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Buick Sign #698374
Wed Nov 08 2017 12:52 PM
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Need some help. A friend gave me a Buick sign as gift and I'm pretty sure its a repo. She got it at an antique store and the guy told her it was real. Its a 10 3/4" painted tin sign. Says Authorized Service around the edges. Buick across the middle with Valve above that and In Head below. Not sure what she paid for it but don't want her getting ripped off. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698375
Wed Nov 08 2017 01:20 PM
Wed Nov 08 2017 01:20 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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Please post a photo or two. I've never seen a real "valve-in-head" sign that small. Smaller repro copies of large Buick signs have been made by multiple companies.


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Re: Buick Sign [Re: Oldgas] #698376
Wed Nov 08 2017 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted By Oldgas
Please post a photo or two.


front & back .. ... cool


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Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698377
Wed Nov 08 2017 01:36 PM
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I haven't posted pics in so long that not sure how. At one time I think I had to use photo bucket. I'm pretty sure this is a Andy Rooney sign. Buick is very slightly raised.

Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698379
Wed Nov 08 2017 01:57 PM
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Here are links for help with different ways of posting pictures in your message.
Pictures of the File Manager direct image upload step-by-step process:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=129148#Post189696

Resize first by using our "EZ Image Resize to use in other forums" gallery:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=32


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Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698394
Wed Nov 08 2017 05:10 PM
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I followed those steps and nothing is loading. Says I have two files in the file manager. Hit done adding. Clicked preview nothing shows up.

Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698397
Wed Nov 08 2017 05:48 PM
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Here are the pictures

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Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698398
Wed Nov 08 2017 05:54 PM
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Thanks for the help posting my pics. . I"m almost 100% sure this a Andy Rooney sign thats been beat up. Unfortunately she can't take it back because all sales were final

Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698400
Wed Nov 08 2017 06:13 PM
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I've never seen anything authentic from Buick in this size and design. I think your gut feeling about this being a repro that was "aged" is most likely correct. What a shame to have it represented to your friend as something "real". I suppose the person at the antique store wasn't specific as to "real what".

Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698401
Wed Nov 08 2017 06:14 PM
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Yes it's fake.

Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698407
Wed Nov 08 2017 06:54 PM
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Two days ago she went in this store and sent me a pic of the sign and a old coke machine. I told her then don't buy that sign. I don't think its real. But the coke machine is cool. I told her to many repo out there being sold as real and I don't buy signs anymore cuz of that. Well today at lunch she said I have something for you. And its thats sign. The guy told her it was real.

Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698415
Wed Nov 08 2017 08:18 PM
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Jefferson County, Mo, USA
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Originally Posted By Miken
I followed those steps and nothing is loading. Says I have two files in the file manager. Hit done adding. Clicked preview nothing shows up.


Uploaded images using File Manager never show in Preview mode. It says that in the instructions. Just submit the post and the number of images in the File Manager will display in your message. try it out in the "Testing Area" forum.


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Re: Buick Sign [Re: Miken] #698427
Thu Nov 09 2017 05:46 AM
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Ok Thank you.


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