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Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 #613047
Thu May 14 2015 04:48 AM
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eBay item number:

111667407553

I've listed this on Ebay a recent garage sale find. After reading a little on Old Gas, I take it to be an original...
One guy questioned my resource. Just making sure it is an original.
thanks, John Carlock...

Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: Carlock_Sales] #613051
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texaco lubester sign of subject: ... cool

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Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: advertologist] #613062
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I'd say you have a reproduction. My original has a much darker green, in the "T". The big E, O, and A is different. Mounting holes are to large and close to the bottom of the sign. I bought this one years ago, from a collector buddy that has passed. Most chipped up on I've owned.

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Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: 66phillips] #613065
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The Texaco across the star looks angled upwards on the pictured sign...
also looks a bit crudely done to me.


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Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: 66phillips] #613066
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Only thing I know is that the star is supposed to point to the 2 dots on each side, and extend down into the writing at the bottom, and yours does that. Have the hole at the bottom ever been drilled out? They are too large.


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Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: 66phillips] #613067
Thu May 14 2015 06:50 AM
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Here's the oldgas discussion the OP referenced in his listing....
http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=161785


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Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: Lastgas15] #613088
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The holes appear to have been drilled. The remains of the sign holder was screwed to the bottom. I took it off to see if it was dated, and it fell apart.

Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: Carlock_Sales] #613093
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eBay item number:

261883527056


also on ebay ...

Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: Carlock_Sales] #613100
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tex lube sign example above:

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Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: advertologist] #613142
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66phillips is it possibly a color variant? Some of the bigger lubester signs have light colored Ts.
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201334045716



An old gas post from Jack Sim from 2000. :

There are no single codes for Texaco colors. When I first started restoring pump, I went to a DuPont paint store, it was in the early days of computers, they looked up color for me. I said no, I wanted to look at the catalogs of paint codes that they had down on the bottom of the counter. I started looking up Texaco colors. They had colors for east coast, west coast, inside the station, outside the station, etc. you wouldn't believe how many color codes they had.

Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: Carlock_Sales] #613144
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this is no doubt a aftermarket sign: ... cool

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Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: advertologist] #613148
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Randy sent you an email. Thanks for the help...

Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: Carlock_Sales] #613152
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picture posted for John: ... cool

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Just updating after selling the sign. I found out that this was an original. It originated from an oil warehouse that was located in Watseka, Illinois. There is another one but the owner is not willing to part with it at this time.

Re: Texaco Lubester Sign ...eBay item number: 1116674 [Re: Carlock_Sales] #623197
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Everything sign posted is original except that 1933 POS.

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