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Fake Texaco No Smoking #360911
Fri Oct 05 2012 09:19 PM
Fri Oct 05 2012 09:19 PM
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Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
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These have been discussed a few times on here.


Eddy Smith
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Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Here's Your Sign] #360917
Fri Oct 05 2012 11:14 PM
Fri Oct 05 2012 11:14 PM
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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

Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Dick Bennett] #360924
Sat Oct 06 2012 02:45 AM
Sat Oct 06 2012 02:45 AM
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What? Did he think the upside down pics would make it look more real? smile


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Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Steven C.] #360940
Sat Oct 06 2012 07:08 AM
Sat Oct 06 2012 07:08 AM
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Little Rock, AR USA
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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.

Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Steven C.] #360943
Sat Oct 06 2012 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted By: SC62
What? Did he think the upside down pics would make it look more real? smile



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Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: eshaver] #361454
Mon Oct 08 2012 08:20 AM
Mon Oct 08 2012 08:20 AM
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Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
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DB. Not sure what your comment means. But alrighty!


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Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Here's Your Sign] #361874
Wed Oct 10 2012 06:23 AM
Wed Oct 10 2012 06:23 AM
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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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Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: GasCan] #361878
Wed Oct 10 2012 06:50 AM
Wed Oct 10 2012 06:50 AM
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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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Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: K W FRITH] #361907
Wed Oct 10 2012 09:47 AM
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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!!

Last edited by SC62; Wed Oct 10 2012 09:48 AM.

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Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Steven C.] #362034
Wed Oct 10 2012 09:03 PM
Wed Oct 10 2012 09:03 PM
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Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
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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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Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Here's Your Sign] #362132
Thu Oct 11 2012 01:59 PM
Thu Oct 11 2012 01:59 PM
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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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Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Bob Richards] #362199
Thu Oct 11 2012 08:47 PM
Thu Oct 11 2012 08:47 PM
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Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
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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.


Eddy Smith
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Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Here's Your Sign] #362277
Fri Oct 12 2012 09:18 AM
Fri Oct 12 2012 09:18 AM
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New Mexico
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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.

Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Old Iron] #362282
Fri Oct 12 2012 09:24 AM
Fri Oct 12 2012 09:24 AM
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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.

Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Leverhead] #362470
Fri Oct 12 2012 07:31 PM
Fri Oct 12 2012 07:31 PM
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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].

Re: Fake Texaco No Smoking [Re: Dick Bennett] #362525
Sat Oct 13 2012 04:20 AM
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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".

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