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#522522 - Sat Mar 22 2014 11:25 AM Does anyone actually read the listings?
Fueluser Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 07 2002
Loc: Schenectady, New York USA
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.

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#522534 - Sat Mar 22 2014 12:28 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Fueluser]
henlovestoys Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Loc: Bay Area, CA
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


Edited by henlovestoys (Sat Mar 22 2014 12:29 PM)

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#522560 - Sat Mar 22 2014 03:27 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: henlovestoys]
really Offline
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Registered: Mon May 13 2013
Loc: Texas
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.

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#522562 - Sat Mar 22 2014 03:31 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: really]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
It DOES say REPRODUCTION in small print of Description.
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#522590 - Sat Mar 22 2014 06:05 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Dick Bennett]
Fueluser Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 07 2002
Loc: Schenectady, New York USA
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.

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#522598 - Sat Mar 22 2014 06:42 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Fueluser]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
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!
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#522616 - Sat Mar 22 2014 07:59 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: henlovestoys]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
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!
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#522618 - Sat Mar 22 2014 08:09 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: oldnfuelish]
Miken Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
Blacktee would probably know.

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#522621 - Sat Mar 22 2014 08:22 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Miken]
Fueluser Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 07 2002
Loc: Schenectady, New York USA
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.

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#522631 - Sat Mar 22 2014 08:54 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Fueluser]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Owner needs to put that thing out of it's misery!
Can't you hear it screaming?

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#522708 - Sun Mar 23 2014 09:26 AM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Dick Bennett]
Jamie P Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2011
Loc: Mass
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".

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#522726 - Sun Mar 23 2014 11:02 AM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Fueluser]
henlovestoys Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Loc: Bay Area, CA
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

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#522759 - Sun Mar 23 2014 01:56 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: Jamie P]
henlovestoys Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Loc: Bay Area, CA
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

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#522792 - Sun Mar 23 2014 04:13 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: henlovestoys]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
I think its a LOT of money for something that is a "copy", "fake", however you want to name it.
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#522815 - Sun Mar 23 2014 05:55 PM Re: Does anyone actually read the listings? [Re: KZ1000]
Jamie P Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2011
Loc: Mass
I only quoted the sellers description. Passing it along

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