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Porcelain Lighthouse Sign
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This sign is from the Iowa gas auction and was sold as a restored sign. This seller says no where in the listing that this sign has been restored

https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.a...-Company-Sign.#

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Re: Porcelain Lighthouse Sign
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I clicked on the above link, then clicked on the place if says see item in catalogue. It says very specifically the sign was restored. Also on page 15 of the printed catalogue ( very nice books, make a great reference for later) it says restored. Don't know what else they could say?

Reread the post, I assume the eBay seller is not saying restored?

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Re: Porcelain Lighthouse Sign
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sign of subject... cool

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In the ebay auction there is no mention that this sign has ben restored.


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Re: Porcelain Lighthouse Sign
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Even more than not stating "restored", the sign is listed as "original."
"Restored original" would seem to be THE accurate description.

Re: Porcelain Lighthouse Sign
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I imagine the 11 watchers include the bunch of us? Has anyone contacted the seller, or does anyone know who he is?
He might be a third owner that bought it from the IG buyer?
If he's certain its porcelain, it would be fun to have him do the paint stripper test on it!!


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Re: Porcelain Lighthouse Sign
K W FRITH #561029 Fri Aug 15 2014 05:58 PM
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Kevin,
IF you bought this or any other sign Not Knowing it was restored, Would you do a Paint Stripper Test on it at the request of someone you didn't know?

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LOL--Maybe in one corner to find out the truth!


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Re: Porcelain Lighthouse Sign
K W FRITH #561040 Fri Aug 15 2014 06:42 PM
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You'd do a Less Damaging Test, After checking backside for telltale signs of repair.

Re: Porcelain Lighthouse Sign
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Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Kevin,
IF you bought this or any other sign Not Knowing it was restored, Would you do a Paint Stripper Test on it at the request of someone you didn't know?


Anyone that can't tell the difference between a painted and a porcelain sign by touch, feel and weight difference. Should hold off on collecting/reselling signs.


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Re: Porcelain Lighthouse Sign
Dave's Garage #561087 Sat Aug 16 2014 07:06 AM
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Anyone know why this got moved to the Non Petro section?

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I sent a question to the seller asking if it was restored. So far no reply.

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Moved to non petro......maybe because it has nothing to do with an oil or gas company???

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Seller replied to my email that the sign was original and in very good condition. Almost an evasive answer, but if it is the same sign, a total untruth. Does anyone here know this guy?

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this guy is a local flipper near me usually has a girl that does his ebay stuff and she knows nothing about signs.

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