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Strange Day In The Hobby When... #742688
Sun Jan 26 2020 04:13 AM
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...a basic Mobil plate brings more than this Pennzoil rack sign. Someone got a great deal on that Pennzoil!!!

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Re: Strange Day In The Hobby When... [Re: Steven C.] #742690
Sun Jan 26 2020 08:02 AM
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To be honest in this day and age I'm surprised that a common Mobil plate brought that much. The days of minty original common Mobil plates bringing $500 seems like distant history, especially when I see the fantasy plates routinely selling for more than originals. I know, it's a dead horse we're beating, but for those of us in the hobby for more than a decade it's perplexing to try and understand why people are paying what they are for fantasy signs currently. It's almost as if they're being embraced by some as being "collectible"? I digress.......
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Re: Strange Day In The Hobby When... [Re: Steven C.] #742920
Thu Jan 30 2020 11:57 AM
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those pennzoil rack signs have kinda tanked... not sure why, i think they are great! but I had a full rack with 2 mint signs and 2 that were solid 8.5 condition. i barely got 1k each for the mint ones, and like 700-800 each for the others.

those specific pennzoils are just not desired like they used to be!


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Re: Strange Day In The Hobby When... [Re: Steven C.] #742939
Thu Jan 30 2020 05:42 PM
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Those particular Pennzoil signs, the small and the large size for the original bottle rack have been reproduced like crazy , might be why the one in the auction did not bring strong money but I would want to see better pictures of it before I call it India junk.....🤷‍♂️

Re: Strange Day In The Hobby When... [Re: Steven C.] #742969
Fri Jan 31 2020 11:11 AM
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Kraft is a reputable company... I have no doubts the sign was legit. But for anyone wondering, those original rack signs are marked on the backsides


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Re: Strange Day In The Hobby When... [Re: Steven C.] #742975
Fri Jan 31 2020 11:43 AM
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Thanks Bryce, I've always wanted one but with the reproduced versions have stayed away from them. Do you happen to have a pic of the makers mark that you could share?


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