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Toy Gas Stations #668867
Thu Oct 13 2016 09:17 AM
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Not sure if this is in the correct spot so if not Mods please move.

Lately I have been wondering about toy gas stations. I did a search but really didn't find much on collections. I remember some time ago that they were sought after and I have to assume that there are some really great collections out there. But are they still collected? I know they require a pretty good space to display and after dusting mine require committed maintenance to preserve the piece.

All this started when I was dusting in our display room and was rather surprised that I had quite a few being I have more than two and less then 20.

Here are some of the stations in my collection.

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Re: Toy Gas Stations [Re: Done4] #668868
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Some more.

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Last couple.

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Re: Toy Gas Stations [Re: Done4] #668873
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if you love old toys garage and gas station you can look after a french brande named "depreux" they made a lot of branded gas station and garage in wood in 1960's scale 1:43
















Re: Toy Gas Stations [Re: Nucky] #668874
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Re: Toy Gas Stations [Re: Done4] #668880
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Wow! Guys those are seriously cool!! And Les, that one with the canopy over the visible pump is beautiful!!! Not to belittle the others, but that is a top shelf piece in my opinion!!!!


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Re: Toy Gas Stations [Re: Done4] #668886
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Thanks Steve, I am just curious if there are any people still collecting this stuff. I use to have a lot of them and through the years let most of them go, but these are my favorites.


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Nucky, those are very cool. It's neat to see the different architecture and branding all though similar to our state side stuff. Thanks for sharing. Les


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Re: Toy Gas Stations [Re: Done4] #668912
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Those are really cool. I normally gloss over most things these days but found myself taking my time checking these out. I really like the second one

Re: Toy Gas Stations [Re: Done4] #668913
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Wow those are really nice. I love the Wyandotte Shell station with the Wayne 60 pumps! Thanks for sharing guys.

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I love the toy gas stations. Reminds me of the simple days of childhood way back when. Great pics!


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Thanks Jim, me too, but I still would like to know if people are still collecting/ protecting this part of gas history?

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Re: Toy Gas Stations [Re: Done4] #668925
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Very cool! I saw one at a local auction recently. Pretty sure the bidders on that item were all toy collectors.


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Re: Toy Gas Stations [Re: Done4] #668933
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Originally Posted By Done4
Thanks Jim, me too, but I still would like to know if people are still collecting/ protecting this part of gas history?


I came across several toy gas stations here in flea market or car swap meet, I don't buy them myself as they usually are really big and took a lot of place to display it correctly but I know some person who only collect those

Re: Toy Gas Stations [Re: Done4] #668939
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Great topic, All of the above stations are examples of a era that reminds me of the past were you really got full service. In my younger days, when we all loaded up in the car to go on a trip, I always looked forward to stopping at the gas station to fill up with gas and see all the neat things there, especially the promotion items and give a ways. I have a few stations, not as nice as these, that I will get out and post pictures of sometime over the weekend.

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