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#172016 - Wed Jan 27 2010 07:44 AM Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay
Wes Hague Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
Would someone tell me if these two signs on ebay are repro or not ? Ebay # 160397783873 Ebay # 160397832056 any help is appreciated,, thanks in advance.
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#172019 - Wed Jan 27 2010 07:57 AM Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: Wes Hague]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
NOT SURE...THEY BOTH LOOK ODD TO ME ESP IN THE AIRCRAFT AND MARINA FONT STYLE. DIDN'T THEY USE ALL UPPER CASE ON THE WORDS?
JUST THE TERM MARINA DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT AT ALL. MARINE YES. THE SHADE OF BLUE LOOKS TOO LIGHT AS WELL. JM2C. BUYER BEWARE.
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#172030 - Wed Jan 27 2010 10:13 AM Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Maps for the memories Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
Isn't Marina slanting upwards at a slight angle, too? ITA, the font's all wrong.

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#172039 - Wed Jan 27 2010 11:18 AM Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: Maps for the memories]
MetroPetro Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
Both are fakes.
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Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
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#172043 - Wed Jan 27 2010 11:47 AM Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: MetroPetro]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
I agree with the above....looks like the words aircraft & marina are not parallel to the word Mobilgas on the signs.
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#172063 - Wed Jan 27 2010 01:51 PM Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: advertologist]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
Thanks guys, I retracted my bids on both of them,.
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#172067 - Wed Jan 27 2010 02:02 PM Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: advertologist]
Bob Richards Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
According to the Mobil Collector's & Price Guide, the "White Border Shields" for Marine and Aircraft products should be:

"Mobilgas Marine": 12.5 x 13 (4) 1947-1962 $850
Blue "Mobilgas over red "MARINE" across bottom of shield.

"Mobilgas Aircraft": 12.5 x 13 (4) 1947-1962 $1400
Blue "Mobilgas" over red "AIRCRAFT" across bottom of shield.

(4) means --"Rare- few are known to exist.They are around but are much harder to find". Prices are from the book, dated 1998.
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#172072 - Wed Jan 27 2010 03:04 PM Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: advertologist]
fast66 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
IMHO - wrong fonts, a bit too light blue colors, missing mfg info at the lowest point of sign(MC AX or Texlite)
br
Claes

added pics of originals:


Attachments
Mobil pump plates aircraft and marine.jpg




Edited by fast66 (Wed Jan 27 2010 04:07 PM)
Edit Reason: adding pics

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#174059 - Mon Feb 08 2010 09:58 AM Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: fast66]
marxmobilgas Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
That font screams repo! on both!

Does Mobil now own a MARINA? The Mobil Marina? And this is the sign out front of it?

Did they sell MARINE related products for the MARINE market? YES

Bad English grammar, hallmarks of spam email and foreign words not quite translating correctly

Those two are the easier repos to spot.

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