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...the repro Gulf flange is back... #349803
Mon Aug 20 2012 12:54 PM
Mon Aug 20 2012 12:54 PM
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...this fake Gulf flange was discussed on Oldgas a while back:

http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=302954

...here is another one of these signs on eBay, same as the above:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GULF-SUPREME-MOTOR-OIL-PORCELAIN-FLANGE-SIGN-30S-/150883448686

...the description - look for the 'red flags':

THE AGE OF THIS SIGN IS UN-KNOWN TO ME, I FOUND THIS IN AN OLD GARAGE MY UNCLE WAS TEARING DOWN ON A SECONDARY STREET RIGHT HERE IN TOWN.. THE SIGN IS SLIGHTLY BOWED AS IT WAS UNDER BASEMENT STEPS WITH TWO CASES OF OLD MOTOR OIL SITTING ATOP OF IT.. THE SIGN HAS BEEN CLEANED / RINSED OFF WITH DISH WASHING LIQUID & WATER, NOTHING MAJOR AS FAR AS CLEANING OR POLISHING. THIS SIGN IS HEAVY, THE PORCELAIN IS SHELVED NICELY, LOOKS PRETTY DARN GOOD ACTUALLY.. SAYS GULF REFINIG COMPANY ACROSS THE BOTTOM, IM ASSUMING THIS IS A 1930S ERA SIGN ? APPROX 18 x 24 INCHES.. LOOKS LIKE IT WAS MOUNTED AT ONE TIME BUT THEY DIDNT OVERTIGHTEN THE FLANGE SCREWS TOO BAD, HOLES SHOW SOME CONTACT WEAR BUT NOT LIKE USUAL WHEN ITS ALL CHIPPED / SEVERLY BROKEN OFF, HAS SOME SCATTERED IMPERFECTIONS BUT FOR THE MOST PART ITS IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION. WE HAVE MORE SIGNS LISTED & WE WILL COMBINE SHIPPING WHEN SAFE TO DO SO, WE HONOR PAYPAL BUT WILL TAKE MAIL IN PAYMENTS AS WELL, PLEASE INQUIRE.. THAKNS FOR LOOKING.


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: ...the repro Gulf flange is back... [Re: gulfiend!] #352797
Sat Sep 01 2012 05:18 PM
Sat Sep 01 2012 05:18 PM
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Neat how he has two in ten days, and off course Returns Not Accepted. Wonder why ?

Re: ...the repro Gulf flange is back... [Re: 60wayne] #359144
Fri Sep 28 2012 02:42 PM
Fri Sep 28 2012 02:42 PM
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...and it's back again, with the same baloney about finding it with cases of oil on top of it...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GULF-SUPREME-MOT...=item232317834c

...note, he's listed it before (and 'sold' it for $515), with the SAME description:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GULF-SUPREME-MOTOR-OIL-PORCELAIN-FLANGE-SIGN-30S-/150884300800


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: ...the repro Gulf flange is back... [Re: gulfiend!] #359257
Sat Sep 29 2012 06:11 AM
Sat Sep 29 2012 06:11 AM
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Cataula, Georgia, USA
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I'll take one for 50 bucks to hang outside.LOL Dave


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Re: ...the repro Gulf flange is back... [Re: Catauladave] #359290
Sat Sep 29 2012 10:06 AM
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I sent him this question:

I noticed you have sold another sign before with the same story. Just how many of these signs did you find under those cases of oil?

And got this reply:

we found two of these signs, thanks for your interest.

Most likely the previous buyer returned the sign when he realized he purchased a repro for original money and the seller relisted it.

Re: ...the repro Gulf flange is back... [Re: Badmotorfinger] #359300
Sat Sep 29 2012 10:38 AM
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It is the same photo. LOL
My offer stands at 50 bucks ! LOL


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