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Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... #207353
Mon Oct 11 2010 01:49 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220680866088

...anyone think this is real?...'cos I sure don't...


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Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: gulfiend!] #207360
Mon Oct 11 2010 02:13 PM
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ISN'T "OUTBOARD" ONE WORD? SUSPICIOUS RIGHT FROM THAT!


DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #207364
Mon Oct 11 2010 02:41 PM
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Doc, I think that tells the story. Must have got a bigger oven but forgot the dictionary.

Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: bustermonty] #207457
Tue Oct 12 2010 03:52 AM
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Notice on last page where he refers to oldgas... there is a Leonard Outboard map and Outboard is one word. I would stay clear of this sign.


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Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: Jarvis] #207514
Tue Oct 12 2010 01:06 PM
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Q: Dear jjg777, Why is the word spelled 'OUT BOARD' on your sign, and 'OUTBOARD' on the can you linked to on Oldgas? Why would anyone spell 'OUTBOARD' as two words?

A: Great question. I dont know why they would. My guess is that because this oil company was so small that they didnt pay to have the signs redone.


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Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: gulfiend!] #207585
Tue Oct 12 2010 08:18 PM
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Im new to this site. I saw this sign on EBAY and I am thinking about purchasing it. My question would be if it was a reproduction woudnt there be more of them?

Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: outboard101] #207596
Tue Oct 12 2010 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: outboard101
Im new to this site. I saw this sign on EBAY and I am thinking about purchasing it. My question would be if it was a reproduction wouldnt there be more of them?


Welcome to the site jjg777.

It could be a fantasy item.



Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: Scott Baselt] #207603
Wed Oct 13 2010 04:38 AM
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...or, whoever made the signs is being patient, so as not to flood the market and arouse suspicion...

...I suppose 'fantasy item' is a more correct term for this sign than reproduction...


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Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: gulfiend!] #207628
Wed Oct 13 2010 07:48 AM
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I asked if the back of the sign was painted or porcelain, here is the answer:



Back of the sign is not porcelain. It is painted.


- jjg777
that tells me that this is not a original sign

Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: Hud Oil] #207764
Thu Oct 14 2010 11:50 AM
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Was at the auction where this was bought. Passed after looking it over and speaking to others who had shown up to look at the sign. Seems there are others. At least three that I know of. All the same condition. Told that they were 'created' by a guy out of Missouri known for 'rare and one of a kind' signs.

Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: nine_twelve] #207774
Thu Oct 14 2010 01:25 PM
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Thank You nine_twelve. You are the missing link. I wonder if they make the fake T51 or whatever Pegasus? Thought those came from MO as well.

Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: bustermonty] #207840
Thu Oct 14 2010 08:06 PM
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Good info !!

We'll get a handle on this stuff yet.



Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: Scott Baselt] #208000
Sat Oct 16 2010 05:04 AM
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Hmmmm... interesting discussion.
Too many things about this item, and this discussion don't add up.

Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: Gaspedler] #208185
Sun Oct 17 2010 11:24 AM
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...someone sure spent a lot of money for a fake...


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Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign. #209076
Fri Oct 22 2010 03:37 PM
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The sign is for sure a fantasy sign. I saw two of these in NC at a Antique show and one at a gas show. They seem to be showing up more and more.

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