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#310389 - Wed Mar 07 2012 09:57 PM Texaco Marine Signs
1937 GMC Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 22 2011
Loc: DFW Texas
Found these posted on craigslist for those Texaco collectors. Post says they are real????

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


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Marine 1.jpg

Marine 2.jpg




Edited by 1937 GMC (Wed Mar 07 2012 09:58 PM)
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#310393 - Wed Mar 07 2012 10:23 PM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: 1937 GMC]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
mounting holes appear to be in different location than were used to seeing..
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#310394 - Wed Mar 07 2012 10:25 PM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: 1937 GMC]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
never seen this version?
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#310418 - Wed Mar 07 2012 11:56 PM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: advertologist]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Painted Tin, DBL & SGL sided Rack signs.
I have one that is DBL.
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#310437 - Thu Mar 08 2012 06:53 AM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: Dick Bennett]
J.E.Radebaugh Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 04 2002
Loc: Gracey, Kentucky
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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#310468 - Thu Mar 08 2012 08:27 AM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: J.E.Radebaugh]
blacktee Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
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




Edited by blacktee (Thu Mar 08 2012 08:35 AM)

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#310489 - Thu Mar 08 2012 10:03 AM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: blacktee]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
which of the 2 versions is the more common?
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#310565 - Thu Mar 08 2012 03:24 PM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: advertologist]
Alex Online   content
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
So, Blacktee, do you think they are legit?
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#310570 - Thu Mar 08 2012 03:47 PM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: Alex]
blacktee Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
Randy

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...

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#310730 - Fri Mar 09 2012 08:15 AM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: blacktee]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
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,,


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Texaco Marine Lubricants sign 15x30.JPG

Texaco Marine Motor Oil sign 11x22 rarer.JPG


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#310734 - Fri Mar 09 2012 08:22 AM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: advertologist]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
mounting holes are different because there are only two of them for a hanging double sided sign,
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#310736 - Fri Mar 09 2012 08:33 AM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: Wes Hague]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
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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#310737 - Fri Mar 09 2012 08:35 AM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: K W FRITH]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
I agree with Kevin. Even the people making the repro signs are using ink stamps to mark the signs.
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#310741 - Fri Mar 09 2012 08:42 AM Re: Texaco Marine Signs [Re: K W FRITH]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
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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