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#686761 - Mon May 15 2017 12:52 PM Texaco Sign
Firewater45 Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 08 2012
Loc: Florida, USA
Is this sign a fantasy piece or the real deal? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


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#686766 - Mon May 15 2017 03:11 PM Re: Texaco Sign [Re: Firewater45]
jecos Online   content
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Registered: Fri Aug 15 2014
Loc: CT, USA
I have a similar sign that appears to be about the same size. Mine reads "Texaco Gasolines" and "Localized For You" and is dated 1965. Its also got a rigid metal frame and I have a cardboard insert that I think was inserted into the framing. Joe

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#686918 - Tue May 16 2017 06:00 PM Re: Texaco Sign [Re: Firewater45]
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
The print on your sign looks different than mine. Also the border on your sign is different. I know that some came with a rigid frame. I wonder if there were a couple of versions?? Mine has a white piece sticking out top and bottom and had hardware that was made to attach itself to the large "banjo" Texaco signs that were out on the curb. Unfortunately I accidently threw away the instructions and clips to attach it. I am not sure if there were other versions of t his or not. Mine is tin and very "bendy"...I know mine is original as I bought a case of them out of a bulk plant in Montana and the box was printed with the sign information.

Joe, would be interested in seeing the cardboard insert you were referring to.


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#686932 - Tue May 16 2017 08:14 PM Re: Texaco Sign [Re: Alex]
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Registered: Fri Aug 15 2014
Loc: CT, USA
Alex, here's pics of the metal sign and the sign with the insert partially installed. Hope they load correctly.


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#686935 - Tue May 16 2017 09:52 PM Re: Texaco Sign [Re: Firewater45]
pipes Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Upper Michigan
Looks like a modern computer font......
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#686985 - Wed May 17 2017 05:22 PM Re: Texaco Sign [Re: Firewater45]
Alex Offline
Moderator, Value Forum

Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Firewater 45...sorry if I "hijacked" your thread. I was curious about the other size sign. the font does not look "quite right", but I am not 100% sure.
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#687083 - Fri May 19 2017 05:35 AM Re: Texaco Sign [Re: Firewater45]
Firewater45 Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 08 2012
Loc: Florida, USA
Alex, no big deal. The sign did not look right to me either, I also thought the font did not look right but a small part of me wanted it to be real. Thanks for everyone's input.

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