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#610327 - Sun Apr 26 2015 02:40 PM Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
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Registered: Fri May 14 2010
Loc: Texas
Sold for $8500 I bet this seller is laughing all the way to the bank. 281667228493

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#610330 - Sun Apr 26 2015 02:49 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: signgod2112]
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Loc: So. Ca.
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#610351 - Sun Apr 26 2015 07:12 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Sun Jun 19 2011
Loc: Oklahoma
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#610367 - Sun Apr 26 2015 08:12 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: texacokie]
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
I really believe that sign to be a reproduction. There are at least 14 differences from my known original.
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#610371 - Sun Apr 26 2015 08:25 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: K W FRITH]
eric grinder Offline
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Registered: Fri May 21 2010
Loc: MA
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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#610391 - Mon Apr 27 2015 12:16 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: eric grinder]
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Registered: Fri Nov 15 2013
Loc: Yorba Linda, Ca
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

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#610409 - Mon Apr 27 2015 08:06 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: 63shelby]
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
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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#610419 - Mon Apr 27 2015 09:12 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Wes Hague]
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
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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#610439 - Mon Apr 27 2015 11:01 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: BryceG]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
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 ?


Edited by Wes Hague (Mon Apr 27 2015 11:07 AM)
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#610443 - Mon Apr 27 2015 11:11 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: BryceG]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
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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#610445 - Mon Apr 27 2015 11:14 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Wes Hague]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
sign of controversy: ... cool


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#610453 - Mon Apr 27 2015 11:49 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: advertologist]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
I certainly wouldn't have an opinion on this sign looking at it from here.
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#610458 - Mon Apr 27 2015 12:14 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Wes Hague]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
sorry Wes, that is as clear as I could get his picture,
Real McCoy '57 model ... cool


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#610459 - Mon Apr 27 2015 12:16 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: advertologist]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
lots of differences... even between Randy's & Wes's
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#610460 - Mon Apr 27 2015 12:18 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: K W FRITH]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
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


Edited by advertologist (Mon Apr 27 2015 12:39 PM)
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