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Rusty Red Indian 18x20 Sign on eBay #350341
Wed Aug 22 2012 08:59 PM
Wed Aug 22 2012 08:59 PM
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Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Don't know how many have been watching this sign on eBay (Item number: 170896208774) but you could definitely say it has some character marks on it. It went from $500 to just over $1000 after the reserve was lowered today, and has 3 days to go. Should be interesting to watch.

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Graeme (pronounced Gray-um)

Collecting Canadian Products such as Red Head Oil, Red Indian Oil, Buffalo (Prairie City) Oil.
Re: Rusty Red Indian 18x20 Sign on eBay [Re: GasCan] #350344
Wed Aug 22 2012 09:31 PM
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field on this sign still shows well- I like it.. cool


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Re: Rusty Red Indian 18x20 Sign on eBay [Re: advertologist] #350351
Wed Aug 22 2012 10:38 PM
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Yup...decent field, and awesome shelving on the head area. I like it myself, just surprised that so many others do as well. lol


Graeme (pronounced Gray-um)

Collecting Canadian Products such as Red Head Oil, Red Indian Oil, Buffalo (Prairie City) Oil.
Re: Rusty Red Indian 18x20 Sign on eBay [Re: GasCan] #350381
Thu Aug 23 2012 05:53 AM
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This is such a cool sign. It made me cringe when I read on the description how it "could make a great restoration piece". I cannot imagine why anyone would ever want to do that. It should stay the way it is in my opinion.

Re: Rusty Red Indian 18x20 Sign on eBay [Re: FRY 117] #350391
Thu Aug 23 2012 06:59 AM
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Amen to that! leave it as is!


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Re: Rusty Red Indian 18x20 Sign on eBay [Re: FRY 117] #350392
Thu Aug 23 2012 06:59 AM
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To each his own I guess ? not my cup of tea...


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Re: Rusty Red Indian 18x20 Sign on eBay [Re: Wes Hague] #350407
Thu Aug 23 2012 08:29 AM
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Definitely not a sign you'd find in within a high end Red Indian collection, but not everyone wants to pay 4K-5K for an original version of this sign in nicer condition. I like the fact that someone who likes Red Indian will keep this sign alive and add it to a wall somewhere, and obviously there are still a market for distressed signs in the rare type brands.

I'd buy it for $500 but not for the price it's at now. smile


Graeme (pronounced Gray-um)

Collecting Canadian Products such as Red Head Oil, Red Indian Oil, Buffalo (Prairie City) Oil.
Re: Rusty Red Indian 18x20 Sign on eBay [Re: GasCan] #350417
Thu Aug 23 2012 09:07 AM
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It is what it is....a rare and desirable sign with some condition issues. None the less, it is a $1500.00 sign.

Graeme, don't hesitate to buy a similar sign in that condition for a $1000.00, it's a good deal!

I would use it as a filler till I found a better one. I know that I would always be able to sell it. You can walk around with 4-5K in your pocket and that doesn't guarantee you will find one. Tough sign to find in any condition.


Dave GILL,
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Re: Rusty Red Indian 18x20 Sign on eBay [Re: Dave's Garage] #350450
Thu Aug 23 2012 12:38 PM
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Good advice Dave...

I bought a rusted and distressed 36" round Red Indian sign last month that a few people balked at because of it's condition. Sure it had a few bullets sent it's way in the past, some porcelain loss and some rust issues, but it was worth saving and will be used for the time being. The cool thing is that these signs had lives, and they were made to hang outside buildings, have stones thrown at them and bullets fired at them. Hell anyone could walk down the road with a 22cal rifle 80 years ago and fire some shots at the head of the Red Indian sign. In fact, it was a target for many so they could sight in their rifles! They weren't manufactured for museum collections, they were made for Gas Stations, and most have a story to tell.

That one I bought last month is now having one side restored by Dan Van Kennel and it will no doubt display beautifully when it's done and hung on the wall. I've already been offered twice what I paid for it, and one person has already said bring it to my place when your done with it and I'll be the next caretaker. smile

Couldn't agree with you more on your thoughts Dave! smile


Graeme (pronounced Gray-um)

Collecting Canadian Products such as Red Head Oil, Red Indian Oil, Buffalo (Prairie City) Oil.

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