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#630763 - Wed Sep 23 2015 10:46 AM Reproductions aged to look old
black_iron16 Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 07 2015
Loc: Southern Wisconsin/ IL border
Im am still a relatively new collector to the hobby, and admit that I still have a lot to learn. Now, correct me if I am wrong, but I'm sure that all these signs are reproductions that have been beaten up to look old. A quick look at this sellers completed listings is more than enough to figure that out. WHY WHY WHY do people keep spending this kind of money on these? Are sellers telling people that these are real collectibles and no one does any homework? Are people simply caught up in this "picking" hype and will buy anything? Why is this allowed to continue? Within 20-25 years 11 3/4" signs will be every where and new collectors then will be duped into purchasing them...and the cycle repeats itself.... I contacted the seller about it and they stated that they didn't know if it was an original or not, so it wasn't listed as such. Also I got called a "bully" because I told the seller that they are reproductions and that I reported their listings. I guess if I have to be a bully....then so be it... but I think I'm a nice person.

eBay item number: 221891774467
eBay item number: 321871576772
eBay item number: 321871515036

Sorry for no photos, my PC is acting strange... I'm sure Randy will be along sometime to get these photos up (and thanks Randy!)
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#630767 - Wed Sep 23 2015 10:58 AM Re: Reproductions aged to look old [Re: black_iron16]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
all by the same seller & carefully worded.. ... cool


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#645300 - Thu Jan 28 2016 03:28 PM Re: Reproductions aged to look old [Re: black_iron16]
ninjarobert Offline
Member

Registered: Wed Jan 27 2016
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
This is what brought me to the forum. Almost bid on some signs, but was skeptical about how one seller could have so many signs that had similar looking rust patterns...

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