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Re: question for the globe collectors #36945
Fri Feb 22 2008 04:28 PM
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I'd still try to buy them. damaged or not, these are real, and still have a value. If you don't want to take a chance please email me and I'll contact the guy and give you a comission
Ray

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Re: question for the globe collectors #36946
Fri Feb 22 2008 05:15 PM
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ouch! big ouch!!


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: question for the globe collectors #36947
Fri Feb 22 2008 05:25 PM
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This could get interesting;;;;;;;;;;Ron

Re: question for the globe collectors #36948
Fri Feb 22 2008 07:32 PM
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sometimes you can't even realize reality, why or how somethings happen...... that is just absolute sheer crazy....... wow

Re: question for the globe collectors #36949
Fri Feb 22 2008 08:03 PM
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I have never been that close to a great item like a polly lens, but I can understand the the whole thing.Most of the pumps I have, I got at farm auctions in central Illinois handled by local auctioneers. I try not to fault them, but they usually cause more damage in one hour, than 50 years of harsh weather does to a pump.I know the guy who owned the lens was trying to be careful, just not careful enough, it's a shame. Norm Huff.


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Re: question for the globe collectors #36950
Sat Feb 23 2008 06:28 AM
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That makes me sick. I believe without a doubt those are real. Lots of money just hit the floor. Oh well, you can't take it with you, right? If Ray don't want the broken one, I will buy it. My offer is 500

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Re: question for the globe collectors #36951
Sat Feb 23 2008 09:09 AM
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I haven't decided if I am going to sell it yet, guess it depends on what else the guy finds. I felt like telling him how much money hit the floor but we were talking and he told me he is cleaning out his grandfathers estate, and that he owned several gas stations from the 30's-50's. He also said that at the back of one room he could see 6 more lenses stacked up but doesent know what brand until he can clear a path to them. Needless to say I told him to let me know if he finds any other petro stuff and for gods sake PLEASE BE CAREFUL when he pulls down the other lenses he thinks he sees !

Re: question for the globe collectors #36952
Sat Feb 23 2008 01:31 PM
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This IS getting interesting. Good luck;;;;;;;;;;Ron

Re: question for the globe collectors #36953
Sat Feb 23 2008 01:38 PM
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I don't think I would trust him to dig any more lenses out. Tell him you will clear a path and get them.


Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.
Re: question for the globe collectors #36954
Sat Feb 23 2008 03:00 PM
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Evansville, In
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Want me to come get them out for him!


Looking for anything from Hoosier Pete, Platolene 500 and Red Bird.
Re: question for the globe collectors #36955
Sat Feb 23 2008 03:58 PM
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John,
looked like you already helped him with the Polly lens.lol!

Re: question for the globe collectors #36956
Sat Feb 23 2008 03:58 PM
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Maybe he's one of your long lost relatives, John!! LOL



Re: question for the globe collectors #36957
Sat Feb 23 2008 04:10 PM
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keithia - funny you should say that I offered to go help him go through the stuff just for that reason. He said he thinks it will take him several weeks to get to them because his grandfather was a packrat and he can only spend an hour or two a day going through stuff. I think I'm going to have some sleepless nights until he calls me again

Re: question for the globe collectors #36958
Sat Feb 23 2008 09:47 PM
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See if you can get the cracked lens restored. Even a broken Polly lens should still get some fairly respectable money.

Re: question for the globe collectors #36959
Sun Feb 24 2008 09:14 AM
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New Berlin,WI USA
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These types of deals drive me nuts!!LOL I've had car deals like this where I had to wait for the owner to do this or that before I could come look at them.Sleepless nights is right.It took me over six months one time to buy a Hemi Charger from the second owner.It could be a stack of more Pollys lenses or some plain Jane DXs or something common,either way it's still cool and I hope it works out better this time for you.
Joe

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