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30in GULF 2 sided repo #123218
Sun Jan 23 2005 09:46 AM
Sun Jan 23 2005 09:46 AM
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Santa Paula, Calif
Dick Bennett Offline OP
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This was posted by Butch on another tread.
"Check this NOS repop out. Several of these popped up last year. The blue is the wrong color. The original has a baby blue border."

Re: 30in GULF 2 sided repo #123219
Wed Feb 09 2005 04:13 PM
Wed Feb 09 2005 04:13 PM
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brighton mi. usa
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great info dick. cheese

Re: 30in GULF 2 sided repo #123220
Mon Feb 14 2005 04:55 PM
Mon Feb 14 2005 04:55 PM
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Oneida IL USA
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I have seen these for sale on Ebay trying to be pawned off as NOS sign. Thanks alot for the info


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Re: 30in GULF 2 sided repo #123221
Mon Feb 14 2005 04:58 PM
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brighton mi. usa
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hey dick where have you been, miss ya man. cheese

Re: 30in GULF 2 sided repo #123222
Wed Mar 02 2005 02:23 PM
Wed Mar 02 2005 02:23 PM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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Hi to all. My heart sank a bit when It dawned on me that my 30" 2 sided sign that I felt sure was right may be a repop. My question is this-with all respect to Dick B,Were any of these signs made with a white border? I'm no Gulf expert or any other for that matter but I've been a fairly hard core porcelain & tin sign collecter for about 10 years. Maybe I got sucked in? I'll try a couple pics. Thanks in advance for help-I'd like to know.

Re: 30in GULF 2 sided repo #123223
Wed Mar 02 2005 02:26 PM
Wed Mar 02 2005 02:26 PM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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Re: 30in GULF 2 sided repo #123224
Wed Mar 02 2005 05:23 PM
Wed Mar 02 2005 05:23 PM
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Santa Ynez, CA, USA
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Jim

It appears to me that the blue is the correct color on your sign unlike the repro above where the shadow blue is darker.

Is not necessarily the size of the sign that's it issue but the coloration. Look at our Gulf thread on Showcase and Stories and I think that there is a sign like yours (color-wise).

Just my nickels worth.


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Re: 30in GULF 2 sided repo #123225
Wed Mar 02 2005 06:03 PM
Wed Mar 02 2005 06:03 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
Dick Bennett Offline OP
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I just emailed Butch Greer to post his knowlage on the GULF signs. He has a ALOT MORE KNOWLAGE than I do about these signs.
Maybe Ron Bettin will chime in also.
Dick

Re: 30in GULF 2 sided repo #123226
Wed Mar 02 2005 06:36 PM
Wed Mar 02 2005 06:36 PM
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Mangum, OK USA
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Hi Jim,

You're sign is as right as rain!! The white border is right. The blue's are right. When you look at the inside of "G", in the repro, you can see some orange peeking through. Your's don't have that.
Both blues are wrong on the repro. The inner blue is to dark and the outer blue should be baby blue, like your's. If you ever hold one of the repros in your hands you will see and feel a great difference. The repros are a litho, that won't have the heavier layering of porcelain like the originals.........

Butch


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