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Texaco Marine Signs #310389
Wed Mar 07 2012 08:57 PM
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Found these posted on craigslist for those Texaco collectors. Post says they are real????

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/atq/2885441950.html

Marine 1.jpgMarine 2.jpg
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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: 1937 GMC] #310393
Wed Mar 07 2012 09:23 PM
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mounting holes appear to be in different location than were used to seeing..


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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: 1937 GMC] #310394
Wed Mar 07 2012 09:25 PM
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never seen this version?


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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: advertologist] #310418
Wed Mar 07 2012 10:56 PM
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Painted Tin, DBL & SGL sided Rack signs.
I have one that is DBL.

Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: Dick Bennett] #310437
Thu Mar 08 2012 05:53 AM
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I'm not sure if they made the "Marine Motor Oil" version in porcelain (I have seen the painted tin type).

I also haven't seen any Texaco signs from the 50's with an ink stamp on them.

It's a shame how reproductions have all but ruined this sign. It's such a chore trying to figure out if it's original or not.


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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: J.E.Radebaugh] #310468
Thu Mar 08 2012 07:27 AM
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These are porcelain not tin. Not intended for an oil rack. Just to hang. Tin were for your oil racks and curved on the backside to be installed on the wire rack. Stamp looks legit to me. This has all been discussed before on here. They made both Marine Lubricants and Motor Oil. Dick can you enlarge the photos ?

Doug



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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: blacktee] #310489
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which of the 2 versions is the more common?


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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: advertologist] #310565
Thu Mar 08 2012 02:24 PM
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So, Blacktee, do you think they are legit?


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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: Alex] #310570
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I think the "Motor Oil" is harder one to find. Alex all I'm saying is the stamp location and how it reads looks legit to me. That's as far as I'm going with it. Too much money involved with these signs. Why doesn't someone call the seller. Get more photos of it, both sides of the sign, logos, boat #'s and the buoy, grommets etc... Last one there was trouble with was a 1959 I believe ?

The only time I've seen these in tin were for racks as mentioned and old ones with blackts from the mid-late 30's...

Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: blacktee] #310730
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These are the 2 different versions that I own,, the Marine Lubricants is 15 x 30 , porcelain and one sided,( building sign ) dated 8-47, the other one is Marine Motor Oil, it is 11 x 22 is porcelain and dated 53 and is double sided,( oil rack sign)..I think the smaller version 11x22 is the rarer one, Matthews sold a mint on a couple of years ago for $19K... I have never seen this version reproduced but the larger one 15x30 has been reproduced to death,thats all I know,,

Texaco Marine Lubricants sign 15x30.JPGTexaco Marine Motor Oil sign 11x22 rarer.JPG

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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: advertologist] #310734
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mounting holes are different because there are only two of them for a hanging double sided sign,


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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: Wes Hague] #310736
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Sad part is that there is so much controversy generated from the repops that it has greatly diminished the interest in anyone owning one of these great signs! I would love to have one but if I'm going to invest $5000+ in a sign, I sure don't want someone questioning its authenticity at some date & place!
Makes me want to put the cash into something that I trust a little more. Lots of stuff out there!


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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: K W FRITH] #310737
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I agree with Kevin. Even the people making the repro signs are using ink stamps to mark the signs.


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Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: K W FRITH] #310741
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The interest is still there big time for the true serious collector, this is what makes it so much fun,,it's not a no brainer anymore,, gotta do your homework,,I have both original ones and could sell them any day,,for away more than I paid,,, BUY THE GOOD STUFF...


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