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






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Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: 57-Chevy] #163373
Sat Dec 05 2009 05:13 PM
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Looks like the REAL DEAL. Nice sign

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Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: chadrock00] #163374
Sat Dec 05 2009 05:16 PM
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Its the real deal Mike. Ya got a good deal on it too wink


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Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: gasoildude] #163379
Sat Dec 05 2009 05:33 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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DEF REAL. ALWAYS LIKED THAT SIGN TOO....HOPE TO OWN ONE SOMEDAY!


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Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #163433
Sun Dec 06 2009 07:46 AM
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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.

Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: HI-OCTANE] #163435
Sun Dec 06 2009 07:54 AM
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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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Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: Gas stuff.com] #163438
Sun Dec 06 2009 08:07 AM
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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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Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: HI-OCTANE] #163445
Sun Dec 06 2009 08:17 AM
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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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Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #163446
Sun Dec 06 2009 08:23 AM
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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.

Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: HI-OCTANE] #163450
Sun Dec 06 2009 08:39 AM
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Ok I just learned something today. The one pictured was on ebay & did sell for $175.


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Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: gasoildude] #163459
Sun Dec 06 2009 09:10 AM
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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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Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: 57-Chevy] #163461
Sun Dec 06 2009 09:19 AM
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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.

Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: 57-Chevy] #163462
Sun Dec 06 2009 09:20 AM
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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.......

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Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: Gas stuff.com] #163465
Sun Dec 06 2009 09:26 AM
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Albuquerque, N. M.
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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.

Re: Texaco, Real or Fake?? [Re: roadrelics] #163473
Sun Dec 06 2009 09:41 AM
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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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