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So I was toying around with my metal detector in the yard and stumbled across these buried; and there are 2-4 more that I know of that I have not dug up yet ... any idea what they could b worth?

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The soldier versions bring good money even in rougher condition . Not sure what the current value is on them though. The other one turns up a good bit.

Clean them up and the group will have a better idea what gold mine you struck.




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So I was toying around with my metal detector in the yard and stumbled across these buried; and there are 2-4 more that I know of that I have not dug up yet ... any idea what they could b worth?


...worth digging the rest up...


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Very nice find!


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Digging again tonight; I can identify at least 3 more so far in the ground, 1 is a dough boy; not sure on the others; was thinking dish soap to clear out the mud, and someone suggested coke to remove the rust without damaging the metal, thoughts?

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https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2FB8809E5E2D22D0!1192&authkey=!AEXZElIrmcPwUhQ&ithint=folder%2cjpg

That's the lot ... 9 30" signs in all. 6 dough boys, an 'ethyl' sign, and 2 PAN-AM in the center ones; I also found a 40" PAN-AM in the center but it's in REALLY rogh shape.

I rinsed them and cleaned them with dish soap. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2F...nt=folder%2cjpg

EDIT: you can't tell but i have the photos organized and can email you specific ones if you like

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Justin..nice find

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Antique archeology in it true form.


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Great stuff. A while ago IronX received glowing reviews on rust stain removal. You can google search it on the site in the search box top right corner. I've used and it works on most of the staining that the rust leaves on the porcelain.

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Great find, nice signs.


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...very cool!

...Justin, I don't know if you collect this stuff or not - but if I were you, I'd keep the best two Doughboy signs (at least)...keep the very best one, and save the other for a rainy day...you'll have no trouble selling the rest...


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really neat, and great find. post here on oldgas if they become available for sale... while the condition is not spectacular, I know its a sign that I've always wanted, and I know I'm not alone


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What a find! Thanks for sharing!


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Great find, was it a bulk plant before? Yes could just see pulling signs out of my yard like that. Oh yah.


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AMAZING. I found an old beer can and a shingle buried in my yard once. Worth about five cents!

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