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firestone #707721
Mon Apr 09 2018 07:43 AM
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I recently bought this sign at the Portland swap meet without even questioning its authenticity. I've had someone mention it may be a reproduction. What's your guys thoughts on it?

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Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707731
Mon Apr 09 2018 09:22 AM
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I found these 2 pictures doing an oldgas search if this helps at all. The ones in holders are not my sign.

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Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707733
Mon Apr 09 2018 10:11 AM
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There is a 15" x 18" one on ebay right now for $41 from India that looks a lot like yours and not like the two examples provided.

Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707735
Mon Apr 09 2018 10:26 AM
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the guy that mentioned it maybe reproduction.....
is right


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Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707744
Mon Apr 09 2018 12:55 PM
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I thought it looked wrong in the BOTW posting........


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Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707752
Mon Apr 09 2018 04:21 PM
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Well thanks for the input guys. Guess I should have done more research before I bought. He had a lot of signs and they looked good to me and I know a guy that bought from him in the past. I'm trying to figure out how to contact the seller, he always has a craigslist ad in the Seattle area. I'm going to mark the back of the sign repro and if I cant get the seller to take it back, I'll hang it on the wall of mistakes.


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Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707781
Tue Apr 10 2018 12:24 AM
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I concur, that sign is no good. Try to get your money back.

-Steve

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Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707783
Tue Apr 10 2018 03:39 AM
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Glad I’m a pump guy.... I think the signs look pretty much the same, I don’t really see the difference. I’ll stick to pumps!! Chris

Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707784
Tue Apr 10 2018 04:23 AM
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It looks like a black strip across sign where FIRESTONE is written, is that the tell tale difference?

Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707785
Tue Apr 10 2018 04:50 AM
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Is it double sided? Can you post a picture of the other side?


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Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707788
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its single sided. I'll get a pic of the back this evening


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Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707798
Tue Apr 10 2018 09:30 AM
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The real lollipop signs don't have mounting holes/grommets like the fake sign posted by the OP. The black stripe is another dead giveaway that it's bogus. Sloppy lettering on the fake...on and on. Everything about it is wrong.

Re: firestone [Re: TheHorse13] #707804
Tue Apr 10 2018 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by TheHorse13
The real lollipop signs don't have mounting holes/grommets like the fake sign posted by the OP. The black stripe is another dead giveaway that it's bogus. Sloppy lettering on the fake...on and on. Everything about it is wrong.


^^What he said^^

....on and on. I can see several other discrepancies, I just don’t like to post them all on here for India to see. If you want to know a few more, PM me Jake.

-Steve


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Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707831
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Back if sign of subject. Size is 15”x18”

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Re: firestone [Re: bennett_646] #707834
Tue Apr 10 2018 11:41 PM
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Like I mentioned in the PM, size is definitely wrong. That size is the India ones. Besides all the discrepancies, the black block on the front is the tell-tale.

I hope you are able to get your money back. We’ve all been there before. Wish you luck.

-Steve

Last edited by Speedracer; Tue Apr 10 2018 11:44 PM.

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