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    Porcelain Signs (Indian Reproductions)

    Some of the repro porcelain signs coming out of India are getting pretty convincing. Beware...I suspect many of these will end up here in the US being sold to unsuspecting collectors. Everything this seller is selling is fake (though the seller certainly doesn't indicate this as he is listing them as "pre-owned" with no mention of them being reproductions):

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/kamin_jh/m....p2047675.l2562

    The following signs have sold and would have interest to bottle collectors. Be careful out there~

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/PORCELAIN-N...IAAOSwP4FaGSkk

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/PORCELAIN-D...UAAOSwHNxaGSk6

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    Wow yikes those are convincing. I don't know if they maybe don't look right in person, but from those photos it would never occur to me that they could be fake.

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    all the picking shows have been saying these signs are really hot ( and expensive ) and becoming harder to find , so its not surprising someone is trying to produce reproductions , which aren't illegal but should really be labeled as being so .

    I don't own any signs myself but would have a hard time telling a real one and a fake one apart based on those pictures

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    The oil and gas signs were first to be reproduced, then the other brands. I have noticed some signs have holes in them along the edges where there's no reason to be there. Other signs-not so. Since they are using the old methodologies of production, you've got the weight and feel of the original. These are dead-on repros that fool veterans. In the future it may come down to specific dimensions at various locations on the sign. I suspect this will hurt the collectors market as decent signs are pricey and no one wants to get stuck for hundreds of dollars. Ebay is probably the worst place to find these signs-I'd guess 95% is outright repros.



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