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#691694 - Thu Aug 03 2017 04:43 PM Long awaited find!
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Well..as many of you know,I've kind of gravitated to collecting clocks,but still love the gas and oil stuff. About 10/12 years ago,a guy I knew told me he had some Shell globes in his attic that he had found many years before. I stopped in many times over the years,but he would always say I had to wait until one of his kids had the time to go up and get them. And he would not allow me to go up and get them down. Fast forward to about two weeks ago... I was looking at a job,very close by,and thought" what the heck,I'll stop in and see if he's around. As I talked with his wife,I found out that he had passed away,but she remembered me,and as we were talking,her son got home from work. He said,"wait a minute,I'll get a ladder and see if I can see them." Well.. he wound up going way up in this very small attic,and a few moments later I hear" here,let me hand these down to you"
Now I knew they were Shell,but never knew what kind they were. I'm sure my jaw dropped a bit when he handed them down. Next night,we made a fair deal,and I'm happy to be the next caretaker of these two great globes. Each has a base chip,but no cracks!
So I guess persistence pays off!😎😎😄😄 Before and after pics


Edited by oldnfuelish (Thu Aug 03 2017 04:47 PM)
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#691696 - Thu Aug 03 2017 04:53 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
good story with a happy ending- persistence paid off,
congratulations .. ... cool
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#691700 - Thu Aug 03 2017 05:07 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
Done4 Online   content
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Cool story, great ending.
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#691704 - Thu Aug 03 2017 06:02 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: Done4]
Savinsam Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
Great find, Mick! I worked 39 years for a company that dealt with glass. I know how to drill holes in glass, if you want to mount a clock movement in them!

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#691705 - Thu Aug 03 2017 06:27 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Super.
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Collecting Vintage Sunoco

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#691706 - Thu Aug 03 2017 06:42 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
wayno48 Online   content
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Registered: Wed Jun 28 2017
Loc: California
Really nice score. What year did that globe appear?

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#691707 - Thu Aug 03 2017 06:49 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
SandPCollector Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: Plano TX
Persistence does pay off! Great story and great find! Congratulations!
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Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.

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#691742 - Fri Aug 04 2017 01:20 AM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
Speedracer Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Feb 08 2014
Loc: Michigan, USA (near Chesterfie...
Nice globes. Nice Job. Now quit putting them so close to the edge of that table. LOL. Congrats on your find.
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#691747 - Fri Aug 04 2017 03:17 AM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Congratulations! Makes you wonder how much other stuff is just lying in attacks all across the country. Some never to be known.
So glad you ended up with them and they can now be enjoyed!!
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#691752 - Fri Aug 04 2017 07:25 AM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
DWSheffer Online   content
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Very nice Mick...I too would be happy to add that pair of early Shell globes to the collection, well worth the wait!
Darin
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Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#691768 - Fri Aug 04 2017 12:29 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Thanks.. the other side of the Super Shell has no paint,and I am going to attempt to repaint that side. The Shell is going to stay like it is
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#691793 - Fri Aug 04 2017 07:09 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Wow Mick. Great find. Good to see you post. Thanks for sharing your find.

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#691886 - Sat Aug 05 2017 11:04 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Awesome finds!
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#692109 - Tue Aug 08 2017 04:22 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: bsplichal95]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
That's a neat find and story Mick .
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#692117 - Tue Aug 08 2017 05:35 PM Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish]
Gasman84470 Online   content
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Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Mick good to see you back on OG with some Old Globes. Wonderful find, long in the making but clearly worth the time. We've had a few similar stories about persistence paying off in the long run. Lesson to be learned here; kind, respectful interest can be rewarded.

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