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Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2014, 11:15:39 PM »
I  guess these are all marketed to the rust collectors of the world.  A lot of money to pay for rust.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2014, 01:56:24 AM »
Only $12
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2014, 08:02:54 PM »
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2014, 08:39:34 PM »
From a shot gon blast? Looks like a dump find. A great sign in good condition.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2014, 08:48:13 PM »
Looks like someone fired a phaser through that sign...  :o

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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2014, 09:44:43 PM »
It looks to me like it was cut that way to serve a specific purpose.  Note the matching pairs of holes on each side and the uniform way the top was cut into an arch shape.  Chicken coop?  Still?
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2014, 10:03:04 PM »
I think you're right. It's too perfect of a circle.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2014, 12:13:22 PM »
Maybe it was a toilet seat for an outhouse? ;D

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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2014, 12:18:31 PM »
Maybe it was a toilet seat for an outhouse? ;D

You'd need good aim for that small hole...  ;D

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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2014, 02:11:28 PM »
I read the listing, and found out that: "...and one hole right in the middle this sign was used for a heater pipe to go thru the middle against the wall..."

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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2014, 03:50:23 PM »
Its as though someone left these signs outside for years exposed to the elements!

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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2014, 07:27:39 AM »
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I read the listing, and found out that: "...and one hole right in the middle this sign was used for a heater pipe to go thru the middle against the wall..."

That's some fine detective work! ;)
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2014, 07:02:40 AM »
« Last Edit: May 27, 2014, 07:04:41 AM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2014, 02:23:43 PM »
A bargain at $49.99:

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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2014, 07:27:44 PM »
High expectations:
Rare Vintage Bell System Public Telephone Porcelain Sign no gas oil

Yeah, I guess that is the trade off when your self-health expectations are lower even when your young like this guy appears to be. 

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