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Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign
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Ebay # 130441483087 sign, this sign has been popping up at several meets and I was told this was a fake, what do some of the rest of think of it.

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IF THAT IS REAL LIKE I THINK IT IS, IT'S IN DARN GREAT SHAPE!


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THEN AGAIN I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ON IT ONLINE OR IN MY PRICE GUIDE LIBRARY. BID AT OWN RISK.


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THE AMERICAN GARAGE #206945 Fri Oct 08 2010 06:11 PM
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My gut instinct tells me that its real. In order for repops to be profitable to the maker, they have to have a built in demand and I don't see that here. Mutual was an oil company that used the running rabbit on the globes, why wouldn't it be here on the sign if its a repop?? The back looks suspect tho. I'm no sign expert but use the old rule, If you're not sure---stay clear!!


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K W FRITH #206957 Fri Oct 08 2010 06:52 PM
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Sign looks a little out of round


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advertologist #206969 Fri Oct 08 2010 07:20 PM
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I have a Sampson sign that is real deal and that looks like the real deal... Tom

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dundign #206979 Fri Oct 08 2010 08:31 PM
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Tom--Thanks for chiming in! I thought the same. Repops are usually made in large quantity, so as to make large sums rapidly! With the advent of the internet, I believe its put the brakes on the business. We have to keep watch tho and I understand everyones skeptiscism! This sign is more than likely for real and if you're a bidder--just ask the seller to guarantee it!


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K W FRITH #207100 Sun Oct 10 2010 06:19 AM
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I know for a fact that some of these turned up about a year ago and they were 100% FAKE. They have the same looks as the recent Indian repops on ebay.

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gmstuff #207148 Sun Oct 10 2010 11:58 AM
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I think GMstuff has got it nailed. I held one in my hand that I just missed at a show. At the time I thought I missed a sleeper. I've wondered since then about this sign. Now my gut says run.

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bustermonty #207294 Mon Oct 11 2010 06:44 AM
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...look how crude the Mutual logo in the center is...this thing's a fake...there's one in the upcoming Daniels auction as well...

Originally Posted By: K W FRITH
In order for repops to be profitable to the maker, they have to have a built in demand


...a sign that just looks really old, design-wise, will be in demand - whether or not there's a legion of brand-loyal collectors for that brand...a good story and some old packing materials, dirt and grime don't hurt either...


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gulfiend! #207337 Mon Oct 11 2010 11:57 AM
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It just seems that if they were going to the trouble to reproduce it, there would be several all at once that show up, like the oval gargoyle or the Pegasus with no brackets??
They must be well made to have fooled Greg for a while but you guys know your signs better than most of us, so I'll just assume that you're right. My old rule is" when in doubt--throw it out"!


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