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#178027 - Thu Mar 04 2010 12:12 PM Matthew Nicholas Collection
Matthew Nicholas Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
I have been collecting for about 20 years and a member of oldgas for several years, although I have never posted anything. So I thought I would post some pictures of my shop. I keep saying I will post some pictures when I get organized and the shop looks finished. Never gonna happen. So I will share some photos now and add as we finish. I collect a little bit of everything, as I usually pick up whatever I like, especially those unusual or unique items. Anyway, I always like looking at other peoples collections, so I thought I would share some of my stuff.

I also am looking for some help with the restoration of the gas station. I have seen a very close picture of this station in one of the gas station books, but the one I have is a little different. Station comes in 2 pieces, so I am sure they mass produced these and had them distributed everywhere.

I bought it in Arizona a few years ago. Originally, it was on the Gila River Indian Reservation just south of Phoenix. Dont know anything else about it. Looks like a Standard station in the books but I would like to confirm it. I have searched books and the net looking for a photo of this statiion, but have yet to find one. If anyone has a picture of one like this, I would appreciate having a copy of it.

My number is 713-899-1095 and I live near Houston.


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#178028 - Thu Mar 04 2010 12:14 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
More Pics.


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#178030 - Thu Mar 04 2010 12:23 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
powerlube Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
Looks FANTASTIC. I love what you have collected.
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#178032 - Thu Mar 04 2010 12:34 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: powerlube]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Thanks, I think I will quit collecting now smile
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#178034 - Thu Mar 04 2010 12:34 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
More Pics of Shop and Workshop


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#178035 - Thu Mar 04 2010 12:40 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: powerlube]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
"AMAZING JOB" MY FAVORITE SIGN WOULD HAVE TO BE YOUR CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH SIGN & "DOG N SUDS" ! VERY IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF RIDES AS WELL!
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#178037 - Thu Mar 04 2010 12:58 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
Pics of Saloon Bar and Barber Shop


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#178041 - Thu Mar 04 2010 01:24 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
VEEDOL_AL1 Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 04 2006
Loc: AURORA COLO-80014
awesome collection!!!!i like the variety of what you have collected,,you have a nice garage to say the least!!..i`m drooling over your rides....!!! txs for sharing..alan that station looks like IT COULD OF BEEN A ASSOCIATED ONE,,,?????


Edited by VEEDOL_AL1 (Thu Mar 04 2010 01:26 PM)
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#178042 - Thu Mar 04 2010 01:25 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
4 Big Sign Favorites


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Description: Pig Stand in Houston.

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Description: Dog n Suds in California.

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Description: Chevrolet Milk Glass. South Texas.



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#178045 - Thu Mar 04 2010 01:32 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
THIS BIG SIGN GUY JUST GOT VERY JEALOUS!
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#178058 - Thu Mar 04 2010 03:51 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
hawkike Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
Lord!! Think i will just throw my stuff away! Very nice,thanks for sharing!

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#178059 - Thu Mar 04 2010 04:20 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: hawkike]
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
Do you need a long lost son to move in and just look at your stuff. IM willing to take on the job I know it would be a hard job but I would give it my best. LOL awesome collection
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#178061 - Thu Mar 04 2010 04:27 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
all i can say is WOW!! fantastic collection.thanks for sharing!
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#178063 - Thu Mar 04 2010 04:34 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: oldnfuelish]
sanford Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Oct 19 2005
Loc: Jackson, MO, USA
Man, that is a nice collection of both signs and classic chevys. You don't actually allow the kids to play basketball in there, do ya?

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#178069 - Thu Mar 04 2010 04:54 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: sanford]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Matthew, Thanks for sharing your collection. A truly awesome assembly of great stuff.

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#178073 - Thu Mar 04 2010 05:12 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: bustermonty]
Signal Gas & Oil Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 06 2004
Loc: Lodi, CA.
I can see your shop is a mess. I would never show pictures of such a place. Better throw that junk out. I will come help you haul it out. LOL Nice mess. Ted
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#178075 - Thu Mar 04 2010 05:21 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Signal Gas & Oil]
MARK SMITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 21 2008
Loc: NORTHWEST,AR,USA
Matthew,Thanks for posting the pictures.Looks awesome!Nice as it gets!Mark

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#178076 - Thu Mar 04 2010 05:22 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
1970mach Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
THIS BIG SIGN GUY JUST GOT VERY JEALOUS!


Ditto That DOC!

I love the 3 piece White Rose sign(s). Fantastic Collection!
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Colin Latreille
Always looking for Quality Canadian Oil & Gas & Ford Signs

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#178077 - Thu Mar 04 2010 05:24 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
George Johnston Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon May 26 2003
Loc: Beloit, Wi, USA
Incredible collection Matt. You make alot of us very envious. Thanks for the pics.

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#178079 - Thu Mar 04 2010 05:42 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: George Johnston]
Jay Leeper Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Nov 17 2000
Loc: Alva, Ok.
Well now I know how the punter feels in the shower of an NFL locker room.

very nice collection
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#178083 - Thu Mar 04 2010 05:49 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: bustermonty]
gainsigns Offline
Member

Registered: Fri Oct 23 2009
Loc: TX
Hey Kid,
I never knew anyone could make so much flippin' burgers

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#178089 - Thu Mar 04 2010 07:27 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: gainsigns]
Dale Stephens Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 18 2009
Loc: Alabama, USA
Very nice collection, Matthew. Especially like the '56 and the Chevrolet signs...Dale
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#178095 - Thu Mar 04 2010 07:58 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Dale Stephens]
Esse's Garage Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
WOW!!!! Nice Collection!!
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***Wanted*** Always looking for Oilzum, Kunz, and Husky Cans, Signs and Smalls.

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#178096 - Thu Mar 04 2010 07:59 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Dale Stephens]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Matt that is one great collection. Love the shop & the decor. What is the size of it?
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Brad Ralston & my website is
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#178116 - Thu Mar 04 2010 09:16 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: gasoildude]
JOSBORN Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Apr 25 2008
Loc: Plainfield Il. US
WOW!!! Very Very Nice!!!!!!!!
Thank's for sharing

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#178125 - Thu Mar 04 2010 10:04 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
Thanks for all the nice comments. I appreciate it. As far as allowing the kids to play in the shop, my 4 kids take priority over the junk. This past weekend, we had (14) 12 year olds for a guys weekend at the ranch. My son dunking the ball and 13 of his buddies playing full court until 5:30 am sat morning and til 3:30 am sun morning. Lowered the goals so they all think they are going to the NBA now. Got to enjoy the kids and the stuff at the same time. We removed a lot of neon prior to this weekend on some of the lower neon signs, to avoid obvious disasters.

The shop is 9000 square ft and the workshop is 3000 ft. Workshop is full, unorganized and a complete mess. Too many projects to think about. Need to finish some restoration work and stop buying more stuff. Disease is hard to control. Anyway, have more pics to share tomorrow.


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#178129 - Thu Mar 04 2010 11:13 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
gaspumpg Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Dec 14 2009
Loc: northren minnesota usa
how could anybody stay focused on the game with all that stuff too look at?

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#178131 - Thu Mar 04 2010 11:15 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: gaspumpg]
badgas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
Originally Posted By: gaspumpg
how could anybody stay focused on the game with all that stuff too look at?


The kids are only 12 years old. grin They probably don't care as much about the collection like we do.

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#178136 - Thu Mar 04 2010 11:38 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: bustermonty]
gasalleykid Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 11 2010
Loc: Pacific Northwest
wwwWOW!
_________________________
North on Route 66,

East on Gas Alley.

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#178140 - Fri Mar 05 2010 12:06 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: gasalleykid]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Very nice indeed. Alot of awesome signs in there.
_________________________
Thanks, Phil
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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#178145 - Fri Mar 05 2010 02:55 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: philmccauley]
67Chev4X4 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Aug 14 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
Amazing! The man with the most toys wins. You must be close to the front. Thanks for the pictures. Mitch

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#178159 - Fri Mar 05 2010 07:25 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: 67Chev4X4]
publicenemy1925 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
Outstanding collection of stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The pig sign is super cool!!
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#178165 - Fri Mar 05 2010 08:07 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: publicenemy1925]
eshaver Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
Matthew, the metal station appears to be perhaps a Flying- A or at the time it was manufactured as it's a pre-fab , an Associated station .
On annother note get some paint on that metal as when I manufactured custom Van accessories in North Houston years ago , I saw a brand new hammer rust overnight there ! Ed Shaver
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see ya on the road folks !

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#178168 - Fri Mar 05 2010 08:34 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
LOWright Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Wow Matthew, looks great!!! Wish I lived near,I would love to help on the gas station!!
_________________________
Rare pumps, Chevrolet items, Goldon Tip Gasoline, Marathon (running man)
Cell # 1-502-396-3435 email lowright@aol.com

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#178169 - Fri Mar 05 2010 08:39 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: LOWright]
loftbed Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 03 2002
Loc: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Truly a great collection, with the non-petrol items it really is a memory stimulating collection, don't stop now!
_________________________
Rod
http://www.customfurniture.net

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#178258 - Fri Mar 05 2010 09:49 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: loftbed]
tulareone Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jun 07 2006
Loc: tulare, ca
very nice collection--you got a good eye when you were collecting
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looking for spanish gas signs

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#178259 - Fri Mar 05 2010 10:26 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
Few more. The Chevrolet Santa tin litho is unusual. Never seen another one. It appears that the car is not a chevrolet. Not for sure. Anyone ID that convertible?


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UnitedMotors001.jpg

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#178267 - Fri Mar 05 2010 11:15 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
The car in the Santa sign is a 58 Chevrolet.
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I like shoebox pumps

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#178281 - Sat Mar 06 2010 07:44 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
zooman Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Sep 13 2009
Loc: Alvin, Texas
Matt, out of curiosity is your shop located near Watergate Marina or down closer to where Captain Okies liquor store was to the entrance to Clear Lake Shores. Did you have any flooding during Ike or suffer any damage?
Troy

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#178287 - Sat Mar 06 2010 09:20 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: zooman]
Craig Osbeck Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
I can't believe that someone else actually has another Robin Hood sign. Sent mine off to Mathews auction May 1st last week along with others. Didn't even know where this came from.


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#178303 - Sat Mar 06 2010 02:27 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
Roger Loupias Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 15 2009
Loc: Reno, Nevada
I feel I have nothing. Mega nice collection you got.

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#178306 - Sat Mar 06 2010 03:06 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
petroman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Jul 12 2008
Loc: North Italy
Oh man, simply wonderful!!! I can't believe to my eyes... so many big and amazing signs. Ahahah the pig sign is so funnyl!!
If one day I will do a travel I will come to you for ask to cut my hair and for a shave grin I prefer shops old style. I also like race cars like the tri-chevys, the '56 pro-street looks like so wild... mad
Thanks for sharing! smile

Enrico
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#178313 - Sat Mar 06 2010 03:52 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: philmccauley]
Old Racer Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 14 2006
Loc: Pickett, WI USA
Nice Nice Nice!
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"The Fun Is In The Hunt"
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#178400 - Sun Mar 07 2010 02:20 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Old Racer]
ranchpump Offline
Active Member

Registered: Fri Oct 08 2004
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Thanks for sharing your incredible collection. I imagine each of us scanning your pictures picks out favorite items. My eyes focused on the very artistic orange and green O'Neill Mfg Co, building materials sign and the Penn Yan CarTop boat!! You've got something for everyone.

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#178446 - Sun Mar 07 2010 08:41 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: ranchpump]
racecop Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Mar 12 2006
Loc: The Hawkeye State, Iowa
Awesome collection! Thank you for taking time and sharing it with us.

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#178450 - Sun Mar 07 2010 09:44 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
Troy,

We live on the water in Clear Lake Shores, but we keep most of our cars and signs at our place in country. House took a big hit on the first floor. No damage to any of the stuff in the photos above, however, one of my favorite cars was at the house when Hurricane Ike came through. Our 1932 Ford Coupe, along with 3 other vehicles that we lost. However, the coupe is well on its way to being completely restored and back on the road soon.

Again, thanks for all the nice comments.


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Description: 3 Cars we lost to Ike.

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#178555 - Mon Mar 08 2010 03:45 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: bustermonty]
DIESEL Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
we used to have lunch at the pig stand on Washington ave, in Houston,i dont even know if it still stands today,but all the locations had really unique signs! that is too cool!
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#198843 - Sat Aug 14 2010 12:09 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: DIESEL]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
Just got the coupe back from the paint shop. Ready to be reassembled and back on the road. Had the whole car disassembled and started over from the frame up. Hope to finish in the next couple months and get back to signs.


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#198844 - Sat Aug 14 2010 12:27 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
Few more pictures of signs not inside yet.


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#198845 - Sat Aug 14 2010 12:42 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
Few More Pics.


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#198850 - Sat Aug 14 2010 05:39 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
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Registered: Sat Dec 21 2002
Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota ...USA
wow, great collection of signs & cars Matt... i really like your building also.....DT
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#198944 - Sat Aug 14 2010 08:13 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: roadrelics]
Vermonter Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
Now all you guys know how I feel with my "collection" of one pump and 2 globes!
Great collection Matthew, thanks for the pics. I havent seen a Dog N Suds sign since I lived in Rochester, NY. I thought it was a fairly regional and small chain. Did they have them in CA? Do they still exist?
John
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#270716 - Sun Aug 28 2011 09:10 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Vermonter]
Matthew Nicholas Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Mar 30 2008
Loc: Clear Lake Shores, Texas USA
Been over a year since posting any pictures of new stuff. Here are a couple updates. Finally got the gas station together and about to start the final prep work and get her painted. Still have never found a picture of one of these pre-fab buildings. Any help any of you may have would be appreciated.

Recently bought a porcelain billboard sign from the family that had the Grand Prize Beer distributorship near Houston. This is supposedly the only billboard sign that Howard Hughes had made for his Grand Prize Beer company. It was located off old Hwy 90 towards Richmond/Rosenberg leaving Houston and had both flashing and neon lights, that really lit up the sky. The sign is 22 feet long by 9 feet tall. Huge, but a one of a kind.

Also found an Ford A1 sign.


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#270717 - Sun Aug 28 2011 09:15 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas]
MARK SMITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 21 2008
Loc: NORTHWEST,AR,USA
Awesome!

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#270741 - Mon Aug 29 2011 12:36 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: MARK SMITH]
Signs-R-Us Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Sep 03 2005
Loc: Carolina's
Very impressive to say it mildly..............

Bob Beck

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#270955 - Mon Aug 29 2011 10:57 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Signs-R-Us]
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Here is a station that looks a little like yours.



Edited by MATT ALVAREZ (Mon Aug 29 2011 10:58 PM)
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#270973 - Mon Aug 29 2011 11:57 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
Tom Stover Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 07 2001
Loc: Left Coast
I now have another stop on my retirement trip in a few years. Great stuff & thanks for sharing!!!!

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#271045 - Tue Aug 30 2011 10:44 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Tom Stover]
DIESEL Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
Matt the G.P is ridiculous ,what a great sign,i can't wait to see that set up !
_________________________
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BUYING ANYTHING EARLY HUMBLE OIL CO.
BUY SELL TRADE ORIGINAL GAS PUMP PARTS

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#500177 - Sat Dec 21 2013 07:53 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: DIESEL]
JUNK KING Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Feb 14 2013
Loc: Oklahoma
Came across this old post recently. My wife says 4000 sq.feet full of signs and 5 cars are to much I feel dwarfed by this.
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Always looking for neon signs and skins , Flying A ,& Wayne 60s.

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#500249 - Sun Dec 22 2013 07:24 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: JUNK KING]
PlainBroke Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Mar 20 2013
Loc: Just South of Nowhere in IL
Damn! No wonder I can't find what I'm looking for - you have them all!
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Steve

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#500257 - Sun Dec 22 2013 08:51 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: JUNK KING]
47reo-travis Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Never seen that before , what a place. Wonder if the inside station ever got done?
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#500291 - Sun Dec 22 2013 12:22 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: 47reo-travis]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Awesome building and an even better collection!!
_________________________
Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#500643 - Tue Dec 24 2013 07:40 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Dave's Garage]
redindianguy Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Jul 28 2012
Loc: Ontario, Canada
WOW just stumbled on this amazing collection
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#500645 - Tue Dec 24 2013 07:59 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: redindianguy]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By: redindianguy
WOW just stumbled on this amazing collection


super nice.. cool
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RANDY

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#500650 - Tue Dec 24 2013 08:57 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: advertologist]
roger cherry Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 04 2002
Loc: Collierville, Tn
All I can say is UNBELIVABLE!!!!! Super Collection.

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#500995 - Thu Dec 26 2013 11:44 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: roger cherry]
983jeremy Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 12 2012
Loc: San Diego,
Looks like adult Disneyland! I love that Johnson Chevrolet sign. I def started collecting way to late in life! Thanks for sharing your collection.
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#500996 - Thu Dec 26 2013 11:57 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: 983jeremy]
Tom Stover Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 07 2001
Loc: Left Coast
Matthew, there is a photo of your station on the cover of the book "The Gas Station in America" by John A. Jakel & Keith A. Sculle. Hope this is of some help to you, Tom

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#500997 - Fri Dec 27 2013 12:16 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Tom Stover]
Gasman84470 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Mr Nicholas can you turn off the house lights and turn on the neon and post it in the Neon Show thread. I suspect it would be well received. smile

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#501034 - Fri Dec 27 2013 10:32 AM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Gasman84470]
signgod2112 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri May 14 2010
Loc: Texas
Looks like he is selling the Chevrolet Neon sign and other signs as well.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/atq/4248889745.html

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#501051 - Fri Dec 27 2013 12:36 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: philmccauley]
Nubbers123 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 02 2013
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Thanks for showing this. I see a museum in your future!!

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#501052 - Fri Dec 27 2013 12:58 PM Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Nubbers123]
texacokie Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Jun 19 2011
Loc: Oklahoma
GOOD GAWD!....now that is a collection!
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I am always looking for anything Texaco or Oklahoma oil and gas company's, also I am a newbie at seeking globes.

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