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#251473 - Fri Apr 29 2011 07:42 PM You've been picked!!
chadrock00 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
Generally it is a pet-peeve of mine when things are not held until BOTW, and they display there daily findings. However, this has a good story, and I will post all of my stuff on Sunday...but this couldn't wait and you will see why.

I was out and about, looking...praying to find something good. Made a delivery to Peoria and found a goldmine in Galesburg, Illinois. Sorry Brad(gasoildude). Going back there tomorrow. Will post some of those pictures on Sunday. But an impromptu trip that was made to AP in LeClaire, Iowa turned up something interesting. There is only so much to look at there, because they are constanly selling and a lot of it has been there a while. So if your there to buy...can be 50/50. After an older gentleman walks in and out of the building a few times, back and forth to his truck...you get curious. Turns out, after hearing his story that he was there to sell a sign. A sign that had been covered in grease for the last 60 years and nailed to a bench or wall at one time. The person he was suppose to sell it to was over an hour late,(will give you two guesses) and this man was upset to say the least. So after all was said and done, and it may only be one item... this was a good "pick." I'm sure he was glad to get the heck out of there and I'm certain that I was glad to have the sign.


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#251477 - Fri Apr 29 2011 07:46 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: chadrock00]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Nice one!!!!!!! and if it was cheap...very nice!!!!!
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Colin Latreille
Always looking for Quality Canadian Oil & Gas & Ford Signs

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#251479 - Fri Apr 29 2011 07:57 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: 1970mach]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
DAYUM! That is a nice find! I should pray more when I'm searching too!
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#251480 - Fri Apr 29 2011 08:02 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: 1970mach]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Some things need to be posted when found & can't wait till Sunday.
Pat yourself on the back for being in the right place @ the right time. GOOD FOR YOU.
I've been one or two steps away too many times for a GREAT DEAL.

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#251486 - Fri Apr 29 2011 08:17 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: Dick Bennett]
JOSBORN Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Apr 25 2008
Loc: Plainfield Il. US
Great find there Chad! grin

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#251493 - Fri Apr 29 2011 08:33 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: JOSBORN]
chadrock00 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
Thank you Dick...It was truely a right place at the right time deal and thought it was thread worthy on it's own. I have bought a few items out of parking lots at gas shows, but this particular parking lot made the story for me.

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#251497 - Fri Apr 29 2011 09:04 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: chadrock00]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Kinda makes up for all the missed deals and day lates, doesn't it!!! Good for you and glad you posted it!! Nice Pick!!
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#251502 - Fri Apr 29 2011 09:32 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: K W FRITH]
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Great sign, Chad! That's a really lucky find. Let us all know what you've dug up in Galesburg.

Hey Brad - you might want to go check your barn! smile

Wes

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#251550 - Sat Apr 30 2011 06:22 AM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: thermactor]
dodgeman60 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
I BET YOU WOULD LOOK LONG AND HARD TO FIND ANOTHER ONE LIKE THAT,NICE SIGN.
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collecting standard oil items
Tim Flannery

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#251563 - Sat Apr 30 2011 08:36 AM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: dodgeman60]
oilmanpat Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 18 2006
Loc: Warsaw,Il.62379
I,ll bet the two in La Claire wish they would have been at the base instead of out pckin.

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#251580 - Sat Apr 30 2011 10:13 AM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: oilmanpat]
DIESEL Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
Nice score!
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CHRIS
BUYING ANYTHING EARLY HUMBLE OIL CO.
BUY SELL TRADE ORIGINAL GAS PUMP PARTS

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#251642 - Sat Apr 30 2011 07:08 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: DIESEL]
barn_raider Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jun 13 2010
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Now tell us the best part of the story....... what you paid!? Just kidding. Very nice score.

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#251643 - Sat Apr 30 2011 07:09 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: barn_raider]
chadrock00 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
I couldn't buy two new tires for what I paid for it. It was a bargin and above his asking price.

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#251657 - Sat Apr 30 2011 08:59 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: chadrock00]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: chadrock00
I couldn't buy two new tires for what I paid for it. It was a bargin and above his asking price.


Depending what size tires LOL NICE FIND Great LOOKING sign!!
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#251669 - Sat Apr 30 2011 10:36 PM Re: You've been picked!! [Re: 57tbirdkid]
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Good point. Some tires cost $30,000 a piece. But, I guess most are around $120 smile

Wes

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