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Re: Now they're making fake large Dealership Neons [Re: oldnfuelish] #244106
Tue Mar 29 2011 03:07 PM
Tue Mar 29 2011 03:07 PM
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Yes a different seller, but both are Located in North Carolina.

They both are NOT passing these off as Porcelain, so why the need for using paint remover as a test? I should think a seasoned collector could tell the difference bewteen what's old & heavy and what's new & porcelain-like!


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Re: Now they're making fake large Dealership Neons [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #244222
Tue Mar 29 2011 10:24 PM
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What about the authenticity of items sold at some of these other auction sites? I'm still learning and I've been reading as many post in all the forums I can. The reason I ask is I saw a sign at one of these sites and it has the Walker name on it as well. Its a huge Ok used car dealer sign.

Re: Now they're making fake large Dealership Neons [Re: Miken] #244224
Tue Mar 29 2011 10:25 PM
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for got to say its a neon sign

Re: Now they're making fake large Dealership Neons [Re: Miken] #244240
Wed Mar 30 2011 06:22 AM
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DOC - it shouldn't even take a seasoned collector. Anybody looking to spend this kind of money shoud have taken some time to learn a bit about porcelain signage.

And if you look, the 'Walker' logo is obviously hand-painted - and with the additional lettering of the sign company the made this sign added to the 'logo'. See the 2nd photo in the listing.

The sellers of this particular sign are telling you everything you need to know about it. It is a reproduction, painted sign ready to be mounted to a can and already drilled for neon.

No one - I repeat, no one that is running this auction is trying to deceive anybody. And with the hand-painted logo (under the clear coat), it shouldn't be a problem 'on down the line'.

Buyers need to take some responsibility for their purchases by educating themselves BEFORE they go shopping.

Later . . .

Jim


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