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Matthew Nicholas Collection #178027
Thu Mar 04 2010 11:12 AM
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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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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178028
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More Pics.

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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178030
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Looks FANTASTIC. I love what you have collected.


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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: powerlube] #178032
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Thanks, I think I will quit collecting now smile


"Remember, history that is forgotten is doomed to repeat itself!"
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178034
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More Pics of Shop and Workshop

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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: powerlube] #178035
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"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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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178037
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Pics of Saloon Bar and Barber Shop

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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178041
Thu Mar 04 2010 12:24 PM
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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,,,?????

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Veedol-Tydol-Tidex-Cycol-Tycol.
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178042
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4 Big Sign Favorites

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Pig Stand in Houston.

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Dog n Suds in California.

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Chevrolet Milk Glass. South Texas.

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178045
Thu Mar 04 2010 12:32 PM
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THIS BIG SIGN GUY JUST GOT VERY JEALOUS!


DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #178058
Thu Mar 04 2010 02:51 PM
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Lord!! Think i will just throw my stuff away! Very nice,thanks for sharing!

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: hawkike] #178059
Thu Mar 04 2010 03:20 PM
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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


Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #178061
Thu Mar 04 2010 03:27 PM
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all i can say is WOW!! fantastic collection.thanks for sharing!


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: oldnfuelish] #178063
Thu Mar 04 2010 03:34 PM
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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?

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: sanford] #178069
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Matthew, Thanks for sharing your collection. A truly awesome assembly of great stuff.

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: bustermonty] #178073
Thu Mar 04 2010 04:12 PM
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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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Looking for Signal, Hancock, Mohawk, Douglas, Gilmore and Richfield
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Signal Gas & Oil] #178075
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Matthew,Thanks for posting the pictures.Looks awesome!Nice as it gets!Mark

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #178076
Thu Mar 04 2010 04:22 PM
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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!


Colin Latreille
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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #178077
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Incredible collection Matt. You make alot of us very envious. Thanks for the pics.

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: George Johnston] #178079
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Well now I know how the punter feels in the shower of an NFL locker room.

very nice collection


Wanted ! Cans from smaller Oklahoma oil companies.
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: bustermonty] #178083
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Hey Kid,
I never knew anyone could make so much flippin' burgers

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: gainsigns] #178089
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Very nice collection, Matthew. Especially like the '56 and the Chevrolet signs...Dale


Wanted: Champion Spark plug, Shell, Pennzoil, Kendall, and Woco Pep signs...Dale Stephens
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Dale Stephens] #178095
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WOW!!!! Nice Collection!!


***Wanted*** Always looking for Oilzum, Kunz, and Husky Cans, Signs and Smalls.
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Dale Stephens] #178096
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Matt that is one great collection. Love the shop & the decor. What is the size of it?


Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
Brad Ralston & my website is
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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: gasoildude] #178116
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WOW!!! Very Very Nice!!!!!!!!
Thank's for sharing

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178125
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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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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178129
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how could anybody stay focused on the game with all that stuff too look at?

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: gaspumpg] #178131
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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.

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: bustermonty] #178136
Thu Mar 04 2010 10:38 PM
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wwwWOW!


North on Route 66,

East on Gas Alley.
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: gasalleykid] #178140
Thu Mar 04 2010 11:06 PM
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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.
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: philmccauley] #178145
Fri Mar 05 2010 01:55 AM
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Amazing! The man with the most toys wins. You must be close to the front. Thanks for the pictures. Mitch

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: 67Chev4X4] #178159
Fri Mar 05 2010 06:25 AM
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OKC, OK
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Outstanding collection of stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The pig sign is super cool!!


Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: publicenemy1925] #178165
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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


see ya on the road folks !
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178168
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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
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: LOWright] #178169
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Truly a great collection, with the non-petrol items it really is a memory stimulating collection, don't stop now!

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: loftbed] #178258
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very nice collection--you got a good eye when you were collecting


looking for spanish gas signs
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178259
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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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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178267
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The car in the Santa sign is a 58 Chevrolet.


I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #178281
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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

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: zooman] #178287
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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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Craig
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I feel I have nothing. Mega nice collection you got.

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178306
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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





Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: philmccauley] #178313
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Nice Nice Nice!




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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Old Racer] #178400
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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.

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: ranchpump] #178446
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Awesome collection! Thank you for taking time and sharing it with us.

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #178450
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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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3 Cars we lost to Ike.

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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: bustermonty] #178555
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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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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: DIESEL] #198843
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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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Few more pictures of signs not inside yet.

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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #198845
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Few More Pics.

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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #198850
Sat Aug 14 2010 03:39 AM
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wow, great collection of signs & cars Matt... i really like your building also.....DT

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: roadrelics] #198944
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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


Wanted: Original Jenney Gas, Husky, Marathon, and Frontier Globes
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Vermonter] #270716
Sun Aug 28 2011 07:10 PM
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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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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Matthew Nicholas] #270717
Sun Aug 28 2011 07:15 PM
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NORTHWEST,AR,USA
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Awesome!

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: MARK SMITH] #270741
Sun Aug 28 2011 10:36 PM
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Very impressive to say it mildly..............

Bob Beck

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Signs-R-Us] #270955
Mon Aug 29 2011 08:57 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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Here is a station that looks a little like yours.


Last edited by MATT ALVAREZ; Mon Aug 29 2011 08:58 PM.

I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #270973
Mon Aug 29 2011 09:57 PM
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I now have another stop on my retirement trip in a few years. Great stuff & thanks for sharing!!!!

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Tom Stover] #271045
Tue Aug 30 2011 08:44 AM
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Matt the G.P is ridiculous ,what a great sign,i can't wait to see that set up !


CHRIS
BUYING ANYTHING EARLY HUMBLE OIL CO.
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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: DIESEL] #500177
Sat Dec 21 2013 06:53 PM
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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.
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: JUNK KING] #500249
Sun Dec 22 2013 06:24 AM
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Just South of Nowhere in IL
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Damn! No wonder I can't find what I'm looking for - you have them all!


Steve
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: JUNK KING] #500257
Sun Dec 22 2013 07:51 AM
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Never seen that before , what a place. Wonder if the inside station ever got done?


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: 47reo-travis] #500291
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Awesome building and an even better collection!!


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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Dave's Garage] #500643
Tue Dec 24 2013 06:40 AM
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WOW just stumbled on this amazing collection


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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: redindianguy] #500645
Tue Dec 24 2013 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: redindianguy
WOW just stumbled on this amazing collection


super nice.. cool


RANDY
Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: advertologist] #500650
Tue Dec 24 2013 07:57 AM
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All I can say is UNBELIVABLE!!!!! Super Collection.

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: roger cherry] #500995
Thu Dec 26 2013 10:44 PM
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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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Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: 983jeremy] #500996
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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

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Tom Stover] #500997
Thu Dec 26 2013 11:16 PM
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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

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Gasman84470] #501034
Fri Dec 27 2013 09:32 AM
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Looks like he is selling the Chevrolet Neon sign and other signs as well.

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

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: philmccauley] #501051
Fri Dec 27 2013 11:36 AM
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Thanks for showing this. I see a museum in your future!!

Re: Matthew Nicholas Collection [Re: Nubbers123] #501052
Fri Dec 27 2013 11:58 AM
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GOOD GAWD!....now that is a collection!


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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