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#510621 - Sun Feb 02 2014 10:51 AM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: JW32]
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
We've ALL been there! Good Luck with it...Its still a killer globe!

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#510622 - Sun Feb 02 2014 10:53 AM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: tomzcollectiblez]
JW32 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 11 2008
Thanks...

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#510629 - Sun Feb 02 2014 11:13 AM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: JW32]
HoneyBearFarm Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Oct 23 2010
Loc: Plainwell, Michigan
That globe, or another like it, was at Hershey two years ago. Same way, couldn't find it on globe CD, so decided to pass.
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Always looking for Standard Oil of Indiana, or any globes!
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#510715 - Sun Feb 02 2014 04:09 PM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: HoneyBearFarm]
oillease55 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
Another problem piece of trash. Ron Lease-Collector. ;;;;;;;;;

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#510725 - Sun Feb 02 2014 04:30 PM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: oillease55]
TC Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 11 2008
Loc: Brantford,Ontario, Canada
Looks like the tiger was copied from the Bengal green gas globe.

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#510748 - Sun Feb 02 2014 06:23 PM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: TC]
olddutchgas Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 10 2003
Loc: Holland, MI
It was indeed copied from the Bengal Green globe. I knew the guy that had them made nearly 40 years ago. Reportedly he was comissioned by Bay Oil to make them for them. I found that out later after he had sold me a set as old originals. They were made in Canada and the curve of the lense is different from original US 1920s/30s lenses.

This was long before any books were out there or CDs had even been invented yet. The guy preyed on new collectors and like a few other bad apples that have come and gone in the hobby he dis-appeared after a few years. Our hobby is to small to be dis-honest and to not be a man of your word.

That said, I did enjoy it for a number of years, the graphics are incredible, and I sold it last year and actualy broke even on it!

There were only a few sets made and you can not just order one up from any of the repo globe manufacturers. I ran into a pump guy from Michigan at one of the shows and he wanted one to do a pump up. He knew the story behind the globe and I told him that if I could get my money out ($600) he could have it. He was happy to get it and I was happy to be rid of it.

There was one of these floating around at Antique Shows in Michigan a year or two back and Aaron and I recieved several calls on it. If you are not sure about a globe and especialy if it seems to good be true contact me or some other knowledgeable colletor, I hate to see anyone get stuck.

Good luck on the hunt and be careful out there!

Lonnie Hop
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Wanted: Ripple Body Globes, picture globe, any Dixie Distributors keyhole gas pump globe and ANYTHING from Old Dutch Refining, Muskegon, MI Musgo sign

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#510751 - Sun Feb 02 2014 06:33 PM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: olddutchgas]
olddutchgas Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 10 2003
Loc: Holland, MI
I have never seen one for sale in the after market but reportedly there were also a few sets made in the 13 1/2" size for glass.

Lonnie Hop
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Wanted: Ripple Body Globes, picture globe, any Dixie Distributors keyhole gas pump globe and ANYTHING from Old Dutch Refining, Muskegon, MI Musgo sign

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#510875 - Mon Feb 03 2014 12:07 AM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: olddutchgas]
Jack Sim Online   content
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
To quote a post up above "I should have called Scott." If Scott is anything like me, I receive at least one call per day and two emails per day wanting me to either identify/value/etc. something that they found in their grandfather's garage.

Speaking for myself, I really get tired of all the phone calls. I wrote the Gas Pump book with the hope that the phone calls would stop, but actually they increased and almost 100% of them are from people who don't want to purchase my book, they just want free information.

If you are into gas pumps buy my ID book, if you need pump restoration information buy Scott/Wayne's books, and if you are into globes again buy Scott/Wayne's CD. The cost of any of these items is much less than what you might pay for a repro whatever.

Just venting again, and every time I do this I state: Before the purchase, KNOWLEDGE, KNOWLEDGE, KNOWLEDGE.

Jack Sim


Edited by Jack Sim (Mon Feb 03 2014 12:08 AM)
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We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#511972 - Fri Feb 07 2014 04:19 PM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: Jack Sim]
JW32 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 11 2008
Mr. Sim, I would like to thank you for your advice, but I do have all of Scott's books & the cd, the globe mentioned here was not in any of them. I took a chance on the globe without contacting the best in the business, who has always been more than helpful & very polite. I'm very sorry that not everyone has the knowledge you have, but you never will have to worry about a phone call from me , I sure would not to ruin your day. I also want to say Thank you to Lonnie hop for the above post to contact him if anyone has a ? about a globe, goes to show many Great people are out there to help us still learning, I owe a big Thanks to a many on here, Scott, Lonnie, Randy, Dan Matthews & many more that helped me along the way.

Thanks to all of you, Jerry Wheeler

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#512023 - Fri Feb 07 2014 07:19 PM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: Dick Bennett]
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
I look at this whole thing differently than others I guess. I do not know jerry personally but I have seen him at auctions and shows he is not new to this hobby and he got burned by a non marked fantasy globe. If it happened to him it can happen to any of us. These unmarked repop globes and signs are hurting this hobby and we all in my opinion have to help each other no matter if we like each other or not to get this stuff exposed. I will also say when all the shows and hype of being a picker go away guys like Jerry, Jack, Lonnie, Aaron, DB myself and others will still be here. We are a small market do we really want to burn bridges with each other because we are not willing to part with a little info. If you truly do not want to help then the fun is gone and why be a part of this fun hobby.
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Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
Shawn Morris

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#512074 - Fri Feb 07 2014 09:43 PM Re: Michigan Globe [Re: s932]
buzzy56 Online   grin
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 24 2012
Loc: Michigan
Helping one another does not cost much.Just a little time and effort on ones part to help make this hobby the best it can be.So far I have had nothing but great responses to questions that I have asked & learned so much by visiting this site several times each day .Face it most of us are in it for the joy of collecting and finding that next bargain waiting for us just around the corner.
There is only one person that is right all the time & We haven't met him yet !
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Wanted TEXACO related items & SUNOCO related items .Signs -Globes et'c. Oil Cans - Grease cans .

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