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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #90 on: October 14, 2016, 07:49:27 PM »
I guess signage is one of those areas I will avoid.  I'm sure that a practiced individual could detect forgeries, but I reckon it is a carefully acquired skill.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #91 on: March 23, 2017, 08:20:58 PM »
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #92 on: March 23, 2017, 09:06:40 PM »
New fake?

http://tinyurl.com/ljzujt7


I guess it depends on if that is pre-1969 plastic or  not.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #93 on: March 23, 2017, 09:23:19 PM »
While I am far from a sign expert i do see issues.

First is the green color,  I'm interested in hearing if anyone has seen a green sign before.

Next it is the word TELEPHONE, I see the TELE is straight and not curved like in other signs. The PH is tilted and ONE is again straight.

I would pass on the sign.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #94 on: March 23, 2017, 09:40:20 PM »
Oughta be worth 50 bucks.  See if they'll take a couple of 25's for it.  ;D
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #95 on: March 23, 2017, 10:18:36 PM »
By "new fake" I meant that it was new to the market. There's no doubt (in my mind) that it is a fake.  I would think only of interest as a decor piece.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #96 on: March 24, 2017, 08:54:32 AM »
In reference to these "fake" signs. If they were reasonable in price, more aligned with other automobile related fake signage like you can find on the shelf in Hobby lobby, I would purchase one for display. It seems to me the sellers of these signs start them high to give them the appearance of original signage. I can buy the same "Shell Oil" repo sign for $5. I even asked in Hobby Lobby why they don't carry phone related reproduction signs.

I would love to be able to afford to collect authentic phone signs but I can't. Reasonably priced fake signs would be nice to have to enhance telephone displays for those of us that don't have the budget for the real thing.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #97 on: March 24, 2017, 03:03:28 PM »
Plenty of these signs are low priced and can be find listed as reproductions.  Unfortunately many of these are mistaken for real signs by people who buy them at yard sales and thrift stores.  Other sellers deliberately mislead by artificially rusting items and obscuring marks that identify them as repros. As I stated before, "Bell System" hubcaps can be had fairly cheaply if you are patient and educate yourself on what to look for. 
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #98 on: March 24, 2017, 03:18:56 PM »
I'm curious about a sign here for sale at $125.  To my eye there is no way to tell it's age nor origin.  Is it an old sign or a repro?

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #99 on: March 24, 2017, 09:05:25 PM »
That appears original.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #100 on: March 24, 2017, 09:18:18 PM »
I have seen that referred to as the "1964" bell.  Not a popular subject for fakers, usually sells for around $75
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #101 on: March 24, 2017, 09:28:59 PM »
Thanks for the info.  I doubt If I will take up signs as collectibles, but the ones I see on this site are nice to look at.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #102 on: May 12, 2017, 01:28:33 PM »


Pacific Telephone & Telegraph fake, very well made buit the dimensions are off and the lettering is fishy.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #103 on: August 31, 2017, 10:20:34 AM »
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #104 on: August 31, 2017, 08:49:21 PM »

Pacific Telephone & Telegraph fake, very well made buit the dimensions are off and the lettering is fishy.

One of the most dangerous fakes out there.
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