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#559951 - Mon Aug 11 2014 09:21 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: SeanCarder]
Neil Gerrard Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 09 2003
Loc: Canby, Oregon
poor guy
Originally Posted By: SeanPickerCarder
People are harsh on oldgas. You think they would try to help a younger guy that appreciates antique signs. Not try to put him down lol

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#559953 - Mon Aug 11 2014 09:22 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: huskybob]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
MOST have a Weakly Weekly PRICE REDUX.

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#559954 - Mon Aug 11 2014 09:26 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: SeanCarder]
1937 GMC Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Apr 22 2011
Loc: DFW Texas
Originally Posted By: SeanPickerCarder
So when I do find people selling & I post the signs on here at a good price you guys aren't going to jump all over it? Yeah right!


Define good price; history has shown that "Pickers" idea of a good price and reality are miles.... or hundreds to thousand of dollars a part.

Due to the influx of flippers or flipping of Petroliana prices have skyrocketed; Pickers buy at retail or above retail and think that there is still meat on the bone.....but there isn't. Search today postings you'll see a great example of what we are describing to you.
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#559957 - Mon Aug 11 2014 09:34 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: SeanCarder]
coheley5 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: SeanPickerCarder
People are harsh on oldgas. You think they would try to help a younger guy that appreciates antique signs. Not try to put him down lol

I think that is what everyone is trying to do is help . It would be better to say send me a PM if you have any signs to sell and you decide in private if they are reasonable.
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#559958 - Mon Aug 11 2014 09:45 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: coheley5]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
In my opinion, the reality and words of wisdom that are being offered to you will help you throughout your life time.

Best advice offered was by DB. Get an education, trade/career that will feed you and your future family. Don't bank your future away on a passing trend. Nothing like a steady paycheck, not affected by peoples interests or economic trends.



Edited by Dave's Garage (Mon Aug 11 2014 09:45 PM)
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#559960 - Mon Aug 11 2014 09:54 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: SeanCarder]
Carolinatraveler Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 28 2008
Loc: Kernersville, NC
I would echo everything that Kevin had to say. To reach into this hobby, get out and hunt for the stuff, its still out there. We (the hobby) are willing buyers - at least within our own personal price ranges for items we seek. And we will gladly give direction, advise, and assistance to all, old or young, newbie or old timer. But understand there are no handouts or easy finds. Its a great bunch of folks, some I've known nearly 40 years, and the real find is the friendship in the hobby.

Wayne Henderson
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Petroleum Collectibles Monthly
Kernersville, NC

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#559998 - Mon Aug 11 2014 10:37 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: Neil Gerrard]
SeanCarder Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 06 2014
Loc: Ontario
I definitely don't think the "old guys" are easy picking. Just looking for a place to start. & just so everyone knows I've received 2 messages from different collectors already will to negotiate.

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#560000 - Mon Aug 11 2014 10:39 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: K W FRITH]
Mike M. Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012
Loc: Western, WI.
Very well said Kevin.
Even though I have a few signs that I got when I was a kid, a number of years back I got out and went to auctions, swap meets and gas shows. And though It took some time buying and selling, I now think I have a pretty sweet collection. I think like everything else in life this generation just thinks they deserve it all to come to them without hard work!
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#560005 - Mon Aug 11 2014 10:45 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: Mike M.]
SeanCarder Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 06 2014
Loc: Ontario
You guys are assuming I'm expecting everything to be handed to me. I do go to auctions, meets & show. I will put in my work eventually, just looking for a place to start.

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#560008 - Mon Aug 11 2014 10:53 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: SeanCarder]
Mike M. Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012
Loc: Western, WI.
As said before, Read Kevin Frith's message a few times and let it sink it. And have patience so you don't overpay....And look at e-bays completed auctions, and completed auctions on auction houses websites to learn prices. There's your start!!
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Always Looking for any Pure Oil and Sunoco Items.

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#560010 - Mon Aug 11 2014 10:55 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: Mike M.]
SeanCarder Offline
Active Member

Registered: Wed Aug 06 2014
Loc: Ontario
I appreciate advice & tips like that.

Thanks!

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#560013 - Mon Aug 11 2014 11:01 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: SeanCarder]
bwfergus Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Oct 26 2010
Loc: Central City, Kentucky
Welcome to oldgas. Calling these knowledgable collectors "harsh" doesn't get many favors. Just because your 22 doesn't mean these guys are going to bend over backwards and do flips for you. I'm 21, and been around antiques my entire life. Being young in the hobby means quite the opposite. People will watch you like a hawk to see if you do your homework, as well as hard work into it. You will have to prove yourself just like the veteran collectors had to do when they first started. Being a "picker" on this sight doesn't go over so well on this site, just ask the others. Oh that's right they realized it wasn't as easy as TV showed them.

Please read every comment these guys make on here, they are very knowledgeable about the subject, and very willing to help of asked correctly! If someone says something to you that you don't like. Don't retaliate. Take it with a grain of salt, chances are nothing was meant by it. Read all you can, listen all you can.

Hope this doesn't offend you or anyone else, just my opinion. I'm glad to see someone else my age join the site, but us new guys are like children: to be seen, and not heard.

Welcome to Oldgas!
Brandon.
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Central City, KY
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#560015 - Mon Aug 11 2014 11:06 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: bwfergus]
SeanCarder Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 06 2014
Loc: Ontario
I haven't taken any offence from the comments directed towards me, I know I have I work my way up & I will eventually do that.

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#560017 - Mon Aug 11 2014 11:11 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: SeanCarder]
Pogo's Garage Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
Oldgas hazing at it's finest, and you stood up and took it like a man, good job! Well said Kevin and Wayne!
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#560021 - Mon Aug 11 2014 11:21 PM Re: Who has porcelain signs for sale? Be reasonable $$ [Re: Pogo's Garage]
SeanCarder Offline
Active Member

Registered: Wed Aug 06 2014
Loc: Ontario
One day soon ill be negotiating with you guys. Don't count me out.

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