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Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay #258926
Tue Jun 14 2011 01:51 PM
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I think it was discussed on here before.

Mobil Sign

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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: 57tbirdkid] #258992
Tue Jun 14 2011 10:28 PM
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turtle2403 is a known seller of fake signs.



Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: Scott Baselt] #258993
Tue Jun 14 2011 11:20 PM
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sucks because its a good looking sign. looks like the gargoyle was stamped on later? this sign is gonna go sky high in price


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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: Lost Highway] #259020
Wed Jun 15 2011 08:37 AM
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Writing is sloppy. The word all should be italicized. There is what I think to be a trader mark stamp missing from the right side of the sign. The funny thing is this one is the same size as original and No rust on the back. Still looks like a poorly made sign compared to the original.

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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: 57tbirdkid] #259240
Thu Jun 16 2011 10:48 PM
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she normally gets 5-600 for those fakes - I have seen her sell at least 5 signs like this! used to write and tell her in the beginning but she don't give a damn.
br
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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: fast66] #259247
Fri Jun 17 2011 03:58 AM
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I feel sorry for the folks living in Indiana because when I see something from a seller from Indiana I just stay away because I am never sure whom the repro sellers are. John

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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: Fueluser] #259266
Fri Jun 17 2011 06:41 AM
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Another repoper giving Hoosiers a bad name!

Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: bustermonty] #259348
Fri Jun 17 2011 10:38 PM
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There is another one on live auctioneers website.

Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: Miken] #259741
Tue Jun 21 2011 10:50 AM
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Here's one just like it at the June 25th Matthews auction. The word "ALL" should be Italec lettering. Correct me if I am wrong.


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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: signgod2112] #259750
Tue Jun 21 2011 11:55 AM
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U are correct, and also "regd trade mark" below "IL" in Mobiloil.
There is a post in known reproductions showing both the real deal and the fake, that I posted some years ago.
br
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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: fast66] #259761
Tue Jun 21 2011 01:17 PM
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I guess this one slipped past Dan. He will state if it is a repop or not.

Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: signgod2112] #259960
Wed Jun 22 2011 08:15 PM
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and here is another on ebay 260806791641


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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: Lost Highway] #259972
Wed Jun 22 2011 11:36 PM
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how about this. Saw it at a local flea market.
looks unreal to me.

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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: norton16h] #259973
Wed Jun 22 2011 11:37 PM
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the words font is different from those on ebays and the D is quite done quite crudely as well.

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e

Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: norton16h] #259977
Thu Jun 23 2011 12:56 AM
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Heres a picture of an original (Large British collection)
It has the italic "ALL" and two "reg'd trade mark" (below both the Gargoyle and Mobiloil) and it also differs in the area of the handlebar.
Originals seem to be rectangular and repros square.
Compare original to the one on ebay mentioned in earlier post above.

//Claes

Mobiloil D A Chandler.jpgMobiloil D REPRO.jpg
Repro Mobiloil D on ebay

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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: fast66] #259978
Thu Jun 23 2011 02:59 AM
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the letter font on my picture posted is different from the original but it does have the italic ALL.

- see the C, R and F which is diff from the original.
- the white spot on the bike is also different.
- and it does not have the double trade mark.

looks like is confirmed fake...good thing I walked away from the deal...

Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: norton16h] #259993
Thu Jun 23 2011 05:42 AM
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Is this good eBay Item number: 260806830318

Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: norton16h] #260024
Thu Jun 23 2011 09:14 AM
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Looks like someone squeezed the image to fit it the square. I learned this from gulfiends posts!! It's what makes this site so great.


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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: norton16h] #260052
Thu Jun 23 2011 02:05 PM
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IMHO - NO

Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: norton16h] #450771
Thu Jul 25 2013 11:29 AM
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I bought this exact sign on eBay..I must confess..the italic "ALL" fooled me..but I didn't pay the price a real one would fetch, but probably paid a lot more than I should have. Oh well..I do like the sign and it looks heavy duty with shelving etc. I do have a few repop porcelain signs in my collection of rare signs that I couldn't afford otherwise..so this is no different I guess..I will enjoy it anyway. smile


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Re: Fake Mobil "D" Sign on Ebay [Re: djhubba] #450780
Thu Jul 25 2013 12:15 PM
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Great thread-I liked the sign; the bike and gargoyle on one sign-great stuff. But there were way too many of them out there to be real, so I stayed away. Turns out I was right without knowing all the reasons. Thanks all for the education.
fred

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