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#206937 - Fri Oct 08 2010 07:49 PM Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign
Hud Oil Offline
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Registered: Sat Oct 30 2004
Loc: Belvidere,IL 61008
Ebay # 130441483087 sign, this sign has been popping up at several meets and I was told this was a fake, what do some of the rest of think of it.

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#206941 - Fri Oct 08 2010 07:57 PM Re: Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign [Re: Hud Oil]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
IF THAT IS REAL LIKE I THINK IT IS, IT'S IN DARN GREAT SHAPE!
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#206943 - Fri Oct 08 2010 08:01 PM Re: Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
THEN AGAIN I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ON IT ONLINE OR IN MY PRICE GUIDE LIBRARY. BID AT OWN RISK.
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#206945 - Fri Oct 08 2010 08:11 PM Re: Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
My gut instinct tells me that its real. In order for repops to be profitable to the maker, they have to have a built in demand and I don't see that here. Mutual was an oil company that used the running rabbit on the globes, why wouldn't it be here on the sign if its a repop?? The back looks suspect tho. I'm no sign expert but use the old rule, If you're not sure---stay clear!!
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#206957 - Fri Oct 08 2010 08:52 PM Re: Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign [Re: K W FRITH]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Sign looks a little out of round
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#206969 - Fri Oct 08 2010 09:20 PM Re: Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Thu Nov 20 2008
Loc: El Cajon,Calif, USA
I have a Sampson sign that is real deal and that looks like the real deal... Tom

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#206979 - Fri Oct 08 2010 10:31 PM Re: Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign [Re: dundign]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Tom--Thanks for chiming in! I thought the same. Repops are usually made in large quantity, so as to make large sums rapidly! With the advent of the internet, I believe its put the brakes on the business. We have to keep watch tho and I understand everyones skeptiscism! This sign is more than likely for real and if you're a bidder--just ask the seller to guarantee it!
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#207100 - Sun Oct 10 2010 08:19 AM Re: Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign [Re: K W FRITH]
gmstuff Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 22 2007
Loc: Elkridge, MD, US
I know for a fact that some of these turned up about a year ago and they were 100% FAKE. They have the same looks as the recent Indian repops on ebay.

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#207148 - Sun Oct 10 2010 01:58 PM Re: Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign [Re: gmstuff]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
I think GMstuff has got it nailed. I held one in my hand that I just missed at a show. At the time I thought I missed a sleeper. I've wondered since then about this sign. Now my gut says run.

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#207294 - Mon Oct 11 2010 08:44 AM Re: Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign [Re: bustermonty]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...look how crude the Mutual logo in the center is...this thing's a fake...there's one in the upcoming Daniels auction as well...

Originally Posted By: K W FRITH
In order for repops to be profitable to the maker, they have to have a built in demand


...a sign that just looks really old, design-wise, will be in demand - whether or not there's a legion of brand-loyal collectors for that brand...a good story and some old packing materials, dirt and grime don't hurt either...
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#207337 - Mon Oct 11 2010 01:57 PM Re: Is this sign real or fake $1200.00, Sampson Sign [Re: gulfiend!]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
It just seems that if they were going to the trouble to reproduce it, there would be several all at once that show up, like the oval gargoyle or the Pegasus with no brackets??
They must be well made to have fooled Greg for a while but you guys know your signs better than most of us, so I'll just assume that you're right. My old rule is" when in doubt--throw it out"!
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