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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2016, 05:53:15 PM »
I especially like the pattern on the back, it reminds me of my patio table

I saw this the other day on eBay. But missed that they replaced the original wording MOUNTAIN STATES TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPE with the American T&T name.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2016, 08:47:15 PM »
This is a new one for me:
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2016, 10:16:38 PM »
No rust or gun shot holes.....just a coffee stain......

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2016, 10:21:07 PM »
I don't know signs very well, but I would still be suspicious a telephone sign that has the word "telephone" four times....... ;)
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2016, 11:31:57 PM »
I don't know signs very well, but I would still be suspicious a telephone sign that has the word "telephone" four times....... ;)

This repo is a copy of a real sign.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2016, 11:33:15 PM »
Not telephone but hopefully telegraph is close enough. The sign is dated 1986 at bottom and the seller says he doesn't know if it's real or not. Haven't seen this ones before.

http://tinyurl.com/zxqj7cb
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #66 on: April 20, 2016, 11:51:43 AM »
Here is a classic example of a fake hubcap.  It has the wrong location of the holes (12 and 6 o'clock rather than 9 and 3 o'clock).  It is the wrong size (9 inches instead of &) and has faked new rust (orange instead of dark brown).  Looking at the other items he has for sale and you see similar fake signs for gas and oil.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #67 on: April 20, 2016, 11:52:47 AM »
Also keep in mind that a genuine hubcap in mint condition sells for around $50-75.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #68 on: April 20, 2016, 01:11:14 PM »
My daughter bought me this sign when she was 10, she is now 25. She saved her summer job money and got it for me. No one knows its a repro but me. She was soooo excited and proud of herself. It hangs proudly in my phone room....Doug

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If you had an original also, I bet that one your daughter bought would still be your favorite.
Nothing wrong with displaying a repro.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #69 on: April 21, 2016, 05:38:04 AM »
Dan....you are correct! It is my Favorite....Doug
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2016, 09:21:57 PM »
Here is a repro sign being sold as original that has netted a few unsuspecting bidders-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252399965721?

If you have any doubts look at his other signage for sale

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #71 on: May 26, 2016, 12:26:39 PM »
Here is a repro sign being sold as original that has netted a few unsuspecting bidders-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252399965721?

If you have any doubts look at his other signage for sale

Up to $68 with several bidders. I wonder how many are shills? Years ago you could contact the bidders and warn them but now eBay doesn't allow that kind of contact.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #72 on: May 27, 2016, 02:07:35 PM »
If it were real, after this long would it have really mattered if it were currently being stored in a smoke free environment?
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #73 on: May 27, 2016, 07:23:21 PM »
It is up to $112.50 now!

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #74 on: May 28, 2016, 04:31:17 PM »
If it were real, after this long would it have really mattered if it were currently being stored in a smoke free environment?

Someone is going to get "smoked" either way.
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