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#350192 - Wed Aug 22 2012 10:47 AM Another one
Here's Your Sign Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180953036385#ht_500wt_1219

Wish I could make this kind of money on my legit signs.
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Eddy Smith
Call or Text: 678-232-4637
E-mail: eddysmithjr@gmail.com
Always looking for pump plates or small signs!

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#350203 - Wed Aug 22 2012 11:40 AM Re: Another one [Re: Here's Your Sign]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
I agree Eddy....pretty sad days ahead for some of these buyers!
Darin
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Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#350205 - Wed Aug 22 2012 11:42 AM Re: Another one [Re: DWSheffer]
Here's Your Sign Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
It's funny, I can't even sell legit dated Socony or Texaco plates for $150-$180 most of the time, and then I see this *****. lol
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Eddy Smith
Call or Text: 678-232-4637
E-mail: eddysmithjr@gmail.com
Always looking for pump plates or small signs!

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#350210 - Wed Aug 22 2012 12:14 PM Re: Another one [Re: Here's Your Sign]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Here's another seller trying to make a quick buck. E-Bay listing # 271034849124. He has three others listed auction style that are in the $20-$30 range with 3-4 days before auctions end. Protects himself by stating, "I believe it is from the 30's or 40's.".
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#350216 - Wed Aug 22 2012 01:03 PM Re: Another one [Re: Dave's Garage]
Lost Highway Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jan 11 2011
Loc: Greenville SC
Speaking of it..You did get 200 dollars for that red crown sign..
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Kyle DeKoning



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#350223 - Wed Aug 22 2012 02:04 PM Re: Another one [Re: Here's Your Sign]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
What makes this stand out as a repo? I of coarse just want to protect my best interest as well as other fellow collectors , and any wisdom I can gain will be passed along. There should be a law for reproducing stuff like this , with the intention of knowingly and eluding one to believe it's a true original , especially as so many of us have and are investing a lot of hard earned money , just wanted to understand what I am missing here? Thanks all.
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I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.

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#350227 - Wed Aug 22 2012 02:27 PM Re: Another one [Re: 47reo-travis]
Here's Your Sign Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
Kyle, I have never knowingly sold anything that was a repro or I thought might be a repro. Why don't you look at my ebay auctions and see how fake my stuff is? I have made plenty of money on real items, I don't need to defraud anyone. I have beaten that dead horse until it was dead, became a zombie, and died again. I bought that sign from a good collector friend of mine, he has a collection of a couple of hundred signs, same place I get all of my stuff from. I trust him, still do. We all make mistakes and learn. I can honestly say I have talked to enough people, I PROBABLY wouldn't buy that sign again, and have learned in the months since to stick more towards what I know. Again, if I was in the repo business, I'd be happy to be shelling out $20 a pop for repros making $200+ on each one, instead of paying hundreds for the signs I get now, and barely squeezing buy with $25-$150 on each, and losing money sometimes. I offer 14 days to return anything I ship, just in case the collector notices something I don't, so please, don't question my integrity. We have all made mistakes, I learned, even though I'm not 100% sure it was a mistake, I learned enough, and talked to my buddy about it, and it will not happen again.

To answer your question Travis. If you search on ebay, there are 50+ signs, just exactly like the Texaco, same date, rolled the same exact way. Also, the diameter and the fact that 90% of Texaco's plates are square, that is what I personally notice.
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Eddy Smith
Call or Text: 678-232-4637
E-mail: eddysmithjr@gmail.com
Always looking for pump plates or small signs!

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#350232 - Wed Aug 22 2012 03:09 PM Re: Another one [Re: Here's Your Sign]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
I appreciate the response , I'm just trying to get facts? You [url=knowhttp://www.oldgas.com/forum/images/general/default/newposts.gif][url=knowhttp://www.oldgas.com/forum/images/general/default/newposts.gif][url=knowhttp://www.oldgas.com/forum/images/general/default/newposts.gif]knowhttp://www.oldgas.com/forum/images/general/default/newposts.gif[/url][/url][/url] I hate to ask dumb questions , but as a old timer co worker always told me(the dumb question is the on you don't ask about! )The sign looked real and i just wanted to educate myself if this was a fake . Again thanks.
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I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.

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#350234 - Wed Aug 22 2012 03:20 PM Re: Another one [Re: 47reo-travis]
texacokie Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 19 2011
Loc: Oklahoma
So what does a real one look like and what was the dead give away on it....educate me.
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I am always looking for anything Texaco or Oklahoma oil and gas company's, also I am a newbie at seeking globes.

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#350240 - Wed Aug 22 2012 03:55 PM Re: Another one [Re: texacokie]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
Apparently it didn't sell because the reserve wasn't met.

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#350276 - Wed Aug 22 2012 06:32 PM Re: Another one [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By: TheRoyalCrown
Apparently it didn't sell because the reserve wasn't met.


seller isn't going to give it away.. cool
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RANDY

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#350324 - Wed Aug 22 2012 09:59 PM Re: Another one [Re: texacokie]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Originally Posted By: texacokie
So what does a real one look like and what was the dead give away on it....educate me.

TEXACO NEVER made this sign This size. It's a REPOP of a Larger size.

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#350365 - Thu Aug 23 2012 04:14 AM Re: Another one [Re: Dick Bennett]
Steven C. Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Originally Posted By: texacokie
So what does a real one look like and what was the dead give away on it....educate me.

TEXACO NEVER made this sign This size. It's a REPOP of a Larger size.


And how do you guys know these types of things? Where is this type info obtained from?
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#350375 - Thu Aug 23 2012 07:09 AM Re: Another one [Re: Steven C.]
KZ1000 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Not one of us learned overnite, it took years of collecting stuff we liked and researching it, there is no way to "teach" someone what took years to accumulate. We collected what we liked and did not give a care if we paid more than others would pay, we collected what we liked and learned as we went along.
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"Remember, history that is forgotten is doomed to repeat itself!"

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#350405 - Thu Aug 23 2012 10:23 AM Re: Another one [Re: KZ1000]
Old Iron Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
For the benefit of the newcomers,when we don't see it in PCM's pump restoration book and we do see it in Vic's catalog that is enough for many of us.One thing does puzzle.That 9",while the pops are 11 3/4".I don't know how to do it,but it would be interesting if someone asked him to verify that measurement.

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