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#504947 - Sun Jan 12 2014 10:39 PM Wow! look what I found!
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
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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#504950 - Sun Jan 12 2014 10:45 PM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
racecop Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Mar 12 2006
Loc: The Hawkeye State, Iowa
Sweet! Great find

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#504951 - Sun Jan 12 2014 10:45 PM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
1937 GMC Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 22 2011
Loc: DFW Texas
Great Story...Great Find! cool
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#504952 - Sun Jan 12 2014 10:46 PM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
AWESOME! (hope he covered the well back up)
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#504959 - Sun Jan 12 2014 11:28 PM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: BryceG]
hri_2008 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 30 2012
Loc: .
Great story told with great pictures. Always nice to see another discovery.

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#504963 - Mon Jan 13 2014 12:32 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: hri_2008]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
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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#504965 - Mon Jan 13 2014 01:04 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: 47reo-travis]
Petroholic Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 05 2004
Loc: New Berlin,WI USA
That's cool!!! Amazing where this stuff turns up!!

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#504966 - Mon Jan 13 2014 01:04 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: 47reo-travis]
Neil Gerrard Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 09 2003
Loc: Canby, Oregon
good thing he had a light touch with the bucket, sweet sign and a keeper for sure.

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#504969 - Mon Jan 13 2014 05:35 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: Neil Gerrard]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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.

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#504970 - Mon Jan 13 2014 05:49 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: JimT]
rbonitz Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jan 10 2013
Loc: Chester County, PA
Yup.. this is a great buried treasure story. Thanks for sharing it.

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#504982 - Mon Jan 13 2014 08:53 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: rbonitz]
moore798 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
Great discovery!You never know what is around us waiting to be found!
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Searching For SunRay DX and Diamond Oil Signs

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#504989 - Mon Jan 13 2014 09:33 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: moore798]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Amazing discovery! And to be in such nice shape after all this time!
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#504993 - Mon Jan 13 2014 09:46 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: K W FRITH]
It's for sale Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 08 2012
Loc: Wellington, Ohio
I had a Hudson/Terraplane sign from 1937 that was a well
cover find. Must have been a common idea.

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#504994 - Mon Jan 13 2014 10:06 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: It's for sale]
Savinsam Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
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.

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#504997 - Mon Jan 13 2014 10:37 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: Savinsam]
Curtisstewart Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 13 2013
Loc: Windsor ON Canada & Detroit MI...
Okay now that is a great find!! Congrats

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#505003 - Mon Jan 13 2014 10:56 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: Curtisstewart]
gasoildude Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Great find & story. Its amazing how many signs where used to cover wells. I have a few in my collection that where used in this manner & have seen others too. That one is a beauty for sure!!
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#505004 - Mon Jan 13 2014 10:57 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: gasoildude]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Great find & story.
CONGRATS!
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#505037 - Mon Jan 13 2014 02:12 PM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: Cold Pizza]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Eons ago I found a 6' round double sided SIGNAL covering a cistern, wording only NO Stop light. Gave it away!
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#505057 - Mon Jan 13 2014 03:32 PM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: Curtisstewart]
Steven C. Online   content
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
"Wow" is an understatement!! Great find and it will forever feel good remembering the story of how you found it!!! Good times!!
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#505063 - Mon Jan 13 2014 03:59 PM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: Steven C.]
rustynuts Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 26 2012
Loc: NY
That's a great find! I like seeing a sign as found. Thanks for sharing!

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#505098 - Mon Jan 13 2014 05:44 PM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: rustynuts]
Martin from OZ Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jun 26 2012
Loc: Melbourne Australia
Great find Matt.... very lucky & have a keen eye to spot that one..

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#505204 - Mon Jan 13 2014 11:54 PM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: Curtisstewart]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Nice sign and what a great story to go along with it!
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#505218 - Tue Jan 14 2014 07:04 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: bsplichal95]
VEEDOL_AL1 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Jun 04 2006
Loc: AURORA COLO-80014
WOW!!!!! what a great find for ya Matt,couldn`t of happen to a nicer person,I`m jealous in Colo!!!


Alan
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#505232 - Tue Jan 14 2014 08:46 AM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: VEEDOL_AL1]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Awesome find! Bet that made his day & beyond. The Flying & Service font looks a bit thinner/different than mine. I wonder if that was regional or if one is just an earlier example than the other.
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#505500 - Tue Jan 14 2014 10:41 PM Re: Wow! look what I found! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Nice sign!
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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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