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Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« on: April 17, 2014, 03:12:00 PM »
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 03:13:33 PM »
If you find one on ebay that's worster let us know. Then your find becomes the worstest. :D
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 06:50:38 PM »
and a bargain at $39 ......NOT!
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 08:19:27 PM »
RICKGTE With a user name like that I assume you worked for GTE?
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 09:53:05 PM »
Think the rust started after a burst of buck shot hit the sign? I can almost see a pattern in that rust.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 10:47:52 PM »
I saw that one.  It's even too crappy for me.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 09:34:50 AM »
Wow, there's more rust on that than there is sign! $40, not for me, but there might be some desperate sign collector out there that might be a taker for this.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 10:12:16 AM »
It's in better condition than a Morris Marina at least...

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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 10:40:33 AM »
It's in better condition than a Morris Marina at least...

Not being in the UK I had no clue what a Morris Marina is/was. So a Google search found this info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Marina

For a car that is called one of the worst ever they sure sold a lot of them.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 11:02:39 AM »
RICKGTE With a user name like that I assume you worked for GTE?


Tom, I only wish! I am just a big General Telephone / Automatic Electric fan...  I would have loved to work in the PhoneMart!
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2014, 11:26:34 AM »
Some idiot paid $50 for this one:

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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2014, 01:36:40 PM »
Bell Telephone Metal Sign

$58.88 starting bid
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2014, 02:30:39 PM »
For a car that is called one of the worst ever they sure sold a lot of them.

Yeah, but that was back in the 70's, they're all pretty much piles of red dust now... :P

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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2014, 09:56:33 PM »
Another. These don't bring much in perfect condition (unless it has the '21 bell).
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2014, 11:02:59 PM »
Can't overlook this bad boy that's been on eBay for a while at $350:
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