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#139119 - Tue Apr 28 2009 09:15 AM this isn't even a *good* reproduction!
agentsteel53 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 23 2009
Loc: San Diego, CA
item 160328432089 - Illinois route 66 marker.

not even a style that Illinois (or any other state) ever used. Horribly wrong fonts and everything.

who buys this crap!?
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#139146 - Tue Apr 28 2009 03:54 PM Re: this isn't even a *good* reproduction! [Re: agentsteel53]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
i dont know who buys it,but if its a fake they spent a heck of alot of money on it!
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#139169 - Tue Apr 28 2009 09:32 PM Re: this isn't even a *good* reproduction! [Re: oldnfuelish]
agentsteel53 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 23 2009
Loc: San Diego, CA
it certainly is a fake. it was made in the last 5 years, using a design that never existed in the field...

thing is, the quality of craftsmanship ain't bad. I've seen one of the signs in person and they sure do *look* good. So why can't the manufacturer apply the same care and attention to making the fonts and the size and the shape be a little better?
_________________________
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

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#139191 - Wed Apr 29 2009 06:05 AM Re: this isn't even a *good* reproduction! [Re: agentsteel53]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
thing is, the quality of craftsmanship ain't bad. I've seen one of the signs in person and they sure do *look* good. So why can't the manufacturer apply the same care and attention to making the fonts and the size and the shape be a little better?

PROBABLY BECAUSE THAT MANUFACTURER WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENT VERSION SO IT WOULD AND COULD NEVER EVER EVER BE MISTAKEN FOR AN ORIGINAL
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#139258 - Wed Apr 29 2009 08:34 PM Re: this isn't even a *good* reproduction! [Re: KZ1000]
agentsteel53 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 23 2009
Loc: San Diego, CA
COULD NEVER EVER EVER BE MISTAKEN FOR AN ORIGINAL

1275 dollars later, I think your "never ever ever" doesn't hold water!


Edited by agentsteel53 (Wed Apr 29 2009 08:34 PM)
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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

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#141162 - Thu May 21 2009 01:58 PM Re: this isn't even a *good* reproduction! [Re: agentsteel53]
Signal Gas & Oil Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 06 2004
Loc: Lodi, CA.
Here is a pic.
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