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Just never know where this stuff will turn up! #461485
Sat Sep 07 2013 02:11 PM
Sat Sep 07 2013 02:11 PM
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DFW Texas
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I purchased this sign off eBay; was priced right and was still available due to pickup only in a small Texas town out in the middle of nowhere. Had to meet a Rancher by the name of Orville (was listed by friend, Orville does not own a computer); once I heard that I knew there would be a good story. Orville tells me the sign was part of a pig pin on an old homestead that his family purchased in the 30ís. Itís ROUGH but got it to clean up to display; the story worth what I paid for the sign. So as Iím talking to Orville he says I have a few more signs; he then proceeds to show a 30Ē Texaco that had been made into a table and then says he has a 6í Texaco but it is being used as a top to one of his water storage tanks (see arrow in picture). He gets his hired man in the bucket of the loader and lifts him up to take the pictures. Spent a couple of hours with Orville, he showed me a lot cool stuff like an all original 1858 horse drawn wagon to name a few; again what I paid for the Goodrich sign was worth meeting Orville. Stuff is still out there in some pretty cool and strange places. cool

Goodrich.jpgGoodrich Silvertowns.jpgTexaco Table.jpgWater Bins Texaco.jpgTexaco Bin Top 1.jpg

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Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: 1937 GMC] #461486
Sat Sep 07 2013 02:14 PM
Sat Sep 07 2013 02:14 PM
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Antioch,IL
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Great story! Like you said,it's well worth it!


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: oldnfuelish] #461489
Sat Sep 07 2013 02:25 PM
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So. Ca.
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sign cleaned up nice but the best part is the story.. cool


RANDY
Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: advertologist] #461491
Sat Sep 07 2013 02:37 PM
Sat Sep 07 2013 02:37 PM
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AURORA COLO-80014
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awesome story.sounds like this rancher was pretty cool.what a find,thanks for shareing your good fortune with us..
Alan



Big Al`s Garage
Always looking for::
Veedol-Tydol-Tidex-Cycol-Tycol.
Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: VEEDOL_AL1] #461494
Sat Sep 07 2013 03:01 PM
Sat Sep 07 2013 03:01 PM
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Cool story!! But it kills me to see that Texaco sign messed up from what I assume is weld damage. That thing was pretty pristine looking.


Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: 1937 GMC] #461512
Sat Sep 07 2013 04:03 PM
Sat Sep 07 2013 04:03 PM
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Longview, Texas
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Great story!! Hat's off to the guy standing in the bucket taking the pic! I would have gotten dizzy


......John
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Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: johninlongview] #461514
Sat Sep 07 2013 04:06 PM
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Missouri,USA
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Good story. Usually those guys never bother to even try to sell anything, you just have to stumble on to them. Guess his friend just figured he could get a few extra bucks for Orville...

Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: Rabbitman] #461623
Sun Sep 08 2013 01:05 AM
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
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Cool signs!


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: Dave's Garage] #461630
Sun Sep 08 2013 04:53 AM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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These kind of stories and finds are my most favorite , thanks for taking the time to get us the pictures as well , bet your still smiling ! Thanks.


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: 47reo-travis] #461705
Sun Sep 08 2013 12:27 PM
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Norman, OK
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I have a similar Texaco table... And have seen about 3 others...

That 42" sign was an extremely popular table top for farmers


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