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#356849 - Tue Sep 18 2012 09:42 PM Re: Did they make repros of this sign? [Re: 60wayne]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
I saw one of those sand painted ones a few months back too. I looked , and looked and slowly set it back down. I wasnt sure one way or the other either but I went with my gut and moved on. The guy swore up and down it was right. At that time I was thinking it might of been some rare thing but now I'm seeing more of them popping up. Still not saying one way or the other but for me, I'll pass.
60W- yeah , right next to the "Rooms for Tourists" gem.


Edited by JimT (Tue Sep 18 2012 09:45 PM)

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#356861 - Tue Sep 18 2012 10:23 PM Re: Did they make repros of this sign? [Re: JimT]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
I just looked at the Shell sign listed on e-bay that RC Media has. It might be the same sign that was at Hillsville Va. that I pictured earlier and it might have been brought to Dixie Gas. RC Media was at Dixie and I would think that they would have gone to Hillseville.

I live in Lynchburg Va. and have seen some strange signs show up in the area. Allen Morrison sign Co. was here in town. They did enamel signs but I have owned several sand painted signs that they did as well. I have seen many unfinished signs or missing colors, rejects from the factory, taken home by employees. Some signs I have seen I have thought were prototypes or rejects form the clients.
The fact that this Shell sign showed up in this area adds some legitimacy to it in my mind, but the way that it is dated is very sloppy. So I don't know having glanced at it ?


Edited by 60wayne (Tue Sep 18 2012 10:27 PM)

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#356892 - Wed Sep 19 2012 04:50 AM Re: Did they make repros of this sign? [Re: 60wayne]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
The one I was looking at was at Michigan gas. I agree that the AM signature looks sloppy. The guy also had a couple of those questionable Shell air signs. Those are another semi mystery to me. He had one with some silver and black tar like material all over it. He was carrying around a copy of the picture with all the signs coming off that roof. The one that was clean he was asking like 1200.00 and the one with the tar on it he was asking something like 800.00. I thought to myself, for 400.00 why wouldnt he just take the tar off the dirty one too. Those air signs do look good, but definitely a little different than known originals...


Edited by JimT (Wed Sep 19 2012 04:52 AM)

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#356901 - Wed Sep 19 2012 06:16 AM Re: Did they make repros of this sign? [Re: JimT]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Saw the shell sign at the Auburn IN swap. Also had a reflective Ford sign. I held them, looked them over and just couldn't help but feel something wasn't right. I passed.

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#356912 - Wed Sep 19 2012 07:50 AM Re: Did they make repros of this sign? [Re: bustermonty]
oillease55 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
I saw the shell sign at Auburn too. He had a dirty looking Johnson sign also. Most of his signs have the dirty-sooty finish on them. Is it illegal to take a picture of the seller and post it? Mine's been hanging in the post office for years. ;;;;;;;;Ron Lease

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#356932 - Wed Sep 19 2012 09:43 AM Re: Did they make repros of this sign? [Re: oillease55]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
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Is it illegal to take a picture of the seller and post it?

IF ya ask Kate or the royal family, it is!

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#356935 - Wed Sep 19 2012 10:20 AM Re: Did they make repros of this sign? [Re: Dick Bennett]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
You can take a picture and post if the seller is in a public place with no "reasonable expectation of privacy".

Royals were in an enclosed compound, sharing a certain level of intimacy. They had a reasonable expectation of privacy. Photo's were taken with a high power lens.
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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#356945 - Wed Sep 19 2012 11:04 AM Re: Did they make repros of this sign? [Re: Dave's Garage]
Gas globe guy Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
So if it is reflective, stay away. The shell air that he had looked ok, but will look at it this weekend. Thanks for the posts!

Noah
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#357065 - Wed Sep 19 2012 08:53 PM Re: Did they make repros of this sign? [Re: Gas globe guy]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Good luck.

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#390288 - Wed Jan 30 2013 06:31 PM Re: Did they make repros of this sign? [Re: Dick Bennett]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
321063256749 Shell sign on eBay

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