pump plates came with both. Lastgas Bob Drake has a lot of Sinclair stuff and might be able to help on this one. Lot's of repop ones out there but an original is worth about $50 tops. My 2 cents. Ted

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Lodi CA.
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Lodi CA.
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#112378 - Thu May 05 2005 05:25 PM Re: how can you tell a repro
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Sinclair pump plates didn't have grommets. The only Sinclair plates I've seen with the circle R are the green letter diesels. The gasoline and red letter diesel don't have that mark. I've seen repops that appear to be a dead on match to the originals. I've never seen one marked reproduction on the back, but some might have been.
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#112379 - Thu May 05 2005 10:28 PM Re: how can you tell a repro
wfort39663 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
I compared an original and a repro at a show and you could feel more relief on the lettering on the original sign. The repro was very smooth to the touch and you could barely feel the lettering. Neither sign had grommets. Some originals are also marked with a ink stamped date on the back such as SPS60 or SPS62. Just looking at a photo of the front of a sign it is impossible to tell an original from a repro.
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#112380 - Thu May 05 2005 11:14 PM Re: how can you tell a repro
Don Beaver Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 20 2001
Loc: Sedro Woolley Washington
They are reproductions as this guy has sold about 50 of them in the last year. Look at all of the other signs he has that are repros also. Hope this helps
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