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WORD OF MOUTH! #188104
Thu May 20 2010 04:08 PM
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THIS JUST IN: A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO I WAS TALKING WITH THE OWNERS OF A NEW RECLAIMED FURNITURE & ANTIQUE SHOP A STONES THROW FROM MY HOUSE. IT'S CALLED "IN THE ATTIC TOO." THEY WERE MENTIONING A RUMOR THAT THE OWNER'S OF THE RESTAURANT NEXT DOOR HAD FOUND AN OLD TEXACO GLASS GLOBE IN THE ATTIC OF THE RESTAURANT RECENTLY. CLIFF'S "ELBOW TOO" (A SPIN OFF OF THE FAMOUS ORIGINAL ELBOW ROOM STEAK HOUSE NEXT TOWN OVER) HAS BEEN IN CLIFF'S FAMILY SINCE THE 1940'S AND A STEAK PLACE I GUESS SINCE THE 1960'S.

IN THE ATTIC TOO:


AND CLIFF'S ELBOW TOO:


NOT KNOWING HOW MUCH TRUTH THERE WAS TO THE STORY, I PASSED THE RUMOR ON TO A LOCAL GLOBE COLLECTING FRIEND OF MINE SINCE HE KNOWS CLIFF PERSONALLY TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SCRATCH UP.....THAT WAS A WEEK AGO.

TODAY PAUL (THE FRIEND) COMES BY MY PLACE ALL SMILES HAPPY AS A LARK!
LOL! HE SAYS "I GOT SOMETHING TO SHOW YOU!" HE OPENS THE BACK OF HIS SUV AND PULLS OUT THIS OLD CRISPY CARDBOARD BOX THAT SAYS THE CINCINNATI ADVERTISING PRODUCTS CO ON IT. THEN PROCEEDS TO TAKE OUT THIS DIRTY BUT AWESOME OLD TEXACO ONE PIECE EHTYL GLOBE!





WITH A GENUINE LOCAL ADDRESS ON THE BOX!



ENDS OF THE BOX...





AND A COOL DATE STAMP INSIDE THE NECK OF THE GLOBE...



NOW, I WOULD ASSUME THAT EVEN THOUGH THE GLOBE WAS USED AND SHOWS SOME WEAR AND HASN'T BEEN CLEANED UP YET, THAT IT'S PRETTY RARE?

BUT IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU WHAT WHO YOU KNOW WILL DO FOR YOU...
I ASKED PAUL HOW MUCH HE HAD TO GIVE FOR IT....THINKING THE BIGGER PORTION OF AT LEAST 3-FIGURES. HIS ANSWER WAS PRICELESS...

"FREE!"

GOTTA LOVE IT!

CLIFF TOLD HIM THAT ABOUT A MONTH AGO THE RESTAURANT NEEDED SOME ELECTRICAL WORK DONE WHICH INVOLVED ACCESSING THE ATTIC BY A LIC ELECTRICIAN. THE ELEC SAW THE BOX AND WHAT WAS IN IT AND BROUGHT IT DOWN TO CLIFF...SO THAT'S HOW IT WAS FOUND. AMAZING HUH!??


ANYONE WANNA GUESSTIMATE A VALUE ON IT? PLEASE POST IT HERE!

THANKS!


DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE
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Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #188106
Thu May 20 2010 04:25 PM
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Antioch,IL
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well i dont know the value but what a cool find!!


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #188107
Thu May 20 2010 05:03 PM
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Awesome Globe...I'd guess $1500-$1800.

Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: petropumps] #188110
Thu May 20 2010 05:15 PM
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What a great story and find! Shows the stuff, even rarer stuff, is still out there lingering, waiting to be found.
Thanks for sharing Doc,
Darin


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Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: DWSheffer] #188116
Thu May 20 2010 05:31 PM
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How much is your finder's fee?

Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: badgas] #188120
Thu May 20 2010 05:52 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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W/ the Story to the local collector = Priceless.
In today's market @ auction, maybe $800-1200.
jm2c
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Ask to re-check the attic for the mate.

Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: Dick Bennett] #188123
Thu May 20 2010 06:24 PM
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Wow!! That is awesome! Thanks for sharing.


Brian

Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: KYGULF] #188129
Thu May 20 2010 06:43 PM
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Cool story there Doc. Your friend is a lucky to get that for free!!!!!!


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Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: gasoildude] #188133
Thu May 20 2010 06:49 PM
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7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
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7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
oh wow!...super find. Doc, I hope your friend returns the favor one day....awesome.


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Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: texaspelican] #188140
Thu May 20 2010 07:26 PM
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Nice story & even better find.

Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: Cold Pizza] #188147
Thu May 20 2010 08:56 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Would he have given it up "IF" it had been an INVADER OIL GLOBE ?
LOL

Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: texaspelican] #188156
Fri May 21 2010 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: texaspelican
oh wow!...super find. Doc, I hope your friend returns the favor one day....awesome.


HE ALREADY HAS, PADDY....HENCE MY PASSING OF THE BUCK! wink


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Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #188168
Fri May 21 2010 05:57 AM
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ALL CLEANED UP!





NOT BAD I'D SAY! wink


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Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #188181
Fri May 21 2010 07:38 AM
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THAT'S GREAT!WHAT A FIND & COOL STORY! THANKS FOR SHARING THAT!


CHRIS
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Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: DIESEL] #188189
Fri May 21 2010 10:51 AM
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Great story. Thanks for sharing. Gives us all hope that one day it may happen to us.


~Jason

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Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: pollyman] #188194
Fri May 21 2010 11:29 AM
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Wow, that is freaking awesome. I hope to have a story like that someday... I found my Fuel Chief sign and got it cheap by dumb luck, but it was an "in the wild" find like that.

Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: chrisbowers] #188203
Fri May 21 2010 01:19 PM
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I THINK EVENTUALLY, EVERY DOG WILL HAVE HIS/HER DAY. I KNOW I HAVE A COUPLE TIMES!


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Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #188265
Sat May 22 2010 08:17 AM
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Ethyl makes it worth more, i would say $1500.00 ....Great find!!


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Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: LOWright] #188336
Sat May 22 2010 11:46 PM
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Just goes to show that this stuff is still out there. Good looking globe and great story.
Isn't it proper etiquette, if you get something for free you have to give something for free? Ha ha
Mike

Re: WORD OF MOUTH! [Re: bruzer75] #188338
Sun May 23 2010 05:40 AM
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YES, HE STOPPED BY MY YARD SALE YESTERDAY AND BROUGHT ME A DOZEN DUNKIN' DONUTS! HAHAHAHAHA! laugh laugh


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