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#233574 - Mon Feb 14 2011 10:47 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: baugie]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
I'm 61 and in a way you could say I've been collecting petro since the day I was born. My parents were still trying to figure out what my middle name should be as they were driving to the hospital. In typical fashion my dad was low on gas and pulled into the first station he came to. It was a Phillips 66 and my middle name has been 66 ever since. wink LOL Not really it's Phillip. Good thing it wasn't a Humble station or something equally strange.

Two of our neighbors owned Sinclair stations and we would always stop at one or the other for gas. Being a typical kid I was always asking for free stuff so I had plenty of Dino items around. (I should have save them ) I did have coin, stamp, and baseball card collections going at one time or another.

I bought my first gas pump when I was in my late 40's. I had an auto repair shop and I thought it would be cool to have a pump on display. Within two years I had 31 of them plus an assortment of signs. This stuff is addictive !

I now live in a small apartment and my collection consists of 40 globes, 80+ signs, one reproduction pump, and various smalls. Basically I live in a man cave ! Life is good.
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#233575 - Mon Feb 14 2011 10:48 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: beng2121]
keithia Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
I'm 41 and started collecting at 29. When I started I said I was not going to mess with pumps as they are too heavy. I bought 1 a couple years later and that was the end of that!!! LOL Lost track of how many I have bought since then.

Keith
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#233580 - Mon Feb 14 2011 11:00 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: keithia]
J.E.Radebaugh Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jan 04 2002
Loc: Gracey, Kentucky
I'm 31. I started collecting when I was around 12 or so (my 12th birthday gift was a Texaco Motor Oil rack sign I found at the Swap Meet). I lost interest after I graduated from High School. I picked up a few thing from time to time, but I diffidently wasn't collecting. I just had what I bought when I was a kid. Got back into it seriously this year. I'm glad I did!


Edited by J.E.Radebaugh (Mon Feb 14 2011 11:01 AM)
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Jamie

Collecting Texaco and Havoline Signs, Cans, and Giveaways.
texacosigns@gmail.com

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#233586 - Mon Feb 14 2011 11:28 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Oldgas]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
31 & STARTED COLLECTING "HUMBLE" BOUT A YEAR AGO,MY FATHER STARTED TAKING ME TO THE AUCTIONS WHEN I WAS ABOUT 8 OR 9 ,WE HAVE A FAMILY AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP & CAR'S ARE IN OUR BLOODLINE,SO IT WAS JUST THE MATTER OF TIME BEFORE I CAUGHT THE PETRO BUG!ACTUALLY WHEN MY GRANDFATHER PASSED AWAY HE LEFT SOME STUFF BEHIND THAT HE COLLECTED FROM HUMBLE OIL WHO HE HAD ALMOST 40 YEARS WITH & WAS A VERY COMPANY DEDICATED MAN! ANYWAYS I WENT TO PICK UP A 1950 FORD I BOUGHT LAST YEAR & THERE WAS THE TOKE 39,AND THATS ALL SHE WROTE! HERES A BEFORE & AFTER! I HAVE THE PETRO BUG BAD!


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Edited by DIESEL (Mon Feb 14 2011 11:33 AM)
Edit Reason: LOOK AT THE COAT HANGER!LOL...THATS AWESOME!
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#233587 - Mon Feb 14 2011 11:34 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: J.E.Radebaugh]
Utahsignguy Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Mar 25 2001
Loc: Ogden, UT
I'm 37. It all started with the purchase of a Wayne 70 in 1993. Soon after my dad and I were hauling stuff home by the truckload...

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#233588 - Mon Feb 14 2011 11:37 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: DIESEL]
deacon Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Mar 16 2008
Loc: North Granby, CT,US
Collecting Texaco "stuff" was part & parcel of my 25 years
with The Texas Co(Texaco)-now that I am in my 74th year there
is less adding but more subtracting. It is a great hobby and
hopefully the younger collectors will continue to preserve the
original petroleum memorabilia of all brands
Dann

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#233589 - Mon Feb 14 2011 11:53 AM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: deacon]
Bob Richards Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
I'm creeping up on my 57th birthday.

I occasionally traveled with my father on his "picking trips" as a youngster of 4 or 5. I started collecting in 1965, with my first can(still have the can, a quart Oilzum).

Been collecting, trading and selling ever since. At times more actively than others.
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Looking for Tide Water/ Tide Water-Associated/ Tidewater items

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#233594 - Mon Feb 14 2011 12:24 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Oldgas]
intagas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 16 2007
Loc: NJ USA
I'm 61. When I was 16, I bought a 52 Ford Victoria with a blown up Pontiac 389 from my buddy. Started going to Hershey in '72 looking for parts. Then in 1983, I found an “old” telephone in an antique shop. Started investigating - found out it was a reproduction - that kicked off the telephone habit. Used to hit all the antique markets in PA with a buddy of mine who collected antique radios. In 1989, I saw a red Veedol can one morning - thought it was neat– and figured that collecting cans was another good way to empty my bank account. Then it was off to Iowa and Columbus. The rest is history!!!

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#233595 - Mon Feb 14 2011 12:29 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Oldgas]
1320Fan Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Nov 07 2010
Loc: NC
I started around 1980 so about 30 years (65yo)I started with old toys and it came along with that interest. I worked at 12yo in a service station after school and wound up in the auto service industry for most of my life. Still work in the Auto performance field.

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#233601 - Mon Feb 14 2011 12:54 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: 1320Fan]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
well i still hit the 40- 49 button cause i wont turn 50 till june.have always been into old cars,since a kid.my 1st car was a 67 camaro conv,with a straight six. always wanted an old gaspump to put in front of the garage,so one day about 6-7 years ago i went and saw "mildred the pump lady"over in richmond,il(anybody ever heard of her?)since then its snowballed into a great hobby! no cars left,i got tired of working on em.luckily my wife likes it to so it works out well!!
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#233605 - Mon Feb 14 2011 01:11 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: oldnfuelish]
wfort39663 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
I will be 63 in December. My first petro purchase was two globes from the Adamstown, PA flea market back in the early 1980s. I bought my first pump a Fry 17 that I still have around 1987. I retired after 23 year in the Air Force in Dec 1993 and moved back to the midwest. With more time my collecting became more advanced. For the last 16 years I have attended 3 to 4 major gas shows per year. My interests include smalls (gas pump S&Ps, sign pole thermometers and banks), pump signs, globes and pumps. Have sold off a few things to help pay my children's college tuition but still looking to add to my collection.
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#233609 - Mon Feb 14 2011 01:17 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: wfort39663]
Alex Offline
Moderator, Value Forum

Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Nice stories. Heading to my mid 50s. Started by accident almost 20 years ago. My son was born and we called him Mackenzie. (Mac for short) and I started buying some diecast oil banks that were the 1926 Mack edition. Texaco had a few. So, if you have a diecast car you need a pump plate to accesorize and then a globe and a few more signs, then a pump to put the signs and globes on, etc, etc, etc.


Edited by Alex (Mon Feb 14 2011 02:01 PM)
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Looking for Texaco and Power Gasoline items

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#233611 - Mon Feb 14 2011 01:21 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: Alex]
D Phillips Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Dec 26 2010
Loc: Tulsa, Ok
I will be 28 this year. Been buying old signs and antiques since I was around 10.

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#233613 - Mon Feb 14 2011 01:38 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: D Phillips]
Savinsam Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
I just hit the big 70! I've always liked old things ever since I was a young kid. I was born & raised on a dairy farm. Went to neighbor farmer on errand, & spotted a Fry 17 complete with perfect blue cylinder laying in the weeds. When I asked what he was going to do with it, he said that the scrap man was getting it later that week, UNLESS I WANTED IT! Needless to say, it was the first of many, but here it is still in good shape in our entryway. It's become sort of a family treasure over the years! P.S. Neighbor farmer found the original globe for it 20 years later & gave it to me also!


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#233615 - Mon Feb 14 2011 01:51 PM Re: Poll: How old are the collectors in our hobby? [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I'M 51 AND I'VE BEEN COLLECTING FOR 26 YEARS, OR ABOUT HALF MY LIFE! LOL!
I STARTED IN LATE 1984.
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