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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #217139
Sun Dec 05 2010 04:32 PM
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Honestly they have been made long before the 1980's.

Since it is almost 5am in Bangladesh, maybe once their morning's routine has been set. We will see some answers to the questions that have been raised, as Kevin said.

As too what Doc just brought up, are there members here who want to help sell repop signs, marked or unmarked, that are made to look old? Unless it is hidden where the photo was cropped, that "black T" Texaco sign isn't marked in anyway I could see.

One of my problems with the sign is the lack of rust. Where the porcelain is missing on the sign, found in a country with a ton of humidity. That sign after 70+ years, if it is original, should be rusting much worse than the 5 gal can I bought and showed photos of.

I spent almost 6 months in India as a military advisor in the late 70's. During the summer, monsoons. A lot of rust, because of the wet conditions. Looking at the 'net, I see that Bangladesh has the same climate, pretty much.


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: KZ1000] #217140
Sun Dec 05 2010 04:41 PM
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container needs to be shipped to Buenos Aires


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: advertologist] #217144
Sun Dec 05 2010 04:56 PM
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DEEP 6, next to Marianna Trench.
Unlikely for 6,000 originals to be found in one building let alone one country. STINKS like Pole Cat.

Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: advertologist] #217146
Sun Dec 05 2010 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: advertologist
container needs to be shipped to Buenos Aires


lol

Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: K W FRITH] #217148
Sun Dec 05 2010 05:11 PM
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That sign does not even look right All the Texaco signs Iv seen like that said Gasoline on top not Lubricating Oil

Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: HI-OCTANE] #217149
Sun Dec 05 2010 05:16 PM
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His plan is already in motion..... I'm sure he has already been pmed with offers to help. You will most definitely see these signs stateside quicker than than honest man would think.


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: THERMOMAN] #217155
Sun Dec 05 2010 05:31 PM
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Maybe I'm too trusting but I would hope that his plan would fall apart if they are phony and that would be the end of it. If they turn out to be real, then he should have no trouble getting help. Either way, I hope we eventually hear the final result!


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: THERMOMAN] #217156
Sun Dec 05 2010 05:33 PM
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Ya and I just found a 30 yr old collection in my shed.....what do we look like idiots........


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: POLESIGNKID] #217157
Sun Dec 05 2010 05:34 PM
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O and I forgot I had them......lmao


Cities service, Vickers, Gas and Auto neons, next exit/ ahead signs and now I'm getting into globes....

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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: K W FRITH] #217159
Sun Dec 05 2010 05:44 PM
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In his profile. His occupation is listed Hojia Porcelain Works.
Sounds like he owns the warehouse where he found them. Probably bad economy in banglaesh for porcelain signs.

Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: K W FRITH] #217165
Sun Dec 05 2010 06:02 PM
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I can not see the photo, it is not showing up as an attachment. I am an hour from Louisville, but have my doubts like the rest of you.


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: philmccauley] #217178
Sun Dec 05 2010 06:28 PM
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if they are comming out of a building that made signs why are they beat to h*ll???


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: jkyocom] #217184
Sun Dec 05 2010 06:39 PM
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NOT factory 2nds that's for sure.

Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: Dick Bennett] #217197
Sun Dec 05 2010 07:11 PM
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Joe, if you were a "new" collector, would you rather buy a "new" sign, one that looked like it just had been made? Or an "original" sign? One that has been beat up by the weather? One that was hanging on an old gas station until the seller took it down?


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Re: Moving large porcelain sign collection to US [Re: Bob Richards] #217226
Sun Dec 05 2010 08:46 PM
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6000 signs flooding the market, even if for some reason they are real, will most likely kill some values. I've got to wonder if some of these signs were purposely imported to that country to use as "masters" for the new stock.


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