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#174398 - Wed Feb 10 2010 02:43 PM Mobilgas pump plate....real?
DWSheffer Online   content
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
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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#174431 - Wed Feb 10 2010 05:28 PM Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DWSheffer]
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#174442 - Wed Feb 10 2010 07:28 PM Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DIESEL]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
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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#174464 - Thu Feb 11 2010 12:41 AM Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DWSheffer]
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
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

br
Claes

ps IMHO this sign has not been reproduced before ds


Edited by fast66 (Thu Feb 11 2010 12:43 AM)
Edit Reason: added a "ps"

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#174480 - Thu Feb 11 2010 08:19 AM Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: fast66]
DWSheffer Online   content
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
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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#174485 - Thu Feb 11 2010 08:42 AM Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DWSheffer]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
DARIN, I THINK YOU MEANT TO SAY GROMMETS! LOL!
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#174487 - Thu Feb 11 2010 08:44 AM Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
DWSheffer Online   content
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Yes I did! Sorry....!
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#174573 - Thu Feb 11 2010 06:21 PM Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DWSheffer]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
It looks like a fake to me too. There is something not right about it.
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#174658 - Thu Feb 11 2010 11:13 PM Re: Mobilgas pump plate....real? [Re: DWSheffer]
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
My vote is "fake". Plus the seller thinks that also.....you did the right thing, Darin....nothing.

Richard

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