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Does anyone actually read the listings? #522522
Sat Mar 22 2014 09:25 AM
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I just saw ebay item: 201053765932

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201053765932?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D201053765932%26_rdc%3D1

Vintage Texaco Motor Oil 2 Sided Porcelain Enamel Flange Sign Gas Station

Current bid $330 + 40 shipping for a clearly stated repro. Incredible.

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Fueluser] #522534
Sat Mar 22 2014 10:28 AM
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I would like to hear from a "Super-Texaco" collector about the quality of this sign? How close is it to the ORIGINAL?

Thanks,

Hen

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Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: henlovestoys] #522560
Sat Mar 22 2014 01:27 PM
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Heck, as far as that price goes....some people pay many, many thousands of dollars these days for a NEW photograph...so, with that in mind, whats a few hundred for a sign, if you can't afford (or don't want to shell out for) an original.

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: really] #522562
Sat Mar 22 2014 01:31 PM
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It DOES say REPRODUCTION in small print of Description.

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Dick Bennett] #522590
Sat Mar 22 2014 04:05 PM
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Thats what I meant. It clearly states its a reproduction and yet someone is shelling out $ 370.00 + since it has a couple days to go.

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Fueluser] #522598
Sat Mar 22 2014 04:42 PM
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With what most ebay sellers are asking for Garage painted pumps [None are Selling] 2-3X what they are really worth, it don't surprise me that some are buying Repop signs!

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: henlovestoys] #522616
Sat Mar 22 2014 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: henlovestoys
I would like to hear from a "Super-Texaco" collector about the quality of this sign? How close is it to the ORIGINAL?

Thanks,

Hen


He's in Florida!


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: oldnfuelish] #522618
Sat Mar 22 2014 06:09 PM
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Blacktee would probably know.

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Miken] #522621
Sat Mar 22 2014 06:22 PM
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The only obvious thing I see is that it appears the red ring may be narrower then the original because for sure there is to much black around the outer edge. And the flange is not white as an original.

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Fueluser] #522631
Sat Mar 22 2014 06:54 PM
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Owner needs to put that thing out of it's misery!
Can't you hear it screaming?

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Dick Bennett] #522708
Sun Mar 23 2014 07:26 AM
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stated clearly, buyers apparently don't care or don't read

"This sign, which was originally made in the 1920's, is a reproduction - probably made sometime between the late 70's to early 90's".

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Fueluser] #522726
Sun Mar 23 2014 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: Fueluser
The only obvious thing I see is that it appears the red ring may be narrower then the original because for sure there is to much black around the outer edge. And the flange is not white as an original.


I was able to find the ORIGINAL photo of this sign.

Thanks for the heads up for the note above!

Hen

P.S. One ORIGINAL brought over $2.5K at an auction wink

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Jamie P] #522759
Sun Mar 23 2014 11:56 AM
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Hammer down: $329.22 (13 bids)

IMO, not a bad price for a sign that was made for its time as stated by "Jamie P" above.

Hen

Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: henlovestoys] #522792
Sun Mar 23 2014 02:13 PM
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I think its a LOT of money for something that is a "copy", "fake", however you want to name it.


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Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: KZ1000] #522815
Sun Mar 23 2014 03:55 PM
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I only quoted the sellers description. Passing it along


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