be careful as you start! watch out for ebay and use the people here and other places that you trust. Lot of fakes and reproductions out there.
That is good advise. There are many porcelain signs on ebay that seem to be great deals and are very tempting, but are only reproductions and will contaminate your collection. If you go to upgrade in the future you will be forced to either compromise your integrity and self worth and knowingly sell a fake or take a major hit. Repops are for decorators and are rarely are a decent investment and most true, seasoned collectors dont want them in their collection. Some boners who only buy "great deals"on Ebay have whole collections of fakes and dont even know it. P.S. I've seen plenty of crooks at general antique shows and flea markets who have tons of fakes mixed in with original signs and are passing them off as old. At least at most established Advertising shows, most dealers help police one another and the shows owners dont want that type of stuff going on at their event. In my opinion Facebook is pretty tough because the better deals seem to be snagged up quickly and a newer person is -or should be -tentative.