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#610468 - Mon Apr 27 2015 12:57 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: advertologist]
Man Cave Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 26 2014
Loc: New York
Guys I am new to this...but when you look at the flags on the ebay one compared to Kobans, arent there some serious quality issues with the Ebay one. I am sure there are variations...but it just looks hacked. Similar to on the newer repro Socony Aircraft full size signs like the one at Dixie, the front of the motor looks like a bird poo'd on it. I think details like that are telling and one reason I have managed to stay on the right side of the fence many times when in doubt.

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#610484 - Mon Apr 27 2015 02:11 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Man Cave]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Mine is the exact same as Wes's sign. The ebay sign is just like the one Randy posted. The differences are:
1--Different color letters on speedboat
2--wake around speedboat is different
3--wake behind Suzanne is different
4--Flag on Suzanne slightly different
5--No lines on red deck of Suzanne on ebay one
6--Green water level is higher on ebay sign
7--Markings on big ship aren't the same
8--Anchor color on big ship is different
9--should be a wake behind the sailboat
10--Sailboat should have red on bottom
11--Sailboat mast size different
12--Buoy should have white wake around it
13--Markings on RH boat are different
14--TEXACO has a white outline
15--Date stamp in different places

I'm sure there are other differences, but these are the ones I noticed at a quick glance. Why would Texaco change all those small things in the 12 year span from 1947 to 1959? Even if they switched suppliers, I should think there would have been a requirement to duplicate it exactly? I can understand logo changes & such, but the differences here are just sloppy sign making in my opinion? If anyone really knows the true story on these signs, I wish they would speak up!
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#610489 - Mon Apr 27 2015 03:17 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: K W FRITH]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
Here are a few close ups on my sign


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#610492 - Mon Apr 27 2015 03:21 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: K W FRITH]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
these 2 texaco marine oil soldered seam cans were also drastically changed - why?
IMO all 3 examples of topic are alright ... cool


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#610493 - Mon Apr 27 2015 03:23 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Wes Hague]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
Here is a little tease,,,, smile LOL...


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#610509 - Mon Apr 27 2015 05:02 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Wes Hague]
63shelby Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Nov 15 2013
Loc: Yorba Linda, Ca
There's the Marine White I've been searching for for SO long....hint hint.
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#610529 - Mon Apr 27 2015 06:50 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: 63shelby]
Keystone Gas Man Offline
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Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
Thanks Kevin and Wes.. For the education. Awesome signs,Wes !! I also agree with Randy on the Circle R theory.


Edited by Keystone Gas Man (Mon Apr 27 2015 06:51 PM)
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#610584 - Mon Apr 27 2015 10:25 PM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
K W FRITH Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
By 1957, Texaco had gone away from the "Marine" designation with a complete new can and had labeled their boat motor oil as "Outboard". I have seen these cans and complete displays labeled "Outboard". The old Texaco Marine cans had the same graphics as the Texaco Marine sign. Wouldn't the new marketing program have included the signage?


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#610610 - Tue Apr 28 2015 05:32 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: K W FRITH]
blacktee Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA

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#610613 - Tue Apr 28 2015 06:36 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: blacktee]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
Check out this Texaco Marine Flange sign!!!
I have NEVER seen this one before...
Texaco Marine Flange

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#610619 - Tue Apr 28 2015 07:09 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
blacktee Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA

Wow, I missed that coming home from vacation. Sure would have liked to see more photos of that one.

The plot thickens.

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#610621 - Tue Apr 28 2015 07:16 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: blacktee]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

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#610626 - Tue Apr 28 2015 07:35 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: blacktee]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
Ha,,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,
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#610627 - Tue Apr 28 2015 07:39 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: Wes Hague]
blacktee Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA

Looks legit, foreign probably

Thanks Mark

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#610631 - Tue Apr 28 2015 08:12 AM Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign [Re: blacktee]
Wes Hague Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
you don't think the guy or someone bent the sign to make a flange out of it,,, the porcelain is all chipped where the flange is ?
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