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Oklahoma ROUTE 66 highway marker
#255917 Tue May 24 2011 07:58 PM
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the genuine article!

ebay item number 270754451955



sign made 1926-1942 or so, sheeting applied 1938 or after. (Oklahoma did retrofit their signs with reflective sheeting when the stuff was invented.)

if anyone from OldGas contacts me (jake@aaroads.com or use the PM feature), it's yours for 2200, shipped.

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Re: Oklahoma ROUTE 66 highway marker
agentsteel53 #255955 Wed May 25 2011 06:31 AM
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Is that $2200?? or $220? Looks to me like if you turn it over all the paint will fall off. Then if you repaint or restore it I think you are better off buying his new one since he coppied them on his website and the metal blank exactly anyway. My 2c.

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Bud Miley #255967 Wed May 25 2011 08:26 AM
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I think this sign burned regards all the paint bubbles

Re: Oklahoma ROUTE 66 highway marker
Bud Miley #255968 Wed May 25 2011 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted By: Bud Miley
Is that $2200?? or $220? Looks to me like if you turn it over all the paint will fall off. Then if you repaint or restore it I think you are better off buying his new one since he coppied them on his website and the metal blank exactly anyway. My 2c.


2200. The sheeting isn't going anywhere.

for you, 2199.98, as you've already given me 2c wink


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Nucky #255969 Wed May 25 2011 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted By: Nucky
I think this sign burned regards all the paint bubbles


you're probably right. what's interesting, though is the splotch of blank ink to the left of "US". It's as though they repainted it, using a roller, after the sheeting had already bubbled up.

that's Okla DOT getting as much mileage out of their signs as they could!


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Re: Oklahoma ROUTE 66 highway marker
agentsteel53 #255990 Wed May 25 2011 10:34 AM
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"2200. The sheeting isn't going anywhere.

for you, 2199.98, as you've already given me 2c"



Where's a knee slap "icon" when you need one lol

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Re: Oklahoma ROUTE 66 highway marker
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$2200?? Serious!! SOrry I can only pay $2100 for it.. How much are your repop ones that you sell just like it? Looks to me like someone put paint stripper on it and then buried it for a year or so.. sorry my opinion.

What is sheeting?? fancy word for paint I guess.. If was going to buy it, but I wouldnt, I would "lead Test" it which tells all....

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Bud Miley #256166 Thu May 26 2011 07:48 AM
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...Jake, this isn't an attack, just some advice...

...if I were in your shoes, I would give SERIOUS consideration to permanently marking your repro highway shields as such, in a way that would ensure no one would be deceived down the road...it seems like the lack of such identification on your repro highway shields comes up every time you post something on Oldgas...

...I would think in the long run it would benefit you - your original items (and everyone else's) would hold their value and wouldn't be subject to such scrutiny...


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gulfiend! #256183 Thu May 26 2011 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted By: gulfiend!
...Jake, this isn't an attack, just some advice...

...if I were in your shoes, I would give SERIOUS consideration to permanently marking your repro highway shields as such, in a way that would ensure no one would be deceived down the road...it seems like the lack of such identification on your repro highway shields comes up every time you post something on Oldgas...

...I would think in the long run it would benefit you - your original items (and everyone else's) would hold their value and wouldn't be subject to such scrutiny...


I think this is great advice!

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Tara Worsham #256188 Thu May 26 2011 09:44 AM
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I too think it is great advice.

But the ones that are already out there will FOREVER be a problem, A Real collector would have made sure that would never happen in the planning stages of production.


"Remember, history that is forgotten is doomed to repeat itself!"
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Bud Miley #256193 Thu May 26 2011 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted By: Bud Miley
$2200?? Serious!! SOrry I can only pay $2100 for it.. How much are your repop ones that you sell just like it? Looks to me like someone put paint stripper on it and then buried it for a year or so.. sorry my opinion.

What is sheeting?? fancy word for paint I guess.. If was going to buy it, but I wouldnt, I would "lead Test" it which tells all....


sheeting is reflective Scotchlite. it was invented in 1938, and is still used today - it is what causes a traffic sign to light up brightly when your headlights shine on it. it comes in large sheets, which you cut to the right size and shape, and then peel and stick.


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gulfiend! #256194 Thu May 26 2011 10:44 AM
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Quote:
it seems like the lack of such identification on your repro highway shields comes up every time you post something on Oldgas...


I do appreciate the advice, and the civility with which it was presented... but, it happens to be irrelevant to the subject at hand. let's keep that topic in its own discussion thread.

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jake@aaroads.com

any questions about road signs - authenticity, value, etc - ask away!

the AARoads shield gallery - over 10,000 historic highway marker photos

San Diego, CA - US 80, 101, 395
Re: Oklahoma ROUTE 66 highway marker
agentsteel53 #256198 Thu May 26 2011 11:26 AM
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You have been avoiding this subject for months. YOU are one of the BIG problems with reproductions made to look real and fool unsuspecting and uneducated buyers with your Garbage Fantasy pieces. If you really gave a cats rear about the hobby you would have done something by now. I don't know why you are still allowed to advertise your Unmarked repros on this site.


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KZ1000 #256200 Thu May 26 2011 11:29 AM
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thank you, KZ1000, for demonstrating civility through counterexample.

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San Diego, CA - US 80, 101, 395
Re: Oklahoma ROUTE 66 highway marker
agentsteel53 #256207 Thu May 26 2011 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted By: agentsteel53
Quote:
it seems like the lack of such identification on your repro highway shields comes up every time you post something on Oldgas...


I do appreciate the advice, and the civility with which it was presented... but, it happens to be irrelevant to the subject at hand. let's keep that topic in its own discussion thread.


...that's fine - I've just started one under 'Known & Suspected Unmarked Reproductions'...I invite anyone interested in this topic to click the link below and join the discussion...

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=256205


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