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#673202 - Wed Nov 30 2016 01:18 PM Texaco Sky Chief Petrox
TheHorse13 Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 30 2016
Loc: Jefferson County, WV
Hello everyone.

This is my first post and what lead me to this site is the siege of fake signs on e-bay.

I've panned through many ads for vintage signs and I cannot believe the prices they are selling for. I knew something was wrong and thanks to this community, many of my suspicions have been confirmed.

That said, I do have one sign that I bought from a junk store in Virginia. I cannot tell if it's real or not so I figured that I would see what other folks have to say about the sign.

I'm just hanging this in my garage as a decoration but I'm curious if this is the real deal or not.

Thanks in advance and I'm glad that I found this place.


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#673205 - Wed Nov 30 2016 01:26 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
The pic is very tiny....What is the date code in the lower right area?
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#673206 - Wed Nov 30 2016 01:32 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
TheHorse13 Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 30 2016
Loc: Jefferson County, WV
I'm sorry about that. The site wouldn't let me upload a larger image.

The date on the bottom right is 3-6-59

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#673207 - Wed Nov 30 2016 01:33 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
I agree, need a larger pic. I personally haven`t noted any repro Petrox porcelain pump plates. However, new stuff is coming out everyday.
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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#673210 - Wed Nov 30 2016 01:44 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
TheHorse13 Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 30 2016
Loc: Jefferson County, WV
Large image of sign

I hope this works.

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#673211 - Wed Nov 30 2016 01:49 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Looks good to me.....
Darin
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Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#673214 - Wed Nov 30 2016 01:54 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
TheHorse13 Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 30 2016
Loc: Jefferson County, WV
Thank you. I appreciate it.

I do have a few more signs that I'm curious about. If you guys don't mind taking a look, I will post up links to large images.

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#673216 - Wed Nov 30 2016 02:08 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
You`re safe on the Sky Chief.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#673220 - Wed Nov 30 2016 02:33 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
TheHorse13 Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 30 2016
Loc: Jefferson County, WV
The Texaco sign is 9 inches with two mounting holes. All of the others are 11 3/4 inch.

Texaco
Sinclair
MobileGas
Washington

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#673224 - Wed Nov 30 2016 03:34 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Not so lucky with these 4. They are all repros.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#673227 - Wed Nov 30 2016 03:45 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
TheHorse13 Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 30 2016
Loc: Jefferson County, WV
Thanks for taking a look. I suspected they were but wanted to confirm just to be sure.

They are garage art anyway. I like the way they look on the wall. smile

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#673231 - Wed Nov 30 2016 05:09 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Most of us started with a wall of them. Nice to see you enjoying the hobby.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#673232 - Wed Nov 30 2016 05:19 PM Re: Texaco Sky Chief Petrox [Re: TheHorse13]
TheHorse13 Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 30 2016
Loc: Jefferson County, WV
Yea, I'm having fun with it. Having a resource like this site makes it much more enjoyable. Having signs authenticated before losing your shirt is very convenient.

Thanks again to all of you for looking over the signs I've posted. I'm glad that the Sky Chief is the real deal. 50 bucks well spent.

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