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Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? #516832
Wed Feb 26 2014 04:02 PM
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About a month ago a friend of mine at the flea market had a 1990 repo Skychief sign with a Petrox sign attached. I told him the Petrox was real and the Skychief was a repo. He did not know the difference. He sold me the Petrox very reasonably and indicated he might be able to get a few more.

This past weekend my friend sold me eight more Petrox signs again very reasonable.

I posted a picture on this chat line and a friend sent me a pm to let me know he thought they looked funny. I have a few NOS ones I bought many years ago so I pulled one out to compare. Take a look and see what y'all think. I think there are some good repro's out there to be careful off.

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Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne] #516833
Wed Feb 26 2014 04:03 PM
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Top one is the one I have had for years , bottom one is one of the new ones.

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Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne] #516834
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Top one {older}is thinner and has a twang like a saw when you shake it. The color has a yellowish tinge from age. It has a higher gloss and better shelving of the enamel paint. No paint on the back.

Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne] #516835
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The most noticeable difference is with the wort {with} First pictures are of the top {old} sign.

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Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne] #516838
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Other differences

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Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne] #516840
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Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne] #516841
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The super-charged is done very well. The only difference I see is very slight in the r of super.

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Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne] #516842
Wed Feb 26 2014 04:18 PM
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Here is an old Skychief for comparison.

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Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne] #516843
Wed Feb 26 2014 04:19 PM
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...thanks for taking the time to post this, Henry...hopefully you've kept someone else from being fooled...


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Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: gulfiend!] #516889
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Awesome info and pics! Thank you for sharing. Now I know what to look for when I go to some shows this summer!


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Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: Gas globe guy] #517065
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This looks like the repop version in your post, on eBay now.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEXACO-SUPER-CHA...=item3a8c593016


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Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 63shelby] #517175
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Reported as fake.



Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: Scott Baselt] #517208
Fri Feb 28 2014 11:43 AM
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Well it's understandable. They are made quite well. If Gulfiend had not mentioned for me to check into them. I would have been trying to sell them as real at the show next week. Now they will be priced and stated as repro. I try my best to learn what is real and what is not but I have gotten stuck on several items over the years. It's all a part of the learning process.

I have found from years of looking at things that quite often my gut will warn me if something is not right. This comes with lots of experience.

Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne] #517228
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I think we all need to give 60 a big Thanks !!


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