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Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign #723302
Fri Jan 18 2019 03:29 PM
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I just bought a Conoco Ethyl 30 inch like the one pictured. I am traveling and shipped the sign to myself without taking the actual sign photo. Does anyone know the date and info on these black rimed signs verses the ones that have the dark green rims?
Thanks for any help!

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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723334
Sat Jan 19 2019 11:16 AM
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[Linked Image] I found this picture with your sign in the back ground , sorry about the bad picture , maybe one of thee guys can flip it around .

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: HI-OCTANE] #723335
Sat Jan 19 2019 11:28 AM
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.. ... cool

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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723336
Sat Jan 19 2019 11:39 AM
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Wow that is good news! Thanks Nelson and Randy. I was barely able to get my wife to go along with this...if I told her I might have bout a reproduction y’all could send flowers to my funeral.
Thanks,
Steve

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723338
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I know it's hard to see in the far back ground . Thanks Randy .

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723541
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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723551
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Randy...I saw these on EBay. Mine has all the characteristics of true age. I was wondering if these repops are fashioned after a true legitimate Conoco Sign. That is the bit of info I cannot find.....or am I in a heavy state of denial?!

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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723641
Wed Jan 23 2019 04:12 PM
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Please see all pics of sign in question.

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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723642
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More pics

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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723643
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More pics

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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723644
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Last pics

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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723645
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So my good friend at Old Gas...is this an original or a fake? Do I stand tall or fall on my sword? Help Me!!!
Steve

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723652
Wed Jan 23 2019 06:45 PM
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...Steve, I'm sorry to say - but after seeing the detailed close-up of the Ethyl logo. I'm sure it's a fake frown ...I'd ask for a full refund...

...the characteristics of the fonts used in the Ethyl logo are a dead-on match to the counterfeit from India...it's just been aged...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723654
Wed Jan 23 2019 06:57 PM
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Thanks Mark...wow...haste makes waste!
Steve

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723680
Thu Jan 24 2019 06:46 AM
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One last question...does anyone know if there ever was an original Conoco Sign that this reproduction was made to replicate?

Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #723683
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
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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
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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
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Re: Info about Conoco Ethyl Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #724408
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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
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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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