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Ok. did they ever #613713
Sun May 17 2015 11:37 PM
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Make an Esso Kerosene elephant sign? I know there are a ton of fakes being pumped out of India that say Bengal on them, Did North America Imperial/Esso ever make a real one?

Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63] #618240
Tue Jun 16 2015 07:34 PM
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So 170 views and no responses. I guess I am so dumb that nobody wants to give me an honest answer. That's it teach us with silence. Thanks a lot.

Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63] #618241
Tue Jun 16 2015 07:45 PM
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If you had typed in Esso elephant sign in the search bar up on the right of the page, you get three pages of topics, this way you can decide for yourself. The sign has been discussed many times. Heres a link for you.

http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-4762225795683346:9826654340&ie=UTF-8&q=esso+elephant+sign&sa=Search&ref=www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php%3Fubb%3Dpostlist%26Board%3D8%26page%3D1#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=esso%20elephant%20sign&gsc.page=1

You might have to copy and paste it.

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Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63] #618249
Wed Jun 17 2015 03:35 AM
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I don't know the answer to your question and therefore didn't,but your 2nd flippant "I'm entitled" attitude makes me glad I didn't even if I did.....geez.

Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Cold Pizza] #618271
Wed Jun 17 2015 09:26 AM
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I believe there are original ones, maybe foreign, and fake ones. I am in no way an expert on elephant signs so I didn't voice my opinion..

I also do not think North American Imperial/ Esso ever made the sign. Maybe Veribrite, A&M or another company.


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Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Wes Maxwell] #618278
Wed Jun 17 2015 11:11 AM
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One seller from India had over 20 of them on as of yesterday.. Too many fakes to even consider buying one.. IMO


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Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Keystone Gas Man] #618289
Wed Jun 17 2015 01:40 PM
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The only location(s) that I know of where ESSO Kerosene with the Elephant logo was used; was India... (now the Counties of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh)....

I was stationed as an Advisor for a short period of time during the mid 1970s, in India. ESSO Kerosene signs were as commonplace in the Country as seeing advertising signs for "Fast Food" Restaurants are here, now... They seemed to be everywhere.....


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Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Bob Richards] #619223
Thu Jun 25 2015 05:28 AM
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Heres one in the auction in Columbus this weekend... https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.a...-nice-graphics.
I dont see Rory describing it as a reproduction so they must feel it is legit. Honestly, I have never given these enough attention to be of any help as far as old vs. new....

Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Keystone Gas Man] #619650
Sun Jun 28 2015 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted By Keystone Gas Man
Too many fakes to even consider buying one.. IMO


Bingo... even if there are originals, they will forever be tarnished by the large amount of ones coming from India


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Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63] #619655
Sun Jun 28 2015 12:19 PM
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What would that sign sell for if there were no known fakes? Substantially more than the $250 the one brought at auction in Columbus yesterday.


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Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63] #619672
Sun Jun 28 2015 03:49 PM
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There are Standard oil kerosene and oil signs out there with the elephant on them. I would say the price would be comparable.probably in the 400 to 600 range.

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Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63] #622637
Mon Jul 20 2015 11:12 PM
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Thank you to all of you who have answered me and given me some very good information, much appreciated. As for cold pizza, you could not have written such rubbish about being (entitled) then you could ever imagine. I am not of that generation and have worked since I was 15 and ate a lot of shite sandwiches. I apologize to anyone that I offended other than cold pizza who offered nothing to this conversation. Again, without understanding anyone's situation keep your non contributing drivel to yourself.


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