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#173491 - Thu Feb 04 2010 08:02 PM COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062
Dale Stephens Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 18 2009
Loc: Alabama, USA
This sign, to me, looks to be another one of those fakes from Indiana, although it is listed in Ohio. It has no grommets in the holes and the red is faded as is stated in the seller's description. What do you think?...Dale


Edited by Dale Stephens (Thu Feb 04 2010 08:04 PM)
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#173505 - Thu Feb 04 2010 08:31 PM Re: COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062 [Re: Dale Stephens]
Tankar Online   content
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
I thought the same thing, but I have never seen another, I dont know?

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#173512 - Thu Feb 04 2010 08:51 PM Re: COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062 [Re: Tankar]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I'D BE SUSPICIOUS OF THE "WHITE" BACKSIDE. I ALSO HAVE A REPRO MOBILGAS SHIELD ON AN OUTSIDE PUMP AND THE RED LETTERS AND PEGASUS ARE QUITE FADED FROM THE SUN. ASSUMING IT'S A REPRO AND THEY JUST DON'T MAKE THE RED LIKE THEY USED TO.
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#173516 - Thu Feb 04 2010 09:04 PM Re: COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062 [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Dale Stephens Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 18 2009
Loc: Alabama, USA
I saw one two or three years back. A fellow was set up on the World's Longest Yardsale just above Crossville, TN and I looked at it close-up. The red was faded on it and it was also missing the grommets. The size of it was different to the originals, but I can't remember the dimensions. Chip Flohe, I think, told me that he had seen the same sign and that it was a repro and he also told me the dimensions at the time. I just can't remember what they were. I thought someone on here might have an original and could compare the size....Dale
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#173566 - Fri Feb 05 2010 10:00 AM Re: COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062 [Re: Dale Stephens]
Old Iron Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
I don't have an original so I don't know.But,PCM's green book lists the size as 14 X 16.That's a lot of difference to think about.JMO.

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#173575 - Fri Feb 05 2010 10:51 AM Re: COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062 [Re: Old Iron]
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Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
I just measured the original ethyl and regular signs in my collection and they both are 12" by 15". They are originals that came out of the original shipping crate wraped in 1950's paper. The red on mine is definitely much darker. The corners of my signs are rounded where the one on ebay appears to have square corners. My signs have grommets and the holes are closer to the red line than the sign in question. I saw one of these repops at Iowa Gas being sold by a vendor from Indiana who had other questionable signs as documented several years ago on tis site.
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#173598 - Fri Feb 05 2010 02:00 PM Re: COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062 [Re: wfort39663]
Scott Shipers Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
I was thinking also that the original I saw had rounded corners.
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#173678 - Fri Feb 05 2010 09:46 PM Re: COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062 [Re: Scott Shipers]
Dale Stephens Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 18 2009
Loc: Alabama, USA
Well at least they got the dimensions right even if that is a repro. They just missed rounding the corners. I'm pretty sure the one I had seen before was a little larger and the corners on it were also squared.

Old Iron:
Does PCM's book say that the 14 X 16 is original size or repro size?

Thanks to all who have commented...Dale
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Wanted: Champion Spark plug, Shell, Pennzoil, Kendall, and Woco Pep signs...Dale Stephens

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#173696 - Sat Feb 06 2010 07:52 AM Re: COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062 [Re: Dale Stephens]
HI-OCTANE Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
The book sez 14x16 1946-1977 for the Colonial Regular Gasoline pump plate. does not say any thing about repo size.

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#173742 - Sat Feb 06 2010 01:38 PM Re: COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062 [Re: HI-OCTANE]
Dale Stephens Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 18 2009
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hmmnnn!!!
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Wanted: Champion Spark plug, Shell, Pennzoil, Kendall, and Woco Pep signs...Dale Stephens

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#173858 - Sun Feb 07 2010 09:03 AM Re: COLONIAL MINUTEMAN SIGN ebay #290397243062 [Re: Dale Stephens]
HI-OCTANE Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
This book is not always right on some of the sizes and dates. I have found a few other mistakes. I would tend to believe Bill Fortune on this one than the book.

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