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Sinclair pump sign real or repop? #586254
Sun Dec 14 2014 09:38 AM
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I've looked on here many times and I've been comparing with the pictures on some previous posts on here and still can't really tell.. This sign didn't cost me anything since it was a gift but I would still like to know if it's real.. To me everything checks out to be real but has no markings on the back.. Any help would be great as soon as possible. Thanks, Jordan.




Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Jwsloop19] #586259
Sun Dec 14 2014 09:48 AM
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Looks good to me. There has been an old post on these and the one comment went something like "Someone told me the reproductions have a rounded off R". No one said who this "Someone" was but from what I have seen, that is the accepted way of telling a real from a fake. By rounded off, they are talking about the "branch" part being rounded at the far right, not squared off like yours. This could very well be a true fact. I would not be afraid of having your hanging in my collection, for what thats worth..


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Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Wes Maxwell] #586262
Sun Dec 14 2014 10:03 AM
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Okay yea now I see what you're saying with the "r" thanks for the help I'm glad you could deliver good news!

Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Jwsloop19] #586265
Sun Dec 14 2014 10:17 AM
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This looks good to me.
The issue with the "r" is in the bottom arch/radius of the branch. On the ones that people call fake, this radius starts downwards the minute it moves left from the lower corner. As where yours actually arches slightly upwards before arching down.

Another thing, some of the fakes have a brighter green.

Nice sign!!


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Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Steven C.] #586591
Mon Dec 15 2014 04:57 PM
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Real!


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Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: 2 Gallon Luke] #586653
Tue Dec 16 2014 05:10 AM
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Thanks everyone!

Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Jwsloop19] #586660
Tue Dec 16 2014 06:38 AM
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Sinclair Signs Link Heres a link.


Looking for Keystone,Pure,Sinclair,Texaco,Sterling and Gulf...Thanks, Brian
Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Keystone Gas Man] #586690
Tue Dec 16 2014 10:53 AM
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Thanks!

Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Jwsloop19] #586703
Tue Dec 16 2014 12:06 PM
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Besides the differences in the "r", note the shade of green on the original. I've seen repro's with the correct shade of green but as shown in the link some of the repro's are darker.


Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


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Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Lastgas15] #586739
Tue Dec 16 2014 04:22 PM
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Thanks for the help!


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