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#356610 - Tue Sep 18 2012 08:26 AM OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro?
Signs&Neons Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 25 2010
Loc: Midwest
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.

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#356635 - Tue Sep 18 2012 10:50 AM Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: Signs&Neons]
powerlube Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
Thanks for the detailed explanation! This really helps before plopping down a stack of bills.
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Scott Wright

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#356757 - Tue Sep 18 2012 06:46 PM Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: powerlube]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
He knows more than he's letting on. The wood used for the crate is still green, had leaves on it a week ago.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#356813 - Tue Sep 18 2012 08:22 PM Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: Dave's Garage]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Don't mention the size or anything!.....
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#356865 - Tue Sep 18 2012 10:27 PM Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: Dave's Garage]
Signs&Neons Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 25 2010
Loc: Midwest
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"

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#357701 - Sat Sep 22 2012 06:14 PM Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: Signs&Neons]
signgod2112 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri May 14 2010
Loc: Texas
There's a guy in Louisiana reproducing the lenses.

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#357901 - Sun Sep 23 2012 01:44 PM Re: OK Used Cars Diamond Light Up Sign - Repro? [Re: signgod2112]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
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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