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#493022 - Tue Nov 19 2013 08:54 PM Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane
Ronin-37 Offline
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Loc: Ontario
Wanted to buy - original 1940s / 50s PONTIAC weathervane. Will pay fair money....looking for original surface not over painted. I'm near toronto ontario and will travel within the Ohio, Michigan, New York radius to pick up. Please reply to this add and I can provide contact details. Thanks! Ben


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#493517 - Fri Nov 22 2013 09:12 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
Ronin-37 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Anyone have any insight as to what the current value is on these? About 5 years ago they seemed to be in the $500 - $800 range. Have seen one or two listed at crazy money, but they also haven't sold.

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#493527 - Fri Nov 22 2013 09:42 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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Sent you a PM with a question.
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#494624 - Tue Nov 26 2013 09:19 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: K W FRITH]
Ronin-37 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Thank you. Only looking for an original....no repros

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#494648 - Tue Nov 26 2013 11:12 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
How would I know the difference original/repro.?

I go to a lot of farm auctions, one might just pop up.

Thanks in advance,

Jack Sim
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#494855 - Wed Nov 27 2013 10:14 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Jack Sim]
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
The original ones have rivets whereas the repros have screws. The originals should also have some wear that will make the colour a more oxblood red (as above) opposed to a deep flat red.

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#494856 - Wed Nov 27 2013 10:15 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
And thanks! Appreciate an extra set of eyes on the look!

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#494862 - Wed Nov 27 2013 10:39 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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Rivets---


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#494979 - Thu Nov 28 2013 11:47 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: K W FRITH]
Ronin-37 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Thanks K W Frith - I had heard that was the difference, but I'm guessing more then one batch (or more then one person) has made a few of these. Not sure if there are other telling signs.

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#499711 - Thu Dec 19 2013 05:03 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Still looking for one....any leads?

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#499799 - Fri Dec 20 2013 01:59 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
My feeling are that this is something that might show up at a farm auction and since Cindy and I go to just about every farm auction we can, here in the St. Louis area, we might just see one of these. I feel I know quite a bit about petro items (example this past summer, purchased an item at a farm auction, came home and within 20 minutes after posting it here on OG, I sold it for almost 7 time what I paid for it, mainly because of the over 100 people at the auction I was the only one that knew what it was and what it was worth), and like any "newbe", I am asking you, what is a "fair price" anyone would pay for this item?

Jack Sim
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#499801 - Fri Dec 20 2013 05:08 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Jack Sim]
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
lol, like me kids would say, OMG
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#500165 - Sat Dec 21 2013 06:23 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: K W FRITH]
Old Racer Offline
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Loc: Pickett, WI USA
Originally Posted By: K W FRITH
Rivets---


Kevin is that an original or reproduction?
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#500381 - Sun Dec 22 2013 07:14 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Old Racer]
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Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Reproduction
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#502914 - Sat Jan 04 2014 09:46 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: K W FRITH]
Ronin-37 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Jack Sim.....price range should be 500 to 1000 depending on condition.

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#503395 - Mon Jan 06 2014 06:10 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
The repo is powder coated and dated at the bottom of the neck. The date is stamped into the metal. Also there is not a sleeve bearing in the shaft like in the real one. I own a real one {pictured} and have had the repo. I was impressed by the quality of the repro. It even felt to have the same weight as the real one.

The real ones came in two sizes. Like the one I have and a smaller version. I gave close to a grand for mine but it has a great weathered patina that I love.


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#503411 - Mon Jan 06 2014 07:15 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: 60wayne]
Old Racer Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 14 2006
Loc: Pickett, WI USA
Do you know, what is the date on the reproduction?
Where is the bearing on the original? Is there only one bearing inside the tube?
Thanks
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#503502 - Tue Jan 07 2014 07:32 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Old Racer]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
I don't remember what the date was on the repo. It had a number month and a two number year. I believe the year was 10 but not sure.

On the original if you stuck your small finger in the shaft, you could feel the sleeve bearing. There are two small indentations on the exterior of the shaft to hold the bearing in place. It is about 3/4 in. from the base. The bearing is about an inch and a half long.

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#503528 - Tue Jan 07 2014 09:33 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: 60wayne]
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Registered: Tue Mar 14 2006
Loc: Pickett, WI USA
I think maybe the reproduction was one of mine. They were EXACT reproductions of the originals. We powder coated them and date stamped them so they would be harder to pawn off as originals.

As for originals, I have personally owned five of them. Two came directly from Pontiac dealerships. One was new old stock and in the original box and never been used. None of them had any bearings in the pipe. They were designed to slip over the mounting pipe.
Maybe the bearing was added buy the previous owner?
Now if you think about it, if you put a bearing inside the pipe at the bottom, you would most likely need another at the top of the pipe to provide stability and prevent wobble. That would also make the mounting pipe much smaller and decrease wind load strength. There really is no reason to use anything but the pipe inside the pipe. Either way they are really cool!
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#503583 - Tue Jan 07 2014 02:13 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Old Racer]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
I was wondering why you were asking because I thought that you had made the repro's . You did a really nice job on them. I had purchased two of them. I picked one up for a friend who was going to make one for himself using mine as pattern and sold the other to another friend. Both friends were very happy with them. I have my real one hanging on a bedroom wall.

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#507327 - Tue Jan 21 2014 07:17 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
New year....any new leads? Still looking smile

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#517178 - Fri Feb 28 2014 10:31 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
The quest continues.....spring is coming - barns being cleared. Any leads - still looking for a good original Pontiac weathervane

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#525328 - Wed Apr 02 2014 07:52 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Still looking for a Pontiac weathervane in original condition smile

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#542054 - Fri Jun 13 2014 09:08 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
Ronin-37 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Looking for an original Pontiac weathervane - original surface - no overpaint, no repros. Will pick up in New York, Ohio, or Michigan.

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#570644 - Thu Sep 25 2014 09:29 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Anyone happen to obtain a decent one over the summer that they are willing to sell? Thanks smile

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#570840 - Fri Sep 26 2014 09:09 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
Scott Williams Offline
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Registered: Sat May 14 2011
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Saw one of those at an antique mall a few months ago. The place was located in Benton pa.

This is a link to their website

http://www.bakeryantiques.com/index.php

They are about an hour from me. If it was closer I would stop by and check it out for you. Good luck!
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#572192 - Fri Oct 03 2014 06:54 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Scott Williams]
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Thank you Scott - I'll give a call!

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#598183 - Sun Feb 15 2015 12:22 AM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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There is one currently listed on e-Bay for sale 191483850423.
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#615181 - Thu May 28 2015 12:18 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Dave's Garage]
Ronin-37 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
I'm still in search of an excellent original Pontiac Weathervane. smile Will travel within New York, Michigan, Penn, Ohio, Ontario for pickup.

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#615195 - Thu May 28 2015 03:03 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
I believe Jeremy just got one, check with him: Profile here
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#615224 - Thu May 28 2015 05:17 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: BryceG]
Ronin-37 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Thanks Bryce! I'll shoot a msg!

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#621812 - Tue Jul 14 2015 07:56 PM Re: Wanted - original Pontiac weathervane [Re: Ronin-37]
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Registered: Tue Nov 19 2013
Loc: Ontario
Still looking for an original Pontiac weathervane with good surface

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