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#570268 - Tue Sep 23 2014 06:55 PM Re: Mobil 12" Round Sign Authenticity [Re: mcguffeyd1]
wocopep Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
Wait, Im confused, Did you buy the same fake twice?

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#570369 - Wed Sep 24 2014 09:55 AM Re: Mobil 12" Round Sign Authenticity [Re: mcguffeyd1]
Highway66 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Oct 14 2013
Loc: SANTA MONICA, CA
BOTH ARE BEYOND FAKE. $5 frisbee's.


Edited by luminor89 (Wed Sep 24 2014 09:57 AM)

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#570372 - Wed Sep 24 2014 10:18 AM Re: Mobil 12" Round Sign Authenticity [Re: wocopep]
Markymark63 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Apr 22 2014
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: wocopep
Wait, Im confused, Did you buy the same fake twice?


I hate to let you down and slow down your foolish gigleness.....(hey is that a word)? No, I am just comparing another one that is up and was just checking to see if it was the same poop! Thanks for trying to short bus me though.....lmao!

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#570663 - Thu Sep 25 2014 10:56 PM Re: Mobil 12" Round Sign Authenticity [Re: Markymark63]
wocopep Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
Not trying to "short bus" you Mark. Just clarifying your post. Also willing to help anyone identify these known fakes that have been discussed here before. I said it once, so I'll say it again, Do Your Research before you get burned. Buy the books, Get out and go to shows, Talk to collectors who have some long term experience, and the simplest thing, Get a few of the repop catalogues and look at them at length so you will know sizes and fonts of the easy to spot repops.

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#570692 - Fri Sep 26 2014 05:51 AM Re: Mobil 12" Round Sign Authenticity [Re: wocopep]
JimT Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
No disrespect to you here, as I would be lying if I proclaimed to having never been burned by repops or items that I have bought off Ebay that werent what I thought they'd be when they arrived at my door. Too many new sign buyers follow the leader right off the cliff on Ebay. One bit of advise I would suggest is that , especially at first, new guys and gals should buy from reputable sellers. At shows, on Oldgas, ect. Sellers that have a good reputation that they care about. Even if you pay close to retail, its much better than getting burned by one of the countless carpet baggers that Ebay currently shields. So many new collectors want to be instant "pickers" and make a great score on every item. Get to shows and spend time looking and talking to dealers. Look at prices on lots of items and see, touch and feel real signs. If you really have been bitten by the advertising bug, then you will appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship that went into original items. I see your from Alberta and maybe there arent too many Antique or Petro swap meets within driving distance.... Also google "gas signs" or "automotive signs" even if you just click on the "Parts " icon on the top of this page and go to the signs that a lot of the larger suppliers sell it will give you an idea of lots of reproductions that are out there.


Edited by JimT (Fri Sep 26 2014 05:56 AM)

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#571131 - Sun Sep 28 2014 11:54 AM Re: Mobil 12" Round Sign Authenticity [Re: Gasman84470]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Originally Posted By: Gasman84470
Well hopefully you got the 2 for 1 special! Hey there are two kinds of collectors: those that admit they bought repro/fantasy stuff and those that lie about it!


So true...Like the one, with the fake reverse painted Red Indian glass. Buy it, knowing it to be a fake. Then bring the thread to the top and create controversy around it. In an attempt to create a false authentication and catch someone on a fake.

Better then shows...is one of one tutoring from a fellow collector. There are lots of established, advanced collectors in Alberta. You should try connecting with a few of them and try to absorb some of their experience and knowledge.


Edited by Dave's Garage (Sun Sep 28 2014 11:55 AM)
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