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#583546 - Mon Dec 01 2014 12:57 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: rd_signs]
rd_signs Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Jan 16 2006
Loc: White Deer, Tx. USA
oops, forgot to say I will be 80 in April
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#583549 - Mon Dec 01 2014 01:53 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: rd_signs]
Jack Sim Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
RD, indeed you are old, I won't be 80 until July.

Jack Sim
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Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#583595 - Mon Dec 01 2014 10:31 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Jack Sim]
Savinsam Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
I'm coming 74. Started collecting petro stuff in 1970. You do the math, I'm too old to figure it out!

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#584466 - Fri Dec 05 2014 08:13 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
46 Texaco Offline
New Member

Registered: Tue Dec 02 2014
Loc: Crossville, TN, USA
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.

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#585050 - Sun Dec 07 2014 07:58 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: 46 Texaco]
pkhammer Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 17 2014
Loc: augusta county, va
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.

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#585571 - Wed Dec 10 2014 04:29 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: pkhammer]
TerryL Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Jan 11 2003
Loc: West Lafayette, Ohio
I turned 55 in October and have been collecting for about 15 years. Mostly Pure oil to fill my Pure replica Gas station

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#585573 - Wed Dec 10 2014 04:48 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: TerryL]
Steven C. Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
52 today!!!!!
Blessed more than I deserve!!
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#585576 - Wed Dec 10 2014 05:00 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Steven C.]
SandPCollector Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: Plano TX
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
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Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.

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#585595 - Wed Dec 10 2014 06:53 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Wes Maxwell]
hotcidr Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 27 2001
Loc: Carpinteria, Ca. USA
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.


Edited by hotcidr (Wed Dec 10 2014 06:53 PM)

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#585656 - Thu Dec 11 2014 04:42 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: hotcidr]
JimT Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Ray I remember back in ebays infancy my wife and I cussing you out. "Who got it?-Its that damn Hotcider again"

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#585688 - Thu Dec 11 2014 10:23 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: JimT]
nebrgas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Dec 18 2006
Loc: Nebraska
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).
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Dave

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#585714 - Thu Dec 11 2014 02:45 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: JimT]
hawkike Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
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!

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#585749 - Thu Dec 11 2014 05:43 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: hawkike]
Bob May Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Apr 14 2013
Loc: Decatur Michigan
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.


Edited by Bob May (Thu Dec 11 2014 05:50 PM)

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#585763 - Thu Dec 11 2014 07:18 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Sunbimmer]
blacktee Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
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

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#585782 - Thu Dec 11 2014 10:05 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: blacktee]
Rabbitman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
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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