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Zephyr Ripple #493917
Sun Nov 24 2013 08:44 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 08:44 AM
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Just South of Nowhere in IL
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So I stop by my insurance agents office to check on an insurance issue. As I was talking with him I noticed the red top of a globe sticking out from behind a copy machine on the counter. Asked if I could look at it - sure go ahead. Picked it up and could not believe what it was. Probably about as mint as you can get without finding one NIB. The guy said he had a client that brought it by who needed some money so he bought if from him to help him out. I asked if the insurance agent would sell it? Sure. The price? Bargain of a lifetime! Carefully walked back to the pick up with the globe clutched tightly to my chest. Still in a bit of disbelief over this deal.

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Last edited by PlainBroke; Sun Nov 24 2013 08:44 AM.

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Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: PlainBroke] #493919
Sun Nov 24 2013 08:47 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 08:47 AM
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MI
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DANG!!! That is awesome!! Nice find!!! Red ripples look sooo cool!


Looking for any cans! PM me what ya got!
Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Gas globe guy] #493920
Sun Nov 24 2013 08:52 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 08:52 AM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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What a beauty. You are a lucky man.


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Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Oldgas] #493921
Sun Nov 24 2013 08:59 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 08:59 AM
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Plainwell, Michigan
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You never know where you are going to find stuff!! Nice find!!!


Always looking for Standard Oil of Indiana, or any globes!
Buddy Koehrn
Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: PlainBroke] #493927
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:08 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:08 AM
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Alabama
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Wow! Great score. I'd be trying to get a name and number to see if there were additional items. He may need some more help.


Looking for any Alabama based globes and advertising such as Coastal, Rebel, Interstate Oil, Foster Oil (supertane), Mutual, Oil Well, etc...
Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: HoneyBearFarm] #493928
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:09 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:09 AM
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Albuquerque, N. M.
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That is one hell of find ! Congratulations

Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: HI-OCTANE] #493934
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:25 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:25 AM
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Midwest
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Beautiful!

Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Maps for the memories] #493935
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:31 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:31 AM
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Wowza! Nice!


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


KEVIN
Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: mrcavalcade] #493939
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:41 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:41 AM
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Big Sky Country
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I think maybe you should buy a lotto ticket too!!!


Wanted early tin litho signage.
petro, farm, auto, etc.
Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: minuteman] #493944
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:57 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 09:57 AM
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Portland Oregon
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Those are the finds in collecting that stand out in our memories. Nice item, and will always be special to you.


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Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Craig Osbeck] #493956
Sun Nov 24 2013 10:44 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 10:44 AM
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Wow, amazing globe and story!


Dave(509)847-5893 LOOKING-4:WELDING SIGNS,Charter/Finance/PulOil/Trulite/TruTest-Oil,FREEDOM cans,True's gas CORALINE/RAINBOW,FLYING A,Wa/Or/Id Chief!
Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Craig Osbeck] #493962
Sun Nov 24 2013 11:17 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 11:17 AM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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Originally Posted By: Craig Osbeck
Those are the finds in collecting that stand out in our memories. Nice item, and will always be special to you.


Craig is right about that! You might want to consider building a display, based on this globe!
The chances of it ever happening again are pretty slim!


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Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: K W FRITH] #493964
Sun Nov 24 2013 11:25 AM
Sun Nov 24 2013 11:25 AM
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So. Ca.
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that should make BOTW! super, congratulations.. cool


RANDY
Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: advertologist] #494015
Sun Nov 24 2013 03:04 PM
Sun Nov 24 2013 03:04 PM
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Antioch,IL
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Wow! Great find!


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: oldnfuelish] #494085
Sun Nov 24 2013 06:12 PM
Sun Nov 24 2013 06:12 PM
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Missouri,USA
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That is a beautiful globe and story. It is so much more fun to find an item that way than simply deciding to try to buy something that is known to be for sale. Congrats.....GB.

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