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Esso pump plate - real? #518461
Wed Mar 05 2014 07:32 PM
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Picked this up the other day and new to the hobby any help would be appreciated


Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: dane421] #518466
Wed Mar 05 2014 07:48 PM
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12" round fake porcelain sign , Esso never made a round pump plate.

Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: HI-OCTANE] #518469
Wed Mar 05 2014 07:52 PM
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Thank you. Is there any reference material that can help me make better choices in the future.

Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: dane421] #518472
Wed Mar 05 2014 07:58 PM
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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.

Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: HI-OCTANE] #518492
Wed Mar 05 2014 08:58 PM
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seller stated

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

so this is false

Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: dane421] #518496
Wed Mar 05 2014 09:26 PM
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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


Looking for Keystone,Pure,Sinclair,Texaco,Sterling and Gulf...Thanks, Brian
Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: Keystone Gas Man] #519791
Tue Mar 11 2014 08:32 AM
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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.

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Re: Esso pump plate - real? [Re: Dave's Garage] #537741
Sun May 25 2014 04:42 AM
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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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