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Sign values? Restore or not? #671330
Mon Nov 07 2016 03:05 PM
Mon Nov 07 2016 03:05 PM
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Hello all! Long time no nothing! I've got some value questions. I'm thinking about getting some signs restored at Van Kanells in SC... BUUUUUT, I want to make sure I'm not spending more than they're worth. I'm pretty sure the Dixie is worth getting restored as they're pretty popular and I've been told sought after. I also have a double sided 42" red crown gasoline sign and that's the one I'm worried about. I know there are differences in the artwork used on the sign, so please provide some guidance. I have a 9' Firestone sign, single sided, dated 1959, missing one grommet and extremely straight. All information is MUCH appreciated. I'll upload the Red Crown later.

Apparently I cannot figure out how to upload photos. I'll reeducate myself later today

Last edited by BIGTOM; Mon Nov 07 2016 03:37 PM.
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Re: Sign values? Restore or not? [Re: BIGTOM] #671335
Mon Nov 07 2016 03:44 PM
Mon Nov 07 2016 03:44 PM
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Use the oldgas google search at the bottom right of this page to read up here on restored signs. I know it comes up every so often and gets hashed around. Most people here aren't big fans of restoration. In most cases it is a really rare sign that one might never find another of, and they choose to restore one side to better enjoy it.

To each his own, and it's your sign/money. I personally wouldn't consider it on a Red Crown or Firestone sign, or Dixie for that matter. Enjoy it as it is, touch it up yourself (easily removed if desired), or sell it and buy one you like looking at as it is smile

Re: Sign values? Restore or not? [Re: BIGTOM] #671341
Mon Nov 07 2016 04:10 PM
Mon Nov 07 2016 04:10 PM
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In a nutshell, generally speaking; restoration costs would be more than what the resale value would be of the restored sign.


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: Sign values? Restore or not? [Re: BIGTOM] #671356
Mon Nov 07 2016 06:45 PM
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Might consider just doing one side.


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