Oldgas.com Home

Home | Help | Events | Classifieds | Bookstore | Pictures | Auctions | Links | Collectors | Parts | Contact

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#355397 - Wed Sep 12 2012 03:25 PM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: gulfiend!]
marxmobilgas Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
whats reversed?

With the:
bright white area(no bugs,dirt, crazing after 40 years with bulbs burning away?)

the modern looking font on the PAM CLOCK info area
(a lot of the repro faces have this type font, look at real ones for examples and compare)

the dual logos(why isnt it just Power X graphics? it would have been in the station, no need to identify it as Sinclair)and repros tend to "overdo" it graphics wise to sell the fake product versus the simple original graphics on real items.
Why isnt Sinclair letters red on this one?

I'd bet fake until proven otherwise

Top
#355399 - Wed Sep 12 2012 03:38 PM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: marxmobilgas]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
'reverse' - white letters and Dino on a green field...
_________________________
Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

Top
#355456 - Wed Sep 12 2012 07:16 PM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: gulfiend!]
Tankar Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
I agree total FAKE!

Top
#355458 - Wed Sep 12 2012 07:28 PM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: Tankar]
coheley5 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
Seems to me every time I see an ebay add with a guy holding up a sign or a clock with his hand showing just as it is in the RCA clock photo below on the same page as the dino it is always a fake.
_________________________
Remember you are only as good as your help
If you don't make any noise no one will hear you!

Top
#355464 - Wed Sep 12 2012 07:43 PM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: coheley5]
carolinaskies Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
FWIW... http://www.americanpickerswarehouse.com/Sinclair-Power-X_p_167.html Same face as on the clock.

The back seems like a new Pam rather than vintage. So all in all I'd say it's a fantasy piece. That being said, I've seen plenty of modern Pams selling at local auctions for high money. ($250-400).

If you're collecting for value pass it, and if you're collecting simply for decorating look elsewhere for a cheaper price.
_________________________
Checkout my items for sale on Pauls Picks on Facebook.

Collecting anything keeps you young at heart!

Top
#355569 - Thu Sep 13 2012 09:45 AM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: carolinaskies]
marxmobilgas Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
carolinaskies,

I think the body is vintage PAM clock(what do new ones look like?(other than round ones with aluminum light covers)

its an old PAM clock, just probably not originally Sinclair

same story, old PAM clock, totally new face.

Top
#355605 - Thu Sep 13 2012 02:07 PM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: marxmobilgas]
carolinaskies Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
I just sold a Universal at Dixie, this one seems far too clean a body for vintage. BTW, the same seller had other Pams he has sold... some looked OK, others doubtful. Definitely would prefer seeing them in person.
_________________________
Checkout my items for sale on Pauls Picks on Facebook.

Collecting anything keeps you young at heart!

Top
#355608 - Thu Sep 13 2012 02:26 PM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: carolinaskies]
marxmobilgas Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
some of these werent used very much, they were in business until 1976 or so
they made a bunch for many companies so it is possible for one to have been made and not used
I would think all of the different angles in the backs of the square PAM bodies would be expensive to replicate, and in the same gold color
I have seen the new round bodies but not new square bodies that look original.

Top
#355613 - Thu Sep 13 2012 02:59 PM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: marxmobilgas]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
It's not the bodies that concern MOST of us.

Top
#355636 - Thu Sep 13 2012 05:28 PM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: Dick Bennett]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...with all of the Pam clocks that have suffered badly peeling paint, there are plenty of old bodies to go around, and the flat glass is easy enough to create...
_________________________
Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

Top
#355745 - Fri Sep 14 2012 06:03 AM Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: marxmobilgas]
carolinaskies Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
They have repop'd/fantasy'd round and square and even double bubble versions. I recently sold a square Nesbitt's repop and inspected some round versions. That's why the back on the OP piece looks suspect to me. But as others are saying, what is the bigger concern is the face, it's apparently pure fantasy and confuses the issue of authenticity.

Originally Posted By: marxmobilgas
some of these werent used very much, they were in business until 1976 or so
they made a bunch for many companies so it is possible for one to have been made and not used
I would think all of the different angles in the backs of the square PAM bodies would be expensive to replicate, and in the same gold color
I have seen the new round bodies but not new square bodies that look original.
_________________________
Checkout my items for sale on Pauls Picks on Facebook.

Collecting anything keeps you young at heart!

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2


Click on magnifying glass icon on lower left to search eBay

Copyright © 2016 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved