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#123443 - Sat Nov 15 2003 06:07 PM Repro Texaco Marine Sign
oltoydoc@vintagegas.com Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 09 2002
Loc: Shady Cove, Oregon (outside Me...
Here are a few photos of the Texaco Marine Sign that they reproduced. The First one is of the complete sign, the second/third photos, show smaller boats on that sign. One of the ways you can tell if they are repro or not, is that you will be able to read the numbers and names on these boats. Maybe someone with a real sign, will show photos of originals?



If anyone has more or better info on this sign, please post it.

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#123444 - Sat Nov 15 2003 06:23 PM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
+Chris Holt Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 12 2002
Loc: St. Clair MI USA
GREAT PHOTOS DOC!! that camara is nice good close ups , for years a couple of those signs hung down at our local marina, the last I seen them was about 1991, I wish I knew were they went , OH Well
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#123445 - Sat Nov 15 2003 06:47 PM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
dodogas Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Kelowna British Columbia Canad...
I would be down there asking in case; They are still there, they sunk them in the water( worth diving for), or an employee took them home. Think of the $$$$$$ signs the employee would see when you offer him 125.00 each if they are nice. Tell him they are for Christmas for your uncle in Alaska that collects outboards. He might go easy if he thinks you are giving them away...UNLESS he knows what they are worth..lOL

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>> I got the western Canada Mercury outboard rep looking out for marine signs, but nothing yet..dodogas

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#123446 - Sat Nov 15 2003 09:56 PM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
pumpman2 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 21 2004
Loc: Racine Wi.
Camera takes great pics Doc.Happy birthday.
---JERRY

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#123447 - Sat Nov 15 2003 11:08 PM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
rext@worldnet.att.net Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 01 2001
Loc: Owenton, KY U.S.A.
Thanks for the info & photos Don.The first time I saw this sign was in 1996 at a auction I got in a bidding war,I lost,thank God.I saw the winner later he said he shipped the sign to Texas & made $1000.00 on it.It was a repop.Rex

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#123448 - Sun Nov 16 2003 05:49 AM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Don't the originals have a white border T ?
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#123449 - Sun Nov 16 2003 06:04 AM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
I thought originals had the white border T. Are those being repopped too?

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#123450 - Mon Nov 17 2003 05:16 AM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
huskybob Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
There is a farmer around here who has one of what I think is an original hanging on the outside of a building.. I told him he had better keep it inside cause I thought it was worth some $$$..... just how much is one of those worth with some chipping around the edges.
bob

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#123451 - Mon Nov 17 2003 09:56 AM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
dodogas Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Kelowna British Columbia Canad...
800 plus

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#123452 - Mon Nov 17 2003 12:56 PM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
41150 Offline
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Registered: Wed Mar 09 2005
This is an original dated 1936 and belongs to a friend. I can't take another picture right now. Ted

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#123453 - Wed Nov 19 2003 10:38 AM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
huskybob Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
Thanks for the info dodo.
bob

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#123454 - Fri Jan 16 2004 01:09 PM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
oltoydoc@vintagegas.com Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 09 2002
Loc: Shady Cove, Oregon (outside Me...

Ok, here is a close up of the two smaller boats on an "ORIGINAL" sign. Notice how you can read the name "Suzanne" on one and "Z-16" on the little race boat. Now go back to my first post and look at the same two boats on the "REPRODUCTION" sign. You are not able to actually read the names on those boats. Keep this in mind when you are trying to buy a Texaco Marine sign.

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Vintage Gas
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#123455 - Fri Jan 16 2004 01:17 PM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
buytex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2003
Loc: derry n h
good dective work doc but the repops still fool so many people thats why that sign has
a hard time hitting 2k before the repops
this sign would hit 25 all the time

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#123456 - Sat Jan 17 2004 10:32 PM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
ss454elcamino5 Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 19 2003
Loc: Loomis, CA. USA
Big thanks you Don, neat to see the real goods if you will.
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#123457 - Fri Jan 30 2004 09:49 PM Re: Repro Texaco Marine Sign
maxamillion Offline
Member

Registered: Sun Jan 11 2004
Loc: pershing iowa u.s.a
that is some great info,, thank you so much 4 posting. max

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