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#697695 - Sat Oct 28 2017 11:07 PM 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare?
Petro 2013 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 30 2013
Loc: Michigan
I have the opportunity to purchase (2) 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs in great condition. Little rust top and bottom, a few minor chips. I have seen plenty of 48" similar signs but I have not been able to find the value of the 60" (5ft) signs. The reference picture is similar but Not as good condition. Rare? Any help on this. Thanks Dan.


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Marvy 5ft Sign.jpg




Edited by Petro 2013 (Sat Oct 28 2017 11:09 PM)

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#697754 - Sun Oct 29 2017 09:00 PM Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013]
Petro 2013 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 30 2013
Loc: Michigan
Any help here?

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#697783 - Mon Oct 30 2017 04:28 AM Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013]
bppierce Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Yes, rare.
The 48" ones are usually overpriced, but can be purchased for $250 or under.
I've been collecting poles and signs for over 30 years and have only come across a 5'variation twice.
They were in the $600 range so I passed as I thought that was too much.

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#697796 - Mon Oct 30 2017 09:28 AM Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013]
Petro 2013 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 30 2013
Loc: Michigan
Mike, How long ago was the $600?

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#697798 - Mon Oct 30 2017 09:49 AM Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013]
Bill jr Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Erie Pa
I saw one this past spring for $800 about same condition as pic

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#697802 - Mon Oct 30 2017 10:37 AM Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013]
Petro 2013 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 30 2013
Loc: Michigan
Bill, was it the 5ft. sign or the 4ft. sign. The 5ft. Are also a little wider.

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#697864 - Tue Oct 31 2017 12:25 PM Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013]
Bill jr Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Erie Pa
IT WAS 5 FT NOT SURE IF IT WAS CHARLOTTE OR FLORIDA

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#697917 - Wed Nov 01 2017 12:53 PM 60" Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs "Up-Date" [Re: Petro 2013]
Petro 2013 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 30 2013
Loc: Michigan
Well, here is a picture of the actual 60" x 10" sign. Nice size sign with original wood mount inside. The condition is not what I thought it was but still nice with NO denting. Besides the feed back I received on this post, I still have not been able to find this sign anywhere. EBay, Auctions, Yahoo, Google. Still looking for a good appraisal. Thanks OldGas for the help, Dan.


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Marvy Barber Sign 5ft Sign 6016.jpg




Edited by Petro 2013 (Wed Nov 01 2017 12:56 PM)

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#698113 - Sun Nov 05 2017 01:07 AM Re: 60" Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs "Up-Date" [Re: Petro 2013]
bppierce Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
It was about 1.5 years ago at Round Top.
Is the appraisal for insurance purposes or how much to sell/buy it for?


Edited by bppierce (Sun Nov 05 2017 01:14 AM)

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#698143 - Sun Nov 05 2017 09:25 AM Re: 60" Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs "Up-Date" [Re: Petro 2013]
Petro 2013 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 30 2013
Loc: Michigan
Both, what they are worth to buy/offer, then if bought insurance. Ty

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#698144 - Sun Nov 05 2017 09:26 AM Re: 60" Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs "Up-Date" [Re: Petro 2013]
Petro 2013 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 30 2013
Loc: Michigan
What are you saying was a 1.5 years ago, you saw one?


Edited by Petro 2013 (Sun Nov 05 2017 11:29 AM)

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#698159 - Sun Nov 05 2017 11:37 AM Re: 60" Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs "Up-Date" [Re: Petro 2013]
bppierce Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
No, the sign was at Round Top Texas about a year and a half ago.
I tried to get the guy down to $400 but he wouldn't budge.
I'm just not sure what you mean by a good appraisal. The barber pole/sign collector community is rather small so prices aren't as cut & dry as they are in the petroliana field.
I will pay much more for something I don't have than I would if I was just upgrading or getting it as a trader, so even my own values fluctuate greatly. My collector friends are the same.
The 5' sign I was talking about was about an 8.5 and didn't sell at $600 for 3 weeks, I would have paid $400 max, so in my opinion the value is somewhere in there.

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