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#686761 Mon May 15 2017 10:52 AM
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Is this sign a fantasy piece or the real deal? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Texaco Sign
Firewater45 #686766 Mon May 15 2017 01:11 PM
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I have a similar sign that appears to be about the same size. Mine reads "Texaco Gasolines" and "Localized For You" and is dated 1965. Its also got a rigid metal frame and I have a cardboard insert that I think was inserted into the framing. Joe

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Firewater45 #686918 Tue May 16 2017 04:00 PM
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The print on your sign looks different than mine. Also the border on your sign is different. I know that some came with a rigid frame. I wonder if there were a couple of versions?? Mine has a white piece sticking out top and bottom and had hardware that was made to attach itself to the large "banjo" Texaco signs that were out on the curb. Unfortunately I accidently threw away the instructions and clips to attach it. I am not sure if there were other versions of t his or not. Mine is tin and very "bendy"...I know mine is original as I bought a case of them out of a bulk plant in Montana and the box was printed with the sign information.

Joe, would be interested in seeing the cardboard insert you were referring to.

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Re: Texaco Sign
Alex #686932 Tue May 16 2017 06:14 PM
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Alex, here's pics of the metal sign and the sign with the insert partially installed. Hope they load correctly.

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Re: Texaco Sign
Firewater45 #686935 Tue May 16 2017 07:52 PM
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Looks like a modern computer font......


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Re: Texaco Sign
Firewater45 #686985 Wed May 17 2017 03:22 PM
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Firewater 45...sorry if I "hijacked" your thread. I was curious about the other size sign. the font does not look "quite right", but I am not 100% sure.


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Re: Texaco Sign
Firewater45 #687083 Fri May 19 2017 03:35 AM
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Alex, no big deal. The sign did not look right to me either, I also thought the font did not look right but a small part of me wanted it to be real. Thanks for everyone's input.


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