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#699074 - Mon Nov 20 2017 04:13 PM Hupmobile Sign Original ?
Catauladave Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
HELP ! This sign has me baffled ? It was advertised as original, but I have my doubts.
It is constructed of thin aluminum, approx. 30" X 16", double sided, and painted. I was told that it was always displayed inside. It has four small mounting holes.
I have never seen an early sign constructed out of aluminum.
Is this sign authentic, a later reissue, current decorator item, or what ? If it is fake, why make it double sided ?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Dave Jones


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#699075 - Mon Nov 20 2017 04:17 PM Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Catauladave]
Tankar Online   content
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
Well for starters there is one P in hup and down at the bottom there are 2. I would run away

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#699076 - Mon Nov 20 2017 04:25 PM Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Tankar]
Catauladave Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
That is correct. Hupp Motor Car Company.
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#699079 - Mon Nov 20 2017 05:24 PM Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Catauladave]
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
I would bet 100 bucks its a repop and give 3 to 1 odds...
seen a lot of signs, never an aluminum one in the 1920' or 30's.
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#699092 - Mon Nov 20 2017 07:18 PM Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: minuteman]
pumpingethyl Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 30 2008
Loc: Downey , CA
Originally Posted By minuteman
I would bet 100 bucks its a repop and give 3 to 1 odds...
seen a lot of signs, never an aluminum one in the 1920' or 30's.



You're only willing to bet $100 that it's fake Kim??...LMAO.....I'd be willing to wager A LOT MORE $$$$....LMAO
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#699094 - Mon Nov 20 2017 07:42 PM Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: pumpingethyl]
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
Were any advertising signs ever made of aluminum ? I have never seen one. Dave
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#699095 - Mon Nov 20 2017 08:10 PM Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Catauladave]
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Yes, Phillips 66 aero signs from the early 70's. I'll post pics tomorrow.
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#699096 - Mon Nov 20 2017 08:37 PM Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Done4]
Catauladave Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
Nothing as early as this Hupmobile sign though ? What are your thoughts on this piece ? I am thinking that it is of recent origin. Thin and aluminum. Dave
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#699100 - Mon Nov 20 2017 09:34 PM Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Catauladave]
coltex Online   content
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Registered: Sat Feb 26 2005
Loc: Lockhart, TX 78644
Like Kim and Dennis said, not a question. It is FAKE

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