Display Sign made for T.G.I.Friday's Decor

This reproduction tin sign was used as part of the decor for T.G.I.Friday's, a major American restaurant chain. T.G.I.Friday's started franchising in 1971, so these are from some time after that. Though #15 below appears to be original. It is the only one with embossed letters. They measure 23-1/2" × 12".
[Skipped numbers are lots that didn't sell and reappeared later. They are not repeated here.]


1
This is the sign that I bought in August 2007. This is when I first began regularly following Wiss on eBay. This sign was the first I saw. I paid a premium: $56.98 + $30 shipping.

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2
Then this came along a couple weeks later. It was never used. It was stashed away for 25 years due to the fellow liking its good content along with bold colors. So I decided I'd buy another and would give my first away to a family member. The seller charged $10.00 for shipping and handling, not including insurance. He did not put it in a box. He simply wrapped it up. You can see the way it arrived in the second picture. I returned it.

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4
Passed through eBay in March 2008. The sign was appearing often enough on eBay that this is when I decided I would save all that pass through.

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5
Passed through eBay in March 2008.

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6
Passed through eBay in May 2008.

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7
Passed through eBay in October 2008.

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9
Passed through eBay in November 2008.

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10
Passed through eBay in January 2009.

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11
Passed through eBay in May 2009.

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12
Passed through eBay in July 2009. This sign was also offered for sale on eBay in February 2008 and October 2008. Each time with different pictures, the pictures getting better each time.

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13
Passed through eBay in November 2009.

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14
Passed through eBay in May 2010.

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15
Passed through eBay in August 2010. This one had embossed letters. Could this have been the original that all the others were copied from?

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16
Passed through eBay in January 2011.

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17
Passed through eBay in February 2011.

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18
Passed through eBay in June 2011.

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19
Passed through eBay in November 2011. It did not sell. It reappeared in December 2011, January 2012, February 2012 and June 2012.

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20
Passed through eBay in February 2011.

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22
Passed through eBay in November and December 2012.

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23
Passed through eBay in February and twice in March 2013. The first two times the starting bid was way too high. On the third try the seller started rather low and had no problem selling it.

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24
Passed through eBay in October 2013.

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25
Passed through eBay in November 2013.

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26
Passed through eBay in January 2015.

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27
Passed through eBay in January 2016.

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28
Passed through eBay in August 2016.

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29
Passed through eBay in September 2016.

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30
Passed through eBay in March 2017.

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31
Passed through eBay in March 2017.

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32
Passed through eBay in October 2017.

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