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#688767 - Sat Jun 17 2017 08:56 PM shell air signs
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
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#688770 - Sat Jun 17 2017 09:31 PM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
I have never seen them before. I did bid on the round one. I would have went for the "balloon tire" one if I saw it.
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#688778 - Sun Jun 18 2017 08:50 AM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Thu Nov 27 2008
Loc: San Jose Ca us
I'm thinking fake! Strange same guy has these 2 signs that haven't been seen with original mounting brackets. Must be getting good at faking rust... Jim
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#688779 - Sun Jun 18 2017 10:31 AM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
I'm very skeptical of an air sign that advertises "balloon" tires or any specific tires for that matter. Is air made for balloon tires different from the air put in other types of tires? Seems a bit "gimmicky" to me.......
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#688780 - Sun Jun 18 2017 11:08 AM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Wed Jun 22 2016
Loc: kenton OH
A shell balloon tire sign sold in 02 or 3 on eBay ,maybe the same sign, it was out of Michigan also,one that got away because slow aol,at time dial up thought waiting to last second was smart,

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#688818 - Sun Jun 18 2017 11:15 PM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
i also wondered if anyone had seen either of these before...
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#688820 - Sun Jun 18 2017 11:27 PM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
Yes I have seen the balloon tire air sign before. It is a rare bird.
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#688833 - Mon Jun 19 2017 08:13 AM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Still odd to me, but learned something new this morning I guess, lol.
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#689294 - Mon Jun 26 2017 08:20 PM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Thu Nov 27 2008
Loc: San Jose Ca us
Funny.He has another Air sign!!! 322562997824 Seems Fishy
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#689321 - Tue Jun 27 2017 06:15 AM Re: shell air signs [Re: hancock-oil]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
That four inch or so threaded pipe ,the same on all three seems a bit coincidental ,to me. When they were the same on the first two, I thought hmm. But all three?? Maybe I'll learn something here but now I'm more skeptical.


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#689335 - Tue Jun 27 2017 08:29 AM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
minuteman Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
Look at the wear and edges close on the sign, I have only seen that "patina" if you want to call it, on signs that have been buried and dug up. And we all know there is usually more than one found when signs dug up.
Just an opinion but I believe you can't replicate that patina no matter what you use.
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#689340 - Tue Jun 27 2017 09:24 AM Re: shell air signs [Re: minuteman]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
I agree that they look legit Kim. I want to believe that he found the mother lode somewhere. It's a shame that we(me)have to be so skeptical

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#689449 - Wed Jun 28 2017 07:46 PM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
Hammer down $2568! A couple wanted it bad I guess
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#689452 - Wed Jun 28 2017 07:55 PM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
Seller told me "They came from southern Michigan and were found under the floor of a old barn"

Good finds...


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#689461 - Wed Jun 28 2017 11:50 PM Re: shell air signs [Re: advertologist]
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Not done yet, he has another balloon tire sign that he was supposedly keeping for himself but decided to sell. Starting bid at 2000.

I had a hefty bid in on that last white clam air sign but got blown away. Argh, I hate missing out on a rare early shell piece.

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