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What is the rarest sign out there?
#529824 Mon Apr 21 2014 02:41 PM
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What is the rarest sign out there? Anyone have a picture?

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89sheepdog #529861 Mon Apr 21 2014 04:43 PM
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There are several & MOST will Never be posted on the internet.

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Dick Bennett #529863 Mon Apr 21 2014 04:45 PM
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That's is about like asking who has the fastest street car. LOL


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Jarvis #529864 Mon Apr 21 2014 04:56 PM
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The rarest sign is so rare it hasn't been found yet...LOL.


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TeeTee #529895 Mon Apr 21 2014 06:42 PM
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I think people are afraid to post pics...Because repops will be coming out of India and Argentina .. A few days afterwards.


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Keystone Gas Man #529897 Mon Apr 21 2014 06:48 PM
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Red relics has got a killer lighthouse sign on ebay. I'd love to have that baby.

Re: What is the rarest sign out there?
JimT #529902 Mon Apr 21 2014 06:57 PM
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IF it's on ebay, it's for sale [maybe NOT to OG Members through!].

Re: What is the rarest sign out there?
JimT #529904 Mon Apr 21 2014 07:04 PM
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"RAREST SIGN"---pretty broad generalization.
Do you mean the most expensive?
The best condition?
The one that there's only "ONE" of?
Or the one that no one has ever seen, but only "HEARD" about?

Generally, collectors equate value and rarity on the same plane, and they don't feel a one-of-a-kind sign is very rare, unless it has a lot of value?

Lots of variables here that could be debated for years with no conclusion.

I have a Cities Service sign that seems to never have been seen before and its priceless to me because a friend secured it for me! Is it the rarest of the rare? I don't think so, but a lot of collectors will never get to see it unless they venture to North Dakota!

I'm sure there are rarer ones though!


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Re: What is the rarest sign out there?
K W FRITH #529905 Mon Apr 21 2014 07:10 PM
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Re: What is the rarest sign out there?
JimT #529922 Mon Apr 21 2014 08:11 PM
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Just because it's listed on ebay for High $$$$'s doesn't make it worth that! It takes a few in Same condition that SELL to establish a worth.
Having 1 of 1 Known doesn't make it collectible or valuable.

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Dick Bennett #529926 Mon Apr 21 2014 08:17 PM
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Right Dick! I had a deal working to buy that for $850 along with all the others they had. He beat me to them. Talk about deep sea fishing.

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bustermonty #529930 Mon Apr 21 2014 08:35 PM
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Im just talking about the bigfoot of signs like the one or few nobody has ever seen but only hear rumors of

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Mr. Firth hit it right on the nail. No sense bringing up something like this, you didn't even specify what kind of sign, petro, automotive, old farm, I could go on forever?

Basically it is as sign neither you or I own.

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bustermonty #529984 Tue Apr 22 2014 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted By: bustermonty
Right Dick! I had a deal working to buy that for $850 along with all the others they had. He beat me to them. Talk about deep sea fishing.
Yes Gregg. That would be a great wholesale number. I would double or possibly triple that but that other number is red-iculous. Unless maybe you own the hotel and want to put it in the lobby,lol.

Re: What is the rarest sign out there?
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Originally Posted By: Keystone Gas Man
I think people are afraid to post pics...Because repops will be coming out of India and Argentina .. A few days afterwards.

Amen! Sad but very true.

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