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#234589 - Fri Feb 18 2011 10:44 AM Gilmore sign
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Seller claims "Original" Gilmore sign
ebay # 330532349082
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#234591 - Fri Feb 18 2011 10:48 AM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Tue Jan 11 2011
Loc: Greenville SC
yeah trust a guarantee from the guy who spells it "GERAUNTEED ORIGIONAL" but who knows, it might be.
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#234592 - Fri Feb 18 2011 10:49 AM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Mounting holes are in the wrong place. Another high end repop not many know about. I was clued into this a few years ago by a very sophisticated west coast collector. The repop I saw even had the makers name on it.

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#234593 - Fri Feb 18 2011 10:51 AM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Originals have small printing on bottom right edge, repop does NOT.
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#234595 - Fri Feb 18 2011 11:02 AM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
I've seen re-pops with & without sign co. name at bottom right corner....
Dead give away is the mounting holes
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#234645 - Fri Feb 18 2011 04:21 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
Seller Changed his description, now he says it is a Repop.
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#234647 - Fri Feb 18 2011 04:39 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: Esse's Garage]
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
I remember 15-20 years ago when reading an article stating that the originals always have the makers name, and the repops didn't. I have also heard that they were produced by the original maker, Donaldson, in the 70's , if that is the case are they repro's or late production, no matter what they are identical and are awesome signs, if anyone wants to sell me one I'd like to have a couple more for a future station. Does anyone know for sure without speculating or repeating heresay?
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#234681 - Fri Feb 18 2011 06:47 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: Pogo's Garage]
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Loc: So. Ca.
They are not "identical"
as far as heresay- I got it right out of the horses mouth that had them re-done in the 70's. I always thought the one I had was original until one day a visitor was looking at that sign & said that is a later addition sign, I asked him how he knew that and he said because he was the one that did it, he went to the sign company and they still had the dies- since then I did get an original from him..have seen the later additions with & without sign co on botom right.
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#234683 - Fri Feb 18 2011 06:58 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
Thats good information, and obviously from a reliable source, if they are not identical could you help by identifying the distiguishable differences. I have had 3, and in reviewing my photos, the one I have now looks identical excpet it is near mint and the position of the mounting holes.
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#234690 - Fri Feb 18 2011 07:41 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: Pogo's Garage]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
The top one is the original..mounting holes closer to edge
note on bottom the outside yellow border is wider
Both the top & the bottom signs read in bottom right corner
THE DONALDSON ART SIGN CO. COVINGTON, KY
Bottom sign appears to be a little longer length wise,
maybe 3/16th"..sorry for the poor picture as I was holding bottom sign while taking picture


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#234703 - Fri Feb 18 2011 08:52 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Nice to see the seller took the "info" and updated the auction.

advertologist, I have had both old and new versions but never at the same time to compare each. The one I have now (original) has taller lettering for the "Donaldson Art ..." The repo had smaller/shorter lettering. Is this the case with the two you have?

They are so close in look, easy to get the two confused. I unknowingly sold the repo one I had as an original, to a member on this site. I had been told that is was an original by a couple people but was told by the buyer that it wasn't. It was one of the latter ones. I offered full refund but he kept it anyways. Always have felt kinda stupid about it. At that time, I only knew about looking for the "Donaldson Art ..." marking, never knew about the hole placements.

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#234708 - Fri Feb 18 2011 09:12 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: GILMORE]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
advertologist, I have had both old and new versions but never at the same time to compare each. The one I have now (original) has taller lettering for the "Donaldson Art ..." The repo had smaller/shorter lettering. Is this the case with the two you have?

Just compared the 2....That is correct-
Now we have 3 differences, mounting holes, wider yellow border & the size of Donaldson Art..
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#234790 - Sat Feb 19 2011 11:17 AM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
Thanks for sharing the details. Not being a Sign collector, I am happy to have a quality repro, as a guy that sells the occasional piece, it's nice to be able to know what to look for.
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#234814 - Sat Feb 19 2011 02:18 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: Pogo's Garage]
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
OK, so looking at the photos below, you can see the differences in the border, holes and "Donaldson" lettering. The one on top is an original, and the one on the bottom is obviously a repro. Thanks for your help, I hope this will serve collectors in the future, this sign has long been a problem, but I think we have nailed it down for posterity




Edited by PogoGas.com (Sat Feb 19 2011 03:23 PM)
Edit Reason: Photos
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#234861 - Sat Feb 19 2011 06:19 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: Pogo's Garage]
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Registered: Tue May 13 2003
Loc: belleville mi usa
ok guys i have a question i bought a sign few years ago from a aumann auction that was said to be a repo of only 100 made and mine does not say donaldson on it but the hole location is like the repo you show so is mine the 1st or 2nd ed sign thanks dave

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#234865 - Sat Feb 19 2011 06:40 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: warriorgas]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.

Yours is like the one on ebay # 330532349082
They were made (re-issues) with & without
the sign co. name
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#234948 - Sun Feb 20 2011 08:43 AM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Tue May 13 2003
Loc: belleville mi usa
so the big question what are they worth, the story i was told is they made 100 of them thanks dave

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#258668 - Mon Jun 13 2011 01:14 AM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: warriorgas]
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Another repro on ebay that is "claimed" to be an original...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120737125995

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#258682 - Mon Jun 13 2011 06:57 AM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: GILMORE]
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
The guy says( Apparently this is a very early reproduction )


I don't see where he says original in his listing.

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#258755 - Mon Jun 13 2011 02:17 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: HI-OCTANE]
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
I notified seller last night and he/they changed the description.

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#532089 - Wed Apr 30 2014 03:41 PM Re: Gilmore sign [Re: GILMORE]
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Registered: Mon Oct 14 2013
Loc: SANTA MONICA, CA
I want one of these bad, but too many repop's... scary.

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