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#686300 - Mon May 08 2017 08:30 AM Lion Sign
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
I picked up this Lion sign this weekend at an auction. It is convex, like a globe lens, measures about 16 inches across. It has real heavy porcelain and a greyish black back. Has anybody seen this style sign before? Is it real?

Thanks in advance for any help.


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#686301 - Mon May 08 2017 08:56 AM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Ryan the back would be concern for me,as you would think it should be first color porcelain,white. Sounds like you have your concern also.
Pierce made a truck delivery sign 14 and 1/2 but it had the white border flat for mounting. Wonder how Lion used this one?
Cool sign I'm a Lion fan,we need a Lion expert!
Joey AKA coke n stuff collects lion and could probably help you out.


Edited by Loyd Pierce (Mon May 08 2017 09:28 AM)
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#686307 - Mon May 08 2017 10:11 AM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
minuteman Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
I am no Lion expert Ryan but 99.9% sure its just a made up sign that might be 6 months old...
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#686309 - Mon May 08 2017 10:58 AM Re: Lion Sign [Re: minuteman]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By minuteman
I am no Lion expert Ryan but 99.9% sure its just a made up sign that might be 6 months old...


I could see that if it was a flat sign. Why in the world would anybody repop a convex sign?
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#686311 - Mon May 08 2017 11:11 AM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
cggas Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
Could it by chance been cut out of a larger sign? The chipping around the entire perimeter makes me ask? Chris

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#686312 - Mon May 08 2017 11:12 AM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Don Beaver Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 20 2001
Loc: Sedro Woolley Washington
There are a lot of these Convex signs being reproduced in Germany & Canada Convex Signs

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#686314 - Mon May 08 2017 11:19 AM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Don Beaver]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By Don Beaver
There are a lot of these Convex signs being reproduced in Germany & Canada Convex Signs


haha, there sure are!
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#686316 - Mon May 08 2017 11:20 AM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Don Beaver Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 20 2001
Loc: Sedro Woolley Washington
Here is your sign when it sold on Ebay last February
Convex Lion Sign

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#686322 - Mon May 08 2017 11:33 AM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
hahaha, that is the sign for sure! Good thing I did not pay alot for it, LOL

Thanks for the help everybody!


Edited by Ryan Underthun (Mon May 08 2017 11:35 AM)
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#686323 - Mon May 08 2017 11:59 AM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Very few convex porcelain signs were made originally for the North American market with the exception of Coca Cola buttons. Out of about 500 signs in my collection the only original convex porcelain sign that I have is a Mercedes Dealership sign.
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#686328 - Mon May 08 2017 12:36 PM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave Offline
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Man,,, that face.... looks more like a llama to me.
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#686330 - Mon May 08 2017 01:00 PM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Catauladave Online   content
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
There are several convex fantasy signs on Ebay all the time. Dave
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#686337 - Mon May 08 2017 02:21 PM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
I was hoping the face thing was the way Ryan took the picture. Not any in better in ebay auction. Looks like a mad rat with muscles on a bad hair day.


Edited by Loyd Pierce (Mon May 08 2017 02:23 PM)
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#686338 - Mon May 08 2017 02:29 PM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
So here is the story on this sign. I was working at my cabin on Saturday and my dad called. He stopped by an auction and saw this sign. He sent me a picture on my phone, but it was not all that good. I told him that I was suspicious that the sign was not authentic. I gave him a number to not go over as a gamble, and we got the sign for under that. Glad I did not spend good money on it! It is not the first time I have been taken on a sign, and it will not be the last, LOL
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#686352 - Mon May 08 2017 06:26 PM Re: Lion Sign [Re: Ryan Underthun]
wocopep Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
Unbelievable prices are being paid for those signs! What a bunch of dumb a,,,es!

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