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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #75 on: July 06, 2016, 01:43:23 PM »
VINTAGE AMERICAN TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. PORCELAIN SIGN........2-SIDED SIGN

The fact that the sign has been hanging in your man cave since 1991 is not necessarily an indicator of its authenticity.  He does have a few real signs for sale, which is probably confusing the bidders.

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #76 on: July 06, 2016, 02:09:49 PM »
The seller is using the same photo that you have on eBay in their fake sign section:

http://www.ebay.com/cln/sargeguy/fake-signs/143555386017
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #77 on: July 08, 2016, 12:12:41 PM »
Looks like the seller has re-listed it as a possible reproduction, changing the description to read:

"EBAY HAS PUT THIS SIGN ON THEIR REPRODUCTION ...[FAKE]... LIST.........YOU BE THE JUDGE........PLEASE BID ACCORDINGLY."
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #78 on: July 08, 2016, 01:20:10 PM »
That's the flake that popped the cereal box.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #79 on: July 08, 2016, 03:59:47 PM »
Looks like the seller has re-listed it as a possible reproduction, changing the description to read:

"EBAY HAS PUT THIS SIGN ON THEIR REPRODUCTION ...[FAKE]... LIST.........YOU BE THE JUDGE........PLEASE BID ACCORDINGLY."

I had contacted him about the sign and pointed out it was listed on eBay's fake page.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #80 on: September 07, 2016, 09:29:59 PM »
Here's a new fake. Complete with rust/discoloration at no extra charge. This fake is based on the pictured Southwestern Bell sign.

On eBay: http://tinyurl.com/hh7slyg
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #81 on: September 07, 2016, 09:41:01 PM »
"Vintaged".  There's a new verb I've not seen before.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #82 on: September 14, 2016, 07:24:42 PM »
More fraud, this time the dates of manufacture on these old signs were obscured.  Someone paid $122.50 for a rusty version of a sign they could have purchased for $39.95. 

Buyer beware of seller "neverenoughchevys"
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #83 on: September 15, 2016, 03:57:09 PM »
It's fortunate that you care enough to advise people of such goings on.  It looks like one could be taken in in short order through such deception.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #84 on: October 09, 2016, 08:11:44 PM »
More fakery:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131954104613

The dimensions are incorrect-should be 20" not 18"

Once again a look at oldjunque74's other items raises some red flags
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #85 on: October 12, 2016, 03:46:54 PM »
neverenoughchevys is at it again:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/282215328985?
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #86 on: October 12, 2016, 04:03:13 PM »
That is sad.  Such shenanigans damage the entire market.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #87 on: October 13, 2016, 10:44:01 AM »
I wouldn't mind if repro signs at least looked new, but there's no doubt the manufacturers are trying to create forgeries, mimicking the age/rust/damage of real signs exactly.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #88 on: October 14, 2016, 04:50:59 PM »
I've always thought that companies made the reproduction signs looking new and some people bought them to age them and make them rusty so they could make money selling "original" signs.

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #89 on: October 14, 2016, 07:39:29 PM »
The manufacturer of the sign clearly indicates the date of manufacture, which the seller had obscured with fake rust
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