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Re: repop or real
60wayne #404562 Mon Mar 25 2013 09:38 PM
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I sold mine so I can't go look at it ,But are those more like dot's between the date on sign in question instead of dashes.


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Re: repop or real
60wayne #404631 Tue Mar 26 2013 07:41 AM
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Great information.

Re: repop or real
60wayne #404645 Tue Mar 26 2013 08:45 AM
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Thanks for posting the pics 60wayne.It makes it easier to post something that might help those concerned about buying a pop FC plate.

Look at the dash between Fire and Cheif on the pop plate.To my personal knowledge that is the only original version of the three real versions of the FC plate to have been popped.

I certainly do not claim to have seen possible pop plates made by other manufactures.Has any one else seen a pop plate without that dash?If so,I will change the advice I usually give to newcomers.Thank you for your thoughts.

Re: repop or real
60wayne #404649 Tue Mar 26 2013 09:06 AM
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Can the grommets be an indicator of a real sign? Just looking at the way they are pressed in and how the original grommets are flared out like that. Seems like a minor detail that a repop maker would miss.

Re: repop or real
Ron Cabanayan #404690 Tue Mar 26 2013 12:02 PM
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It is interesting what another set of eyes will see ! I sat here with those three signs in front of me and did not notice the 1957 version did not have a dash between Fire and Chief.

I have several of these signs. They are very common with dates from the 1940's, maybe earlier? threw the 1960's.

I put the 1990's repops on pumps I am getting rid of. They are very good quality, the right size and inexpensive. For the pumps I keep I put originals on and if you are patient you can pick them under market value.

Andy Rooney sign Co. made a porcelain repro but it is smaller, and has a sandpaper feeling back, again good quality.

Re: repop or real
60wayne #404706 Tue Mar 26 2013 12:38 PM
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Great post 60Wayne!!
Thanks!!


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Re: repop or real
Steven C. #404953 Tue Mar 26 2013 09:30 PM
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Thanks , This sight is about learning. That is the main reason I look.

I bought a few Texaco signs from a friend last week and posted pictures. Over the weekend I had two friends say they were fake. I picked one up for a friend and one for my self. I met with the friend and he said fake but I got them cheap and he is happy with one. It's always a learning experience. It is a shame that who ever made them had dated them with an early date. This constitutes fraud in my mind. I will let my friend that I bought them from know so he will not buy anymore. As I won't and I hope no one on this sight will pay big bucks for this fake sign dated 1966.

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60wayne #405155 Wed Mar 27 2013 03:27 PM
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Your signs aren't fake. My friend even had an NOS rack with this sign. These took over the green outboard engine ones.

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Re: repop or real
blacktee #405232 Wed Mar 27 2013 07:07 PM
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I agree these are originals. Seems like there was a find of these as they have been showing up on e-Bay regularly for the past few years.


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