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#231403 - Sun Feb 06 2011 03:26 PM Real or Repro
57tbirdkid Offline
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I think it's a reproduction made to look old-
Texaco sign


Edited by 57tbirdkid (Sun Feb 06 2011 03:33 PM)
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#231406 - Sun Feb 06 2011 03:28 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid]
Miken Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
looks 3/4 real. But i'm no expert

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#231425 - Sun Feb 06 2011 04:08 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid]
KZ1000 Offline
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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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#231429 - Sun Feb 06 2011 04:11 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: KZ1000]
57tbirdkid Offline
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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.


Edited by 57tbirdkid (Sun Feb 06 2011 04:16 PM)
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#231455 - Sun Feb 06 2011 05:58 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
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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#231456 - Sun Feb 06 2011 06:01 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: Scott Baselt]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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#231464 - Sun Feb 06 2011 06:19 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
J.E.Radebaugh Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 04 2002
Loc: Gracey, Kentucky
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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#231471 - Sun Feb 06 2011 06:53 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: J.E.Radebaugh]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Ebay sign:



My Sign:




Edited by 57tbirdkid (Sun Feb 06 2011 07:02 PM)
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#231474 - Sun Feb 06 2011 07:12 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I'VE SEEN THE 42" FILLING STATION TEXACO BOTH WAYS. MAYBE ONE IS EARLIER THAN THE OTHER?
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#231475 - Sun Feb 06 2011 07:14 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
57tbirdkid Offline
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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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#231476 - Sun Feb 06 2011 07:14 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
(Real) it looks like mine and I know mine is original.


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#231477 - Sun Feb 06 2011 07:16 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
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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#231480 - Sun Feb 06 2011 07:21 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: KZ1000]
J.E.Radebaugh Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 04 2002
Loc: Gracey, Kentucky
Some great pictures of original signs. I didn't know that there were two different versions of the early design.
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#231481 - Sun Feb 06 2011 07:22 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: KZ1000]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Loc: NY
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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#231483 - Sun Feb 06 2011 07:23 PM Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid]
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Loc: Mass
Yes lots of nice pictures, I WANT ONE OF THOSE SIGNS,
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