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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2015, 06:16:58 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. 
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2015, 08:58:34 PM »
Seriously???  I hope the Best Offer was $10 or less!
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2015, 09:03:24 AM »
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2015, 06:58:32 PM »
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

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2015, 07:55:13 AM »
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.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2015, 11:29:39 PM »
4.5 inches.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2015, 11:31:23 PM »
I haven't seen these before. Made of aluminum and the edges are wrong.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2015, 11:36:07 PM »
The well known 8x8 repro with a new twist. On a bracket.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2015, 04:22:35 PM »
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.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2015, 09:27:24 PM »
Surprised! Seller is not accepting messages. I was going to tell hin:

Es una falsificación! I don't think you need a translation on that.  ;)
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2015, 08:24:13 AM »
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.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2015, 11:14:32 AM »
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)!
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2015, 07:56:28 PM »
You don't want to spend $200 on one though!
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2016, 10:58:53 PM »
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2016, 09:42:43 PM »
This is a new one I haven't seen before but easily recognizable as a fake.
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