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Hupmobile Sign Original ? #699074
Mon Nov 20 2017 03:13 PM
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Cataula, Georgia, USA
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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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Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Catauladave] #699075
Mon Nov 20 2017 03:17 PM
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Well for starters there is one P in hup and down at the bottom there are 2. I would run away

Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Tankar] #699076
Mon Nov 20 2017 03:25 PM
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That is correct. Hupp Motor Car Company.


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Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Catauladave] #699079
Mon Nov 20 2017 04:24 PM
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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.


Wanted early tin litho signage.
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Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: minuteman] #699092
Mon Nov 20 2017 06:18 PM
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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


Dennis Leith / Always looking for unusual Gilmore Oil Company items and Automobilia Displays
Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: pumpingethyl] #699094
Mon Nov 20 2017 06:42 PM
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Were any advertising signs ever made of aluminum ? I have never seen one. Dave


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Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Catauladave] #699095
Mon Nov 20 2017 07:10 PM
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Yes, Phillips 66 aero signs from the early 70's. I'll post pics tomorrow.


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Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Done4] #699096
Mon Nov 20 2017 07:37 PM
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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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Re: Hupmobile Sign Original ? [Re: Catauladave] #699100
Mon Nov 20 2017 08:34 PM
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Like Kim and Dennis said, not a question. It is FAKE


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