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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #150 on: May 27, 2017, 07:38:15 PM »
If you could combine them all, you'd get one half-way decent sign!  :D
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #151 on: June 07, 2017, 11:13:34 AM »
I am almost inclined to purchase this sign to figure out just what the hell happened to it!  Torch?
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #152 on: June 07, 2017, 01:36:32 PM »
I am almost inclined to purchase this sign to figure out just what the hell happened to it!  Torch?

Maybe it's how the photo shows the left side chipping that makes it look warped or distorted? Fading on the bell may be from acid rain?
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #153 on: June 08, 2017, 04:10:21 AM »
I don't know, it looks like the porcelain has melted under "ican"
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #154 on: August 08, 2017, 11:20:21 AM »
Is it just me or do Ohio Bell hubcaps prone to strange accidents?
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #155 on: August 08, 2017, 01:28:49 PM »
Looks like the original owner wanted to fold it up to take it home.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #156 on: August 08, 2017, 10:10:22 PM »
I think this must of been a buried dump find.

http://tinyurl.com/y7hasj4a
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #157 on: August 08, 2017, 10:21:17 PM »
Another dug dump find?

http://tinyurl.com/ya66x5aq
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #158 on: August 08, 2017, 11:15:48 PM »
They must've taken those signs down with a length of pipe.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #159 on: August 13, 2017, 09:27:36 PM »
I should just cut out a round section from an old oil tank or something, put a brass eyelet in it and claim its a vintage rustic sign...see if I get any bites.  ::)
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #160 on: August 14, 2017, 12:51:20 PM »
I don't think these are getting many bids.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #161 on: August 14, 2017, 01:13:42 PM »
The reserves are too high above ground level to attract many bids.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #162 on: October 18, 2017, 10:40:13 AM »
Price is right but sign is near trash. These, like this one

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=11698.msg191987#msg191987

must have been trapped under a heavy shape edge that bent the metal and cracked the porcelain leading to the corrosion.

     https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BELL-SYSTEM-UNDERGROUND-TELEPHONE-CABLE-PORCELAIN-7x3-5-SIGN-/122756517402
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #163 on: October 18, 2017, 01:00:39 PM »
That crease looks relatively fresh.  At the least the sign hadn't seen much weather since it's coup de gras.
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Re: Worst Condition Sign Ever on eBay?
« Reply #164 on: November 14, 2017, 10:29:23 AM »
This has to be near the top of the list of worst condition signs. It is worster then most on this thread, if not the worstest. And the Buy It Now is $300.

 https://tinyurl.com/y8yeewjf
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