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FAKE Cast Iron Gulf Price Sign #725880
Mon Mar 04 2019 09:06 AM
Mon Mar 04 2019 09:06 AM
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/antique-1900S-gulf-cast-iron-sign-gas-oil-other-/283403363911

...this jacked-up POS fake is being passed off as 'antique', but the seller also says he doesn't know the age...I explained that the sign was cast from the front only (originals resemble a license plate, in that the front is embossed and the back is debossed); there's no way to hang his sign; and the detachable price numbers won't work on an inch thick piece of iron...

...last 'deal' I had with this seller was on an Atlantic 'fried-egg' pump sign...he quoted a price, I sent him payment - which he returned with a note, saying he couldn't sell it to me at the price he quoted, because he just saw one sell on eBay for more money...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: FAKE Cast Iron Gulf Price Sign [Re: gulfiend!] #726100
Wed Mar 06 2019 07:17 PM
Wed Mar 06 2019 07:17 PM
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...well, someone with a 1400+ feedback rating got took 😕


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: FAKE Cast Iron Gulf Price Sign [Re: gulfiend!] #726248
Sat Mar 09 2019 11:12 AM
Sat Mar 09 2019 11:12 AM
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I just purchased one , as you stated embossed front and debossed back, love this site, very knowledgeable members. Thanks

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Re: FAKE Cast Iron Gulf Price Sign [Re: gulfiend!] #726400
Sun Mar 10 2019 09:04 PM
Sun Mar 10 2019 09:04 PM
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...that's a great example of an authentic, vintage sign...as Randy would say, 'The Real McCoy'...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: FAKE Cast Iron Gulf Price Sign [Re: gulfiend!] #726530
Tue Mar 12 2019 03:43 PM
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Thanks gulfiend, l assume your a gulf collector. My dad worked for many year at the local gulf distributor until they closed in the early to mid 70s. I rode with him delivering gas to several mom and pop country stores/gas stations. Those days are long gone, wish I had started collecting back then! Thanks again

Re: FAKE Cast Iron Gulf Price Sign [Re: Waterboy] #726541
Tue Mar 12 2019 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Waterboy
Thanks gulfiend, l assume your a gulf collector.

...not just a collector - I'm a Gulf fiend laugh

Originally Posted by Waterboy
My dad worked for many year at the local gulf distributor until they closed in the early to mid 70s. I rode with him delivering gas to several mom and pop country stores/gas stations. Those days are long gone, wish I had started collecting back then! Thanks again

...you and me both! No problem at all - happy to help...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

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