SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN

Posted by: Madison Oil

SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Tue Mar 08 2011 07:50 PM

eBay auction #140520830493. Seller is not sure if it is the real deal or not. I think it may be the real deal. Any one else think the same?
Posted by: KZ1000

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Tue Mar 08 2011 07:56 PM

Hope your kidding, this seller has already informed us he knows everything about signs, He would not be asking 600. for a 3000 sign if it "Might" be real. Just deceiving information to fool uneducated buyers.

Not Real
Posted by: pumpingethyl

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Tue Mar 08 2011 08:05 PM

ABSOLUTELY NOT OLD
Posted by: Madison Oil

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Tue Mar 08 2011 08:14 PM

Can anyone tell me what is the tell-tell sign to determine if this is real or not?
Posted by: always lookin

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Tue Mar 08 2011 08:16 PM

I matched it to a pic of a 100% real one.... tire is too sharp, borders are to wide, wings struts dont touch the wing...
Posted by: Tara Worsham

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Tue Mar 08 2011 09:20 PM

After reading the seller's posts on here awhile back, I wouldn't be spending any money with him. JM2C.
Posted by: marxmobilgas

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Wed Mar 09 2011 03:40 PM

this one says is original: I cant tell the difference in the two:

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Socony-Aircraft-Oils...=item33659fc623
Posted by: always lookin

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Wed Mar 09 2011 03:47 PM

now look at them.. It looks like the last one is real, with lots of touch up.
Posted by: grabber

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Wed Mar 09 2011 03:51 PM

Yes...the last one is real and it could be yours smile It does have a lot of touch ups...but is the real mccoy... I sold one a few months ago that had lettering on the back (it was an original)...the one we have on ebay does not have the lettering on the back...I guess some had it and some didnt...
Posted by: chadrock00

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Wed Mar 09 2011 09:48 PM

Border, prop, the font on the lettering under SOCONY, the tire above the I, I'm sure there is more. I wrote this guy to tell him that he could change his listing from "Since we cannot say with any certainly that this piece is original, (though it might be) we priced it accordingly in this listing," to THIS IS A FAKE P.O.S. In nicer words ofcourse, as all I was doing is trying to inform him. He has an excuse for every discrepansy with this fake sign, although he's not saying it's real???. It's almost hilarious, I should post all of his replies on here for you to veiw.
Posted by: bustermonty

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Wed Mar 09 2011 10:05 PM

The backs of every original I have ever seen are the old style white porcelain with the small round pock marks.
Posted by: grabber

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Thu Mar 10 2011 09:32 AM

Here's a few pics of another one we had a while back...the difference is always in the details...The back on this one had some odd lettering etched in (possiby a code of some sort?)
Posted by: LOWright

Re: SOCONY AIRCRAFT OILS PORCELAIN METAL SIGN - Thu Mar 10 2011 11:19 AM

I was going to make a .99 cent offer, but the freight is $28.00! Wouldn't that be something! LOL