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Think I just bought a repop....
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The guy had it listed as original 1950 Sinclair lower pump plate, never used this plate is not a reproduction. Now im definately no expert but when I took it out of the box it was my first thought, It just seems to be pretty thin and flimsy, any thoughts? I would post some pics but I dont see any options for uploading pics thanks.

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Re: Think I just bought a repop....
DarrenB #364902 Mon Oct 22 2012 04:59 PM
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If you can post the auction number(If it was Ebay) then everybody could see it.


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Dick Bennett #364925 Mon Oct 22 2012 05:38 PM
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Good news, if it is a repop, then you can't be charged with buying stolen property.

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Rudy Owens #364934 Mon Oct 22 2012 06:15 PM
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Heres the number 320997979351 thanks guys

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Re: Think I just bought a repop....
Dave's Garage #364944 Mon Oct 22 2012 06:47 PM
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Thanks oldgas, i followed your sirections at cranno.com, went to upload them to my post and it said "files can be no larger than 150 kb bytes

Re: Think I just bought a repop....
Rudy Owens #364945 Mon Oct 22 2012 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rudy Owens
Good news, if it is a repop, then you can't be charged with buying stolen property.
I'll bite.What does this mean?

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JimT #364953 Mon Oct 22 2012 07:16 PM
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Most of what is being collected here has some questionable ownership issues. Would it not be a real scare if some of these companies started legal action for the return of their property?

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Rudy Owens #364955 Mon Oct 22 2012 07:19 PM
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Sorry, I don't understand what you are implying....

When you say "Most of what is being collected here has some questionable ownership issues." Are you talking about certain Collectors or everyone on the site?


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Re: Think I just bought a repop....
Bob Richards #364961 Mon Oct 22 2012 07:28 PM
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Bob. I think he is implying for instance "Flying A" may one day sue you and take back their signs lmao.

What he doesn't realize is the station owners bought these pieces and it was their property to do what they wanted to do with.

Repops on the other hand are technically copyright infringement.


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Here's Your Sign #364967 Mon Oct 22 2012 07:39 PM
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To note the original topic. Personally, the green looks too bright and the seller's feedback is terrible. I would say repop yes.


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Here's Your Sign #364970 Mon Oct 22 2012 07:52 PM
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Hard to say for sure from the picture. What does the back look like? His feedback on eBay has a lot of Sinclair stuff, maybe he ran into a stash of NOS stuff. It still happens. The logo on the plate came out in 1959, not all signs were being made from as heavy metal and the porcelain shelving was getting thinner by that time. I do not know who is selling the stuff but it could be real stuff. On a side note, a very nice original Dino pump plate normally sells for around $100 - 125. You paid more but if it is real I would say hang it up on the wall and enjoy it


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Re: Think I just bought a repop....
Wes Maxwell #364977 Mon Oct 22 2012 08:16 PM
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I didnt even think about the color,the back is as white as the front. What has raised my questioning is the thinness and flimsyness of the sign, it looks to be porcelen but I have a couple Texaco pump plates that arent this thin,Im pretty new at collecting so I didnt know if maybe the manufacturer of sinclair used a thinner gauge metel than texaco?

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DarrenB #364985 Mon Oct 22 2012 08:30 PM
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Does it have a date on the back of it? Most (not all) of the ones i have had say "SPS-61" on the back. And yes they do seem to be thinner signs compared to the Texaco pump plates. From what I could tell from the pictures of the Dino Sinclair globe lenses he currently has for sale and the ones he has already sold, I thought they looked legitimate.


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