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#248929 - Tue Apr 19 2011 06:39 PM GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN
Chevrolet SS Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
I think this is a reproduction sign. Ebay item # 250806541011. Your thoughts are needed and welcomed.

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#248978 - Tue Apr 19 2011 08:52 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Chevrolet SS]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
If its a repop I'd get sucked in cuz it looks good to me...Grommets, patina....

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#248983 - Tue Apr 19 2011 08:57 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: JimT]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Well, unless they are making repops with the Veribrite name on them, I'd also say it's real.


Edited by THE AMERICAN GARAGE (Tue Apr 19 2011 08:58 PM)
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#248986 - Tue Apr 19 2011 09:08 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
minuteman Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
I agree with you flash...seller says No Returns...so you buy it; you keep it...mm
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#248997 - Tue Apr 19 2011 09:40 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: minuteman]
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Registered: Tue Jan 08 2008
Loc: Panama City Bch, FL
Wow.... just like ebay #170625204702 these have to be phony

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#249005 - Tue Apr 19 2011 09:55 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: vmc44]
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Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
My point exactly. Groments, Makers Name, Colors all seem different. REPO votes win!!
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#249007 - Tue Apr 19 2011 10:04 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Chevrolet SS]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
CHECK FEEDBACK FIRST !! 0 feedback, became ebayer yesterday. Thats it for me! Do brand new ebayers find signs like that ?? My nonexpert opinion only !

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#249018 - Tue Apr 19 2011 10:34 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: vmc44]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
if you look closely the maker on this one eBay #170625204702 says baltimore enamel. The one this topic is about says veribribrite. wow is right..
Originally Posted By: vmc44
Wow.... just like ebay #170625204702 these have to be phony


Edited by JimT (Tue Apr 19 2011 11:01 PM)

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#249121 - Wed Apr 20 2011 11:24 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: minuteman]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
Hey mm, doesn't that stamp Veribrite Signs mean anything ? Lots of sellers don't accept returns...maybe you just playing tricks on us old guys and scaring us off so you can buy it LOL !


Edited by Wes Hague (Wed Apr 20 2011 11:26 AM)
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#249122 - Wed Apr 20 2011 11:28 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: always lookin]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
Hey Bill, we all started some time and somewhere,,,maybe it is just the start of some real nice stuff coming out ??
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#249126 - Wed Apr 20 2011 12:05 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Wes Hague]
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...it's fake...you guys have GOT to learn your typefaces, and how to tell the diff between computer-set type and the old stuff...you make it too easy for the counterfeiters...and other hack artists...
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#249132 - Wed Apr 20 2011 12:25 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Wes Hague]
tjccafferty Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 17 2008
Loc: WORCESTER, MA
i spoke with the gentleman before i was to bid on sign i wanted more info on it looked suspicious to me due to size. the gentleman told me he bought the sign in NYC from a 78 year old gentleman that worked for veribrite signs and has a whole lot more signs from the company including another ticket office sign and also some of the common signs with the dog on it others beer oil gas. in my opinion it is a real sign the comparison between the recent sale of one is a different maker veribrite vs baltimore enamel which explains size difference and slight graphic difference, i agree with american garage it is a real sign that we havent seen often or at all patina grommets and if you want to reproduce a sign you try to stay to the exact measurements as the original to fool people. I do want to say this there are some signal pump plates on ebay now that are definately repro look into his feedback and you see he has sold the same signs over and over and the backsides have rust no porcelain covered in some paint.

would love to hear if iam right or wrong with my opinion.
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#249133 - Wed Apr 20 2011 12:27 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: gulfiend!]
tjccafferty Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 17 2008
Loc: WORCESTER, MA
i checked the font and it matches several other veribrite signs that i have and have seen. what fonts are you comparing to.... iam not doubting you just wondering what your comparing font to.
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#249144 - Wed Apr 20 2011 02:26 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: tjccafferty]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...OK - this took all of five minutes and a Google search...to make it easy, check out the dog in both pics...sorry for the small pic of the original, but that's all I could find online:


Attachments
greyhoundreal.jpg

greyhoundfake.jpg


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#249145 - Wed Apr 20 2011 02:30 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: gulfiend!]
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...look at the K in TICKET...

...the G, E & U in GREYHOUND...

...the N in LINES...

...the layout on the fake is too perfect...


Edited by gulfiend! (Wed Apr 20 2011 02:36 PM)
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#249146 - Wed Apr 20 2011 02:30 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: gulfiend!]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
top one is real !!???? Darker blue, font looks older... how did I do ??? lol
ps I wrote this before I read the text. Dick would be soooo proud of me wink


Edited by always lookin (Wed Apr 20 2011 02:33 PM)

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#249149 - Wed Apr 20 2011 02:42 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: gulfiend!]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
It's getting scary out there,these fakes are getting good.Every smallest detail has to be gone over.The best way,of course,is to hold in hand!
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#249150 - Wed Apr 20 2011 02:47 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: moore798]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...counterfeiters (and some hack artists who make dated repros) are lazy! They set type on a computer instead of recreating the original, hand-created type? Why? Because it's hard to work from a lo-res image, or they don't want to take the time...

...train your eyes, people...it would be great if we had more posts asking 'original or fake?', and less people worrying 'how much is this worth?'...it would damn sure make it harder for the counterfeiters to rip you off...
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#249151 - Wed Apr 20 2011 02:48 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: moore798]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
How do they dare to print another sign makers name on it?? Thats not reproduction, thats fraud!
Of course if its foreign made, they could give a rip.
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#249193 - Wed Apr 20 2011 06:22 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: K W FRITH]
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Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
Thanks gulfiend for your posts.
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#249205 - Wed Apr 20 2011 06:48 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: MetroPetro]
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Registered: Sat Jun 05 2010
Loc: USA
Well here's mine, I was going to bid on the one VCM was but something just didn't feel right about it, to perfect??




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#249259 - Wed Apr 20 2011 09:12 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Magneto]
ebaygenious Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 03 2010
Loc: Eastern Texas
Fake.......no doubt about...I can't even believe anyone thinks different...... that is the worst attempt of a stamped makers name i've ever seen on porcelain.....even TRay would be embarrassed of it.

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#249273 - Wed Apr 20 2011 10:04 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: gulfiend!]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
This new seller must have got scared off. The fake sign has been pulled off!
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#249295 - Thu Apr 21 2011 12:02 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: moore798]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Magneto,
Let's see a picture of Minute Man sign.
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#249574 - Fri Apr 22 2011 02:59 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Dick Bennett]
67Chev4X4 Offline
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Registered: Thu Aug 14 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
I see he as relisted the sign with a nice message to the experts. Mitch #250808564787

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#249616 - Fri Apr 22 2011 08:14 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: 67Chev4X4]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...and either he's got a shill or a pigeon, it's got a bid already...
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#249771 - Fri Apr 22 2011 05:34 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: gulfiend!]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Quote:
Seller..SHOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN BUYING THIS SIGN, IT IS FOR SALE FOR THE PRICE LISTED. $599.00

That Statement tells me he knows/suspects it's a REPOP & is just trying to get money he paid for it back.

An Original in that condition would be in the Thousands, not Hundreds & seller would have a Reserve.
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#250422 - Sun Apr 24 2011 08:45 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Wes Hague]
tjccafferty Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 17 2008
Loc: WORCESTER, MA
i want to change my opinion after further looking into it i cant say for sure it is real or reproduction, the owner told me he has over 1000 signs and if you own the sign being experienced and cant tell and giving me a story different 2X ?? i have found several other Veribrite greyhound same measurments out there identical to this one but again couldnt tell. it scares me enough i wouldnt want to buy it for 599. I also saw a Porcelain Oilzum Sidewalk sign that was done correct where if the owner hadnt told me and it wasnt for sale i would of paid. thats whats great about getting opinions from other collectors and dealers on Pri Petro Old gas, because i almost paid for this greyhound sign. I do love the real unquestionable signs though.
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#250438 - Sun Apr 24 2011 09:36 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: tjccafferty]
publicenemy1925 Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
Looks like he pulled it again. It didn't look like mine due to the fonts. My greyhound sign has "the" in script. There are a few versions i suppose but i couldn't say on his if it was real or fake. Good to have the info on this site.
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#250455 - Sun Apr 24 2011 10:47 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: tjccafferty]
Madison Oil Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 06 2010
Loc: Madison, WI
Originally Posted By: tjccafferty
i want to change my opinion after further looking into it i cant say for sure it is real or reproduction, the owner told me he has over 1000 signs and if you own the sign being experienced and cant tell and giving me a story different 2X ?? i have found several other Veribrite greyhound same measurments out there identical to this one but again couldnt tell. it scares me enough i wouldnt want to buy it for 599. I also saw a Porcelain Oilzum Sidewalk sign that was done correct where if the owner hadnt told me and it wasnt for sale i would of paid. thats whats great about getting opinions from other collectors and dealers on Pri Petro Old gas, because i almost paid for this greyhound sign. I do love the real unquestionable signs though.



I think you need a new keyboard or something.

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#250460 - Sun Apr 24 2011 10:52 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Madison Oil]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
At least his text Isn't in Funky colors!
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#250749 - Tue Apr 26 2011 12:17 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Madison Oil]
tjccafferty Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 17 2008
Loc: WORCESTER, MA
not sure what you are talking about or something but if it was supposed to be humor or something i think we have different views of humor or something...

I think you need a new keyboard or something.[/quote]
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#251329 - Fri Apr 29 2011 06:54 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: tjccafferty]
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Registered: Thu Apr 28 2011
Loc: United States
You guys should look at this link on the WEB! www.ripoffreport.com/directory/oldgas-com.aspx

It accuses Oldgas.com people of stuff!



Edited by Oldgas (Fri Apr 29 2011 08:51 AM)
Edit Reason: Removed quoted matrerial from another site where copyright issues may be a problem

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#251337 - Fri Apr 29 2011 08:04 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Leteveryoneknow]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
This needs it's own topic. Obviously someone was called out on a fake and didn't like or believe it. WA WA too freaking bad!

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#251348 - Fri Apr 29 2011 08:21 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: bustermonty]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...did it, just copied and pasted as a new topic under 'General Petroliana Discussion'...
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#251462 - Fri Apr 29 2011 06:01 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Chevrolet SS]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Funny... Not funny like a clown, funny strange. I've been a member of oldgas since 2002, but I rarley comment. I made a few comments about these bogus signs and a week later my name gets mentioned in that ridiculous websight. Seems pretty obvious who that anonomous accuser might be.

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#251555 - Sat Apr 30 2011 07:53 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: JimT]
Bud Miley Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Greenup, IL
I made a few comments under the lacie51 signs and remarks and my name is also there?

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#251586 - Sat Apr 30 2011 10:43 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Bud Miley]
Tara Worsham Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 10 2007
Loc: Decatur, IL
Originally Posted By: Bud Miley
I made a few comments under the lacie51 signs and remarks and my name is also there?


Me too.

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#251588 - Sat Apr 30 2011 10:51 AM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Tara Worsham]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
I made several comments about him and I am not on the list frown , I feel left out


Edited by KZ1000 (Sat Apr 30 2011 10:51 AM)
Edit Reason: spellchek
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#251599 - Sat Apr 30 2011 12:19 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: KZ1000]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
I don't remember if I made any comments about him but I made the list.
I like the part about how we are trying to corner the market. It's going to take awhile.... I've bought a grand total of two items this year, and only one of those was on ebay. confused
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#251944 - Sun May 01 2011 09:02 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Lastgas15]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Accusations by Nameless user names have NO MERIT & are not worth reading.

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#251948 - Sun May 01 2011 09:05 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Dick Bennett]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
True Dick!
Not only that but who knows if they post there real names or cities. Someone didn't like getting called out did they. LOL
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#251990 - Sun May 01 2011 10:25 PM Re: GREYHOUND BUS TICKET OFFICE SIGN [Re: Jarvis]
coheley5 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
well i did not know we had so many bad people on this site , funny how they knew the old gas folks but I do not know who they are.
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