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T-53 pegasus from Missouri again #169081
Fri Jan 08 2010 08:04 AM
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I just saw this on ebay the guy is from Missouri and has not sold anything on ebay before. It also says unknown if its original or not. Seems fishy to me almost like someone has a new user name on ebay. I could be wrong but all these T53 seem to come from Missouri.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Porcelain-Mobil-Hors...=item33590d8ae3


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Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: s932] #169093
Fri Jan 08 2010 09:45 AM
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he probably selling that "cord" of wood in behind the sign too!

Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: oldgoaly] #169289
Sat Jan 09 2010 03:50 PM
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I emailed him and told him to change the status from unknown to repro. He emailed me back and asked how I new, so I told him. Also told him to check out the web site.

Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: chadrock00] #169323
Sat Jan 09 2010 06:52 PM
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I emailed him the same info, hopefully he understands! If enough people email these sellers with the correct information, maybe it will educate some of them and make it harder for the con men to rip them off! Its a sad deal when someone gets possesion of one of these repops and doesn't know its a fake!


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Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: K W FRITH] #169335
Sat Jan 09 2010 07:38 PM
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The seller asked: tell me how you know ?

I replied: From my education with reproductions in the Gas & Oil collectibles industry! There are several books that identify all of the advertising memorabilia ever made and Mobil is probably one of the most researched! Of course, there is no book on reproductions, and the con men rely on this lack of information for the average collector, in order to sell cheaply made reproductions for large sums of money!
This subject of the T-53 Pegasus , has been debated at length with some of the foremost collectors in the country and its been established that this particular sign is a direct copy of the large Pegasus "Cookie Cutter" sign. Doesn't the absense of mounting brackets alone, raise your suspicions?? Believe me that Mobil Oil never made this sign and every one that you'll ever see, is in GREAT shape because they were never in use! If you study old advertising signs at all, you'd know that there are never 2 alike unless they were unused! The T-53's were ALL unused! --KEVIN


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Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: K W FRITH] #169341
Sat Jan 09 2010 08:25 PM
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Another thing with the t-53's they look like they were cut with a plasma cutter. All the edges are rough like cut your hand rough. It still seems funny that they all seem to come from Missouri


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Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: s932] #169356
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Well I got a response and this is it word for word...

" all the remakes i have seen have a white back the last guy that told my friend his sign was no good its sold for 44,000.00 in adv. auction"

I told him as nicely as possible that someone overpaid for a sign or they have no brains.

Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: chadrock00] #169531
Sun Jan 10 2010 06:49 PM
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at the country store..
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at the country store..
I don't know who had it, but there was one at "its a gas" in columbia last year. he had a pretty good price on it also. wonder if there wil be any this year??
I know someone on this board saw it besides me..


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Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: SODAMAMAK] #169965
Wed Jan 13 2010 04:43 PM
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Well it sold for $355.00. I guess someone wanted a real expensive crappy sign.


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Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: s932] #175214
Mon Feb 15 2010 03:29 PM
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On ebay here are the #'s two more of these T-53 signs.
220557242254 160403453767
I know its like kicking a dead horse on these signs but maybe some body will read this and not buy a repro.


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Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: s932] #175397
Tue Feb 16 2010 03:21 PM
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The guy with the expensive one has had some on there before and he's been told that they are repops. Notice how he doesn't exactly say its an old sign?? CROOK!


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Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: s932] #176014
Sat Feb 20 2010 08:13 AM
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You would think the buyers would notice that slimpickins only has 5 total sales and all of them are these rare t-53 horses. One of them sold for over $500.00. His sales still do not say whether they are or are not repro's.

Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: chadrock00] #176018
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You would think if you were going to spend that kind of money you would do a little research. I guess some people have more money than brains.


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Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: s932] #176029
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Rare yeah right-Yet how many of these pieces of cr*p have been sold? Have we reached 50 yet?


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Re: T-53 pegasus from Missouri again [Re: gasoildude] #176045
Sat Feb 20 2010 11:21 AM
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oh im sure another one just got listed


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