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#207353 - Mon Oct 11 2010 03:49 PM Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign...
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220680866088

...anyone think this is real?...'cos I sure don't...
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#207360 - Mon Oct 11 2010 04:13 PM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: gulfiend!]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
ISN'T "OUTBOARD" ONE WORD? SUSPICIOUS RIGHT FROM THAT!
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#207364 - Mon Oct 11 2010 04:41 PM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Doc, I think that tells the story. Must have got a bigger oven but forgot the dictionary.

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#207457 - Tue Oct 12 2010 05:52 AM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: bustermonty]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
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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#207514 - Tue Oct 12 2010 03:06 PM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: Jarvis]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
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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#207585 - Tue Oct 12 2010 10:18 PM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: gulfiend!]
outboard101 Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 12 2010
Loc: michigan
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?

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#207596 - Wed Oct 13 2010 12:08 AM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: outboard101]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
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.
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#207603 - Wed Oct 13 2010 06:38 AM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: Scott Baselt]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...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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#207628 - Wed Oct 13 2010 09:48 AM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: gulfiend!]
Hud Oil Offline
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Registered: Sat Oct 30 2004
Loc: Belvidere,IL 61008
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

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#207764 - Thu Oct 14 2010 01:50 PM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: Hud Oil]
nine_twelve Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Michigan
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.

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#207774 - Thu Oct 14 2010 03:25 PM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: nine_twelve]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
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.

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#207840 - Thu Oct 14 2010 10:06 PM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: bustermonty]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
Good info !!

We'll get a handle on this stuff yet.
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#208000 - Sat Oct 16 2010 07:04 AM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: Scott Baselt]
Gaspedler Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 04 2001
Loc: Lebanon, Indiana. USA
Hmmmm... interesting discussion.
Too many things about this item, and this discussion don't add up.

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#208185 - Sun Oct 17 2010 01:24 PM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign... [Re: Gaspedler]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...someone sure spent a lot of money for a fake...
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#209076 - Fri Oct 22 2010 05:37 PM Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign.
tincanman Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 21 2010
Loc: mi
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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#212355 - Wed Nov 10 2010 08:37 AM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign. [Re: tincanman]
Tydolwave Offline
Member

Registered: Mon Nov 08 2010
Loc: Indiana
New to this site. I think these are the work of John Clifford from Montecello Indiana. I hear he`s back in business.

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#248900 - Tue Apr 19 2011 04:59 PM Re: Leonard "Out Board" Motor Oil sign. [Re: Tydolwave]
Blackout Online   content
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Registered: Mon Mar 01 2004
Loc: MI, USA
Thought I would bump this up.I do not know if there is a picture of this sign on here,can't view ebay listing anymore either,I would think this is same style that is talked about here. Here is one I looked at today soon as I seen it knew it was a repo did not even have to pick it up,told him was a repo but he did not believe me even after explaining to him why font,back,porcelian look etc.sorry about dark pic. size was around 16"x24"





Edited by hotroddeuce (Tue Apr 19 2011 05:03 PM)
Edit Reason: just cause
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