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Large Shell sign question #696715
Sat Oct 14 2017 06:20 PM
Sat Oct 14 2017 06:20 PM
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Midland, Michigan
BrianH Offline OP
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Hi guys,
I have a chance to buy this. However, the lines on the sign are not of a pattern I've seen before and don't look "right" to me. I don't know if anyone is re-popping these large Shell signs but you never know. Am I being paranoid or does this sign not look right? It doesn't appear to have any "property of Shell" etc marking but not all of them did. I'm especially concerned about the two lines radiating from the left and right at the bottom of the shell. They look to be too close together.

thanks,

BrianH

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Last edited by BrianH; Sat Oct 14 2017 06:21 PM.
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Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH] #696716
Sat Oct 14 2017 06:32 PM
Sat Oct 14 2017 06:32 PM
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yours doesn't look right .. ... cool
pictures of:

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Last edited by advertologist; Sat Oct 14 2017 06:33 PM.

RANDY
Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH] #696720
Sat Oct 14 2017 06:54 PM
Sat Oct 14 2017 06:54 PM
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BrianH Offline OP
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That's what I thought too Randy....I did find a couple that sold at auction that do match mine, finally. However, the GREAT majority of them look like yours above.

To further muddy the waters, here's one Morphy sold back in 2012 that has an almost identical pattern to the one I'm looking at...

Dang, I thought the 4-footers were pretty safe to buy. Now I'm not so confident...

BrianH

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Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH] #696721
Sat Oct 14 2017 07:02 PM
Sat Oct 14 2017 07:02 PM
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Brian, the sign you posted is good. The sign Randy posted is later version.

Last edited by Big Block Cat; Sat Oct 14 2017 07:03 PM.

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Thanks Anthony
Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH] #696723
Sat Oct 14 2017 07:19 PM
Sat Oct 14 2017 07:19 PM
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BrianH Offline OP
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Anthony,
Thanks for the info on the sign. Any idea about what time frame it's from?

BrianH

Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH] #696724
Sat Oct 14 2017 07:26 PM
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Brian, mine is dated 8-36 so that
would make yours between '29 & '36 .. ... cool


RANDY
Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH] #696737
Sun Oct 15 2017 03:12 AM
Sun Oct 15 2017 03:12 AM
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BrianH Offline OP
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Thank you Randy.

BrianH

Re: Large Shell sign question [Re: BrianH] #696795
Mon Oct 16 2017 07:10 AM
Mon Oct 16 2017 07:10 AM
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BrianH Offline OP
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I was able to buy the sign. Thanks guys for the input on it. I was able to buy with confidence based upon your feedback so I appreciate that. I'll post pics in BOTW soon.

BrianH


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