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#203884 - Sat Sep 18 2010 02:02 PM Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake?
Mac Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Moline, IL, USA
Can anyone tell me if this Ford sign is the real deal or a reproduction?

Thanks
Mac


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#203888 - Sat Sep 18 2010 02:30 PM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: Mac]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
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

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#203889 - Sat Sep 18 2010 02:36 PM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: thermactor]
Mac Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Moline, IL, USA
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

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#203894 - Sat Sep 18 2010 03:02 PM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: Mac]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
It should say around the bottom Property Ford Motor Co. and Veribrite sign Company in so many words. or other maker possibly.

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#203895 - Sat Sep 18 2010 03:02 PM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: Mac]
roger cherry Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 04 2002
Loc: Collierville, Tn
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.

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#203897 - Sat Sep 18 2010 03:06 PM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: roger cherry]
keithia Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
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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#203898 - Sat Sep 18 2010 03:09 PM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: keithia]
Mac Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Moline, IL, USA
Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Catastrophe avoided!

Mac

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#203953 - Sat Sep 18 2010 10:17 PM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: Mac]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: U.S.A.
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
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#203958 - Sat Sep 18 2010 10:41 PM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: strnge]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I think you found your answer Mac smile
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#203962 - Sat Sep 18 2010 11:12 PM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: gasoildude]
minuteman Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
how much is the asking price on the sign? I may want it...thx mm
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#203989 - Sun Sep 19 2010 09:35 AM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: minuteman]
Mac Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Moline, IL, USA
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

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#203990 - Sun Sep 19 2010 09:39 AM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: minuteman]
DCpate Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 08 2000
Loc: Norman, OK
Original Ford signs made of tin have different grommet placement than the original porcelain versions...

Just an FYI--
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#204006 - Sun Sep 19 2010 10:37 AM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: DCpate]
minuteman Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
thanks Mac...
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Wanted early tin litho signage.
petro, farm, auto, etc.

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#205498 - Thu Sep 30 2010 05:43 AM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: minuteman]
dodgeman60 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
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....


Edited by dodgeman60 (Thu Sep 30 2010 05:46 AM)
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#347996 - Sun Aug 12 2012 09:35 PM Re: Porcelain Ford Sign - Real or Fake? [Re: dodgeman60]
strnge Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: U.S.A.
My porcelain one is marked:

Marked 'Property of Ford Motor Co. Veribrite Sign Chicago
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