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#226293 - Sun Jan 16 2011 06:22 PM Who Buys This *****??? Another Fantasy Light Up
gmstuff Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Jan 22 2007
Loc: Elkridge, MD, US
Ebay Auction #150547992314

This is an old clock/ sign that has had a new (fantasy) face added. Check the other auctions, all three of the signs he is selling are fantasy repops on original light boxes. Who buys this *****?

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#226569 - Mon Jan 17 2011 04:05 PM Re: Who Buys This *****??? Another Fantasy Light Up [Re: gmstuff]
marxmobilgas Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
what you're questioning a light box with patina on the metal but a BRIGHT white glass face on it that had light bulbs on it for 52 years with no bugs, dust, or cracking???

Someone has just taken REALLY good care of it..
Along with the other two......

probably got some Pam clocks that have that problem too

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#226636 - Mon Jan 17 2011 07:26 PM Re: Who Buys This *****??? Another Fantasy Light Up [Re: marxmobilgas]
Lucky's Lonestar Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Shorewood,IL
Wow and people are bidding on that *****!
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#226638 - Mon Jan 17 2011 07:29 PM Re: Who Buys This *****??? Another Fantasy Light Up [Re: Lucky's Lonestar]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
WAS PONTIAC EVEN USING A HEAD LIKE THAT IN 1959? LOOKS REALLY ODD TO ME.
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#226775 - Tue Jan 18 2011 10:32 AM Re: Who Buys This *****??? Another Fantasy Light Up [Re: gmstuff]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: gmstuff
Ebay Auction #150547992314

This is an old clock/ sign that has had a new (fantasy) face added. Check the other auctions, all three of the signs he is selling are fantasy repops on original light boxes. Who buys this *****?


...it's easy for the 'newbies' to be taken in with an original clock body with a new face...by definition, it's an 'old clock', that's just been 'restored'...they don't know/haven't learned where the collectible value lies in such a piece...

...your local flea market probably has an old school clock that some unscrupulous individual has seen fit to doctor, by slapping a decal on the face...'that's an old Gulf clock, look at the scratches on the back side', etc...there are LOTS of old clocks out there - very few of them had advertising...even some original advertising clocks with rather boring or non-graphic advertising have had 'face transplants' to make them more desirable...

...I think such tinkering adversely affects the value of old advertising clocks in general...enough of this kind of thing, and large numbers of collectors start getting so scared of getting ripped off, that they stay away from all of them, even the authentic clocks...
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#226785 - Tue Jan 18 2011 10:53 AM Re: Who Buys This *****??? Another Fantasy Light Up [Re: gulfiend!]
hillsideshortleg Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
Thats why I left the dust on my(I dont know what to call it)true fantacy clock. I was using my thinken cap on this one. It even left the original glue from the sticker, from where ever I bought it. I guess I could have thrown it away since the face was bad. Naa I dont think so




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#226867 - Tue Jan 18 2011 04:53 PM Re: Who Buys This *****??? Another Fantasy Light Up [Re: hillsideshortleg]
whiteflash Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 02 2005
Loc: North East Pa USA
There are at least 3 sellers offering these fantasty signs and clocks on Ebay and all state it is original or skate around the truth. I have witnessed some big money for John Deere related fake signs. Bidders also need to do their homework. They are far from looking like originals.

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