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Another one #350192
Wed Aug 22 2012 08:47 AM
Wed Aug 22 2012 08:47 AM
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Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
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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.


Eddy Smith
Call or Text: 678-232-4637
E-mail: eddysmithjr@gmail.com
Always looking for pump plates or small signs!
Re: Another one [Re: Here's Your Sign] #350203
Wed Aug 22 2012 09:40 AM
Wed Aug 22 2012 09:40 AM
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Michigan
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I agree Eddy....pretty sad days ahead for some of these buyers!
Darin


Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!
Re: Another one [Re: DWSheffer] #350205
Wed Aug 22 2012 09:42 AM
Wed Aug 22 2012 09:42 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
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Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
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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


Eddy Smith
Call or Text: 678-232-4637
E-mail: eddysmithjr@gmail.com
Always looking for pump plates or small signs!
Re: Another one [Re: Here's Your Sign] #350210
Wed Aug 22 2012 10:14 AM
Wed Aug 22 2012 10:14 AM
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
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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.".


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: Another one [Re: Dave's Garage] #350216
Wed Aug 22 2012 11:03 AM
Wed Aug 22 2012 11:03 AM
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Posts: 463
Greenville SC
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Speaking of it..You did get 200 dollars for that red crown sign..


Kyle DeKoning


Re: Another one [Re: Here's Your Sign] #350223
Wed Aug 22 2012 12:04 PM
Wed Aug 22 2012 12:04 PM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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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.


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: Another one [Re: 47reo-travis] #350227
Wed Aug 22 2012 12:27 PM
Wed Aug 22 2012 12:27 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
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Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
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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.


Eddy Smith
Call or Text: 678-232-4637
E-mail: eddysmithjr@gmail.com
Always looking for pump plates or small signs!
Re: Another one [Re: Here's Your Sign] #350232
Wed Aug 22 2012 01:09 PM
Wed Aug 22 2012 01:09 PM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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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.


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: Another one [Re: 47reo-travis] #350234
Wed Aug 22 2012 01:20 PM
Wed Aug 22 2012 01:20 PM
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Oklahoma
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So what does a real one look like and what was the dead give away on it....educate me.


I am always looking for anything Texaco or Oklahoma oil and gas company's, also I am a newbie at seeking globes.
Re: Another one [Re: texacokie] #350240
Wed Aug 22 2012 01:55 PM
Wed Aug 22 2012 01:55 PM
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LA, usa
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Apparently it didn't sell because the reserve wasn't met.

Re: Another one [Re: TheRoyalCrown] #350276
Wed Aug 22 2012 04:32 PM
Wed Aug 22 2012 04:32 PM
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So. Ca.
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Originally Posted By: TheRoyalCrown
Apparently it didn't sell because the reserve wasn't met.


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


RANDY
Re: Another one [Re: texacokie] #350324
Wed Aug 22 2012 07:59 PM
Wed Aug 22 2012 07:59 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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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.

Re: Another one [Re: Dick Bennett] #350365
Thu Aug 23 2012 02:14 AM
Thu Aug 23 2012 02:14 AM
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MICHIGAN
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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?


Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Another one [Re: Steven C.] #350375
Thu Aug 23 2012 05:09 AM
Thu Aug 23 2012 05:09 AM
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Mass
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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.


"Remember, history that is forgotten is doomed to repeat itself!"
Re: Another one [Re: KZ1000] #350405
Thu Aug 23 2012 08:23 AM
Thu Aug 23 2012 08:23 AM
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Posts: 649
New Mexico
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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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