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Dec 22, 2011
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Offered for sale is an original vintage single-sided embossed die cut FLYING A SERVICE porcelain sign. Most of you looking at this know what it is. The sign measures 62" wingtip to wingtip, and 48" in diameter. As you can see, it is not in mint condition, but it still displays really well, with high gloss on the red and white porcelain and most lettering intact. The tips of the wings are in good condition. I have attempted to show the condition of the sign, flaws and all, as best as I can. It has a wire hanger attached to the reverse side. It has not been repainted, touched up or clear coated. It is just as I purchased it approximately 30 years ago.

There is a reasonable reserve on this sign, and the auction will run to completion. There is no "Buy-It-Now"- please do not ask.

It will be wrapped in bubblewrap, crated in a 2" x 3" frame, covered with 1/4" plywood, and shipped to you via Fed Ex Ground, with insurance for the full sales amount. I will charge you my cost on the crating materials.The weight shown is an estimate only. I will update the listing with the actual weight once it is crated. I have shipped many signs without issue- check my feedback. If you live in Northern California, you can pick it up in person, and I can hold it for you as needed. Immediate payment via Paypal is required. I do not accept e-checks. Please bid only if you intend to complete the transaction. If you have been really good this year, Santa might be able to work out getting this for you. Thank you for your interest. Please contact me with any questions or for additional photos.

On Dec-16-11 at 10:05:29 PST, seller added the following information:

For a basis of comparison, an identical sign, in much better cosmetic condition, is currently at $880.00 (reserve not met), with a Buy It Now of $2,250.00. See Item 250952870367. Another sign just like this one, but in much better cosmetic condition sold for $2,225.00 on 12/04/2011. See Item 140635330740 in advanced search/completed items. A similar, but different, non-embossed, non-die cut version of this sign (flat/round) in better cosmetic condition sold for $1,975.00 on 11/12/2011. See Item 190597543123 in advanced search/completed items. Finally, one of these signs, in significantly worse cosmetic condition, sold for $500.00 on 10/28/2011. See Item 220882605941 in advanced search/completed items.

I will ship this item internationally, but the cost will be extremely high, in addition to any import duties that may be imposed by your country. If shipped internationally, I will not be responsible for this item once it leaves my possession.

On Dec-18-11 at 22:51:28 PST, seller added the following information:

Item 250952870367, mentioned above, was bid from $880.00 up to $1,389.00 and ended while still not making reserve. There is a newly-listed Flying A Service winged sign like this one, with minor damage, currently at $1,125.00, with reserve not met. See Item 330659044941.

On Dec-20-11 at 14:28:31 PST, seller added the following information:

I have had a number of inquiries from people who live in California, who are interested in picking up this sign in person if they are the winning bidder. Thus, I am going to hold off on crating it until the location of the auction winner is determined.

The shipping weight of the sign, with a frame covered in 1/4" plywood is 63 pounds. Its dimensions are 52" square x 2" thick. Please go to Fed and enter this information to get your shipping cost (go to detailed quote). The originating Zip Code is 95401. It will be charged by "dimensional weight", due to its size. Be sure to check "Residential Delivery", if that applies, and indicate the value as the amount of your bid. This is what the insurance value will be.

If you prefer, contact me and I will calculate it for you. Do not use the Ebay-generated UPS amount- it may not be correct. Please let me know if you have any questions.

On Dec-20-11 at 14:31:12 PST, seller added the following information:

 I forgot- the crating materials will be an additional cost of $35.00, in addition to the cost of the item and the shipping.

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