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Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign #610327
Sun Apr 26 2015 12:40 PM
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Sold for $8500 I bet this seller is laughing all the way to the bank. 281667228493

Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: signgod2112] #610330
Sun Apr 26 2015 12:49 PM
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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: advertologist] #610351
Sun Apr 26 2015 05:12 PM
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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: texacokie] #610367
Sun Apr 26 2015 06:12 PM
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I really believe that sign to be a reproduction. There are at least 14 differences from my known original.


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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: K W FRITH] #610371
Sun Apr 26 2015 06:25 PM
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I know there are a lot of people on the fence on this one....if it is a repop..wow I feel for the buyer. Although it would be his fault, but boy of boy thats a tough one to swallow.


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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: eric grinder] #610391
Sun Apr 26 2015 10:16 PM
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I asked the seller directly before bidding if he would offer a refund if this was determined to be a repo and this was his response....(below)... even if 100% real deal that is a crazy high price, unfortunately I may never own one.

Dear 63shelby,

63shelby: FYI. I've just added this to Texaco sign listings:

I have received a number of questions about the authenticity of this sign. I have no reason to believe that this is a reproduction. I will attempt to have its provenance determined, prior to shipping to the winning bidder.

Because of the number of questions, I will offer a money-back guarantee to the buyer.

Regards,
Tom

- coventrylad


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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: 63shelby] #610409
Mon Apr 27 2015 06:06 AM
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The condition is what surprises me for $8500... wow,,, I know mint ones bring $8500 but that's a long way from mint, PLUS the authenticity of the sign.. I see Anthony Koban is showing one he recently bought and it is very early ( 1939 ).. I have seen dates from 1963, 1959, 1947, 1939 , There are a lot of different variations of the sign, some are "Marine Motor Oil" and some are Marine Lubricants" , this one is 15x30 single sided and there is a double sided 11x22 .
There are some expert guys on OLDGAS here that know the difference between original and reproduced. By that statement I mean guys that really know not just guessing or assuming.


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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Wes Hague] #610419
Mon Apr 27 2015 07:12 AM
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from an outsider looking in... (since I have no prior knowledge or history of ownership with these signs) these reproductions are killing another great sign, and its disgusting & unfortunate to see. Suppose I was at a swap meet or even at guys house buying a few things and was offered one of these signs for a great price... I would pass on it. Just too much risk.


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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: BryceG] #610439
Mon Apr 27 2015 09:01 AM
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your exactly correct there Bryce,,, the Canadian Red Indian stuff is really that way anymore.. it's a REAL challenge buying and selling signs,, I do think if a guy is a $10,000-$50,000 dollar sign buyer he would be fairly well educated on the highend signs. On the same hand if a guy is a $100-$500 sign buyer then it doesn't really matter.

ps. the repo's of the Texaco Marine sign hasn't hurt this sign so much by the look of it. Maybe it works in reverse ?

Last edited by Wes Hague; Mon Apr 27 2015 09:07 AM.

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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: BryceG] #610443
Mon Apr 27 2015 09:11 AM
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I have the real McCoy that I bought back in the 90's for $3200 , dated 8-47 Made in USA.. it was too much money when I bought it but I like it a lot, even more now... smile LOL

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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Wes Hague] #610445
Mon Apr 27 2015 09:14 AM
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sign of controversy: ... cool

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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: advertologist] #610453
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I certainly wouldn't have an opinion on this sign looking at it from here.


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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Wes Hague] #610458
Mon Apr 27 2015 10:14 AM
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sorry Wes, that is as clear as I could get his picture,
Real McCoy '57 model ... cool

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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: advertologist] #610459
Mon Apr 27 2015 10:16 AM
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lots of differences... even between Randy's & Wes's


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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: K W FRITH] #610460
Mon Apr 27 2015 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted By: K W FRITH
There are at least 14 differences from my known original.


Kevin, would you point out some of the differences?
also would you please post a picture of yours for comparison -
I don't see much difference between mine and the controversial one -
I believe the '59 should have the circle R trademark ... cool

Last edited by advertologist; Mon Apr 27 2015 10:39 AM.

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