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Posted 2 years ago

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Daddy_Nobu…
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Purchased through an on-line auction, old school (shudder) bid-a-thon:
A late twenties glass sign with decals and deco stencil applied to back, then an overcoat of reflective paint, then a layer of cardstock paper glued to finish. Stamped "Manufactured by Decorative Mirror Supply Company, Inc. High Point, North Carolina". This is a very lightweight sign, right around a pound, I'd say. It has condition issues, but this particular version is hard to come by, so I'll enjoy this one until I have an opportunity to upgrade. It looks like it's been around for a hundred years (almost!). Condition snobs out there stuck in the past might turn their noses up at this type of piece. I say "thanks, less competition!" I've had good success upgrading then selling the mid-quality items at a profit (on avg +30% after fees). There's a huge market out there if It's The Real Thing.

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  1. Signaholic, 2 years ago
    Hey Dave, I was almost your bidding comp ;) on this one. I had bought too many things, so had to let it go to someone else. Glad it was you buddy! Super Cool piece!
  2. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 2 years ago
    Thanks Perry. I thought for a second I might get it at a lower price. But then there was another interested party who drove up price. When the dust settled, I ended up getting it for 25 less than my pre-determined max. Bid auctions can be brutal sometimes!
  3. tommy1002 tommy1002, 2 years ago
    Sweet snag Dave, I saw that one as well. There have been a lot of Coke items in the auctions lately. I was onboard for a couple of the tin signs right until the old, multi-thou bids were flying.
  4. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 2 years ago
    Thanks Tommy, always good to hear from you. Yeah, I knew when I saw a '38 tray go for 600, I had stepped into the Coca-Cola Twilight Zone...

    miKKo - You're awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

    TGBWC, thanks... I think... :)
  5. Signaholic, 2 years ago
    You're right there Dave. It's a gamble of a different kind but when you win,,,,,well, we do a little dance round here! Scream and holler, it's pretty funny.
  6. pickrknows pickrknows, 2 years ago
    Nice buy Dave, looks like a score to me!

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