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#586254 - Sun Dec 14 2014 10:38 AM Sinclair pump sign real or repop?
Jwsloop19 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 21 2014
Loc: Central pa
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.




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#586259 - Sun Dec 14 2014 10:48 AM Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Jwsloop19]
Wes Maxwell Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
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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#586262 - Sun Dec 14 2014 11:03 AM Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Wes Maxwell]
Jwsloop19 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 21 2014
Loc: Central pa
Okay yea now I see what you're saying with the "r" thanks for the help I'm glad you could deliver good news!

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#586265 - Sun Dec 14 2014 11:17 AM Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Jwsloop19]
Steven C. Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
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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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#586591 - Mon Dec 15 2014 05:57 PM Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Steven C.]
2 Gallon Luke Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat May 24 2014
Loc: New York
Real!
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Good oil cans don't wait for people, people wait for them.

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#586653 - Tue Dec 16 2014 06:10 AM Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: 2 Gallon Luke]
Jwsloop19 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 21 2014
Loc: Central pa
Thanks everyone!

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#586660 - Tue Dec 16 2014 07:38 AM Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Jwsloop19]
Keystone Gas Man Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
Sinclair Signs Link Heres a link.
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Looking for Keystone,Pure,Sinclair,Texaco,Sterling and Gulf...Thanks, Brian

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#586690 - Tue Dec 16 2014 11:53 AM Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
Jwsloop19 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 21 2014
Loc: Central pa
Thanks!

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#586703 - Tue Dec 16 2014 01:06 PM Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Jwsloop19]
Lastgas15 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
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.
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#586739 - Tue Dec 16 2014 05:22 PM Re: Sinclair pump sign real or repop? [Re: Lastgas15]
Jwsloop19 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 21 2014
Loc: Central pa
Thanks for the help!

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