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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723683
Thu Jan 24 2019 09:42 AM
Thu Jan 24 2019 09:42 AM
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Steve,
been a collector for 45 yrs. & have never seen this sign with a "black border"
until this post & now see the India version .. ... cool


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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723685
Thu Jan 24 2019 10:09 AM
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Bonzi

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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723693
Thu Jan 24 2019 12:12 PM
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Leggo sword metaphor...love it! At least you can pull it out and get your money back from eBay with no blood from the wallet wound!

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723700
Thu Jan 24 2019 04:15 PM
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I wish that were true Gasman...But i bought it on a trip to Arizona (1000 miles away) and really have no recourse....soooo BONZI!!!

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723701
Thu Jan 24 2019 04:38 PM
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I think I will start a support group called “repops anonymous”.

We can all get together and I would say “ Hi, my name is Steve, I am a “repopoholic””. Everyone would say, “Hi Steve!” Then we could take turns telling our stories about how we got all excited and too quickly pulled our money out of our pockets and lived to regret it. We could serve punch and cookies.

Anyone want to join?

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723703
Thu Jan 24 2019 05:39 PM
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There are two kinds of collectors; those that admit they've been fooled and bought a repop, and those that lie and say they've never done so. It would be a large club indeed.

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Gasman84470] #723794
Sat Jan 26 2019 01:45 PM
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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #724408
Wed Feb 06 2019 02:08 PM
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Conoco Never made this sign! Sorry


Wanted: Conoco, Marland, Eason, Cliff Brice, Speedway and Oval E stuff!
Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #724493
Fri Feb 08 2019 03:18 PM
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Lessons Learned:

1) Be careful pulling your money out of your billfold too fast.
2) Do your research. Verify, verify, verify.
3) Be prepared to accept either the good or especially the bad news.
4) Either keep your mistake or sell it as a reproduction.
5) Don’t do it again!!!

I sort of walked through this mess, penning the results in this thread on Oldgas.com. Here is the epilogue:

I sold the sign as a reproduction for half what I paid. I ended up selling 4 other of my signs to make up the difference. I told my wife about the mistake I had made. After nearly divorcing me she accepted my error and agreed not to burn down our garage.

I now wish that I had not fallen on my sword...it really makes a mess! Besides the bloody mess I have learned that “sword falling” really does not help at all...time heals all wounds...life does go on. So if you are like me and have really made a mess...remember...a penny saved is a penny earned, only you can prevent forest fires, a stitch in time saves nine, and all sorts of things like that.
Steve

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