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#405787 - Fri Mar 29 2013 09:23 PM Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
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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#405790 - Fri Mar 29 2013 09:40 PM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: 47reo-travis]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
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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#405795 - Fri Mar 29 2013 09:57 PM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: Wes Maxwell]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
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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#405797 - Fri Mar 29 2013 10:06 PM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: Wes Maxwell]
Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 01 2012
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I like that and it will clean up nicely! Great find!!!
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#405801 - Fri Mar 29 2013 10:30 PM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
good story- nice sign.. cool
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#405806 - Fri Mar 29 2013 10:47 PM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: advertologist]
texacokie Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 19 2011
Loc: Oklahoma
Great find Travis, that is one of my bucket list signs!
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#405808 - Fri Mar 29 2013 10:51 PM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: texacokie]
MARK SMITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 21 2008
Loc: NORTHWEST,AR,USA
Go Travis! Nice find.

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#405826 - Sat Mar 30 2013 04:54 AM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: MARK SMITH]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Thanks guys, got up early this morning and here is the (taken apart) photos.


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#405831 - Sat Mar 30 2013 06:48 AM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: 47reo-travis]
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
Good score
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#405838 - Sat Mar 30 2013 08:10 AM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: s932]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Sweet!
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#405888 - Sat Mar 30 2013 11:58 AM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: Ryan Underthun]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
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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#405905 - Sat Mar 30 2013 01:43 PM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: gasoildude]
Koby Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 25 2012
Loc: Syosset, NY
That's awesome! Great story
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#405907 - Sat Mar 30 2013 01:50 PM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: Koby]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Sweet signs and story!!
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#405916 - Sat Mar 30 2013 03:09 PM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: bsplichal95]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
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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#405924 - Sat Mar 30 2013 03:38 PM Re: Found a sinclair oils sign 48in sign today [Re: 47reo-travis]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
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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