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#251819 - Sun May 01 2011 04:25 PM Another Repro
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Richfield-Motor-Oil-...=item41592e2a70

Their friends grandfathers barn must be in India!


Edited by 57tbirdkid (Sun May 01 2011 04:26 PM)
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#251878 - Sun May 01 2011 07:21 PM Re: Another Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
The top of the sign looks like it was cut with metal snips. Croooooo-ked! eek
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#252014 - Mon May 02 2011 04:43 AM Re: Another Repro [Re: 57tbirdkid]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
I'm not sure this is fake yet. Are there other repops that you know to compare it to? Do you have an original to compare it to? I have an original Richfield oil rack w/oppisite blue/yellow sign on it in storage. I cant remember if its two signs back to back or if its double sided. I'll check it out and try to post some pictures.


Edited by JimT (Mon May 02 2011 10:45 AM)

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#252080 - Mon May 02 2011 10:36 AM Re: Another Repro [Re: JimT]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
I think this is the seller of the bogus painted signs. Oilzum is the one I remember.

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#252081 - Mon May 02 2011 10:44 AM Re: Another Repro [Re: bustermonty]
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Texaco Also
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#252966 - Sat May 07 2011 04:39 AM Re: Another Repro [Re: JimT]
JimT Offline
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First let me say I realize these arent the same images but its all I have and I am just posting these to compare the quality of signage Richfield used. The first image is the sign in question. I certainly see that the quality is far less than the known original. There is actually a little shelving to the paint of the original whereas the one in question seems very thinly painted or almost "Ink" stamped.The known original is double sided-the one in question is not. The original is dated ,the one in question is not. There are the two mounting holes in what apears to be the right spots on the questionable one...


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#252998 - Sat May 07 2011 09:36 AM Re: Another Repro [Re: JimT]
pumpingethyl Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 30 2008
Loc: Downey , CA
Several members of oldgas, including myself, filed claims against this seller a few months back. Most were given refunds, but not all. Looks like he learned to make sure he states that he does not know the age. Paypal will not give you a refund if he states this. This VERY sign is one of the ones returned for a refund. I imagine the others that were returned will be listed soon also plus more of his new creations from Grandpa's barn.
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#253052 - Sat May 07 2011 04:24 PM Re: Another Repro [Re: pumpingethyl]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
So in other words, stay away from eBay seller starkeysigns123.
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