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#612826 - Tue May 12 2015 08:36 PM Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India
retrokk Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: New York City

I bought this sign from eBay. The seller is in India. He has another one of this sign up for sale right now. He accepts return so I need to make sure if anyone can help me decide if this is fake or not. I highly doubt it. Thank you.


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Edited by retrokk (Tue May 12 2015 08:40 PM)

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#612827 - Tue May 12 2015 08:46 PM Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: retrokk]
Esse's Garage Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
It's face looks off to me.
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#612828 - Tue May 12 2015 08:48 PM Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: Esse's Garage]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
where it came from is a big concern ... cool
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#612829 - Tue May 12 2015 08:48 PM Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: Esse's Garage]
retrokk Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: New York City
The size is 24" diameter. I have never seen a small size before. Wonder if they really make this size.

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#612831 - Tue May 12 2015 08:50 PM Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: retrokk]
retrokk Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: New York City
Thank you all I will return it first thing tomorrow. Would be ok to post seller id in here for everyone to be aware?

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#612834 - Tue May 12 2015 08:54 PM Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: retrokk]
Ed Steagall Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 07 2007
Loc: Tucson, Az. USA
crazy This is what has been referred to as a Rat Nose. Look at a picture of a real one, and the pointed nose on yours. Also origin from India, and size, as suggested.
Ed.

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#612836 - Tue May 12 2015 08:59 PM Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: Ed Steagall]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
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#612840 - Tue May 12 2015 09:09 PM Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: advertologist]
retrokk Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: New York City
Yes. This is the same guy I bought from. He claimed he has two of these rare signs for 10 years. Good thing he accepts return. I'm sending it back tomorrow.

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#612863 - Tue May 12 2015 11:26 PM Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: retrokk]
Keystone Gas Man Offline
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Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
Be careful of signs from Argentina, Germany also. PS: Any sign from a pawn shops inventory from the 1970s.


Edited by Keystone Gas Man (Tue May 12 2015 11:28 PM)
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#613211 - Fri May 15 2015 02:23 AM Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Good test would be to ask yourself...what those two signs would be doing in India??? There is no logical explanation as to why an original Lion sign would be found in India.
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#618536 - Fri Jun 19 2015 03:39 PM Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: Dave's Garage]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
I have a 6' Lion on my property so I decided to take a quick pic to compare the Lion image and boy are there difference's. Take a look.


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lion_oil-2.jpg


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