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this isn't even a *good* reproduction! #139119
Tue Apr 28 2009 07:15 AM
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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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Re: this isn't even a *good* reproduction! [Re: agentsteel53] #139146
Tue Apr 28 2009 01:54 PM
Tue Apr 28 2009 01:54 PM
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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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Re: this isn't even a *good* reproduction! [Re: oldnfuelish] #139169
Tue Apr 28 2009 07:32 PM
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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
Re: this isn't even a *good* reproduction! [Re: agentsteel53] #139191
Wed Apr 29 2009 04:05 AM
Wed Apr 29 2009 04:05 AM
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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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Re: this isn't even a *good* reproduction! [Re: KZ1000] #139258
Wed Apr 29 2009 06:34 PM
Wed Apr 29 2009 06:34 PM
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COULD NEVER EVER EVER BE MISTAKEN FOR AN ORIGINAL

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

Last edited by agentsteel53; Wed Apr 29 2009 06:34 PM.

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: this isn't even a *good* reproduction! [Re: agentsteel53] #141162
Thu May 21 2009 11:58 AM
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Here is a pic.


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