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Offline Doug Rose

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Expensive #2 Dial Plate
« on: February 23, 2016, 07:36:51 AM »
I have quite a few #2 dials with really nice dial plates. All have a light red color for the numbers. This dial plate is super expensive and I feel it is touched up and not original red. Your thoughts?.....Doug


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Re: Expensive #2 Dial Plate
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 07:42:42 AM »
Someone was making these out of resins as posted on the forum some time ago but this looks like the real thing. Touched up? Can't tell without comparing it to a real original. Can't afford to do that either.

But, some of the numbers do look like they may have been over painted by looking at the edges.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2016, 07:44:50 AM by TelePlay »
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Re: Expensive #2 Dial Plate
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 08:07:30 AM »
It looks real and I don't see anything wrong with the numbers.  It is remarkably well preserved and must have been kept in a darkened room and not used much.  The plate is easily worth what the seller is asking, provided there is a 51-AL with 2AB dial included in the purchase price.  Otherwise I'd say ...$85.
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