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mgreene

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Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« on: January 29, 2019, 08:46:15 AM »
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-shelby-automobiles-porcelain-1933605274

See these advertised on Ebay  - apparently there are both 12" and 30" version out there with "patina". I think they are all reproductions, right?


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Re: Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 09:10:39 AM »
It has the “tm”, for Shelby trade mark.
Authentic or repro, its a nice looking sign.

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Re: Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 09:36:35 AM »
Repo made to look old .

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Re: Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 12:29:00 PM »
Pray tell, Ed. How can you tell?
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Re: Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 03:08:42 PM »
Here is a second one, different auction.  The bullet holes are in different spots.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Shelby-Cobra-Ford-Gt-Racing-Gas-Porcelain-Oil-Advertising-Sign-/312447811700

Here is a third, not aged, five available.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Shelby-cobra-Garage-Sign-Reproduction-/323534557072

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Re: Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 03:26:31 PM »
I like it as a garage decoration,however,2 weeks old (the time it takes to ship from China)is not “vintage “in my book.... ::)

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Re: Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 03:33:34 PM »
I been collecting old auto signs for 35 years or so & got some 100 years old & up. Sign were made differently in different eras tin signs porcelin neon were all mostly made before the 60s as the mid 60s (shelby era) saw back light plastic signs &  posters & cardboard etc signs that werenot made to last forever like porcelin signs are.  There are many repo signs made to look  old  & aged out on the market for sale.

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Re: Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 03:58:21 PM »
I guess I should have refined my question - was this style with this particular logo ever available from Shelby "back in the day"? When did the "TM" (TradeMark) come into use?

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Re: Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 11:52:37 PM »
NO - porcelin signs were from an earlier time. By the 60s it was silk screen on plastic.
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Re: Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2019, 08:41:33 AM »
NO - porcelin signs were from an earlier time. By the 60s it was silk screen on plastic.

Sorry, I know that is not completely true as I have several original Gulf, Sinclair, Pure, and American porcelain oil pump signs from the '60s.
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Re: Was this ever a real Shelby sign?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 08:21:32 AM »
NO - porcelin signs were from an earlier time. By the 60s it was silk screen on plastic.

Here is a date code on a porcelain Texaco Fire Chief pump sign: