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Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today #405787
Fri Mar 29 2013 07:23 PM
Fri Mar 29 2013 07:23 PM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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How many of you guys have a pocket note pad and write down names and numbers? I have to or I forget ,today is one of those days I guess it was worth it . I had a farmer months ago approach me about a Sinclair sign he had that I may be interested in , which came from the little vine store and grocery, which was a little township that had a one room school and a church that is still a active small church today, everything else is long gone. Signs outside your buildings seem to be good advertisement that you may be a buyer. Today we finally got to go look at it and we were luckey enough to purchase it , its pretty rough but it is two separate signs back to back , the frame is pretty rusty also, the best part is he has lived in this area for 75 years and told me the exact location where the gas station once stood as he remembered in his early years . He said the state was mowing a few years back and found the edge of it sticking out of the roadside bank and told him ,and it was dug out , I guess porcelain really is pretty tough. I am tempted to ask permission and get a metal detector as I wonder if there is more possibly in that ditch, but we had fun. Just wish we could have dug it up. But we have had a great week .

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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: 47reo-travis] #405790
Fri Mar 29 2013 07:40 PM
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Central Ohio
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I have an Oils sign like this one also. From what I can recall, I never saw another one this size untill you posted this picture. All the ones I have seen before said Gasoline on the bottom.


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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: Wes Maxwell] #405795
Fri Mar 29 2013 07:57 PM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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This is my first Sinclair stripe sign I have had, thanks for the information on it, I really enjoyed your Sinclair collection and the story of your grandfathers bulk co. Quite impressive! thanks Wes.


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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: Wes Maxwell] #405797
Fri Mar 29 2013 08:06 PM
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I like that and it will clean up nicely! Great find!!!


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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave] #405801
Fri Mar 29 2013 08:30 PM
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So. Ca.
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good story- nice sign.. cool


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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: advertologist] #405806
Fri Mar 29 2013 08:47 PM
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Great find Travis, that is one of my bucket list signs!


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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: texacokie] #405808
Fri Mar 29 2013 08:51 PM
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NORTHWEST,AR,USA
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Go Travis! Nice find.

Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: MARK SMITH] #405826
Sat Mar 30 2013 02:54 AM
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Thanks guys, got up early this morning and here is the (taken apart) photos.

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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: 47reo-travis] #405831
Sat Mar 30 2013 04:48 AM
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Good score


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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: s932] #405838
Sat Mar 30 2013 06:10 AM
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Duluth, MN U.S.A
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Sweet!


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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: Ryan Underthun] #405888
Sat Mar 30 2013 09:58 AM
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Oneida IL USA
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Very very nice smile
It adds to the sign now that you know the history of the sign & where it came from smile


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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: gasoildude] #405905
Sat Mar 30 2013 11:43 AM
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That's awesome! Great story


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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: Koby] #405907
Sat Mar 30 2013 11:50 AM
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Hays, Kansas
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Sweet signs and story!!


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Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: bsplichal95] #405916
Sat Mar 30 2013 01:09 PM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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Thanks guys my wife says I aint right, been working on this thing since 3 am , frame took a lot of sand blasting , both kids even helped finish and hang - heavy! we just flat blacked frame, signs still pretty rough though!

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I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: 47reo-travis] #405924
Sat Mar 30 2013 01:38 PM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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Great find Travis and a great story to go with it! Fantastic that you can share it with the kids like that! Congratulations!


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