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**MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign #318110
Tue Apr 10 2012 02:51 PM
Tue Apr 10 2012 02:51 PM
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Hello Gassers,

I recently bought a small collection of what I thought to be all genuine signs. Up to now all have been 100%. All signs were in excellent condition so it was no surprise when I saw his Pontiac sign looking as good as it does. I have posted it for sale but there was a question on its authenticity due to the size of the mounting holes and the lack of grommets. So unless I can be 100% positive on it genuineness I'm removing the sign from the sale block and submitting here to the experts to go over. Please ask any and all questions and I will be more then happy to answer and provide additional photos if needed. All my previous research up to today showed the sign to be accurate for size at 36" and I looked up the fragile sticker and it also seemed to be authentic from the period. Please help us figure this out.

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-MAXGAS-
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Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: Maxgas] #318114
Tue Apr 10 2012 03:18 PM
Tue Apr 10 2012 03:18 PM
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Parker, CO
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Why would it not have grommets?


Scott Wright
Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: powerlube] #318118
Tue Apr 10 2012 03:31 PM
Tue Apr 10 2012 03:31 PM
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So. Ca.
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fragile sticker could have been added later.. cool


RANDY
Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: advertologist] #318123
Tue Apr 10 2012 03:50 PM
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Fragile sticker is a postal sticker that would have been placed on a package when shipped and not on a porcelain sign.

Originally this was just an advertising sign (minimal value) and would never have had that decal placed on it.


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: Maxgas] #688241
Fri Jun 09 2017 10:11 AM
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Arizona
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Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: Maxgas] #688304
Sat Jun 10 2017 08:36 AM
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UT
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Fragile stickers were for sure used on porcelain signs at least during the 1950s, here are pictures of my Mobile sign which is new old stock never was put up and has the original shipping sticker and Fragile sticker attached . Have a good weekend everyone . Peter

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Re: **MINT** Pontiac Porcelain Indian Sign [Re: Maxgas] #688324
Sat Jun 10 2017 04:43 PM
Sat Jun 10 2017 04:43 PM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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...I've got an original sign with the remnants of the same 'Fragile' sticker...it's my understanding they would have been visible on the sign between the widely-spaced slats in the crate...and if this sign went on a larger neon sign, it wouldn't necessarily have grommets...


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