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#598320 - Sun Feb 15 2015 05:31 PM Fake Conoco Minute man Sign?
hjnc Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Dec 29 2013
Loc: Springville, Utah
I have this conoco pump sign and I saw one exactly like it on ebay that sold for $700.00. Can't find a repo like it, and he sounds like he knows what he's talking about, so I wanted to get some opinions on it.

#131345834151 Here is the description the seller used on the plate.

"Here is s Conoco Minute Man Porcelain Pump sign measuring approximately 12 inches in diameter. This sign was used from 1918 through 1926 only on visible gas pumps/Conoco and affiliates. The grommets on the sign are steel I believe and not brass. This is a very early sign and the earliest sign that Conoco used. By 1929 the sign was history. This sign was used only on Visible/Gravity Flow Pumps like Fry, Tokheim, Erie, Hayes, Correct Measure, Rush. This sign as
well as others I have listed is from the lifetime collection of a very experienced sign collector. Very beautiful orange and blue colors with the minute man outlined in white. Very minor edge chipping at the 4 o clock position and discoloration around the rivets as shown. Reverse is gray porcelain (what looks like scratches on the back were made on production). If you are looking at this sign you know what it is. Don't miss it. High bidder to pay $15 for insured shipping anywhere within the continental United States."


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#598328 - Sun Feb 15 2015 06:18 PM Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? [Re: hjnc]
HI-OCTANE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
Total fantasy fake Conoco sign. They never made a pump plate like that. Some one got taken to the cleaners on that one . You buy one from Vic's 66 .com for $22.00 + Shipping

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#598348 - Sun Feb 15 2015 07:36 PM Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? [Re: hjnc]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By: hjnc
he sounds like he knows what he's talking about


he probably does... cool
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#598350 - Sun Feb 15 2015 08:05 PM Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? [Re: advertologist]
MARK SMITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 21 2008
Loc: NORTHWEST,AR,USA
Lol!Funny

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#598368 - Sun Feb 15 2015 09:26 PM Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? [Re: MARK SMITH]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
John,Every thing after this following sentence in your original post is Bull ***** "
#131345834151 Here is the description the seller used on the plate."


Edited by JimT (Sun Feb 15 2015 09:29 PM)

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#598980 - Wed Feb 18 2015 07:41 PM Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? [Re: JimT]
hjnc Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Dec 29 2013
Loc: Springville, Utah
Thanks guys! I feel bad for the person who paid so much for that sign. Expensive lesson!

I'm not the brightest light bulb in the shop! I paid $50.00 dollars for the one I have. More than twice what its worth!
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#599051 - Thu Feb 19 2015 09:08 AM Re: Fake Conoco Minute man Sign? [Re: hjnc]
Fasturn402 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 01 2013
Loc: Nebraska
If it were only used on visibles as seller states Would'nt it be curved?

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