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"OK" USED CARS SIGN ? #241568
Sat Mar 19 2011 05:59 AM
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So i'm looking to possibly buy this sign. Wanted to get some serious opinions of whether or not it's real or not.

size is 14" and is porcelain. Owner states it's from the 50's.












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Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #241580
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My opinion is that it is a real one. Not reproduction.


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Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: Jamie Crosson] #241603
Sat Mar 19 2011 09:06 AM
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I'm going to have to disagree, Im no expert but I also have this sign. The blue shaddow on the left side of the O is brought too high up and the top of the K should be a little higher then the top of used. All of the ones I've seen where also marked on the bottom with the R in a circle and McAX. I have never seen a 14" one, but these are comparisions to my 36" one. I will post pics in a few.
Tyler

Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: tyler] #241606
Sat Mar 19 2011 09:24 AM
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I'm going to have to agree with Tyler. I've had them from 18" to 60". Never seen one like this.

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Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: tyler] #241608
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Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: tyler] #241613
Sat Mar 19 2011 10:07 AM
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I'm pretty sure its fake... All the real ones we have ever had this size didnt say used cars.

I'd stay away?

Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: gmstuff] #241616
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Since this is in the petroliana discussion column, I feel its OK to respond this way!
This little sign exemplifies my frustration with the reproduction sign industry! After reading the posts from several members, I'm not sure one way or another as to its originality! If its a reproduction, its obvious that it was done a number of years ago and enough time has passed that someone thinks its original?? If it is indeed original, its in such nice shape and different enough that its confusing the heck out of some collectors!
What the heck will happen after a few more decades pass? Will these reproductions become an actual part of American history or will the history of the great United States become known as reproduced and simply fantasy?? It frustrates me and I'm bothered by it.


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Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: K W FRITH] #241619
Sat Mar 19 2011 10:45 AM
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The one I have says used cars, but this one just looks a lot diffrent then mine. You can find the ok signs without too much dificulty, but are the ones that read "used ok cars" harder to find? I would stay away from that one, it doesnt look right imo.
And im with you on this one kevin, its like the oval genuine ford parts sign, yhey have been making repros for atleast 30 years from what ive been told, if left out how would one be able to tell.

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Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: tyler] #241650
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Tyler, I should have re worded my comment. I have never seen a real OK sign in this size that says "Used Cars". We had a 36" and a 48" that had the used cars slogan. Both of which had the same makers mark.

Sorry for the confusion

Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: gmstuff] #241675
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Thanks for the responses guys. I guess i will pass. It was advertised for $100.

I thought the location of the holes might make it original and the fact that it's 14" not the usual 12". But the Reg "R" and the makers name not present make me think the obvious....repro.

I was thinking it was real and part of another larger sign.


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Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #241699
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There was one a few years back at Iowa gas I held it in my hand it is fake the back was the same texture and color.

Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: Tankar] #241954
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I AM NO EXPERT ! I was always told that a sign with a backside like that is a repro.

Re: "OK" USED CARS SIGN ? [Re: always lookin] #242100
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these 14" signs were made by a guy on the East Coast a number (10-15?)) of years back. I bought a few from him (Knowing they were repo), and they were looked pretty nice. I have never seen an original in this size (smallest I know is 18")and have never seen the smaller ones with "Used Cars" on them. Hope this helps.
PS - I'm looking for a nice original bigger than 36" if anyone sees one. Thanks.

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what do you guys think, there's no makers markings or dates on it anywhere

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