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#246119 - Thu Apr 07 2011 02:42 PM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Doc, you're a man wisdom. I think this example holds true for all things.
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#246147 - Thu Apr 07 2011 05:11 PM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
[quote=THE AMERICAN GARAGE]Plastic may fade and crack.

But doesn't porcelain chip, get scratched and get rust stains?

Don't metal signs flake, fade and rust through?

YES on both questions.

A sign is a sign and will suffer no matter what it's made of. depends on where it been and how it's been handled.


Again, I have to state the parameters of my question. I am NOT talking about antique, or vintage stuff. I'm asking about stuff, that is CURRENTLY available. If the sign is made of cardboard, or a cheap plastic banner, its not likely to survive.
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#246151 - Thu Apr 07 2011 05:32 PM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: Thunder II]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Jeff, I have cardboard signs from the 40s and 50s, my Power Lube may be from the 30s.

My Pierce Pennant cardboard radiator cover is from the time period of 1924 to 1930. My Tydol cover, could even be older. So these pieces of cardboard have lasted a minimum of 60-80+ years, so far.

If cardboard signs, could last that long now, why wouldn't cardboard signs from the 2000s last as long?
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#246168 - Thu Apr 07 2011 07:16 PM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: Bob Richards]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Excellent question Bob. I too have a few cardboard signs, but only a few. As a whole though, I see those as survivors. Bob as a collector of all things old, you know as well as I do, that books & magazines dont always hold up to the test of time. Thats just the piont that I'm getting at.

I would LOVE to see some some "old fashioned" curb signs. Something really cool, with a cast iron base, and a nice metal sign....

Maybe I'm just being nostalgic, and thinking about that song "Gas Pump Heaven".....
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#246173 - Thu Apr 07 2011 07:35 PM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: Thunder II]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Since you brought up the song "Gas Pump Heaven" (which I don't remember).

This is a "HI-JACKING", so check out this video;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on1xPlV-rhs&playnext=1&list=PL66C87D6D8AE154F2
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#246175 - Thu Apr 07 2011 07:44 PM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: Bob Richards]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
I saw that... I just didnt think that I could get away with posting it here.
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#246204 - Thu Apr 07 2011 09:43 PM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
chadrock00 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
If I knew the answer to the original question, I sure as heck wouldn't be letting anyone in on the secret. I would keep it to myself and retire off of it.

One thing that I do pick up because I think they are cool, is brochures for attractions. Not the brochure for the water parks and putt-putt golf, but the ones for tourist traps, historic, caves/caverns, specialty hi-ways, and others. I have a couple good size boxes full of them, and who knows...maybe in 50 years they will be worth something.

As far as people collections being sold when they pass, the good stuff will be out for one day and the next time you see it will be on a hayrack.

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#246217 - Thu Apr 07 2011 11:09 PM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: chadrock00]
gmstuff Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 22 2007
Loc: Elkridge, MD, US
Everything that we collect today was once "junk", it was not something that was made to be saved or stand the test of time. Everytime someone comes in our garage and looks at our collection I tell them that and wait to see their expression.

Thanks to the people before us many of the items we collect were saved. I have some items in my collection that are from the teens and earlier and they have survived the test of time thanks to someone long before I ever owned it.

I guess my point is if these item have lasted for over 100 years there is a pretty good chance that they could last another 100?? Because of the growing popularity of out hobby ( Ala American Pickers, Barrett Jackson, Cable TV, etc..) there is a reason to believe even more items will be saved?

Just my 2 cents.....


Edited by gmstuff (Thu Apr 07 2011 11:14 PM)

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#246267 - Fri Apr 08 2011 10:37 AM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: Thunder II]
Old Iron Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
Hi Thunder,

I think Nicole may be onto something about independents.Here in ABQ a new one to me just moved into a former Chevron station.RAM,with a really graphic logo of a ram's head on toe canopy,pumps and a ram pump topper.I'll see what they are made of.

The brand may be common elsewhere and are just now moving into ABQ.Maybe more independents will start up?

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#247255 - Tue Apr 12 2011 02:18 PM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: Thunder II]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Originally Posted By: Thunder II

I would LOVE to see some some "old fashioned" curb signs. Something really cool, with a cast iron base, and a nice metal sign....

Maybe I'm just being nostalgic, and thinking about that song "Gas Pump Heaven".....




I found it!!! Gas Pump Heaven...

I dreamt I was there, in Gas Pump Heaven……
Oh what a beautiful sight….
The pumps were all shiny, the oil rack was full,
Oh what a wonderful night…..
The station attendant, he came out to help,
he had such a wonderful smile.
He said “How ya’ doin?”, he filled up my tank,
and we talked for a little while…..

(Chorus)
It was Gas Pump Heaven, what a beautiful sight…..
The people were very friendly….
The service was great, and the prices were right…..
Its so sad those days have ended…….

He washed my windshield,
he checked the oil,
He gently lowered my hood…….
He smiled when we talked,
And he checked all the tires,
he said that it all looked good…….

(Chorus)
It was Gas Pump Heaven, what a beautiful sight…..
The people were very friendly….
The service was great, and the prices were right…..
Its so sad those days have ended…….

As I drove away, I stopped to looked back,
he stood at the island, and he smiled right back.
I turned ‘round to thank him……
And then he was gone……
I stopped and I wondered, has it been so long…….

(Chorus)
It was Gas Pump Heaven, what a beautiful sight…..
The people were very friendly….
The service was great, and the prices were right…..
Its so sad those days have ended…….
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#247284 - Tue Apr 12 2011 05:04 PM Re: What is the future of the hobby? [Re: Thunder II]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
It was Gas Pump Heaven, what a beautiful sight…..
The people were very friendly…., EXCEPT THE BOSS MAN
The service was great, and the prices were right…..
Its so sad those days have ended…….
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