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A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs #719646
Thu Nov 15 2018 10:58 PM
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I have two Sunoco signs and there are subtle differences between them. I need some experienced help to determine if they are a.) Both real b.) Both fake c.) 1/1. The differences are...
Sign A:
Color--yellow is more orange, blue is more navy and the red is darker
Bottom curve of the "S" is filled in with yellow
Back color is olive/tan in color
Lettering is a bit more crisp

Sign B:
Color is brighter
Bottom curve of the "S" has some white in it
Back color is blue gray

Any takers for the challenge of declaring them real/fake?

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Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: servicestationnation] #719649
Fri Nov 16 2018 03:47 AM
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WOW!!!! Now ain't that interesting!!!!!!
Both real??? Different sign manufactures??

Are they the same size? Same stud spacing?

FWIW, mine looks like sign "A"

My first inclination is that sign "A" is real. And not just because that's the one I have, but because of the colors. But, for all I know, they may both be real!!

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Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: servicestationnation] #719650
Fri Nov 16 2018 03:57 AM
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Here is a picture from the time period. Although tough to see, I think it appears to show white in the S and O like sign "B"

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Steve Coppens
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Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: servicestationnation] #719651
Fri Nov 16 2018 03:59 AM
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Here's a completely different version outlines in white.

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Last edited by Steven C.; Fri Nov 16 2018 04:00 AM.

Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: servicestationnation] #719652
Fri Nov 16 2018 04:01 AM
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One more. Hard to say on this one.

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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: Steven C.] #719653
Fri Nov 16 2018 04:53 AM
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Both right=Id say.

Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: servicestationnation] #719661
Fri Nov 16 2018 08:14 AM
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With studs - they're both 'real'.

All the reproductions of these signs that I have seen don't have studs - they were attached with double stick tape.

Later . . .

Jim

Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: servicestationnation] #719685
Fri Nov 16 2018 07:05 PM
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this is not an offer to sell...the title reads A Tale of two signs. I just want to know if one of them is authentic!

Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: servicestationnation] #719687
Fri Nov 16 2018 07:12 PM
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Sounds like you are getting offers from potential buyers that are not visible to the rest of the forum readers. I guess I am not surprised about that. I agree with the other posters. If it has studs, I believe it is the real deal .

Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: Steven C.] #719698
Fri Nov 16 2018 11:30 PM
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Yes they are the same size and same stud spacing

Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: UpnorthNeil] #719699
Fri Nov 16 2018 11:36 PM
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I am NOT receiving or soliciting offers from buyers!! This is the very first time I have posted on this forum! My husband was a collector and created a nice collection. I hate to dismantle it but it is now time and I need to become more educated about them before I can even begin to think about selling them. I know that he was an impatient buyer and paid way too much for some of his signs and that there are some inauthentic sign among them so I am trying to wade through them and make some sense of them. I appreciate very much all of the constructive input!!

Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: servicestationnation] #719764
Sun Nov 18 2018 03:44 PM
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I agree. Both real.


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Re: A Tale of Two Sunoco Signs [Re: servicestationnation] #719773
Sun Nov 18 2018 05:53 PM
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No doubt in my mind that they are REAL, just different porcelain run or porcelain company.


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