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#613713 - Mon May 18 2015 01:37 AM Ok. did they ever
Markymark63 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 22 2014
Loc: Alberta, Canada
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?

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#618240 - Tue Jun 16 2015 09:34 PM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63]
Markymark63 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 22 2014
Loc: Alberta, Canada
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.

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#618241 - Tue Jun 16 2015 09:45 PM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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.


Edited by JimT (Tue Jun 16 2015 09:52 PM)

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#618249 - Wed Jun 17 2015 05:35 AM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63]
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
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.

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#618271 - Wed Jun 17 2015 11:26 AM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Cold Pizza]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
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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#618278 - Wed Jun 17 2015 01:11 PM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Wes Maxwell]
Keystone Gas Man Offline
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Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
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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#618289 - Wed Jun 17 2015 03:40 PM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
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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#619223 - Thu Jun 25 2015 07:28 AM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Bob Richards]
JimT Online   content
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Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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....

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#619650 - Sun Jun 28 2015 01:37 PM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
Happy Birthday BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
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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#619655 - Sun Jun 28 2015 02:19 PM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
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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#619672 - Sun Jun 28 2015 05:49 PM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63]
wocopep Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
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.


Edited by wocopep (Sun Jun 28 2015 05:50 PM)

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#622637 - Tue Jul 21 2015 01:12 AM Re: Ok. did they ever [Re: Markymark63]
Markymark63 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 22 2014
Loc: Alberta, Canada
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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