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Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs

Started by Sargeguy, September 10, 2013, 07:14:01 PM

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Fabius

Quote from: unbeldi on February 23, 2015, 05:43:50 PM
Here is a little refrigerator magnet that I actually like quite a bit.

Please don't tell me it's fake!

LOL.

Of course it's a fake. They didn't have refrigerators back then, only iceboxes. 
Tom Vaughn
La Porte, Indiana
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Sargeguy

Seriously???  I hope the Best Offer was $10 or less!
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Sargeguy

Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Fabius

All fakes (in my opinion) except the NY Tel and Southern Cal Badge. Notice there are no pictures of the back?

http://tinyurl.com/ncvgx4j

Tom Vaughn
La Porte, Indiana
ATCA Past President
ATCA #765
C*NET 1+ 821-9905

Sargeguy

Yes there are some from India or Argentina that are pretty good, and ussually have a BIN of $500 or so.  I have not seen any of those for a while though.
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Fabius

4.5 inches.
Tom Vaughn
La Porte, Indiana
ATCA Past President
ATCA #765
C*NET 1+ 821-9905

Fabius

#36
I haven't seen these before. Made of aluminum and the edges are wrong.
Tom Vaughn
La Porte, Indiana
ATCA Past President
ATCA #765
C*NET 1+ 821-9905

Fabius

The well known 8x8 repro with a new twist. On a bracket.
Tom Vaughn
La Porte, Indiana
ATCA Past President
ATCA #765
C*NET 1+ 821-9905

Sargeguy

#38
A clever fake from Argentina that had me fooled for a couple of minutes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321923160557

The aging is nicely done but the rust on the back is a giveaway.  There should also be some porcelain on the back that was rusted through.
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Fabius

Surprised! Seller is not accepting messages. I was going to tell hin:

Es una falsificaci√≥n! I don't think you need a translation on that.  ;)
Tom Vaughn
La Porte, Indiana
ATCA Past President
ATCA #765
C*NET 1+ 821-9905

Sargeguy

#40
Yes, the first red flag on this is the seller location of "Argentina" then once you take a closer look you realize why it is fake.  Another red flag on an old porcelain sign is a seller location in India.

The item has sold.  Looks like someone is the proud owner of a quality reproduction.  I'm just glad they don't make NET&T signs, I probably would have hit the BIN before looking at all the pictures.
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

WEBellSystemChristian

I'll probably be the first to admit that I wouldn't be that disappointed if I accidentally bought a quality repro sign. It may not be original, but it looks real, and not being a sign collector gives me the advantage of getting a decent-looking reproduction for cheap without humiliating myself! ::)

I just wish someone made a repro Wisconsin Telephone sign, I'd snatch it up (at a low price of course)!
Christian Petterson

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford

Sargeguy

You don't want to spend $200 on one though!
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Sargeguy

#43
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Fabius

This is a new one I haven't seen before but easily recognizable as a fake.
Tom Vaughn
La Porte, Indiana
ATCA Past President
ATCA #765
C*NET 1+ 821-9905