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I recently purchased a Firestone One-Stop Service porcelain sign from my local antique shop. After looking over the sign prior to purchase, I was certain the sign is original. However, upon returning home, I am having second thoughts. I figured I would ask the forum for some help.

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Return it for a refund- not an antique, nor a legit sign.


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Hope U didn't pay alot for it.


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Looks like the rest of the fantasy junk on the market today......


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Figures .... I appreciate ya'll's help

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Sorry. No good. If they advertised it as old, demand a refund.


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Can ya'll help me out and tell me where I messed up and bought a fake?

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Don't. mean to be judgmental, but scammers abound, and buyers need to do their due diligence before making a purchase. in 11years of OG participation, i have never seen this sign before. As Speedracer suggests get you money back...,..

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Originally Posted by Tommy2268
Can ya'll help me out and tell me where I messed up and bought a fake?

First...compare the sign you want to buy to a known original.

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do your homework - when in doubt "don't" -

mistakes are costly but part of the learning process .. ... cool


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A quick search of the net for "Firestone one-stop service sign" brings up a dozen or more comparable signs with similar wear. - Jack J.

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It’s a super common reproduction with a white back. When they fake rust these they just throw them on top of each other to dry. You can actually see the ring from the other sign that was against it on the back.

But other than clues like that, a lot of it is experience.

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Although I feel like a dummy, I appreciate all the feedback.

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These are generally signs to look for:
Orange rust, white under the chips, damage only around the grommet holes, modern font, rings on the back from drying during sign making process.


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Hey Tommy…you are not alone…I was on a trip to Colorado and saw what I thought was a legit Conoco 30 inch porcelain. Like you, when I got home I started having doubts and sure enough it was a fake. I had that quezy sinking feeling. It happens to the best of us. I agree with others that Old Gas has helped me since. You will be okay!!!


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