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Check out this Texaco Sign #114695
Wed Aug 02 2006 08:49 PM
Wed Aug 02 2006 08:49 PM
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Butte, Montana USA
Alex Offline OP
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Says it's real. What do you think?? I am not trying to cast doubts. Just curious.

http://cgi.ebay.com/extremely-RARE-ORIGI...1QQcmdZViewItem

Item # 150018239639


Alex
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Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114696
Wed Aug 02 2006 09:08 PM
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belleville mi usa
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fake fake fake i have dozons of these i am sure seth does to made in ill by phil derrig

Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114697
Wed Aug 02 2006 09:30 PM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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...the fakest! I have seen these done in exactly the same layout, with different colors and oil companies...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114698
Wed Aug 02 2006 09:40 PM
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Email them,

Ask them if they will take Monopoly Money for the Fake sign!!

Tell them you are a strong buyer and have deep pockets!!

Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114699
Wed Aug 02 2006 11:12 PM
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It's as fake as it gets, but they aren't being reproduced currently by any of the known sign manufacturers. The ones I carry are Cities Service, Phillips 66, Shell, & Skelly. I've not had Texaco's for at least 6-7 years.

Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114700
Thu Aug 03 2006 05:59 AM
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Look at the word "Texaco" in the logo. The typeface is likely Franklin Gothic. I doubt this was used in the '40's.


phmlpn
Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114701
Thu Aug 03 2006 10:35 AM
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Butte, Montana USA
Alex Offline OP
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Was this version of a Texaco sign ever a real sign at one time?


Alex
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Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114702
Thu Aug 03 2006 02:48 PM
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and where's the year numbers at on this "rare" sign"
lettering looks too modern as well.

Please put this on back at the "nostalgia store" with all the other repros.....

Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114703
Thu Aug 03 2006 02:51 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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Quote:
Alex "Was this version of a Texaco sign ever a real sign at one time?"


I DON'T THINK A PIECE LIKE THIS WAS EVER MADE IN ANY BRAND GASOLINE...THEREFORE IT'S REALLY A FANTASY PIECE NOT A REPOP, REPRO, ETC.

~DOC @ TAG.WEST

[This message has been edited by THE AMERICAN GARAGE (edited 08-03-2006).]


DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114704
Thu Aug 03 2006 03:20 PM
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Butte, Montana USA
Alex Offline OP
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Well, I sent an email to the seller and invited to come to this site. Will keep you posted if I hear anything. Nothing wrong with repos or fantasy pieces, but please......

Alex


Alex
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Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114705
Thu Aug 03 2006 04:25 PM
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Alex:

There is a very rare Texaco Airplane Motor Oil Sign out there, only one that i've ever seen, but i don't have a picture for you. As far as this sign, Too Funny, nothing like this that i know of was ever produced for Texaco.

Doug

Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114706
Thu Aug 03 2006 04:44 PM
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I emailed the seller asking about the heritage of the sign? Got an email back, very angry person, told him about the site and that I can't find the sign on internet nor in my sign book. Will see what happens next. I know that I have seen this sign before on ebay just with different brand name. Will see if he contacts me again.
Bob


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Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114707
Thu Aug 03 2006 04:51 PM
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British Columbia - Canada
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I put in an offer of $1.99. If several others go in and go $.01 other offers, people will get the idea............



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Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114708
Thu Aug 03 2006 04:58 PM
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Decatur, IL
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I've made a "best offer." We'll see what happens...

I offered $3.45 - beat that, Lance! Hah!


I would like to add that this is a historic occasion. It's the first time I've ever bid higher than Lance on something... Man, it feels good :P

Wes


[This message has been edited by thermactor (edited 08-03-2006).]

Re: Check out this Texaco Sign #114709
Thu Aug 03 2006 05:41 PM
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Okay Wes:

I'm going to bid next weeks lunch money and see if i can knock you off the board ?

$9.99

Doug

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