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Another Mobil Clock #346822
Tue Aug 07 2012 02:39 PM
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Fantasy Clock
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Re: Another Mobil Clock [Re: whiteflash] #346829
Tue Aug 07 2012 03:40 PM
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A really poor attempt. Looks like die cut vinyl letters (modern fonts) and graphics on plexi-glass.

Last edited by Dave's Garage; Tue Aug 07 2012 03:55 PM.

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Re: Another Mobil Clock [Re: Dave's Garage] #346830
Tue Aug 07 2012 03:47 PM
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Lot of money for it. The back of the clock shows its original gold hammertone finish.

Re: Another Mobil Clock [Re: whiteflash] #346892
Tue Aug 07 2012 07:14 PM
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either way an attractive clock.. cool


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real or fantasy piece???? #347591
Sat Aug 11 2012 05:25 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOBIL-GARGOYLE-A...=item4aba98480b


I know it's an old clock but the ad panel just looks too clean & the fonts do not look right. is this real or not???


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Re: real or fantasy piece???? [Re: nochevys] #347593
Sat Aug 11 2012 05:28 AM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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Def looks fantasy to me.


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Re: real or fantasy piece???? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #347595
Sat Aug 11 2012 05:51 AM
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someones getting screwed today!

Re: real or fantasy piece???? [Re: Tankar] #347615
Sat Aug 11 2012 08:12 AM
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Like the seller, I have two of these clocks. One advertised washing machines and the other I don't know. They were used to advertise many things. They are a great clock to custom make an ad panel for. Not a bad looking fantasy layout but you are correct in the fact the fonts are not spot on and look computer generated. The only colors of the clocks I have seen are "hammered" finish gold or blue. The ones I have are date stamped on the inside 1952. Bottom line... Fantasy

Re: real or fantasy piece???? [Re: Tankar] #347616
Sat Aug 11 2012 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted By: Tankar
someones getting screwed today!

No... REALLY SCREWED.lol

Re: real or fantasy piece???? [Re: Garage-A-GoGo] #347650
Sat Aug 11 2012 11:28 AM
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What a dirty shame....as the final eBay bidder just spent $1,225 for this item. Real value in my opinion: $200 to $300 for the original clock and frame, plus $0 for the phoney, modern Mobil graphics panel that has been added.

Some insight into this eBay seller's view of what is "authentic" can be gained by noting the old light fixture glass covers he has placed on his restored Mobil gas pumps in place of actual gas globes. John

Last edited by Jolly-John; Sat Aug 11 2012 11:32 AM.
Re: real or fantasy piece???? [Re: Jolly-John] #347652
Sat Aug 11 2012 11:35 AM
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Hi-Way robbery.. cool


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