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60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? #697695
Sat Oct 28 2017 09:07 PM
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I have the opportunity to purchase (2) 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs in great condition. Little rust top and bottom, a few minor chips. I have seen plenty of 48" similar signs but I have not been able to find the value of the 60" (5ft) signs. The reference picture is similar but Not as good condition. Rare? Any help on this. Thanks Dan.

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Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013] #697754
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Any help here?

Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013] #697783
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Yes, rare.
The 48" ones are usually overpriced, but can be purchased for $250 or under.
I've been collecting poles and signs for over 30 years and have only come across a 5'variation twice.
They were in the $600 range so I passed as I thought that was too much.

Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013] #697796
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Mike, How long ago was the $600?

Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013] #697798
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I saw one this past spring for $800 about same condition as pic

Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013] #697802
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Bill, was it the 5ft. sign or the 4ft. sign. The 5ft. Are also a little wider.

Re: 60" vertical Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs - Rare? [Re: Petro 2013] #697864
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IT WAS 5 FT NOT SURE IF IT WAS CHARLOTTE OR FLORIDA

60" Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs "Up-Date" [Re: Petro 2013] #697917
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Well, here is a picture of the actual 60" x 10" sign. Nice size sign with original wood mount inside. The condition is not what I thought it was but still nice with NO denting. Besides the feed back I received on this post, I still have not been able to find this sign anywhere. EBay, Auctions, Yahoo, Google. Still looking for a good appraisal. Thanks OldGas for the help, Dan.

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Re: 60" Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs "Up-Date" [Re: Petro 2013] #698113
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It was about 1.5 years ago at Round Top.
Is the appraisal for insurance purposes or how much to sell/buy it for?

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Both, what they are worth to buy/offer, then if bought insurance. Ty

Re: 60" Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs "Up-Date" [Re: Petro 2013] #698144
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What are you saying was a 1.5 years ago, you saw one?

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Re: 60" Marvy Barber Porcelain Signs "Up-Date" [Re: Petro 2013] #698159
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No, the sign was at Round Top Texas about a year and a half ago.
I tried to get the guy down to $400 but he wouldn't budge.
I'm just not sure what you mean by a good appraisal. The barber pole/sign collector community is rather small so prices aren't as cut & dry as they are in the petroliana field.
I will pay much more for something I don't have than I would if I was just upgrading or getting it as a trader, so even my own values fluctuate greatly. My collector friends are the same.
The 5' sign I was talking about was about an 8.5 and didn't sell at $600 for 3 weeks, I would have paid $400 max, so in my opinion the value is somewhere in there.

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Any more help on these signs?


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