Re: [CR]How can you tell if decals/transfers, etc are real or reproduction?


Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 10:29:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]How can you tell if decals/transfers, etc are real or reproduction?
To: "Ted E. Baer" <wickedsky@sbcglobal.net>, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20050706165637.44711.qmail@web80604.mail.yahoo.com>


OK, that makes sense - I thought you intended to use them yourself. If you are going to eBay them, it would be nice to know, but you are probably going to have a lot of trouble verifying the originality of the decals. I remember a few years ago a list member made some repro TA crankarm decals that were so good that a shop owner on the list who sold the original TA decals recommended buying the repros instead as they were a much better value. Needless to say, I bought the repros.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

"Ted E. Baer" <wickedsky@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Because I am a seller/resale seller. And if I am going to advertise something on my favorite site (eBay) I want to make damn sure I am selling the "real deal" and not some cheesy reproduction made by "Dick's Lick and Stick Co."

Ted E. Baer Palo Alto, CA

--- Jerome & Elizabeth Moos
wrote:


> If they are so good you can't tell, why do you care

> whether they are "original" or reproductions? They

> won't be original to that bike in any case. The

> more important question is whether they are accurate

> for the bike you intend to apply them to.

>

> Regards,

>

> Jerry Moos

> Houston, TX

>

> "Ted E. Baer" wrote:

>

> I won an auction not too long ago that consisted of

> about 80 decals and transfers. I have full Colnago

> sets, etc, everything you can imagine. But I hear

> many people make replica decals now. Is there any

> possible way to tell the difference?

>

> Ted Baer

> Palo Alto, CA