Every time I see a porcelain sign with a rusty back, red flags get raised... I can understand chips in the front from rocks or debris being thrown and/or blown in to it, and/or the screws being overtightened.
But when the back of the sign, the protected side has damage, I wonder? And if I see there is much more chipping and/or rust on it than the front, I just shove my money down farther in my pocket and start looking again.
But, that's just me.... maybe I'm missing out on some "good deals" but, knowing me, I would wonder every-time I looked at the sign;.... "Is it real"?
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