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Re: Real or Repro [Re: KZ1000] #231485
Sun Feb 06 2011 06:28 PM
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Jamie,

I think there are 3 versions. Page 25 in A Tour with Texaco Shows the script verison.


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid] #231491
Sun Feb 06 2011 06:52 PM
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I DON'T NEED ANY FINGER POINTING FROM THE COPYRIGHT POLICE, SO I WILL JUST DESCRIBE THAT ON PAGE 85 OF AMISTADI'S ANTIQUE ADVERTISING, THERE ARE PICTURES OF BOTH FILLING STATION SIGNS, HOWEVER, THE ONE WITH THE SKINNY "T" HAS A BLACK OUTLINE AROUND THE LETTERS "GASOLINE" & "FILLING STATION"
LIKE YOURS HAS KEITH, BUT THE FONT IS NOTICEABLY DIFFERENT.

SO DOES THIS MAKE A 4TH KNOWN VERSION? I PERSONALLY HAVE NEVER SEEN A "SCRIPT" VERSION.


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #231496
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I think there are 3 versions. Two shown on page 84 and 1 at the top of 85(the one below looks like the one on page 84) from what I can see.


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid] #231511
Sun Feb 06 2011 07:22 PM
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YEAH, THE ONE ON THE TOP LH CORNER OF PAGE 85 IS THE ODD-BALL THAT I'M BRINGING UP HERE AS THE 4TH(?) VERSION.

I DON'T HAVE THE TOUR WITH TEXACO BOOK, SO I'M STILL IN THE DARK ABOUT THE SCRIPT VERSION.


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #231542
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There is one in The Tour with Texaco. has note: (script letter style)

Re: Real or Repro [Re: Miken] #231544
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and just found another one same book note:(block letter style)

Re: Real or Repro [Re: Miken] #231546
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You guys need to get out in the real world and go to shows and auctions, Put them damn books down and start answering some of these questions by experience instead of opening up and quoting what you saw in a "Book", anybody can quote what the "Books" say, and they are not always right.

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Re: Real or Repro [Re: KZ1000] #231561
Sun Feb 06 2011 09:34 PM
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I hope that he who relies on books for values has great Blister on his posterior & fingers.

Re: Real or Repro [Re: Miken] #231582
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I wouldn't get all carried away with this third and forth version stuff. A Tour With Texaco calls the thinner letterings script, probably one man's description of fonts ? The sign in question is real. In March I'll have access to the books Texaco published showing these signs. Is there a third version ? I'll do my best to find out. All the signs shown on this thread are real in my opion.

Re: Real or Repro [Re: blacktee] #231588
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RICK, I DO GO TO SHOWS. ABOUT 5 A YEAR. AUCTIONS WITH PETRO ARE NON EXISTENT ON LOND ISLAND.

AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED BOOKS PRETTY MUCH DON'T LIE WHEN IT COMES TO PICTURES. THEY GIVE AN HONEST IDEA OF WHAT WAS MADE AND COULD BE OUT THERE. WHAT BOOKS "SAY" IS ANOTHER STORY.

DB, THIS THREAD IS ABOUT REAL OR REPRO, NOT VALUES. BOOKS QUOTING VALUES ARE AT BEST GOOD FOR ABOUT A YEAR OR TWO FROM THEIR PRINTING DATE. PLUS THE MARKET FLUCTUATES BOTH WAYS IN ALL CATEGORIES ANYWAY.

DOUG, I BELIEVE YOU ARE CORRECT AS FAR AS A FONT STYLE BEING COINED AS SCRIPT WHEN IN REALITY IT'S NOT SCRIPT AS WE KNOW IT. THE AMISTADI BOOK SHOWS 3 DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE 42" FILLING STATION TEXACO SIGN. ALL HAVING DIFFERENT STYLE FONTS.


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Re: Real or Repro [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #231612
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if it was a repo, I would have "aged" it considerably less to keep the value up

some round blade took off the top left surface...

Re: Real or Repro [Re: marxmobilgas] #231765
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Doc

Could you post the 3 different styles shown in that book, I've never seen the third one ?

Thanks

Re: Real or Repro [Re: blacktee] #231801
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Originally Posted By: blacktee
Doc

Could you post the 3 different styles shown in that book, I've never seen the third one ?

Thanks


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