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Mobilgas pump plate....real? #174398
Wed Feb 10 2010 01:43 PM
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Ebay item number 320481998571. I had this sign in my watch but didn't want to take a $100 gamble on it. It was listed as a reproduction sign. My thoughts were it was real, but doubt kept me from making a bid on it. First off to my knowledge the "Magnolia" signs like this haven't been repro'ed as far as I know, but I was worried the item received might not be the item pictured. After an ordeal with a seller last year I learned a pretty expensive lesson on that trick. The seller of this sign had some questionable feedback as well.
My only other reason for being reluctant to bid was the fact it said Texlite, Inc. and not the usual Texlite Dallas on it? (The S also looks a little bit odd to me?) Did some of these signs say INC instead of the usual Dallas? Maybe Richard W., Pegasus has some input? Did a fellow Old Gasser purchase this sign, and did it turn our to be a genuine vintage sign? If the real deal, which it very well could have been, then someone got a nice sign at a good price. Obviously if someone took a $90 gamble then someone else had the same thoughts that it wasn't a repro sign. Any thoughts from the masses?
Darin

Here is the sign in question.....



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Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DWSheffer] #174431
Wed Feb 10 2010 04:28 PM
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Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DIESEL] #174442
Wed Feb 10 2010 06:28 PM
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Darin, I am in no stretch of the imagination an expert on anything. Looking at the Collector's guide and reading the description of said sign there, looking at photos and seeing the photo here. The sign in question, looks bogus to me.


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Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DWSheffer] #174464
Wed Feb 10 2010 11:41 PM
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I had it on watch also, and I think the sign itself looks very much original. It is the design used in the Magnolia "territory". These signs has either an MC-AX marking, OR, a TEXLITE marking and can have either an open or a closed "a" in "Mobilgas.
However, I don't recognize the TEXLITE.INC marking on this sign. This and the seller explaining it is a repro, stopped me from bidding. Compare with this sign on Don 5quarts home page: http://oilnspeed.com/albums/v/gassigns/mobtexlite.jpg.html

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ps IMHO this sign has not been reproduced before ds

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Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: fast66] #174480
Thu Feb 11 2010 07:19 AM
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The one I already have I bought from Veedol Al and it has the MC-AX marking on it. With me the whole INC part was what really stopped me from bidding as the sign itself looked pretty good. I did notice however that the rivets on this sign are shiny, but on mine as well as others I've seen, the rivets are painted white. Not to say that Texlite ran out of painted rivets one day, but from what I have seen in the past the rivets are normally white on signs from this manufacturer.
I guess this will be a sign to watch for more to possibly show up in the future and be cautious with your purchase of one.
Darin


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Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DWSheffer] #174485
Thu Feb 11 2010 07:42 AM
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Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #174487
Thu Feb 11 2010 07:44 AM
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Yes I did! Sorry....!


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Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DWSheffer] #174573
Thu Feb 11 2010 05:21 PM
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It looks like a fake to me too. There is something not right about it.


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Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DWSheffer] #174658
Thu Feb 11 2010 10:13 PM
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My vote is "fake". Plus the seller thinks that also.....you did the right thing, Darin....nothing.

Richard


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