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#254741 - Tue May 17 2011 09:49 AM My find for the year @ local auction..
eric grinder Offline
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Registered: Fri May 21 2010
Loc: MA
Well this has to be the best find I've had a local auction. Not that I got it for nothing but got a hell of a deal on it for sure. Advertising stuff goes pretty high, even more than retail sometimes around my parts when it comes up at auctions. I usually wouldnt have thought I had a shot at this thing but this item had a special circumstance. It was completly painted over with gold paint! I spotted the pic online, called the auctioneer who was quick to tell me " It was metal (maybe porcelain he didn't know) and some idiot ruined it with gold paint!" I had to take the hr trip to check it out in wild hopes it was what I thought it was. Upon arrival and one look at the backside I knew it was what i had hoped! I heard countless people talking about it and how terrible it was that it was ruined....UNFORTUNATLY the left bid and the phone bidder also knew you can remove paint off porcelain..lol. Figured I had to share.


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#254742 - Tue May 17 2011 09:53 AM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: eric grinder]
eric grinder Offline
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Registered: Fri May 21 2010
Loc: MA
After a little elbow grease and paint remover


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#254752 - Tue May 17 2011 10:36 AM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: eric grinder]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Nice! You took that golden jacket off peggy-sue's original lustre! Gotta LOVE it...HAPPY ending there!
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#254762 - Tue May 17 2011 12:30 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
KILLER sign and story! Thanks for sharing!
Congrats!

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#254766 - Tue May 17 2011 12:57 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
MARK SMITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 21 2008
Loc: NORTHWEST,AR,USA
Awesome!Thanks for sharing.

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#254777 - Tue May 17 2011 02:18 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: MARK SMITH]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
thats a beut!!
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#254779 - Tue May 17 2011 02:26 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: oldnfuelish]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
...simply gorgeous.

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#254792 - Tue May 17 2011 04:01 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: Cold Pizza]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
I love stories like that. That's a great piece and you did a nice job with the clean up.
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#254804 - Tue May 17 2011 04:56 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: lordparaffin]
TheCog Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 10 2010
Loc: Ohio, USA
WOW! That is great - thanks for sharing this - Awesome!

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#254814 - Tue May 17 2011 05:36 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: TheCog]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Nice find! Enjoy it...
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#254817 - Tue May 17 2011 06:24 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: 1970mach]
JOSBORN Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Apr 25 2008
Loc: Plainfield Il. US
KILLER!
Great find!

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#254832 - Tue May 17 2011 07:24 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: JOSBORN]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
NICE FIND and Nice clean up!!!
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#254842 - Tue May 17 2011 07:49 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: 1970mach]
ryanfair Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 05 2007
Loc: Mishawaka, IN USA
Awesome! Beautiful sign for sure.

Ryan
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#254878 - Tue May 17 2011 09:32 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: ryanfair]
Chevrolet SS Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
Great story! Awesome piece! You go "grinder"
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#254950 - Wed May 18 2011 09:39 AM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: 1970mach]
Petroholic Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 05 2004
Loc: New Berlin,WI USA
Awesome!!Cool story to boot.

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#254963 - Wed May 18 2011 11:56 AM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: Petroholic]
BIGTOM Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 04 2011
Loc: Clay Center, KS
I love stories like that!!! I bet that hideous gold paint did a little preservation as well - so it could be looked at as a positive!!! NICE!!!

BIGTOM

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#255066 - Wed May 18 2011 10:13 PM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: BIGTOM]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
Great score.

I love it when a plan comes together.
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#255085 - Thu May 19 2011 06:29 AM Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: Scott Baselt]
LOWright Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Killer! Great find!
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