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TEXACO 24" SIGN
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Very, very questionable ? Even dated..........

http://cgi.ebay.com/1961-Texaco-24-inch-...=item1c1ce126bd

1 hole bottom, two inside the sign at 3 & 9 o'clock ? WT ?

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Re: TEXACO 24" SIGN
blacktee #260939 Thu Jun 30 2011 07:28 AM
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Doug:

despite the placement of the holes in the sign
there should be a red triangle inside the A

Dann

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deacon #260940 Thu Jun 30 2011 07:43 AM
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You can put a date on anything..
IMO not authentic


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Re: TEXACO 24" SIGN
advertologist #261022 Thu Jun 30 2011 06:15 PM
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Reminds me of the AM-59 Invader sign on ebay last week that you all said was bogus. The seller is not treasureray this time though.


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Re: TEXACO 24" SIGN
THE AMERICAN GARAGE #261038 Thu Jun 30 2011 07:31 PM
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Missing the red triangle in the A and REG.T.M. under the star.
A real one does'nt have a date that I'm aware of. Also, the TEXACO letter size is completely wrong. I'm comparing to two that I have seen and the one on my wall.

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deacon #261043 Thu Jun 30 2011 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: deacon
Doug:

despite the placement of the holes in the sign
there should be a red triangle inside the A

Dann


If you look at item 290582432355 the triangle isnt filled in on this one. I think the 2 holes are nail holes cause they are uneven. Plus it has a rub wear around the C, I say its real or it sure fooled me.

Re: TEXACO 24" SIGN
Bud Miley #261044 Thu Jun 30 2011 07:49 PM
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I see red in the triangle..
of 290582432355

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Re: TEXACO 24" SIGN
advertologist #261077 Fri Jul 01 2011 03:27 AM
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Well I guess I didn't word my statement very well. : )

As far as I know they NEVER made a 24" with this logo. Only one from the 20's. The date thing is what ***** me off.

Most 6 footers are dated at 6 O'clock by the black border. A 62 sign would have the circle R trademark...

Re: TEXACO 24" SIGN
blacktee #287898 Tue Nov 29 2011 10:06 PM
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Well I bought the sign and beleive it to be real. I know of three others that showed up in Lynchburg Va. and I hear they came from some one that worked for Allan Morrison Sign Co. A friend of mine kept one. Living in Lynchburg I have seen some strange signs show up over the years.

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60wayne #287902 Tue Nov 29 2011 10:41 PM
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IMO that sign is real.

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ebaygenious #288123 Thu Dec 01 2011 08:26 AM
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So "IF" someone's playing around in the factory makes a few of these ???

That makes it an "Original" Texaco Advertising item ?

The back isn't even porcelain.

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blacktee #288125 Thu Dec 01 2011 08:39 AM
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What if it was some kind of experimental sign ?

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HI-OCTANE #288403 Fri Dec 02 2011 02:56 PM
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It is not a porcelain sign. Allan Morrison Sign Co. made no porcelain signs that I am aware off.

Several years ago a friend of mine picked up a small Gulf Solar Heat die cut sign, the size of a pump plate. He put it on e-bay and got big bucks for it. I had bid much higher on it then I thougth it was worth having looked at it. I did not get it. Had never seen or heard of one before. It showed up at a yard sale of one of the sons of the Sign Co. owners. As far as I know there is only one but who knows.
Another friend had four or five of an unseen Coke Sign. After he sold a few and it ended up in Petretti's price guide book it became a legit sign. Again an unknown find from the local sign co. No others found but a known source.

Re: TEXACO 24" SIGN
60wayne #288805 Sun Dec 04 2011 03:25 PM
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Well how many out there ever seen a painted metal logo sign from any year of Texaco's?

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Re: TEXACO 24" SIGN
blacktee #288811 Sun Dec 04 2011 03:42 PM
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I can't remember seeing any in person, nor in the "Collector's Bibles". Texaco as I remember, was pretty anal about every station looking pretty much the same.


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