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Metro pump plate #657021
Tue May 31 2016 02:47 AM
Tue May 31 2016 02:47 AM
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Albuquerque, N. M.
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ebay item #162084111506

What's your opinion on this Metro pump plate, ? Real or another knock-off ? It's getting where I can't tell any more on some of this stuff .

Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE] #657026
Tue May 31 2016 05:15 AM
Tue May 31 2016 05:15 AM
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Nelson...I would say that is the first repro Metro shield I have seen come up. Buyers beware from now on! Sloppy lettering, computer font on the "Texlite-Dallas", the lines on the horse are "off". Sad anymore! A couple months ago the fake Mobil restrooom signs appeared, now these have flooded Ebay. These will be next I surmise.
I would love to see some other opinions on this plate!
Darin


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Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE] #657039
Tue May 31 2016 07:22 AM
Tue May 31 2016 07:22 AM
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So. Ca.
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sign of subject: .. ... cool

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Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE] #657044
Tue May 31 2016 08:11 AM
Tue May 31 2016 08:11 AM
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Puyallup Washington
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I agree.
The Restroom signs are everywhere know.


Collecting Mobiloil, Mobilgas, Mobilmarine, Metro, always looking for Mobil variations I do not have, thank you Steve
Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE] #657045
Tue May 31 2016 08:27 AM
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.. ... cool

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RANDY
Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE] #657169
Wed Jun 01 2016 08:56 AM
Wed Jun 01 2016 08:56 AM
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Cincinnati
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I agree with Darin on this one
Randy's looks like mine and is he real deal.


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Collecting Mobil and other graphic quart cans.
Re: Metro pump plate [Re: DWSheffer] #657185
Wed Jun 01 2016 01:41 PM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Originally Posted By DWSheffer
I would love to see some other opinions on this plate!


...I'd love to see the counterfeiters strung up by their thumbs mad


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE] #657203
Wed Jun 01 2016 05:04 PM
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Cincinnati
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Here is mine. Original plate.


Quart and Liter can relidding and dent removal services.PM for detail and pricing.
Collecting Mobil and other graphic quart cans.
Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE] #657204
Wed Jun 01 2016 05:08 PM
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Cincinnati
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Hammer down at $737.99. That's a steal on a real deal. This one I don't think so....

Dan

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Quart and Liter can relidding and dent removal services.PM for detail and pricing.
Collecting Mobil and other graphic quart cans.
Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE] #657205
Wed Jun 01 2016 05:17 PM
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Mass
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The difference in the lettering is profound when side by side with an original. Nothing is safe anymore.

Re: Metro pump plate [Re: mcguffeyd1] #657208
Wed Jun 01 2016 05:32 PM
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Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE] #657318
Thu Jun 02 2016 06:26 PM
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On a side note folks I emailed the seller asking for the dimensions of the sign, which they conveniently never sent to me. confused The listing said 12" Mobil sign which could be helpful in identifying it as a fake as well. Magnolia territory plates should measure 12.5" wide by 13" tall. Again, the details are what matter.
Darin


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Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE] #657611
Mon Jun 06 2016 07:46 PM
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Just saw this listing...checked completed items and there was another, so this makes 3 on the market so far. As mentioned, watch out for these folks, they'll be showing up all over!

Seller in Cincinnati like first sign in question so probably selling under multiple accounts, baseball bats and patches galore, as well as fake Metro plates! The guy that paid $740 for his sign really got nailed bad. Sad state of affairs for the future of this hobby.....

272265326973 Starting bid of $195

391473219633 sold for $160


Darin Sheffer
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