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#240872 - Tue Mar 15 2011 05:28 PM Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
Take a look at this one. It is so bad and since it is not only stencilwork who sells them, I am sure they will be all over the place now.
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-MOBIL-GAS-ST...8#ht_500wt_1156

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#240881 - Tue Mar 15 2011 05:45 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: fast66]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Another chucklehead giving Hoosiers a bad name!

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#241045 - Wed Mar 16 2011 12:30 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: bustermonty]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
I'm convinced these repops are doing our hobby an awful lot of harm. I've seen a couple reproductions lately that were made back in the 80's and the unsuspecting collector is getting shafted. I'm getting more leery than ever about buying a sign that I can't hold and look at in person.
I'm just one person but it gives me the feeling that I should quit and move on to something else. If I feel this way, how many others are out there? I wish there was something we could do as a group, to educate the masses!
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#241053 - Wed Mar 16 2011 01:17 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: K W FRITH]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
TOO LATE, Too many kept saying there is a place for repros, WRONG, they RUINED the hobby. PERIOD!
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#241068 - Wed Mar 16 2011 02:36 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: KZ1000]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
IMO, repops and fantasy items haven't ruined anything. Unmarked repops and fantasy items have hurt the values of original items, no question.

I still can't "get my mind" around, how anyone can make comments about what has "ruined" anything pertaining to this hobby?

Repops and fantasy items have been around before the hobby started. Back in the late 50's, early 60's, my father and those with him who collected, complained about these items. It is true that they are more plentiful now, than back in the 50s,60s through early 2000s.

But the hobby is going strong, so it can't have been ruined.

Rare items still bring strong prices... maybe/probably not as strong as a few years ago.... but were values over inflated then and under inflated now? Or have they leveled off? No one can know right now, only time will tell....
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#241070 - Wed Mar 16 2011 02:42 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: Bob Richards]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
We would not be having these constant discussions about what is Real what is Not Real, How can you tell an Original from a Repop, These Fakes look so much like an Original, ETC. ETC. ETC. The Repops have no doubt RUINED what was a "Better" Hobby before all the Repro Guys got involved.

Just read Kevin's post and see how it effects one, Many GOOD people have left the Hobby in recent years because of them Fakes.


Edited by KZ1000 (Wed Mar 16 2011 02:44 PM)
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#241083 - Wed Mar 16 2011 03:25 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: KZ1000]
TheCog Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 10 2010
Loc: Ohio, USA
I dont claim to be an expert on repop vs. orig. signs. But, in the last few months hitting a few auctions I have seen quite a few. Auctioneers say "make your own judgment." Some repops have gone pretty high just like on eBay.
It would be interesting to know the ratio of surviving originals vs. repops. I dont have a vast amount of books on signs but some identification books would be good which spell out the differences maybe. Maybe best done on a website and sell 5 searches at a time - like WorthPoint.
Then could you do an eBay BIN auction to the web site which has the search capability to look up say the 5 signs with repop comparisons. Then put that right on eBay in the categories where these are happening. Probably get away with it for a while until ebay realizes the commission loss from the repop mkt. LOL

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#241093 - Wed Mar 16 2011 04:07 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: TheCog]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Many more have left the hobby, because of high prices on items... Others have left because of frustrations with other collectors... Others have left because of ..... etc, etc, etc..........

Like I said, Rick before you ever thought of collecting, there were repops and fantasy items out there. Long before I started there were repops... Long before my father started collecting, right after Korea, there were repops... Long after we are all gone there will most likely be repops.....

I'm not sure how many members contacted this seller? I know I did and got no response... I directed the seller to 4 different sign books, just so they wouldn't think I was "throwing out my opinion". I noticed the seller could care less, as $$$ are being thrown their way by uninformed potential buyers.

I get frustrated as much as every other collector with unmarked repops. Maybe because I've been collecting so long, they don't seem to be the threat, that other members see them as. I keep picking up knowledge here, I buy collecting books, I contact members who deal with more signs in a month than I will see in the next few years... If a sign is questionable, I walk away... But I don't buy a lot of larger signs now that I am in a smaller home.


Edited by Bob Richards (Wed Mar 16 2011 04:16 PM)
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#241114 - Wed Mar 16 2011 05:11 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: Bob Richards]
oslosteve Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 16 2009
Loc: Minnesota
There are several of you that should quit and move on,then we would'nt have to put up with all the complaining and crying on here.Let the people that can't afford the good stuff buy the repop .It makes the authentic items even better

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#241120 - Wed Mar 16 2011 05:34 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: KZ1000]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Originally Posted By: KZ1000

Just read Kevin's post and see how it effects one, Many GOOD people have left the Hobby in recent years because of them Fakes.

I know some of them that have, and more that are contemplating getting out because of the repops, especially unmarked repops.
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#241122 - Wed Mar 16 2011 05:52 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: Lastgas15]
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
I will try and find a good picture of a 12" Mobiloil plate to post beside this one in the album so that people can see the difference.
//Claes

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#241126 - Wed Mar 16 2011 06:07 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: fast66]
Tara Worsham Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 10 2007
Loc: Decatur, IL
I know it's a good thing to help each other identify the repros by pointing out the mistakes, but did anyone ever think that if the repro people are getting pictures from this site, we're now giving them the information to make their unmarked repros more accurate? Just something to think about...

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#241224 - Thu Mar 17 2011 12:49 AM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: Tara Worsham]
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
Tara, I have actualy thought about what you are saying. However - we mainly have contact with the sellers of this ***** and not the manufacturer.
The mfg find their stuff anyway - I suspect ebay and other such places are great sources...or Google...
So what can we do? If we stop showing pictures this site could close. :-(

However a good point and a good subject to discuss.
br
Claes


Edited by fast66 (Thu Mar 17 2011 12:49 AM)
Edit Reason: spelling

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#241311 - Thu Mar 17 2011 06:53 PM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: fast66]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
I have 2 laying here I just boughtas repros. One is stamped reproduction real big on the back. I was thinking how and if I could mark the other one, before I sell it.


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Edited by always lookin (Thu Mar 17 2011 06:58 PM)

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#241419 - Fri Mar 18 2011 08:18 AM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: Tara Worsham]
texaspelican Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tara Worsham
I know it's a good thing to help each other identify the repros by pointing out the mistakes, but did anyone ever think that if the repro people are getting pictures from this site, we're now giving them the information to make their unmarked repros more accurate? Just something to think about...


thats the reason I have quit posting pictures of the rarer items that I have.
I have also thought many times of leaving the hobby and selling out....but I can't...is there a treatment program to get off of this addiction?
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#241439 - Fri Mar 18 2011 11:38 AM Re: Another one of the bad repro Mobiloil sign [Re: texaspelican]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
Originally Posted By: texaspelican

is there a treatment program to get off of this addiction?


Unfortunately Paddy there's only one way out.........death.
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