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#486701 - Tue Oct 22 2013 02:15 AM My turn to get lucky...
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
On Saturday afternoon, I received a call from a lady stating that she had a lead on a McColl Frontenac Products sign that she was wishing to buy and then sell. She inquired if I would be interested.

She explained that she was into buying and selling items (a picker) and that she had bought some items from an older gentleman. The gentleman had the sign and was interested in selling it. She stated she knew nothing about signs. She wanted to make the gentleman a fair offer as he had already turned down several offers from other people.

I asked her to send me pictures as she lived about an hour away from my place. She said she would attend at the owners residence and take some photo's.

Later that evening, I received the photo's and the sign was a little rough. But, a Red Indian sign is a Red Indian sign and even the rough ones are good trading stock. In my excitement, I neglected to ask her the size. From the photo's I assumed it to be a 60" sign.

I made her an offer and broke it down into two parts told her what to offer the seller and what I would pay her for the sign.

On Sunday, she called me back and said that the seller sold her the sign and that she wished to sell it to me for what I had offered her.

This afternoon, I drove out and met her. To my surprise the sign was a 30" sign. One that, I didn't have in my collection. Now it's a keeper, especially since I got it for the price of a 60" sign. I'm still stoked!!

My 2 year old daughter was also excited.


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

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Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#486704 - Tue Oct 22 2013 03:54 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Dave's Garage]
47reo-travis Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Awesome story and sign , neat that your little girl was happy as well , to me that's what it's all about . Congratulations on your find!
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#486707 - Tue Oct 22 2013 05:03 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: 47reo-travis]
mrcavalcade Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Nov 24 2010
Loc: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
terrific sign! Kudos on the find Dave!
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KEVIN

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#486711 - Tue Oct 22 2013 06:32 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: mrcavalcade]
redindianguy Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Jul 28 2012
Loc: Ontario, Canada
The 30 '' is one I do not have extremely hard to get . Good for you dave . I always say when its your turn its your turn good for you .

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#486712 - Tue Oct 22 2013 06:49 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: redindianguy]
Steve C. Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: Clinton Township Mi.
Congrats!!
Great story and great looking sign!!
I have a feeling your little girl is happy cuz she knows Daddy is happy!
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco, Pennzoil, Mobil Gargoyle items!

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#486713 - Tue Oct 22 2013 06:50 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: redindianguy]
texacokie Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Jun 19 2011
Loc: Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER)
Thats great Dave, you have been finding all kinds of cool stuff this year.
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I am always looking for anything Texaco or Oklahoma oil and gas company's, also I am a newbie at seeking globes.

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#486715 - Tue Oct 22 2013 07:12 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: texacokie]
Curtisstewart Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 13 2013
Loc: Windsor, Ontario
Wow great find Dave!! Congrats smile

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#486719 - Tue Oct 22 2013 07:43 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Curtisstewart]
Ryan Underthun Offline
Moderator

Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Sweet!
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#486724 - Tue Oct 22 2013 08:07 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Signs&Neons Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 25 2010
Loc: Midwest
Great find Dave, and even better you have someone to share it with!

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#486730 - Tue Oct 22 2013 08:50 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Signs&Neons]
983jeremy Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 12 2012
Loc: San Diego,
It's always nice when things work out better then what you imagine. Nice sign and even better when the family can also enjoy it with you.
Life is good......
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#486748 - Tue Oct 22 2013 10:38 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: 983jeremy]
Rabbitman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
Nice find Dave!

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#486750 - Tue Oct 22 2013 10:40 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: 983jeremy]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Thanks for all the positive comments! My wife and daughter came with me for the drive (2 hr round trip) when we went picked it up.

My little girl loves playing in the yard and was pretty happy that she got to wash the sign and all her outdoor yard toys.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#486752 - Tue Oct 22 2013 10:41 AM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Dave's Garage]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
congratulations, love the Red Indian.. cool
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RANDY

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#486770 - Tue Oct 22 2013 12:42 PM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: advertologist]
Gasman84470 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Very nice sign and a great acquisition for the collection Dave.

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#486776 - Tue Oct 22 2013 12:58 PM Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Gasman84470]
red indian Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Jun 04 2009
Loc: swartz creek mich
wow, thats nice.

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