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#200483 - Wed Aug 25 2010 09:50 PM Ford Charcoal - Real or Repop???
Robert77 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 20 2010
Loc: Manchester, Mich
Ebay Auction #:140443240266 - They have it listed as a real sign, but before I lay down major money to get it, I'm wondering if anyone's ever seen one before. I suspect it's a repop, Ford was pretty good about having makers marking's on most everything i've seen before. I'm thinking maybe this was something you could have bought in the Henry Ford Museum gift shop 35 years ago....


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#200524 - Thu Aug 26 2010 12:31 PM Re: Ford Charcoal - Real or Repop??? [Re: Robert77]
Bob Richards Online   happy
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Robert, I knew I had seen this seller before, but couldn't place them. They are the one's selling the fiberglass Pegasus, posted in the "Online Auctions" forum. They claimed the pegasus was real, even after it was pointed out that it is a repop(and not a good one). They have to be happy, the pegasus went for over $700.

IMO, just a cheap tin repop.
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#200549 - Thu Aug 26 2010 03:46 PM Re: Ford Charcoal - Real or Repop??? [Re: Bob Richards]
Robert77 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 20 2010
Loc: Manchester, Mich
Thanks Bob,

It just didn't look right to me either. Since I now know they have a history of selling repop, i'm out. I assumed it would go nowhere to flat out ask the sellers themselves...

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#200553 - Thu Aug 26 2010 04:13 PM Re: Ford Charcoal - Real or Repop??? [Re: Robert77]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Robert-Ford did make charcoal. He made them from the leftover scraps of wood from the cars in the Model As & earlier cars. His brother in law then started the company known as Kingsford Charcoal. The sign might be real but it is hard to tell from that pic. You would almost have to hold it in hand to judge that.
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#205443 - Wed Sep 29 2010 06:09 PM Re: Ford Charcoal - Real or Repop??? [Re: gasoildude]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
They have had these before. Seems odd that they would have that many of these rare signs (strike one). I checked their completed listings and they sold this same sign this past month (strike 2). I also seen one earlier in the summer. ALL of them seem to be in the same shape(strike 3). I would stay clear. Too fishy to be tossing around 2.3-2.5k. there are a lot of nice signs you can get for that kind of doe
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