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Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? #570128
Tue Sep 23 2014 01:52 AM
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At first glance I originally dropped this in my watch list as real, but now taking a closer look I'm thinking fake.
The holes should be slightly more toward the outer edge should they not. More splitting the black line. Correct?
Also, is the diameter supposed to be 10"?? This is 9 3/4".
And of course a better example would have grommets.
A little help please.

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Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: Steven C.] #570182
Tue Sep 23 2014 07:57 AM
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Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: Lors10] #570184
Tue Sep 23 2014 08:20 AM
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Steve, you are correct about the position of the grommet holes, and the back is a dead giveaway also

and for size, 9 3/4 is correct

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Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: BryceG] #570185
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Just sold 3 tydol ethyl signs and none of them had white backs. All the backs had greenish color. Messaged the guy on ebay and he said it is an original. I responded saying I believe it is a fake and he never replied.

Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: Lors10] #570186
Tue Sep 23 2014 08:41 AM
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9 3/4" diameter is correct... cool
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Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: advertologist] #570188
Tue Sep 23 2014 08:47 AM
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Thanks Randy for always showing us "The Real McCoy" !!!


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Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: Mike M.] #570190
Tue Sep 23 2014 09:02 AM
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I'd have to agree fake as well. It has gotten where there are so many fakes out there, but the ones that try to artificially age these signs, must be using the same technique? If you look at the rust residue on these faked signs, you will see that it always looks the same. Real rust patterns just don't form like that!


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Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: K W FRITH] #570192
Tue Sep 23 2014 09:09 AM
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Thanks to all!! I'm glad I looked closer at this one.
I totally see what your saying Kevin about the rust!!


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Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: Steven C.] #570199
Tue Sep 23 2014 09:22 AM
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This is a simple case of slight of hand...He is telling people its 9.75 inches which is making everything question and hope its real. I will 95% guarantee this sign in question is NOT that size and in fact is the same size as the one available for 33.95 in another listing shown here http://www.ebay.com/itm/TYDOL-ETHYL-FLYING-A-10-PORCELAIN-GAS-PUMP-SIGN-/150556533094?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230dde6166. Ask for a pic with it on a measuring tape. I see no rust...I see varnish dragged with a sponge and dried to look brown. I am so sick of these low lifes lying about where and how they obtained these repro signs. I sell repro...I call them repro...Anything other ends as what it starts as...A LIE. I mean really...How many people venture into germany and pick through sheds and barns and find piles of chipped signs in ENGLISH writing from before the war??? Common sense would go a LONG way.

Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: Man Cave] #570212
Tue Sep 23 2014 11:22 AM
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Well said Man Cave! I totally agree.
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Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: ddkinsey] #570255
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I hear you Man Cave, but going through eBay is the wrong route in my opinion. I've spoken with them in person as I have a contact in their fraud group. They don't have the resources to do anything about it, and they're not about to hire resources to handle something happening in a category that is "small potato's" compared to their other categories in terms of generating income for eBay. That's the unfortunate facts as they told me themselves.

I built my own site (I'm happy to PM the site to you) in hopes of creating an alternative to eBay for vintage items. If folks are truly "fed up" with eBay they will give it up and go somewhere else. I think there's lots of frustration with these fakes, but when it comes down to it everyone is willing to accept them as part of doing business with eBay. I'm really confused why most don't take their business elsewhere. There is an option now, and although it's not as BIG as eBay yet, it's a start that others can help grow into a great place for all. Interested to hear everyone's thoughts on this.... Thanks.

Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: gaswagon] #570314
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The seller changed his information about his FAKE sign

Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: advertologist] #708596
Tue Apr 24 2018 10:56 AM
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i got a question i got the same sign that is 9 3/4 what else do i look for besides the size to tell if its authintic or not guy i got it from says it is hes been doing it 40 years other people saying its a repo but the size is correct

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Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: Steven C.] #708601
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i got took on ebay for a few signs smh im kind of new to this any help would be greatly appreciated i cant beliece people try to pass these signs off as the real deal and say they are originals and someone who is new too this not knowing gets took for there hard earned money

Re: Flying A Tydol Ethyl sign, Fake?? [Re: ppd] #708604
Tue Apr 24 2018 01:10 PM
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Josh,
it appears your sign matches the sign of subject,
always post picture of back of sign too be annualized .. ... cool


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