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New signs with old looking backs
#374500 Mon Dec 03 2012 03:53 AM
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Now that the fakers are making the back of the signs with the thick porcelain and paint spots and splotches like the antique ones how do you really tell sometimes the real from the fake? I use to think the easiest way to tell an old one was from the back but now they are copying this. Most time I can tell a fake right away since I have been doing it a long time but sometimes one comes out that cannot tell.

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Re: New signs with old looking backs
56chiefstar #374508 Mon Dec 03 2012 05:34 AM
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I think its best to keep this kind of information private. Many people who make these signs use this type of info to make thier signs better then they currently are. Pointing out the difference is just helping the repro people.


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Re: New signs with old looking backs
57tbirdkid #374509 Mon Dec 03 2012 06:15 AM
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Oldgas has million of page views. I am sure all the people making fake signs are reading and we are telling them every thing they are doing wrong. We just have to make people aware and stay on top of this junk!


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Re: New signs with old looking backs
Jarvis #375130 Wed Dec 05 2012 07:43 AM
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I agree with Jarvis, these people making these signs are mass producing them in India with poor people who are paid almost nothing and they already know how to do it, they been doing it for quite awhile. It wouldn't be so bad if they put a date on them or something like words reproduction so we know they are fake the way it is now you have no idea if its real or fake.

Re: New signs with old looking backs
56chiefstar #375241 Wed Dec 05 2012 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: 56chiefstar
these people making these signs are mass producing them in India


Why do you have a need to distort the facts to serve falsely held misconceptions by yourself? As brought to your attention in the past, majority of the reproduction signs are made in North America. Only a small percentage are made overseas.

Information is useless if it's not accurate. If you are going to make statements, then please attempt to reflect some level of accuracy in what you are relaying to others.


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Re: New signs with old looking backs
Dave's Garage #375400 Thu Dec 06 2012 05:57 AM
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Look Daves garage, just go on ebay and look at all the India signs before you speak

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56chiefstar #375402 Thu Dec 06 2012 06:06 AM
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I am not responding to any more negative remarks on this post. I have never been in a site with more complainers and I cannot say anything without someone putting me down. Fed up with it. I have been selling and buying signs for 30 years and I do not appreciate people who think they are know it all and say remarks like I am distorting facts when I clearly see tons of these signs on ebay.


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