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#19467 - Fri Feb 29 2008 12:36 PM Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
59fairlane Offline
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Registered: Wed May 18 2005
Loc: Interlaken, NY
WOW, just watching the Peotone auction online.

The Harbor Petroleum Porcelain sign just sold for $52,500 to someone onsite.

Is that a record for this sign?
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#19468 - Fri Feb 29 2008 03:39 PM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
powerlube Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
WOW- I can't remember what the one sold for last year but I thought it was in the 20's and before that the high was in the low teens. WOW, WOW, WOW!

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#19469 - Fri Feb 29 2008 04:36 PM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
+Chris Holt Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 12 2002
Loc: St. Clair MI USA
Scott ,If I remember right it sold for around 25,000
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#19470 - Fri Feb 29 2008 05:47 PM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
blacktee Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
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#19471 - Fri Feb 29 2008 06:05 PM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
59fairlane Offline
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Registered: Wed May 18 2005
Loc: Interlaken, NY
Yeah is was right around 25K. It made some news in some antique publications.

This should make some news as well.

Anyone know how many of these may exist?
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#19472 - Fri Feb 29 2008 09:01 PM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
Seth Robbins Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 21 2000
Loc: Guthrie, OK. 73044
Whoever bought it was on the phone, so technically they were absentee, which means 15% B.P. There were two floor bidders driving the phone guy, but they quit at $52500. When figuring premium, that means he paid 60 G's!!

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#19473 - Fri Feb 29 2008 09:05 PM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
59fairlane Offline
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Registered: Wed May 18 2005
Loc: Interlaken, NY


60G's Good Lord.

Anyone know of any other porecelain signs bringing this kind of scratch?

I guess they are worth whatever someone wants to pay for one.
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#19474 - Fri Feb 29 2008 09:06 PM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
59fairlane Offline
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Registered: Wed May 18 2005
Loc: Interlaken, NY
I think it was Dick Bennett.

All that great can work must have paid off
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#19475 - Fri Feb 29 2008 09:43 PM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
hotcidr Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 27 2001
Loc: Carpinteria, Ca. USA
Part of me is jealous but part of me is saying this was a stupid move from someone with way too much money. These signs weren't worth the $25,000 paid last year and certainly not twice that price today. All this does it put anything worth owning out of our grasp. Too much money and too little brains
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#19476 - Fri Feb 29 2008 10:26 PM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Is this the same sign that sold over in Edardsville, Illinois last spring for about $25,000? I was there when it sold.

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#19477 - Fri Feb 29 2008 10:58 PM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Must have a HECK OF A TRUST FUND, or his wife is running for President !
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#19478 - Sat Mar 01 2008 05:58 AM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
blacktee Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
Nah, All the signs point to a republican Dick !


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#19479 - Sat Mar 01 2008 07:11 AM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
That makes me want to puke.
This hobby was a lot more fun before the "deep pocket" guys ran all the prices up.
Now every "civilian" who has a computer thinks a visible is worth 25 grand no matter what model.
I am still baffled at the lemmings that follow their lead and now value a peice at the cost someone with lots of expendable income will throw at it at auction.

With all the high prices comes the fakes and now everything is suspect. Doesen't being suspiciouse of a peice kinda take the fun out? Repro-ok, fake-bad

There is nothing like the feeling you get finding a box of signs under a bulk plant building....at least you know they are real and someone is not going to bid against you for them either........old school, G !
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#19480 - Sat Mar 01 2008 07:20 AM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
be careful at the bulk plants, with all the foreigners buying up all the gas stations and mini-marts, what's to stop "wholesalecandyshop" and all the other slimy guys overseas reproducing the signs, to buy a used bulk plant and load it with signs in the rafters
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#19481 - Sat Mar 01 2008 07:34 AM Re: Harbor Porcelain Sign Sells
Seth Robbins Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 21 2000
Loc: Guthrie, OK. 73044
Not at all saying that this sign was "worth" $60K, BUT it was an absolutely pristine example AND there were multiple on-site bidders driving the action. There were 3-4 guys on phones bidding. Bottom-line is, there is beginning to be a BIG divergence in the prices for stuff that is 'rare' & 'clean' and those 'common' & 'rough'. I know that has always been the case, but with the economy in the shape that it is in, I am beginning to see the lowest-end items basically falling off the table and the higher-end items going ASTRONOMICAL! There are many explanations for it, but the one I'm hearing most often is that the smaller budgets are being squeezed to the point that most guys are over-paying for ONE pristine rare sign than buying big quantities of everything. I believe this is healthy for our hobby/business because a few years ago, even a Dino globe or "insert any common pump/globe/sign" would bring 2 or 3 times what it should. Now, an entry-level collector can come in and get some deals. Also the mid-level stuff seems to be pulling back a little. Case in point: I noticed some globes that had come thru my sale 3-4 years ago. I don't mean same kind, I mean THE EXACT GLOBES. I bought a few of them back yesterday at Dan's sale for 1/2 what they sold for in Guthrie in 2002-2003. They were what I'd call $1500 globes and I bought them for less than 1/2 that, yet had sold them for between $2000-$3000. It's for sure an odd time in ANY business but I really believe things are re-adjusting for the better.

The Harbor is an anomaly that occurs when you have THE PREMIER EXAMPLE of a good rare item. The word is the sign ended up going to Louisiana and not to the coasts as most would suspect.

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