Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake?

Posted by: Mac

Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sat Sep 18 2010 02:02 PM

Can anyone tell me if this Ford sign is the real deal or a reproduction?

Thanks
Mac
Posted by: thermactor

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sat Sep 18 2010 02:30 PM

Isn't it sad and disappointing that we even have to worry about whether one is real or fake? The unmarked repros sure have damaged the hobby, adding stress, risk, and uncertainty to something that's supposed to be fun.

Wes
Posted by: Mac

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sat Sep 18 2010 02:36 PM

Yes it is sad, Wes. Especially for the novice collector like myself. The grommets look correct to me, though. Hopefully someone here has some expertise with Ford signs. Thanks. Mac
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sat Sep 18 2010 03:02 PM

It should say around the bottom Property Ford Motor Co. and Veribrite sign Company in so many words. or other maker possibly.
Posted by: roger cherry

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sat Sep 18 2010 03:02 PM

I don't believe it is right. The gromets are supposed to be directly above the "G" and the "E". Someone else chim in if I am wrong.
Posted by: keithia

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sat Sep 18 2010 03:06 PM

From what I know the sign is a fake. As mentioned it is not marked property of Ford and the gromets are to be directly over the G and E as Roger mentioned.

Keith
Posted by: Mac

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sat Sep 18 2010 03:09 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Catastrophe avoided!

Mac
Posted by: strnge

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sat Sep 18 2010 10:17 PM

Fake!

Here is my orginal one. As you can see the holes are in the wrong place and it is marked as said above.




Mike
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sat Sep 18 2010 10:41 PM

I think you found your answer Mac smile
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sat Sep 18 2010 11:12 PM

how much is the asking price on the sign? I may want it...thx mm
Posted by: Mac

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sun Sep 19 2010 09:35 AM

Thanks for the replies. I was looking to trade some non-gas related stuff for the sign, so I really don't know what he was asking for the sign. He just emailed and asked if I'd take the Ford sign in trade, but when I found out is was a reproduction, I told him I wasn't interested. I'll email him back and see what he wants for it and let you know.

Mac
Posted by: DCpate

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sun Sep 19 2010 09:39 AM

Original Ford signs made of tin have different grommet placement than the original porcelain versions...

Just an FYI--
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sun Sep 19 2010 10:37 AM

thanks Mac...
Posted by: dodgeman60

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Thu Sep 30 2010 05:43 AM

IN REPLY TO THE SIGN STRNGE HAS, DOES IT HAVE PROPERTY OF FORD OR ANYTHING PRINTED ON IT? ALSO DID ALL THE REAL ONES HAVE A STAMP ON THEM OR SOME KIND OF MARKING, OR DID THEY MAKE SOME OF THEM WITH NO STAMP OR MARKING? THANKS....
Posted by: strnge

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sun Aug 12 2012 09:35 PM

My porcelain one is marked:

Marked 'Property of Ford Motor Co. Veribrite Sign Chicago
Posted by: strnge

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sun Aug 12 2012 09:48 PM

Best Ford sign website I have found:

http://jerseygaspumps.tripod.com/ford.html
Posted by: JimT

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Sun Aug 12 2012 10:10 PM

Thanks
Posted by: Stew King

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Mon Aug 13 2012 11:25 AM

I have had lots of them , picked up mostly 25 + years ago , most of mine came from old dealerships so know that they are originals . The size of the one in this article , on ones a few inches larger that have reflective letters on porcelain , the small V/8 , both English & French and the tall 2 piece (7') V/8 do not have any manufacturers marking on them . These are all from Canadian dealerships . It seems that the markings must be mainly on U.S. manufactured Ford signs !
Cheers Stew .
Posted by: moore798

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Mon Aug 13 2012 01:08 PM

Thanks for the FORD link.Awesome FORD info!

Robert cool
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? - Mon Aug 13 2012 02:06 PM

I agree, that's a great link and site!