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#172217 - Thu Jan 28 2010 08:46 AM Ebay Mobilgas Marine Sign, # 140377899407
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
It looks to me like ANOTHER fake Mobilgas Marine sign showing up on Ebay. Item number 140377899407. First off I think the "MARINE" font is too small, but if you know much about Mobil sheild signs, you would know that any solid border sign dated IR47 would be dated on the right side of the sign, NOT on the bottom in the middle. Besides the IR47 looks way too small and out of scale, let alone not even centered. The item has a bid and I feel sorry for the next person getting taken on one of these signs. Seems to be a lot of these MARINE and AIRCRAFT fakes showing up lately! I guess we all just have to be as knowledgeable as we can about what we collect.
Have a good one,
Darin
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#172221 - Thu Jan 28 2010 09:35 AM Re: Ebay Mobilgas Marine Sign, # 140377899407 [Re: DWSheffer]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
TWO THINGS DON'T LOOK RIGHT....

#1 THE MARINE LOOKS LIKE IT WAS ADDED AFTER AND TOO SMALL.

#2 THE WORD MARINE I BELIEVE WAS ORIGINALLY IN RED AND BIGGER.

NICE AGING PROCESS IF THAT'S THE CASE! OR PERHAPS IT'S JUST A PLAIN SHIELD WITH THE WORD MARINE ADDED? BUYER BEWARE!
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#172796 - Sun Jan 31 2010 04:16 PM Re: Ebay Mobilgas Marine Sign, # 140377899407 [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...an Oldgasser had one of these for sale on eBay almost four years ago, and while I made some inquiries, I did not post here regarding my concerns...I was rather meek then wink and the seller was a purported Mobil authority...Jim was good enough to contact the seller, who insisted that the sign was authentic, possibly foreign...

...not too long after, someone started a thread about a seller at one of the shows having a good deal of items 'weathered' in the same manner...lo and behold - there's the same wretched, crude Mobil sign...

...RUN - do not walk, away from this sign...there are more red flags here than Chairman Mao's birthday party...Ingram Richardson would have burned down their factory before they put their mark on a sign this crappy...

...spread the word...the truth shall set you free (or at least keep some ill-informed sucker from getting ripped off)...

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#173070 - Tue Feb 02 2010 09:31 AM Re: Ebay Mobilgas Marine Sign, # 140377899407 [Re: gulfiend!]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
1 hour left and the high bidder has over 1000 feedbacks! Too bad, I hate to see it when someone actually buys one of those without knowing it!
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#173075 - Tue Feb 02 2010 10:52 AM Re: Ebay Mobilgas Marine Sign, # 140377899407 [Re: K W FRITH]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
The word Marine is not parallel to the word Mobilgas.
It looks like the guy that got it really wanted it as he is the top two bidders....he got it.
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#173076 - Tue Feb 02 2010 11:14 AM Re: Ebay Mobilgas Marine Sign, # 140377899407 [Re: advertologist]
marxmobilgas Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
Here is a pic of the sign
Can we get an original and do a side by side comparison?

I would have been taken on this sign too.
The Marine part would cause me to pause but the weathering & date would convince me.


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#173123 - Tue Feb 02 2010 07:23 PM Re: Ebay Mobilgas Marine Sign, # 140377899407 [Re: DWSheffer]
junkerjones Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: Arkansas
Marine should be in large red letters. This sign is definately fishy.

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#173141 - Tue Feb 02 2010 08:22 PM Re: Ebay Mobilgas Marine Sign, # 140377899407 [Re: junkerjones]
HI-OCTANE Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
That sign is very fishy ! I agree with Junker Jones

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#173170 - Tue Feb 02 2010 10:08 PM Re: Ebay Mobilgas Marine Sign, # 140377899407 [Re: HI-OCTANE]
junkerjones Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: Arkansas
I'll try to post a pic of an original tomorrow.

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