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Posted By: kenr Texaco Sky Chief - Sat Oct 22 2016 05:03 PM
Can someone authenticate this for me? Bottom left corner says made in tge USA and bottom right corner says 1956....

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Posted By: advertologist Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Sat Oct 22 2016 07:14 PM
if the date is 1956 it is a fake,
texaco didn't use the
circle R trademark until 1959 .. ... cool
Posted By: deacon Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Mon Oct 24 2016 10:49 AM
could you post a pic of the bottom of the sign
to include date marking
Posted By: deacon Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Mon Oct 24 2016 03:10 PM
we have seen some anomalies with S/C signs
ie '59 and '60's
As a '56 it should not have a R --Randy is right
but..................
Posted By: Keystone Gas Man Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Mon Oct 24 2016 07:13 PM
Could it be a 59 and is smeared to look like a 56....I have never seen Sky Chiefs with the SU-PREME before 1959.
Posted By: danlap99 Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Mon Oct 24 2016 07:31 PM
Texaco did not introduce sky chief SU-PREME until 1959
Posted By: deacon Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Mon Oct 24 2016 07:47 PM
That is not correct--Texaco began using the additive
Petrox in the S/C(premium) gasoline in 1954

The actual date this was reflected on pump plates is
a whole other issue -that is why the '56 pump plate is
curious -
Posted By: J.E.Radebaugh Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Mon Oct 24 2016 10:20 PM
1959 Sky Chief plates don't have a trademark symbol on them. Isn't 3-3-56 the mark on those fake Diesel Chief 2 signs?

Can you post a better picture of the sign?
Posted By: danlap99 Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Tue Oct 25 2016 06:05 PM
you are correct about when Texaco started using PETROX , BUT they did NOT start using sky chief SU-PREME until 1959
Posted By: deacon Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Wed Oct 26 2016 02:41 PM
That my friend is the crux of this issue. When
Su-preme first appeared on signage(pps) it has always been accepted to be '59
However--if the plate that started this is in fact a "56 and
authentic .....There are/have been many anomalies in this business
of collecting. in over 50 yrs I have seen a few --also some parts of the US may have seen signs earlier than others --it happened -
that I can attest to having been with the company for over 30 yrs
I'd like to see a close up of the sign ----------
Posted By: Keystone Gas Man Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Wed Oct 26 2016 04:23 PM
Originally Posted By deacon
That my friend is the crux of this issue. When
Su-preme first appeared on signage(pps) it has always been accepted to be '59
However--if the plate that started this is in fact a "56 and
authentic .....There are/have been many anomalies in this business
of collecting. in over 50 yrs I have seen a few --also some parts of the US may have seen signs earlier than others --it happened -
that I can attest to having been with the company for over 30 yrs
I'd like to see a close up of the sign ----------

I agree but, What about the circle R on the plate?
Posted By: deacon Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Wed Oct 26 2016 06:29 PM
Do not have an answer-This whole discussion cannot be
advanced with out a close-up pic of the sign
I have suspicions, but I would not tell Kenr outright that it is a fake just yet It has been interesting none the less
Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Wed Oct 26 2016 07:27 PM
I agree, lets see the close up of the date.
Posted By: hawkike Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Wed Oct 26 2016 07:39 PM
I do not know a lot about Texaco.This sign was taken from a pump about 30 years ago as near as I remember.Not SUPREME but marked this way--lower left Made in USA-lower right--3-3-56.
Always assumed it was THE REAL McCoy,input?

shocked

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Posted By: advertologist Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Wed Oct 26 2016 08:49 PM

Frank's sign has the right trademark as per date .. ... cool

Posted By: hawkike Re: Texaco Sky Chief - Wed Oct 26 2016 10:20 PM
Thanks Randy!

shocked
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