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#559221 - Fri Aug 08 2014 05:36 PM zephyr gas globe
lookingforzephyr Offline
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Registered: Thu Aug 07 2014
Loc: Virginia
Hello all! I am in search of a Zephyr J.D. Streett globe for my father-in-law. He used to own a couple stations years ago and the globe from one of the original stations his father owned was stolen from his office (20 years ago). He is in his 70s now and we would really like to find a substitute globe for him. I am looking for an ORIGINAL J.D.Streett globe, no reproductions and realize I cannot be too choosy at this point! Has anyone seen any of these globes or does anyone have any ideas?

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#559237 - Fri Aug 08 2014 07:07 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: lookingforzephyr]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Have you checked with Scott Benjamin from gasglobes.com ?
He could probably point you in the right direction.
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#559253 - Fri Aug 08 2014 09:12 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: K W FRITH]
lookingforzephyr Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Aug 07 2014
Loc: Virginia
Haven't contacted him yet! I have just been checking ebay and talking to folks at antique stores...thank you!

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#559262 - Fri Aug 08 2014 10:14 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: lookingforzephyr]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I can't even find a J. D. Street globe here in St. Louis.

As stated above, Scott, or Lonnie Hop are your best two sources.

Jack Sim
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#559274 - Fri Aug 08 2014 11:17 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: Jack Sim]
lookingforzephyr Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Aug 07 2014
Loc: Virginia
I know how hard this is going to be, I have already gotten the chuckle many times when I have mentioned what I am looking for! Is Lonnie also with gasglobes.com? Do you ever run across any random Zephyr promo items with Midwest Oil printed on them out there?

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#559359 - Sat Aug 09 2014 03:00 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: lookingforzephyr]
rbonitz Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jan 10 2013
Loc: Chester County, PA

Not a zephyr expert... And crummy picture, but are these what you are looking for?

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#559409 - Sat Aug 09 2014 06:53 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: rbonitz]
lookingforzephyr Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Aug 07 2014
Loc: Virginia
I am looking for one similar, there was no ethanol sticker and there was red cracked glass around the outside of it. So close! I know there are many variations, but those are the two aspects of the globe he would notice, unfortunately. Sorry to be so vague, they just moved and the picture is MIA. Thank you for your help!

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#559410 - Sat Aug 09 2014 06:54 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: lookingforzephyr]
lookingforzephyr Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Aug 07 2014
Loc: Virginia
You have a fabulous collection, by the way! Someday we might venture into personally collecting more than matchbooks!

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#559417 - Sat Aug 09 2014 07:55 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: lookingforzephyr]
rbonitz Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jan 10 2013
Loc: Chester County, PA
Thanks zeph... I'd part with these for a good cause like yours if you change your mind. Will keep an eye out.

Ray

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#559422 - Sat Aug 09 2014 08:40 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: rbonitz]
cmeon66 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 10 2006
Loc: Clinton, Illinois, U S A
If the red cracked glass you refer to is actually a red ripple body with a Streett/Zephyr globe I seen one sell about four years ago at Greenview, Illinois at a Sanert auction sale. Dan Matthews was also there, and it drew a lot of intrest at the time. I think it sold for $4100.00 and I think a local farmer bought it probably for the same reason you are looking for one.
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#559497 - Sun Aug 10 2014 10:21 AM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: cmeon66]
lookingforzephyr Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Aug 07 2014
Loc: Virginia
Norm, I am having a bit of a heart attack. It sounds like the man who bought the globe had the same theiving accountant! Maybe someday another one will be at auction

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#559653 - Sun Aug 10 2014 09:32 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: cmeon66]
cmeon66 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 10 2006
Loc: Clinton, Illinois, U S A
I am certainly not a high profile globe guy, but I do know the frustration of looking for a certain globe, and then when you find it, you pockets are not deep enough. Good luck on your hunt.
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Norm Huff

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#559657 - Sun Aug 10 2014 09:44 PM Re: zephyr gas globe [Re: cmeon66]
lookingforzephyr Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Aug 07 2014
Loc: Virginia
Tell me about it, Norm! Thank you so much for your help, too, it is very much appreciated!

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