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Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? #203884
Sat Sep 18 2010 12:02 PM
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Can anyone tell me if this Ford sign is the real deal or a reproduction?

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Mac

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Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: Mac] #203888
Sat Sep 18 2010 12:30 PM
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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

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: thermactor] #203889
Sat Sep 18 2010 12:36 PM
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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

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: Mac] #203894
Sat Sep 18 2010 01:02 PM
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It should say around the bottom Property Ford Motor Co. and Veribrite sign Company in so many words. or other maker possibly.

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: Mac] #203895
Sat Sep 18 2010 01:02 PM
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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.

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: roger cherry] #203897
Sat Sep 18 2010 01:06 PM
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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


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Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: keithia] #203898
Sat Sep 18 2010 01:09 PM
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Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Catastrophe avoided!

Mac

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: Mac] #203953
Sat Sep 18 2010 08:17 PM
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Fake!

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




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Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: strnge] #203958
Sat Sep 18 2010 08:41 PM
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I think you found your answer Mac smile


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Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: gasoildude] #203962
Sat Sep 18 2010 09:12 PM
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how much is the asking price on the sign? I may want it...thx mm


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Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: minuteman] #203989
Sun Sep 19 2010 07:35 AM
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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

Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: minuteman] #203990
Sun Sep 19 2010 07:39 AM
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Original Ford signs made of tin have different grommet placement than the original porcelain versions...

Just an FYI--


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Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: DCpate] #204006
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thanks Mac...


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Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: minuteman] #205498
Thu Sep 30 2010 03:43 AM
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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....

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Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: dodgeman60] #347996
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My porcelain one is marked:

Marked 'Property of Ford Motor Co. Veribrite Sign Chicago


Mike
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