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#360911 - Fri Oct 05 2012 11:19 PM Fake Texaco No Smoking
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These have been discussed a few times on here.
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#360917 - Sat Oct 06 2012 01:14 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Here's Your Sign]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Oldgas doesn't have the resources to post every P.O.S. item that is listed on ebay.
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=138279

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#360924 - Sat Oct 06 2012 04:45 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
What? Did he think the upside down pics would make it look more real? smile
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#360940 - Sat Oct 06 2012 09:08 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Steven C.]
Rick Brown Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 21 2007
Loc: Little Rock, AR USA
The old barn he found this in near his home must have been owned by Cline's Country Antiques, Mount Pleasant NC 28124. They do have an old barn and it is full of rusted signs made last week in China. He picked a sign from the pile that was different than the rest, it was printed upside down.

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#360943 - Sat Oct 06 2012 09:35 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Steven C.]
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Loc: richmond , Virginia
Originally Posted By: SC62
What? Did he think the upside down pics would make it look more real? smile



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#361454 - Mon Oct 08 2012 10:20 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: eshaver]
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Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
DB. Not sure what your comment means. But alrighty!
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#361874 - Wed Oct 10 2012 08:23 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Here's Your Sign]
GasCan Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 23 2012
Loc: Calgary, Alberta Canada
I'm thinking it means enough with the scouring eBay to post every item you see as a possible fake. There's enough internet police around that we don't need to comment on every fake piece on eBay. It gets old fast...especially when someone's constantly posting about the same thing all the time.

Same holds true on people who constantly ask for value on something in the value thread.
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#361878 - Wed Oct 10 2012 08:50 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: GasCan]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Originally Posted By: GasCan
I'm thinking it means enough with the scouring eBay to post every item you see as a possible fake. There's enough internet police around that we don't need to comment on every fake piece on eBay. It gets old fast...especially when someone's constantly posting about the same thing all the time.

Same holds true on people who constantly ask for value on something in the value thread.



I really don't agree here as I find it very useful to see pictures of known replicas and fantasy items, even if they are a repeat of a past thread. I'm on ebay constantly but I certainly don't see every item, and I find it VERY useful when someone posts a known counterfeit.
I feel I'm constantly learning and this is just one of the benefits of belonging to this site that the general public does not have. It was very obvious at the big Minnesota sale when people in attendance were paying hundreds for counterfeit signs that they had no knowledge about! Education is KEY to all aspects of life and I hope members will continue to post the counterfeits EVERY time they spot one, even if it is a repeat for some of you.
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#361907 - Wed Oct 10 2012 11:47 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: K W FRITH]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Originally Posted By: K W FRITH


I really don't agree here as I find it very useful to see pictures of known replicas and fantasy items, even if they are a repeat of a past thread. I'm on ebay constantly but I certainly don't see every item, and I find it VERY useful when someone posts a known counterfeit.
I feel I'm constantly learning and this is just one of the benefits of belonging to this site that the general public does not have. It was very obvious at the big Minnesota sale when people in attendance were paying hundreds for counterfeit signs that they had no knowledge about! Education is KEY to all aspects of life and I hope members will continue to post the counterfeits EVERY time they spot one, even if it is a repeat for some of you.



No offense to GasCan, but nicely said Kevin!!


Edited by SC62 (Wed Oct 10 2012 11:48 AM)
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#362034 - Wed Oct 10 2012 11:03 PM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Steven C.]
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Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
I typically agree with most information given by Graeme and DB, but how someone can say that too much information is bad, I cannot understand or agree with. I'm not sure who the "internet police" are, but I hope they keep on policing, because obviously it isn't working.

Yes, I think it would be ridiculous to post an item if it was just posted 5 minutes ago, but if it is a day or two days difference, it is easy to miss. Maybe if we came up with a more complex database it would make less sense to post repeats.

As far as people constantly asking values on the value threat, I don't see a problem with it as long as it is done in moderation, just like on here.

I don't get why so many of us are against sharing information. I don't care how many times I am asked the same question, I'll gladly repeat myself if it is helping out my fellow man, collector, etc.
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#362132 - Thu Oct 11 2012 03:59 PM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Here's Your Sign]
Bob Richards Online   happy
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Eddy, for the New Collector who have a limited time in the Hobby... Yes, these "notices" are well worth the effort...

Once you have a decade or more in the Hobby. One will see if you are still as enamored with seeing the same "old posts" over and over; As you are now?...
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#362199 - Thu Oct 11 2012 10:47 PM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Bob Richards]
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Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
Bob, I'm not necessarily "enamored" with them, but I do see the benefit, and I appreciate being able to contribute some of the little bit knowledge I have to the hobby.

I understand for some more experienced collectors, such as yourself, it probably doesn't do much good though. I don't see how its necessarily bad.
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Call or Text: 678-232-4637
E-mail: eddysmithjr@gmail.com
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#362277 - Fri Oct 12 2012 11:18 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Here's Your Sign]
Old Iron Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
Interesting discussion.I too get tired of looking at the same old repop stuff over and over,but then I remind myself that perhaps newcomers to gas and oil stuff will benefit from a simple warning.From my experience,many of the newcomers are really very experienced car guys just getting into petro stuff and come to oldgas as a source of reliable information.

With that thought in mind,I'm curious as to what some of them might think.

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#362282 - Fri Oct 12 2012 11:24 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Old Iron]
Leverhead Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2012
Loc: Placitas, New Mexico
Good idea to post items like this. Nice to see someone flagging something for others to see and learn from rather than all the 'how much can I git for this' posts. There are repops and then there are repops. I would say this is a good candidate for the repo album or known repos categories. Regards.

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#362470 - Fri Oct 12 2012 09:31 PM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Leverhead]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Last year Jim Potts aka OLDGAS Moderator set up the
Unmarked Reproduction and Fantasy Photo Album
http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=21&page=1
ONLY 17 Items have been posted!
Copy the Image to your file folder then do a direct upload [Do Not use an Image Hosting site as after 1 year from last viewing it most likely will be deleted by Hosting Site].
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#362525 - Sat Oct 13 2012 06:20 AM Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Good point Dick. These posts just fade away and are only seen by a handful of current people that are browsing. It does much more good to be in a permanent place. Problem is there are so many being produced in small and limited runs from India and such. Still these more common ones that are kinda confusing to guys that buy because they look "Cool" and want to display in their garage with a few items should be entered into the repop photo thread. IMO. (not every obvious 12" pump plate) I'm just too lazy. I know that I for one would have been sucked in on a Greyhound Tickets sign not that long ago if it wouldnt have been for Oldgas. And it wasnt for a just a hundred bucks or so. It REALLY sucks to find out you paid WAY too much for a sign that was made recently. -Just rambling...
All Eddy is saying is if your thinking about buying this AGED REPOP, its not old and its over priced. We're not all Texaco "EX-SPURTS".


Edited by JimT (Sat Oct 13 2012 06:31 AM)

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