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Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign

Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Fri Jan 18 2019 09:29 PM

I just bought a Conoco Ethyl 30 inch like the one pictured. I am traveling and shipped the sign to myself without taking the actual sign photo. Does anyone know the date and info on these black rimed signs verses the ones that have the dark green rims?
Thanks for any help!

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Posted By: HI-OCTANE

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Sat Jan 19 2019 05:16 PM

[Linked Image] I found this picture with your sign in the back ground , sorry about the bad picture , maybe one of thee guys can flip it around .
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Sat Jan 19 2019 05:28 PM

.. ... cool

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Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Sat Jan 19 2019 05:39 PM

Wow that is good news! Thanks Nelson and Randy. I was barely able to get my wife to go along with this...if I told her I might have bout a reproduction y’all could send flowers to my funeral.
Thanks,
Steve
Posted By: HI-OCTANE

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Sat Jan 19 2019 05:39 PM

I know it's hard to see in the far back ground . Thanks Randy .
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Tue Jan 22 2019 02:19 PM

36" India model .. ... cool

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porcelain-Conoco-Gasoline-Sign-SIZE-36-Round-Double-Sided/323660828257
Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Tue Jan 22 2019 05:39 PM

Randy...I saw these on EBay. Mine has all the characteristics of true age. I was wondering if these repops are fashioned after a true legitimate Conoco Sign. That is the bit of info I cannot find.....or am I in a heavy state of denial?!
Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Wed Jan 23 2019 10:12 PM

Please see all pics of sign in question.

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Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Wed Jan 23 2019 10:13 PM

More pics

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Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Wed Jan 23 2019 10:14 PM

More pics

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Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Wed Jan 23 2019 10:16 PM

Last pics

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Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Wed Jan 23 2019 10:17 PM

So my good friend at Old Gas...is this an original or a fake? Do I stand tall or fall on my sword? Help Me!!!
Steve
Posted By: gulfiend!

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Thu Jan 24 2019 12:45 AM

...Steve, I'm sorry to say - but after seeing the detailed close-up of the Ethyl logo. I'm sure it's a fake frown ...I'd ask for a full refund...

...the characteristics of the fonts used in the Ethyl logo are a dead-on match to the counterfeit from India...it's just been aged...
Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Thu Jan 24 2019 12:57 AM

Thanks Mark...wow...haste makes waste!
Steve
Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Thu Jan 24 2019 12:46 PM

One last question...does anyone know if there ever was an original Conoco Sign that this reproduction was made to replicate?
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Thu Jan 24 2019 03:42 PM

Steve,
been a collector for 45 yrs. & have never seen this sign with a "black border"
until this post & now see the India version .. ... cool
Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Thu Jan 24 2019 04:09 PM

Bonzi

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Posted By: Gasman84470

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Thu Jan 24 2019 06:12 PM

Leggo sword metaphor...love it! At least you can pull it out and get your money back from eBay with no blood from the wallet wound!
Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Thu Jan 24 2019 10:15 PM

I wish that were true Gasman...But i bought it on a trip to Arizona (1000 miles away) and really have no recourse....soooo BONZI!!!
Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Thu Jan 24 2019 10:38 PM

I think I will start a support group called “repops anonymous”.

We can all get together and I would say “ Hi, my name is Steve, I am a “repopoholic””. Everyone would say, “Hi Steve!” Then we could take turns telling our stories about how we got all excited and too quickly pulled our money out of our pockets and lived to regret it. We could serve punch and cookies.

Anyone want to join?
Posted By: Gasman84470

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Thu Jan 24 2019 11:39 PM

There are two kinds of collectors; those that admit they've been fooled and bought a repop, and those that lie and say they've never done so. It would be a large club indeed.
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Sat Jan 26 2019 07:45 PM

Steve's sign., .. ... cool

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Conoco-Eth...Sign-Like-Mobil-Gulf-Texaco/143105070714
Posted By: DuceCpe

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Wed Feb 06 2019 08:08 PM

Conoco Never made this sign! Sorry
Posted By: Stephenwarren30

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign - Fri Feb 08 2019 09:18 PM

Lessons Learned:

1) Be careful pulling your money out of your billfold too fast.
2) Do your research. Verify, verify, verify.
3) Be prepared to accept either the good or especially the bad news.
4) Either keep your mistake or sell it as a reproduction.
5) Don’t do it again!!!

I sort of walked through this mess, penning the results in this thread on Oldgas.com. Here is the epilogue:

I sold the sign as a reproduction for half what I paid. I ended up selling 4 other of my signs to make up the difference. I told my wife about the mistake I had made. After nearly divorcing me she accepted my error and agreed not to burn down our garage.

I now wish that I had not fallen on my sword...it really makes a mess! Besides the bloody mess I have learned that “sword falling” really does not help at all...time heals all wounds...life does go on. So if you are like me and have really made a mess...remember...a penny saved is a penny earned, only you can prevent forest fires, a stitch in time saves nine, and all sorts of things like that.
Steve

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