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#450615 - Wed Jul 24 2013 09:43 PM 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign
Jake V. Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2012
Loc: Winnipeg, Mb
Hey guys just wondering what your thoughts are on this sign? Is it the real deal? Item #171079989246. Thanks.

                        

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#450619 - Wed Jul 24 2013 09:50 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Jake V.]
hotrodfun1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 05 2009
Loc: Montana
looks good
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#450625 - Wed Jul 24 2013 10:08 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: hotrodfun1]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
IMO.. cool


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#450630 - Wed Jul 24 2013 10:15 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: advertologist]
Jake V. Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2012
Loc: Winnipeg, Mb
Thanks guys..

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#450637 - Wed Jul 24 2013 10:32 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Jake V.]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Doesn't to me...

The Lettering where the red is laid on the word "Gargoyle" on the Ebay piece. Is IMO, sloppy and "Amateuristic"... And the Gargoyle has different details, than signs I've owned in the past. I've owned a few Vacuum signs and none were like the sign in question on Ebay...

The ones I have owned. Have all been, laid out like this Vacuum Lollipop sign:



Close up of lollipop sign:



Letters flow together and look complete, (IMO):

Close up of sign on Ebay:



I maybe wrong, but I see a huge difference between the 2 signs.

Or maybe this is more common than I've ever noticed? And possibly, I've just been lucky with the signage I've owned in the past?
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#450641 - Wed Jul 24 2013 10:47 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Bob Richards]
hotrodfun1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 05 2009
Loc: Montana
I just looked at mine I don't like the vaccume on the bottom looks not straight??
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#450651 - Wed Jul 24 2013 11:29 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: hotrodfun1]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
.. cool


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#450652 - Wed Jul 24 2013 11:39 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Jake V.]
hotrodfun1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 05 2009
Loc: Montana
Here is mine


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#450653 - Wed Jul 24 2013 11:44 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: hotrodfun1]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
To these "tired" eyes... Both Randy's and Scott's signs look like the "lollipop"... Lettering uniform and "flowing"... Not "broken and uneven" like I believe the lettering is on the Ebay sign...

But, my eyesight is no where near what I would like it to be...
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#450654 - Thu Jul 25 2013 12:08 AM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Jake V.]
hotrodfun1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 05 2009
Loc: Montana
better pics


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#450661 - Thu Jul 25 2013 04:00 AM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: hotrodfun1]
Steven C. Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
This is a close up of the ebay piece. Notice the different size letters in the word vacuum as Hotrodfun had said. Just seems a little funny.
Randy, can you check yours please? Are the letters consistent?


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Edited by SC62 (Thu Jul 25 2013 04:02 AM)
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#450716 - Thu Jul 25 2013 09:26 AM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Steven C.]
Gargoyle Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Nov 23 2012
Loc: Up Here, WA.
I have to agree that this sign is questionable - I have a few of these and none of them have that sloppy lettering on the bottom. I'd stay away from this one. shocked
Tom
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#450717 - Thu Jul 25 2013 09:37 AM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Steven C.]
66phillips Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Mangum, OK USA
Okay guys. I've had a lot of these 24"-30" curb signs and many cabinet signs. The signs are 90 years old and hand stenciled. The back will tell you more than the front. I didn't pull my cabinet sign off the wall, but have no doubt it's the same as the one in ebay. I'm posting 2 photos of one of my 24" curb signs and 2 photos of my cabinet sign. Despite it's discrepancies the sign looks good to me.


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#450721 - Thu Jul 25 2013 09:51 AM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: 66phillips]
K W FRITH Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Another example of what the unmarked reproductions have done to us!
It causes us to question every little blemish and irregularity on every sign we look at!
I doubt that its ever going to go away, so this kind of education is the best defense we have!
I believe the ebay sign is real from what has been shown here!
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#450729 - Thu Jul 25 2013 10:04 AM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: K W FRITH]
hotrodfun1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 05 2009
Loc: Montana
if it is fake it is a real good fake.
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