Oldgas.com Home  

Click here for Petro Porcelain Sign auction listings


Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Pictures | Links | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
#770706 Sat Nov 13 2021 11:34 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 1
B
Bri250 Offline OP
New Member
OP Offline
New Member
B
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 1
Hey all, new to the forums.

I am looking at a listing for a Texaco license plate topper, allegedly from a service station in Nebraska. Admittedly, I know little about determining the real deal from a fake. An internet search yielded nothing similar to this, which would lead me to believe that is not real, but again, I know little.

So I would greatly appreciate any input.

Thanks

Screenshot_20211113-230734~2.jpgScreenshot_20211113-230826~2.jpgScreenshot_20211113-230838~2.jpg
Last edited by Oldgas; Sun Nov 14 2021 05:04 PM. Reason: Convert png images to jpg so it displays within the post efficiently
Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Bri250 #770708 Sun Nov 14 2021 08:45 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 704
Likes: 12
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 704
Likes: 12
fake


kenneth northenscold
7111 madera drive goleta calif 93117
1 member likes this: Bri250
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Bri250 #770710 Sun Nov 14 2021 10:34 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,977
Likes: 48
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,977
Likes: 48
Vernon Co. exists and is a promotional product supplier.
https://www.vernonpromotions.com/

Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Gasman84470 #770711 Sun Nov 14 2021 11:02 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,786
Likes: 50
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,786
Likes: 50
I think it is the "REAL McCOY"-as Randy would say!

Newton has been around for many years.


Frank Jordan
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Bri250 #770712 Sun Nov 14 2021 12:17 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 85
Likes: 9
R
Active Member
Offline
Active Member
R
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 85
Likes: 9
An indication of authenticity can be determined by the seller's endless supply. Just check out their sold listings. I would have to agree with RICHLUBE.

1 member likes this: Bri250
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Bri250 #770716 Sun Nov 14 2021 01:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,977
Likes: 48
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,977
Likes: 48
Yeah Frank I have owned a few Maytags in my life and have even had the privilege of visiting Newton a few times. However the company on the topper hasn't been around for a while and they do promotional work. The license plate is one of their items.

2 members like this: Bri250, hawkike
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Bri250 #770764 Mon Nov 15 2021 07:35 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 330
Likes: 12
R
Petro Enthusiast
Online Content
Petro Enthusiast
R
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 330
Likes: 12
I am confused. You guys are saying this is genuine based on the existence of a of the place printed on it? Your logic doesn't make sense to me. Just trying to learn something here.


Randy
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
RMikita #770767 Mon Nov 15 2021 09:13 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 704
Likes: 12
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 704
Likes: 12
bingo, what RMikita said


kenneth northenscold
7111 madera drive goleta calif 93117
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Bri250 #770770 Mon Nov 15 2021 11:45 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,082
Likes: 32
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,082
Likes: 32
The quantity of toppers that the seller has is immaterial. License plate toppers is an item that a station owner/dealer literally would have dozens of...it's not like a sign hanging on his station.

I once came across 50+ nos Marathon license plate toppers in one box from a long closed Marathon station.

Imo ... authenticity should be more about font, proper logo for the period, size, similar proven counterfeits, and other such criteria instead of how many someone happens to have.

Jm2c

1 member likes this: hawkike
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Bri250 #770773 Mon Nov 15 2021 01:18 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,748
Likes: 68
Veteran Member
Online Content
Veteran Member
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,748
Likes: 68
I have no clue on authenticity, but I agree 100%with Ohio Oil. Just because a guy has quantity, does not mean fake or repop. Especially on a promotional give away item that a station may have ordered hundreds at a time, then one of us finds a box of them in modern times. I’ve been there and done that.

Last edited by Speedracer; Mon Nov 15 2021 01:20 PM.

-Steve B. (WTB: 48" Flying A button, 48" black/org Phillips 66, White Star, and Chevrolet Signs. Also looking for a Wayne 866. Send a PM. Thanks.)
1 member likes this: hawkike
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Bri250 #771165 Tue Nov 23 2021 10:05 PM
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 471
Likes: 12
A
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
A
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 471
Likes: 12
Hi,
Well I know the March 7th 1947 Cairo Record paper has a long as advertising about Lloyd's Texaco quality of service. The address was at 322 Least 2nd St Cairo, NE. Lloyd's name was Lloyd E. Jacoby. A unique name. Maybe his family in the area can verify????. Good luck. Andrew

Screenshot_20211123-200419.png
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Bri250 #771176 Wed Nov 24 2021 06:37 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,841
Likes: 36
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,841
Likes: 36
I'm curious what the gang says about this guys stuff
0 negative feedback seems a good sign?? No?

https://www.ebay.com/usr/northwoodtrading?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754

signs.JPG

Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Texaco License Plate Topper, Authentic?
Bri250 #776719 Sat Apr 09 2022 07:03 PM
Joined: Apr 2022
Posts: 3
5
New Member
Offline
New Member
5
Joined: Apr 2022
Posts: 3
From what I can determine these type of toppers are all fakes. They all have the same one piece two hole design all with the same rust stains in the same places. There are dozens and dozens of sellers on eBay that showed up like a year ago all selling these fake toppers, same junk. Some of them actually wouldn't be that bad if they would stop with the fake rust already and sell them as repros for a decent price!


Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog9 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Click here for Gas Pump auction listings

Copyright © 2021 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4