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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
advertologist #610468 Mon Apr 27 2015 10:57 AM
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Guys I am new to this...but when you look at the flags on the ebay one compared to Kobans, arent there some serious quality issues with the Ebay one. I am sure there are variations...but it just looks hacked. Similar to on the newer repro Socony Aircraft full size signs like the one at Dixie, the front of the motor looks like a bird poo'd on it. I think details like that are telling and one reason I have managed to stay on the right side of the fence many times when in doubt.

Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
Man Cave #610484 Mon Apr 27 2015 12:11 PM
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Mine is the exact same as Wes's sign. The ebay sign is just like the one Randy posted. The differences are:
1--Different color letters on speedboat
2--wake around speedboat is different
3--wake behind Suzanne is different
4--Flag on Suzanne slightly different
5--No lines on red deck of Suzanne on ebay one
6--Green water level is higher on ebay sign
7--Markings on big ship aren't the same
8--Anchor color on big ship is different
9--should be a wake behind the sailboat
10--Sailboat should have red on bottom
11--Sailboat mast size different
12--Buoy should have white wake around it
13--Markings on RH boat are different
14--TEXACO has a white outline
15--Date stamp in different places

I'm sure there are other differences, but these are the ones I noticed at a quick glance. Why would Texaco change all those small things in the 12 year span from 1947 to 1959? Even if they switched suppliers, I should think there would have been a requirement to duplicate it exactly? I can understand logo changes & such, but the differences here are just sloppy sign making in my opinion? If anyone really knows the true story on these signs, I wish they would speak up!


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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
K W FRITH #610489 Mon Apr 27 2015 01:17 PM
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Here are a few close ups on my sign

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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
K W FRITH #610492 Mon Apr 27 2015 01:21 PM
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these 2 texaco marine oil soldered seam cans were also drastically changed - why?
IMO all 3 examples of topic are alright ... cool

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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
Wes Hague #610493 Mon Apr 27 2015 01:23 PM
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Here is a little tease,,,, smile LOL...

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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
Wes Hague #610509 Mon Apr 27 2015 03:02 PM
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There's the Marine White I've been searching for for SO long....hint hint.


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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
63shelby #610529 Mon Apr 27 2015 04:50 PM
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Thanks Kevin and Wes.. For the education. Awesome signs,Wes !! I also agree with Randy on the Circle R theory.

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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
Keystone Gas Man #610584 Mon Apr 27 2015 08:25 PM
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By 1957, Texaco had gone away from the "Marine" designation with a complete new can and had labeled their boat motor oil as "Outboard". I have seen these cans and complete displays labeled "Outboard". The old Texaco Marine cans had the same graphics as the Texaco Marine sign. Wouldn't the new marketing program have included the signage?

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Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
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Check out this Texaco Marine Flange sign!!!
I have NEVER seen this one before...
Texaco Marine Flange

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Wow, I missed that coming home from vacation. Sure would have liked to see more photos of that one.

The plot thickens.

Re: Texaco Marine Lubricants Sign
blacktee #610621 Tue Apr 28 2015 05:16 AM
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Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
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Ha,,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,


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Wes Hague #610627 Tue Apr 28 2015 05:39 AM
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Looks legit, foreign probably

Thanks Mark

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you don't think the guy or someone bent the sign to make a flange out of it,,, the porcelain is all chipped where the flange is ?


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