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#163370 - Sat Dec 05 2009 06:02 PM Texaco, Real or Fake??
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Real or Fake? Value? It's double sided too.




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#163373 - Sat Dec 05 2009 06:13 PM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: 57-Chevy]
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Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
Looks like the REAL DEAL. Nice sign


Edited by chadrock00 (Sat Dec 05 2009 06:13 PM)

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#163374 - Sat Dec 05 2009 06:16 PM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: chadrock00]
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Loc: Oneida IL USA
Its the real deal Mike. Ya got a good deal on it too wink
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#163379 - Sat Dec 05 2009 06:33 PM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: gasoildude]
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
DEF REAL. ALWAYS LIKED THAT SIGN TOO....HOPE TO OWN ONE SOMEDAY!
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#163433 - Sun Dec 06 2009 08:46 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
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Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
I thought these signs were fake also, because there on ebay every day in excellent condition all dated the same 1948 They sure must made alot that year and never used any of them.

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#163435 - Sun Dec 06 2009 08:54 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: HI-OCTANE]
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Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Syracuse,NY USA
OK guys hate to rain on your parade,but someone HAS reproduced these signs,they are dated 1948. There was one at Mason-Dixon last year that was bought off ebay,and after close inspection was determined to be a fake. The person who bought it is one of the premier Texaco collectors and was showing it around to show everyone what the repro looked like. At that time he was trying to return it to the seller,and I don't know how that worked out.
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#163438 - Sun Dec 06 2009 09:07 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: Gas stuff.com]
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Loc: Pickett, WI USA
Originally Posted By: Gas stuff.com
OK guys hate to rain on your parade,but someone HAS reproduced these signs,they are dated 1948. There was one at Mason-Dixon last year that was bought off ebay,and after close inspection was determined to be a fake. The person who bought it is one of the premier Texaco collectors and was showing it around to show everyone what the repro looked like. At that time he was trying to return it to the seller,and I don't know how that worked out.


So how do you know it is fake? What do you look for? What was he looking at? I always wanted to buy one of these but................? With my luck I would buy a fake.
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#163445 - Sun Dec 06 2009 09:17 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: HI-OCTANE]
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Originally Posted By: hioctainman
I thought these signs were fake also, because there on ebay every day in excellent condition all dated the same 1948 They sure must made alot that year and never used any of them.


I WENT THERE BELIEVING YOU AND I COULDN'T FIND ONE!

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#163446 - Sun Dec 06 2009 09:23 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
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Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
There one on there every week, I don,t know if its the same guy or not, selling them one just sold for $175 plus shipping.

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#163450 - Sun Dec 06 2009 09:39 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: HI-OCTANE]
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Ok I just learned something today. The one pictured was on ebay & did sell for $175.
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#163459 - Sun Dec 06 2009 10:10 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: gasoildude]
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Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Syracuse,NY USA
If I remember correctly,the fakes are too light,althuogh these were made in aluminum the fakes are still too light,also there was someting about the holes.Thats all I can remember right now.
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#163461 - Sun Dec 06 2009 10:19 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: 57-Chevy]
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
I dont always get scared of a sign that alot keep showing up, I have been going to Brinkman sales for over 15 years and he has stacks of the same signs that are original. Plus why would you take the time and expense to do a double sided tin sign that brings aroumd 175.00. ? I to would like the know the difference.

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#163462 - Sun Dec 06 2009 10:20 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: 57-Chevy]
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Registered: Sat Dec 21 2002
Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota ...USA
here is one that was sold by ebay seller "artjack" on 11-22-09...Artjack has been featured here on this site before....

http://cgi.ebay.com/TEXACO-1948-MOTOR-OI...=item48384d5c12




Here is another that was sold & i really think this one is real & right ...LOL
http://cgi.ebay.com/1936-double-sided-te...=item53de57fd1a



i am not afraid to buy an nos sign that keeps showing up either however there are guys out there like t-ray who will make anything in a heartbeat if he can make $50 or even less......Bruce Haddle has been repoing 1000's of signs for at least 20 years [ triple aaa rootbeer, camel cigs. etc etc. etc) & none of these signs have dates..\ some are embossed & made with original dyes & you can buy them for under a $100.......


Edited by roadrelics (Sun Dec 06 2009 10:44 AM)
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#163465 - Sun Dec 06 2009 10:26 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: Gas stuff.com]
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
I also bought one of these off ebay about three years ago thinking it was real. But mine is dated 1952 and also says made in USA on the bottom left, and the holes are the place on the one in the picture also I don,t think my is real ether.

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#163473 - Sun Dec 06 2009 10:41 AM Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: roadrelics]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
I see where "artjack" is buying items from "treasureray". This seller must be extremely lucky, keeps finding 1940 Pepsi door pushes and each was in the original 67 yr old box ("that needed to be thrown away"). Also keeps finding "rare" Dr. Pepper license toppers. I wish I had that kind of luck.
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