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Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate #247959
Sat Apr 16 2011 04:32 AM
Sat Apr 16 2011 04:32 AM
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Ottawa Ontario, Canada
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Have an opportunity to buy a Mobilgas pump plate shield sign today. I have no picture. Seller is known to me and says it is NOS mint shape...which also leads me to believe that it may be a repro. is there a surefire way of determining the fake from the real in the details of the graphics?


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Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: 1970mach] #247978
Sat Apr 16 2011 06:41 AM
Sat Apr 16 2011 06:41 AM
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If it says "Licensed by Mobil Corp" along bottom right it is definiitely a fake.


Bill Fortune
Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: 1970mach] #247979
Sat Apr 16 2011 06:44 AM
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I think the originals always have I.R.46 or some number like that ??


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Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: Wes Hague] #248042
Sat Apr 16 2011 09:51 AM
Sat Apr 16 2011 09:51 AM
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To add to Wes' comments....almost all are marked "IR" and the year, or "McMath-Axelrod", or "MC-AX". There is a version with an "open a" in the word Mobilgas that is not marked with a manufacturer's name........but these are not very common. Also, the west coast versions with black rather than blue don't have a manufacturer's mark.


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Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: Pegasus] #248045
Sat Apr 16 2011 09:58 AM
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Tacoma,Wash. USA
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To add to what Richard said the west coast versions are black letters and black border with no mfg. marks and I don't think there has ever been a reproduction made using the black.


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Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: tjhvintage] #248077
Sat Apr 16 2011 12:15 PM
Sat Apr 16 2011 12:15 PM
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Ottawa Ontario, Canada
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Ok Thaks guys. I did buy it. I knew about the IR and MC-ax markings but wasn't sure if the repro guys were adding this to their fakes as well. Here it is. It is marked I.R 47.Also picked up this cool oily rags porcelain sign.

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Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: 1970mach] #248741
Mon Apr 18 2011 09:10 PM
Mon Apr 18 2011 09:10 PM
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Good one. Looks just like the one I picked up earlier this year:



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