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Real or Repro #231403
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I think it's a reproduction made to look old-
Texaco sign

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Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid] #231406
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looks 3/4 real. But i'm no expert

Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid] #231425
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Originally Posted By: 57tbirdkid
I think it's a reproduction made to look old-
Texaco sign


hope your not serious


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: KZ1000] #231429
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About what? To me it looks like a repro that someone left outside. The T looks too wide. Maybe the way I wrote it was different on how it sounds. I know reproductions are made to look old. But this one is made to look original! Maybe that's a better way to put it.

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Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid] #231455
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Looks original to me. ROUGH but original. Wouldn't even make a decent barn hanger unless Doc worked his magic on it.



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Re: Real or Repro [Re: Scott Baselt] #231456
Sun Feb 06 2011 05:01 PM
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PERHAPS IF YOU OVERLAPPED ANOTHER SAME SIZE TEXACO SIGN OVER THE MISSING PORCELAIN, THIS SIGN COULD WORK. BE SURE THIS ONE IS COVERING A GOOD SIZE HOLE IN THE WALL WHERE YOU ARE HANGING IT SO I CAN SERVE A DOUBLE PURPOSE!


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #231464
Sun Feb 06 2011 05:19 PM
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I agree with you Keith, the T does look off.

It could be a matter of different sign makers standards when this sign was made in the teens and twenties (if it is an original).

If it is a reproduction, someone put a lot of effort into aging it.


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: J.E.Radebaugh] #231471
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Ebay sign:



My Sign:



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Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid] #231474
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I'VE SEEN THE 42" FILLING STATION TEXACO BOTH WAYS. MAYBE ONE IS EARLIER THAN THE OTHER?


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #231475
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I thought they made it like my sign and a script version? From the looks of the script version it does not look anything like the one on ebay>


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid] #231476
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(Real) it looks like mine and I know mine is original.

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Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid] #231477
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those repro 42" signs have not been made for that long, I believe they are also 2 sided. as originals are single sided.
Why would someone possibly take a $250. repop, destroy it, weld a piece on and hope to get $100. out of it. It's original.

I think we carry the repop thing a bit too far sometime.


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: KZ1000] #231480
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Some great pictures of original signs. I didn't know that there were two different versions of the early design.


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: KZ1000] #231481
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You Have a good financial point there KZ1000. Why would someone take a new re-pop sign to get less money for it. I have just never seen that version of the filling station sign. Thanks Guys!


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid] #231483
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Yes lots of nice pictures, I WANT ONE OF THOSE SIGNS,


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