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Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India #612826
Tue May 12 2015 06:36 PM
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I bought this sign from eBay. The seller is in India. He has another one of this sign up for sale right now. He accepts return so I need to make sure if anyone can help me decide if this is fake or not. I highly doubt it. Thank you.

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Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: retrokk] #612827
Tue May 12 2015 06:46 PM
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It's face looks off to me.


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Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: Esse's Garage] #612828
Tue May 12 2015 06:48 PM
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where it came from is a big concern ... cool


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Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: Esse's Garage] #612829
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The size is 24" diameter. I have never seen a small size before. Wonder if they really make this size.

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: retrokk] #612831
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Thank you all I will return it first thing tomorrow. Would be ok to post seller id in here for everyone to be aware?

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: retrokk] #612834
Tue May 12 2015 06:54 PM
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crazy This is what has been referred to as a Rat Nose. Look at a picture of a real one, and the pointed nose on yours. Also origin from India, and size, as suggested.
Ed.

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: Ed Steagall] #612836
Tue May 12 2015 06:59 PM
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Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: advertologist] #612840
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Yes. This is the same guy I bought from. He claimed he has two of these rare signs for 10 years. Good thing he accepts return. I'm sending it back tomorrow.

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: retrokk] #612863
Tue May 12 2015 09:26 PM
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Be careful of signs from Argentina, Germany also. PS: Any sign from a pawn shops inventory from the 1970s.

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Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: Keystone Gas Man] #613211
Fri May 15 2015 12:23 AM
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Good test would be to ask yourself...what those two signs would be doing in India??? There is no logical explanation as to why an original Lion sign would be found in India.


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Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India [Re: Dave's Garage] #618536
Fri Jun 19 2015 01:39 PM
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I have a 6' Lion on my property so I decided to take a quick pic to compare the Lion image and boy are there difference's. Take a look.

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