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#149950 - Wed Aug 26 2009 09:22 PM Sinclair can looks suspicious to me
Wes Maxwell Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
I am not a can expert but this does not look right to me.


Same seller has this one too, sort of looks like a soup can with an oil can label on it.


Any other thoughts?
US Air Force Retired, 1981-2007

#149951 - Wed Aug 26 2009 09:30 PM Re: Sinclair can looks suspicious to me [Re: Wes Maxwell]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...fake fake fake fake fake fake...
Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

#149952 - Wed Aug 26 2009 09:31 PM Re: Sinclair can looks suspicious to me [Re: Wes Maxwell]
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
I wouldn't touch that with a rented 10ft pole.

Looks like a home-made job to me.


#149955 - Wed Aug 26 2009 09:47 PM Re: Sinclair can looks suspicious to me [Re: thermactor]
Coops 427 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 19 2008
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Interesting how they don't show a good picture of the MAJOR dent on the top left side. Some poor guy is going to be the new owner of that Atlantic mess.

Edited by Coops 427 (Wed Aug 26 2009 09:49 PM)

#149957 - Wed Aug 26 2009 09:50 PM Re: Sinclair can looks suspicious to me [Re: Coops 427]
oldgoaly Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 26 2009
Loc: So. Illinois
Is it really worth there time???? Thanks for sharing your expertise! tt

#150673 - Tue Sep 01 2009 02:42 PM Re: Sinclair can looks suspicious to me [Re: oldgoaly]
dj3928 Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Aug 09 2009
Loc: Kentucky
Makes me wonder if most of the Gas/Oil itmes on ebay are fake.

Guess if you like something, set a spending limit then buy it. Even if its a fake and you like it maybe it doesnt matter.

With the luck I've had finding stuff locally , ebay or a local swap meet seem to be my only choice.


#150684 - Tue Sep 01 2009 05:46 PM Re: Sinclair can looks suspicious to me [Re: dj3928]
K W FRITH Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Darrell--Don't give up on the local stuff--Its out there! Just when you think there isn't any left around, it will come faster than you can pay for it and then all of a sudden----nothing again for a while! Just be patient and keep looking!
As for ebay, I buy a lot on there, and I have to admit, I think I've gotten 3 repop items but the owners were usually more than ready to take them back except for 1 woman that was convinced I was making it up! I filed a complaint with Paypal and they froze her account until it was settled! With her account frozen, she was awfully willing to accept the return of the item! Anytime its something that fairly expensive and I'm not absolutely sure of its authenticity, I just pass on the item and save the money for something else! I have a friend that contacts the owners when hes not sure on an item, and gets a NO QUESTIONS ASKED return policy from them or he won't bid!
Whatever the case,----keep looking!!--KEVIN
Everything Cities Service
Specializing in old Gas Pumps

#151057 - Sat Sep 05 2009 08:10 AM Re: Sinclair can looks suspicious to me [Re: K W FRITH]
gasoildude Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Wow what a crappy job too. The label almost looks like paper wrapped around the can.
Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
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