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My turn to get lucky... #486701
Tue Oct 22 2013 12:15 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 12:15 AM
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
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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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Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Dave's Garage] #486704
Tue Oct 22 2013 01:54 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 01:54 AM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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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!


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: 47reo-travis] #486707
Tue Oct 22 2013 03:03 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 03:03 AM
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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terrific sign! Kudos on the find Dave!


Looking for early valvoline, freedom-valvoline, franklin pa items, GLOBES!!


KEVIN
Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: mrcavalcade] #486711
Tue Oct 22 2013 04:32 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 04:32 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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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 .


Follow the Red Indian Trail
Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: redindianguy] #486712
Tue Oct 22 2013 04:49 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 04:49 AM
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MICHIGAN
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Congrats!!
Great story and great looking sign!!
I have a feeling your little girl is happy cuz she knows Daddy is happy!


Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: redindianguy] #486713
Tue Oct 22 2013 04:50 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 04:50 AM
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Oklahoma
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Thats great Dave, you have been finding all kinds of cool stuff this year.


I am always looking for anything Texaco or Oklahoma oil and gas company's, also I am a newbie at seeking globes.
Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: texacokie] #486715
Tue Oct 22 2013 05:12 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 05:12 AM
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Windsor ON Canada & Detroit MI...
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Wow great find Dave!! Congrats smile

Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Curtisstewart] #486719
Tue Oct 22 2013 05:43 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 05:43 AM
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Duluth, MN U.S.A
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Sweet!


FREEDOM oil items wanted.


visit my website for original gas pumps and parts

www.thepumpdump.com
Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Ryan Underthun] #486724
Tue Oct 22 2013 06:07 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 06:07 AM
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Midwest
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Great find Dave, and even better you have someone to share it with!

Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Signs&Neons] #486730
Tue Oct 22 2013 06:50 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 06:50 AM
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San Diego,
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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......


Looking for Johnson anything and Ca gas signs and ?
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Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: 983jeremy] #486748
Tue Oct 22 2013 08:38 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 08:38 AM
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Missouri,USA
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Nice find Dave!

Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: 983jeremy] #486750
Tue Oct 22 2013 08:40 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 08:40 AM
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
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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.


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Dave's Garage] #486752
Tue Oct 22 2013 08:41 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 08:41 AM
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So. Ca.
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congratulations, love the Red Indian.. cool


RANDY
Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: advertologist] #486770
Tue Oct 22 2013 10:42 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 10:42 AM
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Calgary AB
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Very nice sign and a great acquisition for the collection Dave.

Re: My turn to get lucky... [Re: Gasman84470] #486776
Tue Oct 22 2013 10:58 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 10:58 AM
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swartz creek mich
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wow, thats nice.

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