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    Posted 3 years ago

    Coke1234
    (64 items)

    These are some of the Repro porcelain signs out there today. They are not represented as repro . Instead some sellers are just stating “dated 1947” .Look at the so called rust. That rust has been chemical treated to appear like old rust. The iron substrate in older signs rusts differently than newer steel based signs. The older sign with rust are almost black in color. The last picture is what rust looks like on a sign from 1956.
    For more information on fake signs visit.......earlycoke.com.
    So buyer beware. $275 is too much to spend on this sign. $35 is more like it ....just hang it and enjoy it. But it’s a repro and not from 1947 and not collectible.

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    Comments

    1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Very nice write up and that little note on color of rust was new to me . Thanks for sharing !
    2. Coke1234 Coke1234, 3 years ago
      Manikin you are welcome....today it’s getting harder and harder to distinguish the real from the fake. The manufacturering process is getting so good ....but thanks to Mother Nature for helping us along.
    3. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 3 years ago
      good post,this is a real problem in our hobby!Thanks for posting!
    4. Trey Trey, 3 years ago
      Red Rust is new Rust !! Good to see you are educating people. Thank you for your contributions to the hobby. :)
    5. purvis purvis, 3 years ago
      Some times the the content will give it away . Never seen a Mobelheat ? . Got to do your home work anymore . Another thing to watch is the smaller the sign the Easyer to fake . And there is a reason why a sign is to cheap .
    6. Coke1234 Coke1234, 3 years ago
      Thanks Trey , Purvis and gargoylecollectot
    7. Coke1234 Coke1234, 3 years ago
      More fake signs

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