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#352409 - Fri Aug 31 2012 12:04 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
I also hope GasCan didnt get this one.

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#352412 - Fri Aug 31 2012 12:11 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
Here's Your Sign Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
I looked pretty hard and can't find any differences.
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#352414 - Fri Aug 31 2012 12:16 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: Here's Your Sign]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
Except for the chrome in the eBay pic on the sides not being covered up.

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#352415 - Fri Aug 31 2012 12:21 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
Here's Your Sign Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
In the pic on here it just appears to be taped off. Which would make sense if it was gonna be sprayed.
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#352421 - Fri Aug 31 2012 05:12 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: minuteman]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: minuteman
This is how it starts with made up signs...and below is how it ends up for some unknowing sucker...great description..

ebay 330743877131


Bingo...
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#352426 - Fri Aug 31 2012 06:11 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: gulfiend!]
junior25 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Ontario,Can
To help Colin's defense,I attended his auction back in the spring when he sold this item.Colin clearly stated before selling the item that it was not an original sign but simply a fantasy piece.Whoever bought this at his auction I'm sure is the one to point fingers at.
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#352427 - Fri Aug 31 2012 06:21 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: junior25]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
The point is, STOP making this junk and painting old cans with new graphics. A REAL collector would be collecting artifacts NOT making stuff up that eventually helps ruin the hobby. Why was that decal not dated? Many here are just as bad as the jokers from India/Argentina.
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#352428 - Fri Aug 31 2012 06:26 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: gulfiend!]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Same old story. Original creator puts it through an auction,says its a fantasy piece or with no description or described as age unknown to clear their conscience. The next owner adds his 2 cents and the third or fourth owner gets screwed big time. I contacted the buyer-through feedback- and told him its fake with a link to this thread. He'll probably put it through another auction and the cycle will continue. Nice job Colin. Beutiful piece---NOT!

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#352433 - Fri Aug 31 2012 06:43 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: JimT]
Shotzy13 Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2010
Loc: North Carolina
So this piece wasn't made for an individual's own collection but was made to sell in an auction with other Red Indian items less than a month later? This really sucks for the buyer who just paid $1026 + $150 shipping for it, thinking it was a legit piece.

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#352436 - Fri Aug 31 2012 06:53 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: JimT]
junior25 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Ontario,Can
I agree,but recently i built close to original hanging brackets for my original Ford oval signs so I could display them.I have no intentions of selling them but when i'm on my death bed should i tell my wife to discard these brackets prior to her auction?
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#352443 - Fri Aug 31 2012 07:36 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: junior25]
gmstuff Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 22 2007
Loc: Elkridge, MD, US
This isn't the first fake light up to bring GOOD money on eBay latley... There has been a rash of plastic and reverse painted signs sell on eBay in the last few months... Is not hard to find an older, undesirable light up and put a new face in it and pass it off as original... It all goes back to knowing what your buying... The buyer of that red Indian sign should have known that the vintage of the ligh up didn't match the vintage of the Red Indian image....

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#352444 - Fri Aug 31 2012 07:38 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: junior25]
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...wouldn't hurt to scribe 'REPRO' on the back side of the bracket with your Dremel...
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#352457 - Fri Aug 31 2012 08:12 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: 1970mach]
1937 GMC Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 22 2011
Loc: DFW Texas
I totally agree that Fantasy pieces should be dated so these type of unfortunate circumstances do not happen; also, I am scratching my head as to why the “creator” sold the piece in the first place…..all excited one minute and then ???? On the other side of this the buyers need to do their research and "think" with their head and not their heart. If you look at the pictures on E-Bay you can clearly see that the outside of the piece is in near mint condition where the inside is aged correct for the time period of when it was first manufactured; you have to think to yourself "hmmm" why is the inside not as nice as the outside? confused
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#352460 - Fri Aug 31 2012 08:27 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
GasCan Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 23 2012
Loc: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Originally Posted By: TheRoyalCrown
I also hope GasCan didnt get this one.


No, I saw this in June and was smart enough to see it wasn't real. I think the current owner would be smart to keep it, mark it and lick his wounds, or paint it white and have T-way or someone re-make the original Monarch glass. Love the sign box, hate the fact this got passed off along the line as something it isn't.
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Collecting Canadian Products such as Red Head Oil, Red Indian Oil, Buffalo (Prairie City) Oil.

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#352462 - Fri Aug 31 2012 08:57 AM Re: My Next Sign Restoration [Re: 1937 GMC]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: 1937 GMC
also, I am scratching my head as to why the “creator” sold the piece in the first place…..all excited one minute and then ????


...only took a month to get over it...and 'remaking' the original Monarch glass won't really help either, unless it's well-marked...the only value is in the can...


Edited by gulfiend! (Fri Aug 31 2012 08:58 AM)
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