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Esso Flange Elephant Kerosene sign
#529152 Fri Apr 18 2014 05:07 PM
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Hey guys new to old gas and I have this sign, can anyone tell me if it is real and what the value would be on it?




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Looks like a fake from India.

It is poorly laid out & executed. Valued simply as a decorative panel with no collector value $80-$125.

In all honesty you could go to any college with a decent art school and they could make you a one off that looked far better.


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carolinaskies #529267 Sat Apr 19 2014 05:20 AM
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anybody that would pay more than $80. for that sign should have their head examined. in my opinion their is 0 value in such a piece like this.


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Aww c'mon KZ, someone into elephants would go for it.... They carry around trunks of cash... smile


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carolinaskies #529295 Sat Apr 19 2014 08:06 AM
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True. My wife used to spend stupid money on items with watermelons on them.


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Watermelons? Then again who am I collecting rusty signs? LOL


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Sheepdog I presume this is tied to your other thread on how to tell fakes from real. The above is a great example of repro done bad but there is lots of "good" repro that fools all of us. Some more than others, unfortunately. Here is a link from way back that talks about the exact subject matter and down the page you will see some great pointers on Elephant kerosene signs specifically. If you're looking for specific stuff use the Google OG search on the top&lower right to search, it will greatly enhance your experience. Many have asked the same questions before.
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Gas stuff.com #529307 Sat Apr 19 2014 09:23 AM
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Watermelons? Then again who am I collecting rusty signs? LOL


Tread lightly John, she may be coming to GasStuff with me this year.
The only savior was some watermelons had a black kid attached so it made it to collectable status. Unlike the rest of the stuff that was given away or made good fire starter material


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Oh I know some watermelon stuff is way cool. Like I said who am I to say anything I have old rusty signs and pumps. I hope you guys can make it again this year.


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And Chrysler's


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LOL. Good one! Got me


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Originally Posted By: KZ1000
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Watermelons? Then again who am I collecting rusty signs? LOL


Tread lightly John, she may be coming to GasStuff with me this year.
The only savior was some watermelons had a black kid attached so it made it to collectable status. Unlike the rest of the stuff that was given away or made good fire starter material

HEY, sign above is Black & it does look like a Watermellon on legs!
How many does your wife Own?

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none, we squashed the watermelon collecting when friends would start buying watermelon trinkets at flea markets, I mean how many gay watermelon plates and mugs do you need, or want.


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Originally Posted By: KZ1000
... I mean how many gay watermelon plates and mugs do you need, or want.


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