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#247959 - Sat Apr 16 2011 06:32 AM Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
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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#247978 - Sat Apr 16 2011 08:41 AM Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: 1970mach]
wfort39663 Online   content
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Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
If it says "Licensed by Mobil Corp" along bottom right it is definiitely a fake.
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#247979 - Sat Apr 16 2011 08:44 AM Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: 1970mach]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
I think the originals always have I.R.46 or some number like that ??
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#248042 - Sat Apr 16 2011 11:51 AM Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: Wes Hague]
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
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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#248045 - Sat Apr 16 2011 11:58 AM Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: Pegasus]
tjhvintage Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 22 2001
Loc: Tacoma,Wash. USA
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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#248077 - Sat Apr 16 2011 02:15 PM Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: tjhvintage]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
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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#248741 - Mon Apr 18 2011 11:10 PM Re: Mobilgas Shield Pump Plate [Re: 1970mach]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
Good one. Looks just like the one I picked up earlier this year:

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