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#236846 - Sun Feb 27 2011 05:10 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: Bud Miley]
roadrelics Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 21 2002
Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota ...USA
Originally Posted By: Bud Miley
Originally Posted By: 57tbirdkid
I think it would be good to put the fake and the real signs next to each other so people could compare and learn the differences.


Real Good Idea to show original and repo pics to compare, as everyone isnt an expert like KZ1000! What about the Ford Hanging sign pictured over there? What does the real Ford one look like? Differences etc.. I thought it was going to be Gas and Oil sign pics there?


well unfortunately some of us don't have the real signs to post next to the repo...sometimes the sizes are the same however many of the the differences are in the thickness of the porcelain which is difficult to show in photograhs......

these photos are posted just to make people aware that people are reproducing this particular sign as some of us buyer other signs that are not gas & oil & actually Jim said "Members are encouraged to post images of troublesome signs and gas globes"...if the moderators don't like the photos of these other signs, just remove them

If that hanging Ford sign was an original it woiuld have disappeared very quickly for a buy it now of $785...An original in this condition would be easily $2500-$4500
Like KZ said, we can't do everything for people who don't know the difference, i would think they need to take some responsibility in the research & education it takes to make an educated decision on a major investment.......


Edited by roadrelics (Sun Feb 27 2011 05:28 PM)
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#236868 - Sun Feb 27 2011 06:07 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: Old Iron]
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
I agree with KZ- You should do research, but some of these signs are getting pretty dam good you have to look hard to see the difference(without holding the sign in your hand). Many are very obvious but some are pretty darn close to the original.
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#236875 - Sun Feb 27 2011 06:19 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: 57tbirdkid]
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
You can see the obvious on these but looks pretty close in my opinion.


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#236878 - Sun Feb 27 2011 06:27 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: Old Iron]
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Very Few vendors at a show will/would have Repop signs For Sale unless that was their business. GO to shows, make friends, pickup signs an Really look at them. When in Doubt ASK others that are standing around looking at stuff. EDUCATE Yourself, Don't rely on Pay Pal/Ebay to get your money back 'cause you made Mistake[s].

On ebay, before bidding look at other auctions held by seller, check their past auctions, check their Feedback, check their Location/Country. Ask Yourself WHY a seller in INDIA/ Argentina would have soo many American signs?

Ask Yourself WHY any seller would have Multiples of any sign? It does happen but Not to often anymore for someone to have found a Bulk Plant they cleaned out.
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#240709 - Tue Mar 15 2011 01:01 AM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: Dick Bennett]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I'm REALLY surprised that MORE signs Haven't been posted on the Special thread that Jim has sent up. frown frown mad

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#248553 - Mon Apr 18 2011 03:24 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: Dick Bennett]
nine_twelve Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Michigan
Any opinions on this Texaco Outboard Motor Oil sign?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Neat-Old-Porcelain-T...=item2562fea971



Thanks.

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#248562 - Mon Apr 18 2011 03:51 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: nine_twelve]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
FANTASY, completely BOGUS
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#248634 - Mon Apr 18 2011 07:23 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: Dick Bennett]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Even the word "outboard" looks funky.
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#248860 - Tue Apr 19 2011 12:59 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
nine_twelve Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Michigan
Thanks. That was my opinion as well. Had a guy appear at a show with the same sign along with four 'rare' Speedwell signs among many other newly discovered porcelain signs. He was somewhere out of Missouri.

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#261171 - Fri Jul 01 2011 09:24 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: Old Iron]
69cuda Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 28 2009
Loc: cincinnati ohio
It is sad that you vets are bitching about listing pics of fakes vs original. i think this would be a very valuable tool for anybody in to this stuff.usually if you know the REAL it is pretty easy to tell the fake!i believe this would be very benefical to the hobby. remember this should only be used as a guideline. if you screw up it is on you!honestly i would like to see somebody publish a book on all known fakes ever to be created.when i got the porcelain enamel advertising guide by MICHAEL BRUNER & saw the coke BRAIN TONIC sign i was in awe. then to find out there was a major controversy about it & others i was floored.a sign that looks this right that could be wrong is nuts.looked right to me. so what are you to believe is true.in short i believe it is up to all of us to help everyone out so theese do not get out & in to collections & back out in years to come.repops are hurting the hobby as a whole.

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#262835 - Wed Jul 13 2011 11:47 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: 57tbirdkid]
agentsteel53 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 23 2009
Loc: San Diego, CA
Originally Posted By: 57tbirdkid
You can see the obvious on these but looks pretty close in my opinion.


the replica does not say "USA", and the fonts are badly wrong, too.
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#415061 - Fri May 10 2013 06:27 AM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: Oldgas]
Slamjam71 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 09 2013
Loc: Nova Scotia
Hello I am relatively new to this type of collectible s. I am looking for info on this sign its a 24" round sign that reads "ENARCO C1 MOTOR OIL SIGN". sorry cant post a pic. Was this reproduced and what are some things that will help tell if it is. Thank you for any info you may have...

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#415089 - Fri May 10 2013 09:52 AM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: Slamjam71]
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Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
Here is one hope it helps someone.


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#416698 - Sat May 18 2013 08:40 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
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Registered: Sun Feb 12 2012
Loc: San Diego,
Here is a sign that I am curious about? 10.5"

Back

I thought some of the letters looked sloppy.


Thanks in advance for any info..
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#416709 - Sat May 18 2013 09:31 PM Re: New Unmarked Repro Image Gallery [Re: 983jeremy]
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
The plate is good and if thats the price, its a good buy.-IMO

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