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#516832 - Wed Feb 26 2014 05:02 PM Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ?
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
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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#516833 - Wed Feb 26 2014 05:03 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
Top one is the one I have had for years , bottom one is one of the new ones.


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#516834 - Wed Feb 26 2014 05:09 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
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.

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#516835 - Wed Feb 26 2014 05:12 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
The most noticeable difference is with the wort {with} First pictures are of the top {old} sign.


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#516838 - Wed Feb 26 2014 05:13 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
Other differences


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#516840 - Wed Feb 26 2014 05:14 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
more


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#516841 - Wed Feb 26 2014 05:16 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
The super-charged is done very well. The only difference I see is very slight in the r of super.


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#516842 - Wed Feb 26 2014 05:18 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
Here is an old Skychief for comparison.


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#516843 - Wed Feb 26 2014 05:19 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...thanks for taking the time to post this, Henry...hopefully you've kept someone else from being fooled...
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#516889 - Wed Feb 26 2014 08:53 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: gulfiend!]
Gas globe guy Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
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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#517065 - Thu Feb 27 2014 07:14 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: Gas globe guy]
63shelby Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 15 2013
Loc: Yorba Linda, Ca
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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#517175 - Fri Feb 28 2014 10:23 AM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 63shelby]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
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Reported as fake.
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#517208 - Fri Feb 28 2014 12:43 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: Scott Baselt]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
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.

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#517228 - Fri Feb 28 2014 02:06 PM Re: Texaco Petrox sign, real or repo ? [Re: 60wayne]
Keystone Gas Man Offline
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Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
I think we all need to give 60 a big Thanks !!
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Looking for Keystone,Pure,Sinclair,Texaco,Sterling and Gulf...Thanks, Brian

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