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#366956 - Tue Oct 30 2012 10:23 PM Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe.
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
The other day; I'm in downtown Vancouver, in a high end architectural antique shop. Stain glass windows with prices tags in the $5000.00 to $65,000.00 range and lights from $500.00 to $12,000.00. Nothing newer than 1920's.

I spotted this 1890's cast iron wall sconce; well I had to have it. It was sorta like love at first sight...well I left the shop feeling like I had just paid for a wedding.

It's a brute, it weighs over 100 pounds. It is 38" in length without the globe. It is 19" deep. The base that secures it to the wall is 16" in diameter. By far one of the hardest things I've hung up in the shop by myself!!!! My arms were pretty exhausted by the time I had it hung on the wall. Luckily, my 1 year old daughter pulled up just at the right time to help with the clean up.

The one piece Texaco globe goes perfectly with the wall sconce.


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Wall Sconce-I pc Tex globe-4.jpg

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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#366959 - Tue Oct 30 2012 10:25 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
There were two of those if not the same ones at the Monroe swap meet last year in the fall. They were great. Looks great.
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Craig

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#366966 - Tue Oct 30 2012 10:44 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Young's Union Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 15 2012
Loc: Maltby, WA
Nice find Dave!!
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ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ANYTHING UNION 76 WOULD LIKE TO FIND A UNION 76 BALL TO DISPLAY NEXT TO MY SHOP.

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#366980 - Wed Oct 31 2012 03:42 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Young's Union]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
cool piece.. cool
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RANDY

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#366981 - Wed Oct 31 2012 04:37 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: advertologist]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Very nice!!! Looks amazing!
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#366988 - Wed Oct 31 2012 05:31 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Steven C.]
Keystone Gas Man Offline
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Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
Looks great!
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Looking for Keystone,Pure,Sinclair,Texaco,Sterling and Gulf...Thanks, Brian

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#366992 - Wed Oct 31 2012 06:24 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Nice!!
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#366994 - Wed Oct 31 2012 06:29 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: oldnfuelish]
porcelain-neon Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 08 2007
Loc: Minot,ND USA
Very awesome!
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Still looking for that Union 76 ball
And I collect big old porcelain neon signs

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#367001 - Wed Oct 31 2012 07:08 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: porcelain-neon]
gasmansgp Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
Nice sconce but I really like your little helper. She's beautiful. You must be proud? Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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#367004 - Wed Oct 31 2012 07:27 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: gasmansgp]
azjockey Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue May 17 2011
Loc: Arizona
That is nice . Sure understand why you feel in love with it.

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#367021 - Wed Oct 31 2012 09:13 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: azjockey]
GasCan Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Apr 23 2012
Loc: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Really like this piece Dave, but do me a favor and get it off that plywood and onto the brick outside your house. Way to beautiful a piece to be mounted to chip board.
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Graeme (pronounced Gray-um)

Collecting Canadian Products such as Red Head Oil, Red Indian Oil, Buffalo (Prairie City) Oil.

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#367033 - Wed Oct 31 2012 11:41 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: GasCan]
marxmobilgas Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
Nice White Coke button and nice sconce

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#367064 - Wed Oct 31 2012 04:29 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: marxmobilgas]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Thanks for all the comments. Best, little helper..ever. Very proud of her.

Graeme, If I had two of them...I would mount them outside the house. Until I build my new building it is going to stay on the chip board.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#367093 - Wed Oct 31 2012 07:53 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Marxmobilegas, I like coke buttons, here's some of my other coke buttons.

The Canadian members got to see my signs on the Canadian Pickers episode. Maybe, I'll use this thread to share my sign collection with the rest of the members. I'll post a few pictures everyday for the next week or so.

Hope you enjoy the photo's.


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Shop Signs-2.jpg




Edited by Dave's Garage (Wed Oct 31 2012 07:53 PM)
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#367098 - Wed Oct 31 2012 08:01 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
cool soda pop shot & all in pristine condition.. cool
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RANDY

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#367099 - Wed Oct 31 2012 08:02 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Chevrolet SS Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
Dave, thanks for sharing with the USA collectors. Very nice! Looking forward to the additional pictures. Cheers!
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Cell: 815.762.2616
Email: flash03@comcast.net

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#367100 - Wed Oct 31 2012 08:03 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
A few closer shots. These are very clean signs, those are reflections in the buttons.


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Shop Signs-3.jpg

Shop Signs-4.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#367139 - Thu Nov 01 2012 01:45 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
A few more.


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011 (2).jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#367782 - Sun Nov 04 2012 01:47 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
A few more. The Enarco Boy with slate is a reproduction. I have 3 reproduction signs hanging in the shop and that's one of them.


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BS signs Nov 12-1.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-2.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-3 .jpg

BS signs Nov 12-4.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#367783 - Sun Nov 04 2012 01:51 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
A few more.


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BS signs Nov 12-5.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-6.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-7.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-8.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#367784 - Sun Nov 04 2012 02:09 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Some more; The other two reproductions are the 30" round Texaco signs.


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BS signs Nov 12-9.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-10.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-11.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-12.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#367785 - Sun Nov 04 2012 02:12 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
We're past the half way mark of the signs.


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BS signs Nov 12-13.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-14.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-15.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-16.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#367786 - Sun Nov 04 2012 02:12 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Dave, I thought I had a pretty good idea what your Collection might look like.... I can see, I was thinking in too small of a scale!

I look forward to more photos.... A big thumb's up for what I've seen so far!!!!
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#367793 - Sun Nov 04 2012 02:34 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Bob Richards]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Thanks Bob, I started collecting signs and gas & oil in late 2005 with most of my signs bought between 2006 & 2010. Before that, I didn't have any of these signs including pop signs.


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BS signs Nov 12-17.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-18.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-19.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-20.jpg




Edited by Dave's Garage (Sun Nov 04 2012 03:07 PM)
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#367837 - Sun Nov 04 2012 05:30 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
GasCan Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Apr 23 2012
Loc: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Very nice collection Dave, and thanks for sharing those pictures with all of us. Looks great!
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Graeme (pronounced Gray-um)

Collecting Canadian Products such as Red Head Oil, Red Indian Oil, Buffalo (Prairie City) Oil.

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#367924 - Sun Nov 04 2012 09:13 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: GasCan]
KL Bird Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 17 2012
Loc: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canad...
Wow Dave, you have done well in a relatively short time, very impressive.
Ken.

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#367955 - Sun Nov 04 2012 11:59 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: KL Bird]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Thanks guys. I appreciate you taking the time to check them out. I'll post some more pic's during the next few days.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#367964 - Mon Nov 05 2012 04:16 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Nice stuff, Dave.

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#367983 - Mon Nov 05 2012 07:59 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: JimT]
blacktee Offline
Veteran Member

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

Only my thoughts here. The way a collection is displayed will either make it or break it.

Your collection is displayed very well ! Looks real good, Thanks for sharing. How about your Texaco/Havoline Cans ?

Doug

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#368003 - Mon Nov 05 2012 09:55 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: blacktee]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Let's see some of the pumps Dave.
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Craig

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#368171 - Tue Nov 06 2012 02:39 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
My current shop/building is not heated and therefore I have most of the cans put away. I hope to build another building that will be heated to display the cans and paper items.

Here's a few more pictures.


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016 (2).jpg

BS signs Nov 12-21.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-22.jpg

Shop Signs-10.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#368173 - Tue Nov 06 2012 02:40 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Few more.


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BS signs Nov 12-23.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-24.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-25.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-26.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#368174 - Tue Nov 06 2012 02:42 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Some more.


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BS signs Nov 12-27.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-28.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-29.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-30.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#368206 - Tue Nov 06 2012 08:10 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
junior25 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Ontario,Can
Great stuff Dave! The cast lamp is killer! Is it on a pole or wall mount?
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Daryl

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#368241 - Tue Nov 06 2012 11:06 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: junior25]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Daryl those are cast aluminum street lights from downtown Vancouver 1950's era. They are pretty ornate, have the power receptacles built into them for Christmas lights that got strung across the street. I am missing the acorn style glass lense. I was lucky to find two and will be mounting them on the front of the new building....only if I can stop buying gas & oil long enough to save some money to build it.


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Shop Signs-7.jpg

Shop Signs-1.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#368433 - Wed Nov 07 2012 02:55 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: U.S.A.
Love it!
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Mike

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#368439 - Wed Nov 07 2012 04:13 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: strnge]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Have you ever seen the movie "Rudy", where the father walks into Notre Dame stadium for the first time and says, "This is the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen", well I allllmost feel like that right now. : ) Beautiful collection.

On a serius note, how do you date a Coke button? I would love to get one someday.
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#368492 - Wed Nov 07 2012 11:51 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Steven C.]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Thanks guys! Canadian Coca Cola buttons are easy; they only came in porcelain and 48" (one size only) and they are all dated. US buttons are a whole other story. they came painted & porcelain, multiple sizes, many different logo's and styles. Most of the painted tin buttons are dated. I haven't seen a porcelain US button dated.

If you are going to collect Coca Cola. It's a good idea to get a Petretti's Coca Cola Collectibles Price Guide book. It's like Jack's Pump book...a must have. From having read you posts, I know that you are a cautious buyer that does his homework. There are 100 times more Coca Cola reproductions then gas & oil, so you can't be to careful.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#368900 - Fri Nov 09 2012 01:17 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
How about some more.


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BS signs Nov 12-33.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-34.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-35.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-36.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#368901 - Fri Nov 09 2012 01:19 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
last few for tonight.


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BS signs Nov 12-37.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-38.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-39.jpg

BS signs Nov 12-40.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#368920 - Fri Nov 09 2012 05:35 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
dodgeman60 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
nice collection dave, must be a big building!
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Tim Flannery

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#368993 - Fri Nov 09 2012 01:05 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: dodgeman60]
rustynuts Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 26 2012
Loc: NY
I came to see the wall sconce(awesome) & got to see a killer collection! Thanks for taking the time to share it.


Edited by rustynuts (Fri Nov 09 2012 01:07 PM)

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#369024 - Fri Nov 09 2012 04:27 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: rustynuts]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
I'm glad you enjoyed the photo's and thanks for taking the time to check out my collection.

It's a 32'x80' building. It's pretty cluttered in there. I have building plans and a building permit in place for a 100'x150' building. When the wife I discovered how much the shop was going to be. She said, she wants to build a new house before we do the shop. I don't think I'll be building the shop anytime to soon.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#369060 - Fri Nov 09 2012 08:13 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
KL Bird Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 17 2012
Loc: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canad...
Oh man Dave, what a collection. I plan in the near future to head out west to visit my friend Bud Irving (Bud's World), in Langley, I will definitly have to stop in and see you on the trip. One question, is the "certified tourist information" a Texaco sign? The reason I'm asking is that if I remember correctly, and I maybe wrong, in Gasolene Alley in Calgary, I think Ron Carey has/had one displayed with a B/A oil rack sign, and I always wondered if it was a B/A sign or Texaco or some other company that was just coincedentaly placed side by side.
Later,
Ken.

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#369068 - Fri Nov 09 2012 08:50 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: KL Bird]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Ken, you are more than welcome to stop by anytime. That goes for any other members, if you are in the area...look me up.

The Certified Tourist Service is a B/A sign. It is marked as such in the fine print on the edge.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#369089 - Fri Nov 09 2012 10:29 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: advertologist]
Tbirdgas Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Aug 12 2012
Loc: Wa
Lots and Lots of Eye Candy There!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#369159 - Sat Nov 10 2012 11:19 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Tbirdgas]
KL Bird Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 17 2012
Loc: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canad...
Thanks Dave, it's definately on my "to do" list. I kinda thought that was a B/A sign,but wasn't sure. Dave, do you know or know of Bud Irving? He and Bev are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. He has a killer Texaco collection and a beautiful trio of tri-five chevies. I meet up with them at the Red Deer Swap meet every May, wonderful folks.
Ken.

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#369170 - Sat Nov 10 2012 12:58 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: KL Bird]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
I bought a few items from him at a swap meet in 2006 and haven't seen him since. Maybe when you come out, you can introduce me to him.

I read your other posts about the weather in Saskatoon. I mowed the lawn yesterday, and probably for not the last time this year. If for no other reason, you should make the trip to escape the weather.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#369193 - Sat Nov 10 2012 03:46 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
coopersplace Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 19 2009
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Ken, here is a BA photo with the Certified sign. Actually BA had at least two versions: Tourist Information and Rest Rooms. My questions is what happened to all the vertical bow tie BA signs? I have yet to see a survivor and I have been through quite a few collections over the years. They are at least 7 foot, taller than the doorway and probably were back-lit. I have a photo of an Edmonton station that has neon on it. Now that would be an impressive piece to own and have lit. Dave, I was going to rake the leaves off the grass earlier this week but there is now over a foot of snow here. Drop by anytime you want to make a snowman, lol. Cheers, Don.


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#369198 - Sat Nov 10 2012 04:14 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: coopersplace]
KL Bird Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 17 2012
Loc: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canad...
Wow Don, cool picture, I've never noticed them in any of the pictures I have, I'll have to look and see if there are any. I will have to keep my eyes open for one and save up to add to my collection. Those verticle B/A signs are cool, I think I have a pic of a station in P.A. or N.Battleford with one of those, also saw a pic of one on Broadway Ave. in S'toon here. I have a pic of the University Service in S'toon here that had a huge neon round red and green sign that blinked.Once I get my scanner/printer and a new camera I can start posting pictures again. Makes a guy wonder whatever happened to those signs.
Ken.

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#369206 - Sat Nov 10 2012 05:23 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: KL Bird]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Don that's an awesome picture. I want one of those vertical signs...I've never seen one before.

Ken, what do you think of this neon sign, I did up?


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BA neon3.jpg

BA neon7.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#369211 - Sat Nov 10 2012 05:41 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Gas globe guy Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
PRETTY!!
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Looking for any cans! PM me what ya got!

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#369250 - Sat Nov 10 2012 08:15 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Gas globe guy]
KL Bird Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 17 2012
Loc: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canad...
I like it! That looks like a 36"? There is a "Great Canadian Oilchange" on 22nd street in Saskatoon here, and he got a five footer blue/orange transition sign from the old University Service station and put neon on it. the building is pretty much all glass and he keeps it lite up all the time, looks awsome at nite.If you get a chance Dave, could you please post a pic of it lit up in the dark?
Ken.

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#369281 - Sat Nov 10 2012 11:06 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: KL Bird]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Here you go Ken. It was cold when I took the photo. The white & green neon tubes would have gotten brighter if I would have waited to let it warm up.


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BA neon-8.jpg


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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#369284 - Sat Nov 10 2012 11:55 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
This is the last of the sign pic's.


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Good Year Vertical SSP BS-1 .jpg

Shop Signs-6.jpg

Shop Signs-8.jpg

Signs Gar-1.jpg

Signs Gar-2.jpg


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Dave GILL,
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#369311 - Sun Nov 11 2012 11:15 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
KL Bird Offline
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Wow, Wow, Dave, that is just beautiful. That's something I've thought about doing for some time, and now I think I'm gonna have to build me one of those sometime soon. Thanks a million for posting pictures of your great collection.
Ken.

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#400603 - Mon Mar 11 2013 01:24 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: KL Bird]
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Very Nice Dave, Thanx for Re-Sharing!!!!
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#495709 - Sun Dec 01 2013 05:55 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave]
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
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I may be digging up bones but I guess I was asleep during all this , you have one heck of a nice collection there Dave ! I seen parts of it but not all this very very nice!
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#503105 - Sun Jan 05 2014 04:39 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: 47reo-travis]
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Spent the last few days putting up some of the signs I got during 2013. Took down another section of warehouse racking to make room for a Clear Vision double that I bought last week. Also displayed a few more pumps. Here`s a few pic`s of the changes.


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#503106 - Sun Jan 05 2014 04:40 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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Sign pictures.


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#503107 - Sun Jan 05 2014 04:43 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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Last few pic`s.


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#503109 - Sun Jan 05 2014 04:53 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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Forgot these two.


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#562284 - Thu Aug 21 2014 01:14 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Fiddy Offline
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WOW amizing Dave.
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#562418 - Thu Aug 21 2014 04:52 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Fiddy]
MARK SMITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 21 2008
Loc: NORTHWEST,AR,USA
Very nice Dave! Looks awesome.Thanks for sharing. Mark

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#562420 - Thu Aug 21 2014 05:14 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: MARK SMITH]
K W FRITH Offline
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You guys must have missed that back in January!
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#562444 - Thu Aug 21 2014 06:22 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: K W FRITH]
nam5072 Online   content
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Registered: Thu Jun 13 2013
Loc: Lancaster, PA
So many signs..amazing..do you have any idea how many you have?

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#562885 - Sun Aug 24 2014 02:32 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: nam5072]
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Thanks, guys...glad you enjoyed it.
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#562991 - Sun Aug 24 2014 06:11 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Canadiandiesel Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 21 2012
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Awesome Dave!,, Man I can't believe it!,, and I've seen some of these before!!!

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#580881 - Mon Nov 17 2014 07:44 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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Registered: Tue Oct 07 2014
Loc: Ontario Canada
Unbelievable collection you have Dave, I will have to go through all the posts several times to see everything. Love the neon BA sign you made, looks amazing! Thanks for sending me the link.
Paul
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#580889 - Mon Nov 17 2014 07:56 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Murphy'sBA]
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Pumps look great Dave, and the whole thing looks better all the time.
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#580898 - Mon Nov 17 2014 08:32 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: advertologist]
Nigel Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 26 2014
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like the sconce love the collection, thanks for showing that Dave, it gives me something to aim for....good little helper ya have there.
regards
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#640391 - Sat Dec 12 2015 12:17 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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Wow, I'm so moved...I checked into Oldgas.com today and found PM's inquiring about my well being. It is an overwhelming and powerful feeling to know that there are those that can care to that degree about someone they have never met. I thank you, my friends for taking the time to inquire. Your gesture of friendship and compassion means a lot to me and I hold you with respect in the same high regard!

As many of you are aware, I'm a hoarder. I live, on a two acre property that is absolutely crammed full. I have about 4000 square feet of buildings that barely have enough room to walk through. During the past 8 years my wife and I have considered building a new house and a super size shop on the property. To the point, where we have designed the house and building and had obtained building permits. But then came to the realization, that I simply had two much stuff for a 2 acre property.

Life; kinda has a way of getting away. Busy with work and raising children we lose sight of the fact that each year that passes us by we are getting further and further away from getting all our projects completed in our life time. I felt like, I was at a cross road in my life. If, I didn't start working towards getting started on all the things that I wanted to soon...I was going to run out of time. At 48, in all reality I have probably lived 2/3rds of my life. With less years ahead of me then behind me, I decided to take some action and control of this whole collecting thing.

Found myself doing some soul searching...I considered all the time I had spent away from my family over the years chasing cars and stuff. Carrying some guilt of the past, I wanted to move forward ensuring I spent more time with my family. I wanted to find that happy balance between collecting and family. Bearing in mind, that we don't take any of this with us and all we leave behind is the memories we have created with those we love and those that have loved us. I considered selling everything, but I wasn't quite done enjoying this stuff.

With my wife's love, support and approval, we decided to either find a another place by the end of 2015 or downsize my collection and go ahead with building the new house and shop.

My wife was in charge of checking the local real estate listings. Long story short, in June of this year, we bought another place. The property we bought is 4.5 acres and has two houses on it, the best part is, 35,000 sq ft of out buildings. (90’x250’, 40’x230’, 30’x50’).

All that soul searching and philosophical stuff....in the end I just ignored it all. I have never been more busier in life or have worked so hard for so long. I have made my life ten times busier then I was, and am struggling to make time for family and friends. I guess it's true, no rest for the wicked!

It will probably take me another 12 months before I'm moved and can even consider selling our current 2 acre property. Then probably another 2 years before I have my collection set up again. I haven't been out buying items as I have no time.

If I were to clear out the two big buildings, I have enough room to park more than a 125 full size cars indoors with space between them. I have instructed my wife to put me out of my misery and shoot me, if I ever out grow this place!

That my friends, is the reason why I been MIA (missing in action) for the past 5 months and probably will be for some time to come.
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#640403 - Sat Dec 12 2015 02:25 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Rabbitman Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
Good to hear from you again Dave and more happy to know that you are still doing well and continuing to build on your dreams and have exciting future plans. I have a feeling that you have planned well ahead and have a much more detailed plan for your future than what you have outlined in your post and I have no doubt you will make it all happen. Good luck in the future and check in with Oldgas every chance you get....Gary

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#640404 - Sat Dec 12 2015 02:26 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
It's not called hoarding when everything has a place, is categorized and is tidy--it's called the back lot of a movie studio, the basement of a museum, the parts department of a racing team, etc., etc. LOL


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#640410 - Sat Dec 12 2015 03:34 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Nicole I've been at Dave's place. He's right, he has a hoarding issue. There is almost no room for the air. The first step in "healing" is recognition of your issues, the second is to buy a bigger building! LOL

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#640444 - Sat Dec 12 2015 08:49 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Wow, congrats on the new place and glad to see you back!!
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#640524 - Sun Dec 13 2015 04:22 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Oldgas Offline
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Great to hear the update from you, Dave. As long as you're still enjoying it, it's all good.
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#640531 - Sun Dec 13 2015 05:08 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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After seeing you a couple months back, I knew you were gonna drop off for awhile from how busy you were going to be. Didn't know it would be this long but I'm happy it was for nothing else than that!
Glad your able to catch up some and I hope all is great for you and your family!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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#640553 - Sun Dec 13 2015 07:27 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Great to hear from you Dave! Glad you are doing okay.
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#641355 - Mon Dec 21 2015 12:00 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
I too was wondering what was happening? Glad to hear it's all good and positive. Can't wait to see the new place. Have a great holiday season.
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#669669 - Sat Oct 22 2016 02:08 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
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In June 2015, my wife and I bought a larger property as we (I) had outgrown our property.

We sold our old place in January 2016 with a completion date of June 30, 2016. I ended up having to rent it back for an additional three months. I just finished moving at the end of September. It took me 5 months to move all my stuff and vehicles...working 12 to 14 hrs a day. Over 200 cube van loads of stuff, 62 cars moved, seven 48 foot trailers and 5 cube vans that I use for storage.

I honestly, believed and told my wife I would never outgrow our new place and be out of space. I was a 100 percent sure that even I couldn't fill up 30,000 square feet of buildings in my back yard. Now, my new place is as cluttered as my old place was and yes...I am once again out of space!

I'll be checking in a little more often now.
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#669764 - Sat Oct 22 2016 10:07 PM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
The way to solve your addiction is to first admit you have one! LOL

I guess that old adage about junk around the house - that if you don't touch it in 5 years to toss it does not apply... laugh

So did you find a bunch of stuff you forgot you had? And do you now know where everything is?

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#669780 - Sun Oct 23 2016 03:00 AM Re: Killer wall sconce for my Texaco Globe. [Re: Dave's Garage]
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I freely admit that I have a problem. I'm going to be getting rid of a bunch of stuff...I have stuff that I haven't used in 20 years.

Yes, I found a lot of items that I had totally forgotten about.

It'll take me a few years to get organized again. At my other place I was very organized and could locate anything. I can't say the same about the new place.
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