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06-22-2007, 08:29 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>A number of these are offered. I assume they are simply ads reprinted on cardboard. Yes?<br /><br /><img src="http://i3.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/e6/6f/2b_1.JPG"><br /><br /><a href="http://tinyurl.com/2xsrls" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://tinyurl.com/2xsrls</a><br /><br />Max

06-22-2007, 08:35 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>One of the worst offenders on ebay for calling magazine pages "signs". I wouldn't trust anything this guy sells Max. I have turned him over to ebay numerous times for misleading auction titles and ebay has never done anything about it. I emailed the seller complaining about his practices and it's always gone ignored. He is the major reason I have petitioned ebay for a a search function to allow filtering of certain sellers that clog up the ebay listings.

06-23-2007, 06:18 AM
Posted By: <b>Tom Boblitt</b><p>There was a 'barn-find' of some of these posters here near Louisville about 20 years ago. Literally thousands of these 11x17 and 8x11 posters printed on what I would call heavy paper-slightly lighter than normal posterboard paper. I purchased about 2000 of them and re-sold them to a large auction house around 1995 or so. Not sure about the one you picture but if it's olebbstuff or something like that, I'd be very concerned as I think much of the crap he/she sells is fake or re-printed. <br /><br />As for the ones I bought in 1995, I think they're real but not necessarily to the period that they represent (1940's-1960's). I've never seen a 'real' or color ad of the ones that I bought, so I have no reason to believe they are not real. I did not have any of the one that you have pictured, so I can't speak of the validity of it. The 8x11 ones were all Mantle gloves and Musial and I thought it odd when I purchased them that they'd be with bat ads as the bats were all H&B and the glove ads were mostly Rawlings.<br /><br />None-the-less, Hunts and some of the other auction house, ocassionally Gaynor and some of the online folks, sell the ones similar to the ones I bought back then.

06-23-2007, 12:48 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>There was a find of high grade original early 1950s Red Man Chew mini posters featuring baseball stars and including a small ad for the Red Man cards. The posters/ads are full color, featuring Johnny Mize, etc. There are many reprints of these posters, but the reprints are usually simple to identify. The originals are on paper, while the standard reprint is on cardboard.

06-23-2007, 07:21 PM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy</b><p>there are many items like these out there, stick with magazines or programs and score cards if you like advertising<br /><br />Jimmy

06-24-2007, 02:32 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>If a poster or sign has been professionally reprinted, ala those tin signs, there are usually tons of the reprints around. This is because there is a big upfront cost to making lithographs, so one has to print many to lower the pr item cost. Thus, it's usually easy to determine if a particular item has been reprinted. If you have a sign and you can't find any reprints on the market, that doesn't prove yours is original, but it is a good sign.<br />