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#114190 - Tue Jul 05 2005 10:14 PM sign authenticity
Bob Troumbly Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sat Dec 14 2002
Loc: Grand Rapids,Minn. USA
Recently purchased a Pure Energee Diesel fuel #1 on e-bay and have serious concerns on it's authenticity.Wondering if anyone owns an original that could compare? Never seen one with 6 grommets,non-dated,4781 in left corner.Item was number 7164424114. I'm trying to establish real or not before sending any feed-back.Most of the other signs that have been listed by this seller appear to be the real mccoy but this one smells funny.

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#114191 - Tue Jul 05 2005 10:27 PM Re: sign authenticity
cans and stuff Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 11 2002
Loc: mayfield , kentucky , usa
How do the grommets look on the back?

From the picture I'd say it's a repro.

Ethan

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#114192 - Tue Jul 05 2005 10:35 PM Re: sign authenticity
scootdog Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jun 05 2002
Loc: Parker, CO USA
Who repop's it?

Scott
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#114193 - Tue Jul 05 2005 11:08 PM Re: sign authenticity
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I'll bet it's REAL. Butch Greer had 2 bids on it.
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#114194 - Tue Jul 05 2005 11:10 PM Re: sign authenticity
Kysoilman Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Apr 22 2001
Loc: Owenton, KY U.S.A.
THIS ONE CAME FROM AUMANN AUCTIONS.I DON'T BELIEVE THE # OF GROMMETS MEANS IT IS A REPRODUCTION.....IF YOU LOOK AT THE SELLERS PREVEOUS AUCTIONS HE ALSO SOLD A MINT #2 DIESEL LIKE YOURS.....ASK THE SELLER FOR SOME HISTORY ON YOUR P/PLATE.

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#114195 - Wed Jul 06 2005 01:09 AM Re: sign authenticity
oltoydoc@vintagegas.com Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Jul 09 2002
Loc: Shady Cove, Oregon (outside Me...
Bob, my experience is that when a sign gets reproduced, it's more likely to have "less" grommets than more. I've not seen any repros with 6 .


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#114196 - Wed Jul 06 2005 05:25 AM Re: sign authenticity
bettin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 07 2002
Loc: Chillicothe, Ohio USA
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[This message has been edited by bettin (edited 08-22-2005).]
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#114197 - Wed Jul 06 2005 08:51 PM Re: sign authenticity
Bob Troumbly Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sat Dec 14 2002
Loc: Grand Rapids,Minn. USA
Chatted with seller today and the story is getting more interesting as we go.Turns out he bought a place from an old dude who worked for Tokheim, In and on the sheds were all the signs that he was selling many of which were legit.What makes the story a little stranger is that this one along with a dozen or so others(that's just the #1's)there's also that many #2's were wrapped up in newspaper in the building. I also got a chance to speak to Butch Greer today and the reason he didn't bid as high as the dumb *** that won(that would be me) is that he smelled something funny as well and didn't want to go any higher.These signs appear to have the correct split grommets have fairly close to the same colors as my originals but definately feel thinner and look too good.Anyway, Will continue to update as we go along as the seller is motivated to sell all the rest which will likely dupe others,of course provided they are in fact repo's and if not they will at least affect the overall market.

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