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Moving large porcelain sign collection to US #217057
Sun Dec 05 2010 09:50 AM
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Over the past three years my son and I have been clearing out a building for a company I worked at for 30 years. During this process, we uncovered over 6000 porcelain advertising signs. About half of them are US, and the rest are English or from our local area here in Bangladesh. My son is moving to the Louisville Kentucky area in the spring of 2011. He plans of moving his personal property to the US via a shipping container so he can also bring all the US signs with him. Can anyone help us in that area with the sale of these signs? Bongo

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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: Bongo Uddin] #217062
Sun Dec 05 2010 10:09 AM
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Well, theres 3 ways to sell them! ALL AT ONCE via the public auction method, or ONE BY ONE on a web site such as ebay, or in SMALL GROUPS by advertising in national trade and collector magazines!
It all depends on how you need to market them and there are multitudes of marketing companies available to help you with it(at a fee of course). If you have the time and patience to do it, you can sell them individually through ebay, on web sites such as this, through national advertising, or by taking individually priced items to national swap meets(transportation costs a lot).
The bottom line is that there are lots of different methods by which to market these signs and a vast lot of people that would be willing to help in your endeavor.
By the way, you picked a good web site to ask for advice because any information obtained on here will be fairly factual and honest and will help to guide you along. Also its free!!!
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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: K W FRITH] #217064
Sun Dec 05 2010 10:15 AM
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KW do you have any friends in the Louisville area?

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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: Bongo Uddin] #217069
Sun Dec 05 2010 10:32 AM
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No offense meant, but why not wait until your son is here in the states? The signs can take months to be released by customs, especially if they are counterfeit. Again, no offense but, you are coming in from a region that is producing thousands of counterfeit signs and other counterfeit items. The US Customs and other countries are putting out advisories about them.

I'm not saying that you are trying to scam anyone....... but after reading you "found" over 6000 signs, I for one have some real questions. As according to the 'net there is a flood of counterfeit items coming out of India and Bangladesh.


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: Bob Richards] #217073
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Originally Posted By: Bob Richards


I'm not saying that you are trying to scam anyone....... but after reading you "found" over 6000 signs, I for one have some real questions. As according to the 'net there is a flood of counterfeit items coming out of India and Bangladesh.


That was my first thought after this.



Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: Bob Richards] #217075
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First are all the signs non English or for foreign brands? Can you or your son find out the history of this building or company that owned it and why these signs where in Bangladesh? Why where they being stored or made there as all the USA brands like Coca-Cola, Country store, Gas and Oil companies I have collected in the last 30 yrs where made in the 20's to the 60's in America, Mexico or Canada! Thanks for the info

Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: vmc44] #217079
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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: vmc44] #217080
Sun Dec 05 2010 11:22 AM
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Bongo--Realize from the accompaning posts that people here in the US are fed up with the counterfeit industry and will be very leery about any such large influx of advertising signs. If you are on the up and up, just make sure you document every phase of these signs from discovery to transportation and all! It will be very important for you to be able to prove how they got to Bangledesh in the first place and how you were able to access them all! Continue your quest for information and I'm sure you will be able to get answers to your questions. You've picked an excellent place to start, if this is an honest endeavor. If you can prove to the membership here that this is an honest deal, then you will be on your way to having a marketable product!
If not---I wouldn't even bother because this membership has a tremendous avenue for dissemination of information and the news of this project will be in all corners of the US within days!
Thanks for contacting us!---KEVIN


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: K W FRITH] #217083
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Let me be honest. If I found over 6000 signs and someone took my photo with one of the signs. You wouldn't be able to see the sign, because my grin would be so large. I would have just "hit the lottery" and I would be set for life.

Instead the person in the photo is hiding their face.

Why hide one's face unless they are trying to hide their identity? That is the first thing I thought of when seeing the photo. I maybe wrong.......... but I don't think so.


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: Bob Richards] #217084
Sun Dec 05 2010 12:06 PM
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Bob--If hes honest and this is a legitamate deal, he will continue to explore avenues of saleability and will be forthcoming with documentation to prove the originality of all this! If not--that will be the answer!


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: K W FRITH] #217086
Sun Dec 05 2010 12:13 PM
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That sign looks fake- Why would someone have 6,000 signs in one place- seems a little strange. I bet the back of the sign is rusty too. It just seems very odd. Maybe its legit but who knows until we see these signs in person.

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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: 57tbirdkid] #217088
Sun Dec 05 2010 12:36 PM
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I smell fish ???????????

Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: JOSBORN] #217131
Sun Dec 05 2010 03:18 PM
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come on man, Bob hit it right on the head, bangledesh is one the worlds leading counterfieting countries and I KNOW that for a fact.

Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: AllenBrown82] #217133
Sun Dec 05 2010 03:40 PM
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WELL..... LET'S CONSIDER THAT BONGO DIDN'T SAY THEY WERE ORIGINAL OR OLD!
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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #217137
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Maybe he and T-ray had a spat.


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