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Wow! look what I found! #504947
Sun Jan 12 2014 09:39 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Online content OP
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Wow! look what I found, is what one of my friends said along with several picture texts as he is uncovering a Flying A sign on his property. It was covering an old well. He was very excited because he is also a gas and oil collector. The sign cleaned up even better than it is in the last picture. I remember walking around the property with him after he bought it and pointed off a trail and said there is the original well for the property back in the day. It was covered in overgrowth and had a small wooden structure over it. The sign was under the structure covering the hole.











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Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #504950
Sun Jan 12 2014 09:45 PM
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The Hawkeye State, Iowa
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Sweet! Great find

Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #504951
Sun Jan 12 2014 09:45 PM
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Great Story...Great Find! cool


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Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #504952
Sun Jan 12 2014 09:46 PM
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Peoria, IL
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AWESOME! (hope he covered the well back up)


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Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: BryceG] #504959
Sun Jan 12 2014 10:28 PM
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Great story told with great pictures. Always nice to see another discovery.

Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: hri_2008] #504963
Sun Jan 12 2014 11:32 PM
Sun Jan 12 2014 11:32 PM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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Best story I have seen in a while , and you got us the pictures ! It is stories like this that will lead to more people asking and rescuing these items . Great find Matt and thank you for sharing ! Awesome story !


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Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: 47reo-travis] #504965
Mon Jan 13 2014 12:04 AM
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New Berlin,WI USA
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That's cool!!! Amazing where this stuff turns up!!

Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: 47reo-travis] #504966
Mon Jan 13 2014 12:04 AM
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Canby, Oregon
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good thing he had a light touch with the bucket, sweet sign and a keeper for sure.

Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: Neil Gerrard] #504969
Mon Jan 13 2014 04:35 AM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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Stuff like that doesnt happen too often in ones lifetime. And to find such a desirable one in good condition to boot... Congratulations to your buddy, Matt.

Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: JimT] #504970
Mon Jan 13 2014 04:49 AM
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Chester County, PA
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Yup.. this is a great buried treasure story. Thanks for sharing it.

Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: rbonitz] #504982
Mon Jan 13 2014 07:53 AM
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Osage County Oklahoma
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Great discovery!You never know what is around us waiting to be found!


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Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: moore798] #504989
Mon Jan 13 2014 08:33 AM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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Amazing discovery! And to be in such nice shape after all this time!


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Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: K W FRITH] #504993
Mon Jan 13 2014 08:46 AM
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Wellington, Ohio
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I had a Hudson/Terraplane sign from 1937 that was a well
cover find. Must have been a common idea.

Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: It's for sale] #504994
Mon Jan 13 2014 09:06 AM
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Same thing for me. Back in the 70's I bought a near mint 6' Gulf sign that covered a well. Guy insisted that he had to have $6 for it!! I gave him some old sheet metal to recover the well.

Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: Savinsam] #504997
Mon Jan 13 2014 09:37 AM
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Windsor ON Canada & Detroit MI...
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Okay now that is a great find!! Congrats

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