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    Posted 2 years ago

    BigD338
    (12 items)

    In my first post on Collectors weekly I said the Romadka Brothers Trunk I posted a few weeks ago was the first antique I’ve ever collected but I’m realizing that’s not true. I received these 2 enameled Hood Tire signs from my grandfathers estate. The small red one is 8” by 18” and the big blue one is about 78” by 17.5”.

    I don’t know much about them, I’m fairly sure they are both originals (I do know there are a lot of fakes out there). I would love it if anyone could tell me more about them. How old they are, any history about hood tires etc.

    Sorry the images are sideways — I ha e no idea why they uploaded that way!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Comments

    1. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      I'm not sure on the age of these but I do know they make repro's of the smaller one, it is suspicious that the porcelain is chipped off where a date might have been across from the "made in usa" but need more research.
    2. matisse matisse, 2 years ago
      Here,

      This might help you.

      http://www.garageart.com/detailpage.asp?ID=13417&Category=Porcelain~Signs#.XJtymVVKjIU
    3. BigD338 BigD338, 2 years ago
      Hmm, so deliberate concealment of a reproduction, or just a random chance. Thanks for the info.

      Does anyone have any thoughts on the big one?

      I know my grandfather believed both to be the real thing.

      Thanks for the help and comments so far

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