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Need some help on a sign again. Ebay 201348298656 Looks a little thin to me but not sure as I have only seen one other. Thanks, Tim

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sign of subject: ... cool

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There was some controversy over the Shell Kerosene signs, about 6 or 8 years back. I remember a friend getting a few that he thought were NOS, and later discovering that they were repops. I don't remember the whole story on them but for me, the repoppers have ruined that sign and I would never buy one. Too many unknowns.


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mine show american artworks at bottom of inside flange ... cool

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It's a repop by what I see. Bryce Gillespie (BryceG) sold one recently and here was his thread.

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=606481

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the dead giveaway in the repops vs the originals, is the boldness & overall detail of the lines of the clamshell.

they did make originals both marked (like Randy's) and unmarked


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oh yeah, and what Mike said, the one in question is a repro


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Whew! Thanks everyone. Could have bought one a few years back but now I am not sure if it was real or not. I think I will take Kevins advise and stay away unless it is through oldgas. Thanks again, Tim

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Also made in PORCELAIN--one i had many years ago.

2500 reasons to sell it!

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Randy would say "THE REAL McCOY"

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if the one above is real and is porcelain, then it looks like the mfg of the fake tin ones used it as the template for a copy.


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Originally Posted By: BryceG
if the one above is real and is porcelain,


... cool the one above is:

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Thanks Randy,it came from a Shell Oil bulk plant in San Andreas Ca. in the early 70's.

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those are really neat... and also shows us what the fakers used as reference for the repro. all good info. thanks for sharing Frank & Randy


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the earlier model ... cool

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Is that porcelain Randy?
If so have not seen it.

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