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Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay #172016
Wed Jan 27 2010 06:44 AM
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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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Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: Wes Hague] #172019
Wed Jan 27 2010 06:57 AM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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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Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #172030
Wed Jan 27 2010 09:13 AM
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Isn't Marina slanting upwards at a slight angle, too? ITA, the font's all wrong.

Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: Maps for the memories] #172039
Wed Jan 27 2010 10:18 AM
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Both are fakes.


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Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: MetroPetro] #172043
Wed Jan 27 2010 10:47 AM
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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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Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: advertologist] #172063
Wed Jan 27 2010 12:51 PM
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Thanks guys, I retracted my bids on both of them,.


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Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: advertologist] #172067
Wed Jan 27 2010 01:02 PM
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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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Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: advertologist] #172072
Wed Jan 27 2010 02:04 PM
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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:

Mobil pump plates aircraft and marine.jpg
Last edited by fast66; Wed Jan 27 2010 03:07 PM. Reason: adding pics
Re: Mobil Aircraft and Marina signs on ebay [Re: fast66] #174059
Mon Feb 08 2010 08:58 AM
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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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