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Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: rd_signs] #583546
Sun Nov 30 2014 11:57 PM
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White Deer, Tx. USA
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oops, forgot to say I will be 80 in April


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Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: rd_signs] #583549
Mon Dec 01 2014 12:53 AM
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RD, indeed you are old, I won't be 80 until July.

Jack Sim


Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.
Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Jack Sim] #583595
Mon Dec 01 2014 09:31 AM
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northwestern Pa.
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I'm coming 74. Started collecting petro stuff in 1970. You do the math, I'm too old to figure it out!

Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: tomzcollectiblez] #584466
Fri Dec 05 2014 07:13 AM
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Crossville, TN, USA
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I worked in my father's Standard Oil, Shell, Mobil, and Studebaker business's in the 60's and 70's. I still have my first piece, a Studebaker dial-type thermometer featuring Studebaker Batteries. I have never seen another one. I went into business for myself in a Texaco building that was built in 1928 as an independent selling Red Hat and Aviation gasolenes and Socony oil. I have original pictures of the station that none of you have seen replicated. Built with two inside bays with connecting service pits, third bay added about 1950 and two hoists added when pits were filled (I have one interior pic). I started collecting in earnest then and displayed gas globes from all of the oil companies my father and I represented. Pure, Standard Red Crown, Standard Gold Crown, Shell, Mobile, Texaco Sky Chief and Fire Chief. The attic of the old building yielded a few treasures, such as new 1939 30" round Sky Chief in original box and glass slides used at local theatre for advertising various product such as Exide Batteries and Goodyear Tires. I regret selling all of the globes, a reproduction pump, and most of my signs when I was forced out of business in the big push in 1990 to eliminate dealers.

Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: 46 Texaco] #585050
Sun Dec 07 2014 06:58 PM
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51 years old and have been collecting mainly signs for about 20 years. Walls of both my buildings are covered and I've started sneaking them in the house. Good thing the wife likes them too.

Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: pkhammer] #585571
Wed Dec 10 2014 03:29 PM
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I turned 55 in October and have been collecting for about 15 years. Mostly Pure oil to fill my Pure replica Gas station

Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: TerryL] #585573
Wed Dec 10 2014 03:48 PM
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52 today!!!!!
Blessed more than I deserve!!


Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Steven C.] #585576
Wed Dec 10 2014 04:00 PM
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I'll turn 56 this month. I've been collecting gas pump salt & pepper shakers (and the plastic banks by the same manufacturer) for about 15 years. I very much appreciate this website for the wealth of knowledge it provides.

Jim


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Wes Maxwell] #585595
Wed Dec 10 2014 05:53 PM
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I'll be 73 in March and started collecting gas & oil in about 1990. First and only time at Hershey and bought a Fry 5 gallon and had it shipped home and never stopped. I was one of the first people on ebay when there were only a total of 950 feedbacks and ebay was excited to have it hit 1000.

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Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: hotcidr] #585656
Thu Dec 11 2014 03:42 AM
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Ray I remember back in ebays infancy my wife and I cussing you out. "Who got it?-Its that damn Hotcider again"

Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: JimT] #585688
Thu Dec 11 2014 09:23 AM
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67 and been collecting for 20+ years. My interest stemmed from growing up in the 50's in a small KS town and hanging out at the gas stations.

Collecting in the pre-internet days was a little more personalized and I still have a collection of business cards from a lot of the Oldgas old-timers, including Ray Seider (hotcidr).


Dave
Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: JimT] #585714
Thu Dec 11 2014 01:45 PM
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I will be 80 in January,bought a Shell globe in 1972 fo $20.00 and gave it to a friend for the same $ amount.that got me started!

Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: hawkike] #585749
Thu Dec 11 2014 04:43 PM
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I am 49 and have been collecting gas signs for 10 years and gas pumps for a couple years. My main interest is standard oil. I also am interested in ford model aa's.

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Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Sunbimmer] #585763
Thu Dec 11 2014 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: Sunbimmer
Just turned 50 in September. I started building My Indoor TEXACO Gas Station back in 2011, you can see my endeauvours here... I also have a small collection (yet) of TEXACO petroliana.


I'm having problems finding your garage, any help please.

Thanks

Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: blacktee] #585782
Thu Dec 11 2014 09:05 PM
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I don't remember if I posted in this thread before or not.......is that a sign of old age, I turned 60 two days ago!

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