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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #120 on: August 13, 2018, 12:40:53 PM »
A couple of new signs that have popped up on eBay lately:
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #121 on: August 13, 2018, 12:43:11 PM »
These are from a huckster who sells other obvious reproductions. Always check what else is for sale if you have any doubts.  "OIL" and "GAS" in the title are usually giveaways that seller is peddling rusty Ande Rooney signs.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #122 on: August 29, 2018, 10:37:08 AM »
Here is his latest:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173501274841?

The seller is really committed to his fraud-no vague disclaimers about authenticity here:

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Porcelain sign measures 8 by 10 and is made of heavy gauge steel. Bought the sign in a auction in chicago was told by owner the sign hung in one of the old jails there in town years ago. Either way neat little sign and good luck bidding
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #123 on: August 31, 2018, 12:41:17 PM »
Of course it is fake, telegrams?

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #124 on: August 31, 2018, 12:54:08 PM »
Fake but AT&T was American Telephone  and Telegraph co 

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #125 on: August 31, 2018, 10:33:04 PM »
Yes telegraph not telegrams as shown in the "illinois bell" sign!

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #126 on: September 01, 2018, 04:33:32 PM »
Do you mean the "Illinois Telephone Bell Company" sign?
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #127 on: September 01, 2018, 10:13:36 PM »
Thats the one!

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #128 on: November 26, 2018, 02:33:38 PM »
Here is a fake M & M Telephone sign that has been popping up.  Indian fake.  Paul V had a flange from this company in his collection which was sold on eBay after his passing a few years ago. That could be where they got the idea from. 
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