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OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? #356610
Tue Sep 18 2012 06:26 AM
Tue Sep 18 2012 06:26 AM
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Here is the listing #271062050655. Based on the seller's vague description and disclaimer that he's not sure it's 100% original, I'd be very careful. Someone has reproduced this sign face - I bought one in the last year out of Michigan. It's a beautiful piece, very well done - but NOT original NOS as it was sold. I had to lay it next to a mint original one I had to see the differences (embossing on letters is a little sharper and deeper on repro, paint on back side is perfect shiny white - no sign of dust or aging). Now someone has a perfect sign in a new sign can and it already has a bid at $900. Still a nice looking sign, just wanted to make others aware that a reproduction is out there on this sign.

Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: Signs&Neons] #356635
Tue Sep 18 2012 08:50 AM
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Thanks for the detailed explanation! This really helps before plopping down a stack of bills.


Scott Wright
Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: powerlube] #356757
Tue Sep 18 2012 04:46 PM
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He knows more than he's letting on. The wood used for the crate is still green, had leaves on it a week ago.


Dave GILL,
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Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: Dave's Garage] #356813
Tue Sep 18 2012 06:22 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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Don't mention the size or anything!.....


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Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: Dave's Garage] #356865
Tue Sep 18 2012 08:27 PM
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That's my suspicion also Dave, his wording seems carefully chosen to be vague in all the important areas. As for size, it doesn't mention, but the original and the repo I had were both 36"x36"

Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: Signs&Neons] #357701
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There's a guy in Louisiana reproducing the lenses.

Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: signgod2112] #357901
Sun Sep 23 2012 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted By: signgod2112
There's a guy in Louisiana reproducing the lenses.

That's kind of worrisome, there's a guy in my town that has 4 or 5 of the OK lighted signs, all in good shape. I'm pretty sure they're originals, but now I'm not so sure.


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