Just never know where this stuff will turn up!

Posted by: 1937 GMC

Just never know where this stuff will turn up! - Sat Sep 07 2013 04:11 PM

I purchased this sign off eBay; was priced right and was still available due to pickup only in a small Texas town out in the middle of nowhere. Had to meet a Rancher by the name of Orville (was listed by friend, Orville does not own a computer); once I heard that I knew there would be a good story. Orville tells me the sign was part of a pig pin on an old homestead that his family purchased in the 30ís. Itís ROUGH but got it to clean up to display; the story worth what I paid for the sign. So as Iím talking to Orville he says I have a few more signs; he then proceeds to show a 30Ē Texaco that had been made into a table and then says he has a 6í Texaco but it is being used as a top to one of his water storage tanks (see arrow in picture). He gets his hired man in the bucket of the loader and lifts him up to take the pictures. Spent a couple of hours with Orville, he showed me a lot cool stuff like an all original 1858 horse drawn wagon to name a few; again what I paid for the Goodrich sign was worth meeting Orville. Stuff is still out there in some pretty cool and strange places. cool
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! - Sat Sep 07 2013 04:14 PM

Great story! Like you said,it's well worth it!
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! - Sat Sep 07 2013 04:25 PM

sign cleaned up nice but the best part is the story.. cool
Posted by: VEEDOL_AL1

Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! - Sat Sep 07 2013 04:37 PM

awesome story!!!sounds like this rancher was pretty cool.what a find,thanks for shareing your good fortune with us..
Alan
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! - Sat Sep 07 2013 05:01 PM

Cool story!! But it kills me to see that Texaco sign messed up from what I assume is weld damage. That thing was pretty pristine looking.
Posted by: johninlongview

Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! - Sat Sep 07 2013 06:03 PM

Great story!! Hat's off to the guy standing in the bucket taking the pic! I would have gotten dizzy
Posted by: Rabbitman

Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! - Sat Sep 07 2013 06:06 PM

Good story. Usually those guys never bother to even try to sell anything, you just have to stumble on to them. Guess his friend just figured he could get a few extra bucks for Orville...
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! - Sun Sep 08 2013 03:05 AM

Cool signs!
Posted by: 47reo-travis

Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! - Sun Sep 08 2013 06:53 AM

These kind of stories and finds are my most favorite , thanks for taking the time to get us the pictures as well , bet your still smiling ! Thanks.
Posted by: DCpate

Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! - Sun Sep 08 2013 02:27 PM

I have a similar Texaco table... And have seen about 3 others...

That 42" sign was an extremely popular table top for farmers