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#518461 - Wed Mar 05 2014 08:32 PM Esso pump plate - real?
dane421 Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 14 2014
Loc: Texas
Picked this up the other day and new to the hobby any help would be appreciated


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#518466 - Wed Mar 05 2014 08:48 PM Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: dane421]
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
12" round fake porcelain sign , Esso never made a round pump plate.

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#518469 - Wed Mar 05 2014 08:52 PM Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: HI-OCTANE]
dane421 Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 14 2014
Loc: Texas
Thank you. Is there any reference material that can help me make better choices in the future.

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#518472 - Wed Mar 05 2014 08:58 PM Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: dane421]
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
Guide To Gas Pump Restoration book.

This book is a very good reference for pump plates and color standards for correct globes and dates and sizes of pump plates.

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#518492 - Wed Mar 05 2014 09:58 PM Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: HI-OCTANE]
dane421 Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 14 2014
Loc: Texas
seller stated

This style of sign was in use between 1923 and 1934. Sign measures 11.75 inches across.

so this is false

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#518496 - Wed Mar 05 2014 10:26 PM Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: dane421]
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Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
A lot of shady Ebay sellers are roughing up reproduction signs..and selling as original...Try and read all you can and check this site for updates on reproductions..Oldgas is a wealth of Info for new collectors..Good luck

http://www.vics66.com/signs/porcelain-signs/m.products/161/view/450
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#519791 - Tue Mar 11 2014 10:32 AM Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Have to be careful out there...to many dishonest sellers lurking on e-Bay.

A quick search on e-Bay for "12" Esso porcelain sign" would have brought up other listings correctly listing it as a repro.


Edited by Dave's Garage (Tue Mar 11 2014 10:35 AM)
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#537741 - Sun May 25 2014 06:42 AM Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: Dave's Garage]
2 Gallon Luke Offline
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Registered: Sat May 24 2014
Loc: New York
Plus, a lot of these early repros were made in the 70s and 80s, so just sitting around that long will make them rough enough to appear original.
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