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shell pump plate #712840
Sun Jul 08 2018 09:53 PM
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Craig Osbeck Offline OP
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How to tell if a shell porcelain pump plate without the grommets is real or fake. Has the lettering made in USA at the bottom.
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Craig
Re: shell pump plate [Re: Craig Osbeck] #712843
Sun Jul 08 2018 10:03 PM
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picture of front & back for comparison .. ... cool


RANDY
Re: shell pump plate [Re: Craig Osbeck] #712898
Mon Jul 09 2018 06:24 PM
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No picture on my end Randy... Jim


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Re: shell pump plate [Re: hancock-oil] #712899
Mon Jul 09 2018 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Craig Osbeck
How to tell if a shell porcelain pump plate without the grommets is real or fake. Has the lettering made in USA at the bottom.
Thanks

Originally Posted by hancock-oil
No picture on my end Randy... Jim


was asking Craig for picture of sign of subject too compare with

therealmccoy (1).jpg

RANDY
Re: shell pump plate [Re: advertologist] #714361
Sat Aug 04 2018 11:43 AM
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I have seen Shell pump plates now being repopped with " MADE IN U.S.A." at the bottom.


Frank Jordan
Re: shell pump plate [Re: Craig Osbeck] #724052
Wed Jan 30 2019 10:57 PM
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Given the quantity of porcelain repops and the number of people making them, I don't see how anyone can be CERTAIN that a specific sign is authentic. To say a piece is "original" assumes you know the manufacturing capabilities and talents of ALL the people making porcelain knock-offs and that none of them could possibly make a sign of the same dimensions and characteristics as the originals, and/or "age" them with that "antique look."

This is particularly true if you consider that many originals were manufactured over a period of time and during those years there was ample opportunity for sizing and screening techniques to vary slightly. In some cases, oil companies used different sign makers to create their advertising, thus creating yet another possibility for slight variations.

IMO, the only way to have porcelain sign authenticity assurance is to buy from someone you know and trust, who assures you the sign is original and was obtained at least twenty five years ago.


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