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New Member #695680
Fri Sep 29 2017 10:59 AM
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My name is Mike Kepple. I am from Peoria, Illinois. My interests are hunting and fishing and I am 68 years old. I still work in the insurance business, ice cream business (5 DQ's) and farming. I was raised on a dairy farm west of Peoria. I know nothing about gasoline sign collecting. I bought a house in Arizona and am trying to duplicate the look the garage had from the former owner. He had a real neat collections of gas & oil signs. My problem is I can not tell the difference between a reproduction and an original. I found the list of the people selling fakes on OLD Gas and unfortunately I have bought some of their signs on ebay. Any help?

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Re: New Member [Re: receddie12] #695688
Fri Sep 29 2017 12:20 PM
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Mike, Welcome to Oldgas. Your best bet for future sign purchases is to check with the members here for original/reproduction verdicts prior to purchasing. Best of luck with the garage!


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: New Member [Re: receddie12] #695690
Fri Sep 29 2017 12:53 PM
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welcome aboard .. ... cool


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Re: New Member [Re: advertologist] #695713
Fri Sep 29 2017 07:38 PM
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Welcome Mike. There are some real derelicts on Ebay these last few years. Some of them are making fake porcelain signs that are even seasoned collectors can find difficult to discern authenticity. Especially just from a picture. It can be fun to buy online but if you end finding out you bought fakes at or close to original prices, and you have a conscience-it will be hell for you when its time to move them on. I think the best place when your new to get an education is by attending quality antique advertising shows.
Again, welcome, and good luck on your quest.

Re: New Member [Re: receddie12] #695732
Sat Sep 30 2017 08:14 AM
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Welcome.

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Re: New Member [Re: receddie12] #695858
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Welcome to OldGas!


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Re: New Member [Re: receddie12] #695921
Mon Oct 02 2017 04:05 PM
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Welcome to Oldgas!


Always looking for more Derby, Vickers, KanOTex, & Elreco gasoline & oil items!
Re: New Member [Re: receddie12] #695963
Tue Oct 03 2017 01:59 PM
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Looking for European Shell, Veedol, Standard, Vacuum, Michelin and Sinclair ephemera/cans/signage
Re: New Member [Re: receddie12] #700668
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Welcome to a great website. If any of your eBay purchases were recent. Return them or file a money-back guarantee with eBay if they advertised them as old, original signs.

-Steve


WTB signs: WHITE STAR, FILMOIL, FLYING A button and Economical Transportation Chevrolet Sign. Also looking for a Wayne 866. Send a PM. Thanks.

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