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#657021 - Tue May 31 2016 04:47 AM Metro pump plate
HI-OCTANE Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
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 .

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#657026 - Tue May 31 2016 07:15 AM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
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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Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#657039 - Tue May 31 2016 09:22 AM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
sign of subject: .. ... cool


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RANDY

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#657044 - Tue May 31 2016 10:11 AM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE]
The Rip Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
I agree.
The Restroom signs are everywhere know.
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Collecting Mobiloil, Mobilgas, Mobilmarine, Metro, always looking for Mobil variations I do not have.

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#657045 - Tue May 31 2016 10:27 AM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
.. ... cool


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RANDY

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#657169 - Wed Jun 01 2016 10:56 AM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
I agree with Darin on this one
Randy's looks like mine and is he real deal.
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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.

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#657185 - Wed Jun 01 2016 03:41 PM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: DWSheffer]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
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
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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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#657203 - Wed Jun 01 2016 07:04 PM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
Here is mine. Original plate.
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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.

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#657204 - Wed Jun 01 2016 07:08 PM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
Hammer down at $737.99. That's a steal on a real deal. This one I don't think so....

Dan


Edited by mcguffeyd1 (Wed Jun 01 2016 07:08 PM)
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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.

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#657205 - Wed Jun 01 2016 07:17 PM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE]
Jamie P Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Oct 27 2011
Loc: Mass
The difference in the lettering is profound when side by side with an original. Nothing is safe anymore.

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#657208 - Wed Jun 01 2016 07:32 PM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: mcguffeyd1]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
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RANDY

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#657318 - Thu Jun 02 2016 08:26 PM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE]
DWSheffer Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
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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Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#657611 - Mon Jun 06 2016 09:46 PM Re: Metro pump plate [Re: HI-OCTANE]
DWSheffer Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
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
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Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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