Here are some questions for consideration about “reproduction” signs.
I know the concern over reproduction porcelain signs from other countries. My question is, “Are many of these signs not reproductions but rather original signs native to another country?” For instance, I see a lot of Esso signs from India and Brazil. Was Esso not selling gas and oil in these countries and were their advertising signs produced in those countries?
Would this not be a legitimate market much like those found in England etc.? Are these native signs the one we are labeling as “reproduction” signs? Or are the “fake” signs different than these? Which ones are the ones we are calling “fakes” which are meant to deceive and bring profit to individuals much like counterfeit currency?
For me the lines kind of blur at this point. Any thoughts to help me “unblur” these lines would be welcome food for thought.