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#695680 - Fri Sep 29 2017 12:59 PM New Member
receddie12 Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Sep 28 2017
Loc: Dunlap, Illinois
My name is Mike Kepple. I am from Peoria, Illinois. My interests are hunting and fishing and I am 68 years old. I still work in the insurance business, ice cream business (5 DQ's) and farming. I was raised on a dairy farm west of Peoria. I know nothing about gasoline sign collecting. I bought a house in Arizona and am trying to duplicate the look the garage had from the former owner. He had a real neat collections of gas & oil signs. My problem is I can not tell the difference between a reproduction and an original. I found the list of the people selling fakes on OLD Gas and unfortunately I have bought some of their signs on ebay. Any help?

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#695688 - Fri Sep 29 2017 02:20 PM Re: New Member [Re: receddie12]
SandPCollector Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: Plano TX
Mike, Welcome to Oldgas. Your best bet for future sign purchases is to check with the members here for original/reproduction verdicts prior to purchasing. Best of luck with the garage!
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Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.

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#695690 - Fri Sep 29 2017 02:53 PM Re: New Member [Re: receddie12]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
welcome aboard .. ... cool
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RANDY

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#695713 - Fri Sep 29 2017 09:38 PM Re: New Member [Re: advertologist]
JimT Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Welcome Mike. There are some real derelicts on Ebay these last few years. Some of them are making fake porcelain signs that are even seasoned collectors can find difficult to discern authenticity. Especially just from a picture. It can be fun to buy online but if you end finding out you bought fakes at or close to original prices, and you have a conscience-it will be hell for you when its time to move them on. I think the best place when your new to get an education is by attending quality antique advertising shows.
Again, welcome, and good luck on your quest.

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#695732 - Sat Sep 30 2017 10:14 AM Re: New Member [Re: receddie12]
pickurt Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Mar 10 2013
Loc: Northern California
Welcome.

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Kurt

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#695858 - Sun Oct 01 2017 09:26 PM Re: New Member [Re: receddie12]
bsplichal95 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Welcome to OldGas!
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Braden Splichal


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#695921 - Mon Oct 02 2017 06:05 PM Re: New Member [Re: receddie12]
Derbygasman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Oct 17 2012
Loc: Wichita, KS
Welcome to Oldgas!
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Always looking for more Derby, Vickers, KanOTex, & Elreco gasoline & oil items!

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#695963 - Tue Oct 03 2017 03:59 PM Re: New Member [Re: receddie12]
RedHat Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Apr 15 2016
Loc: NJ
Welcome!
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Looking for rare ephemera - maps, ads, smalls, etc - and the occasional can.

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