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Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! #695877
Sun Oct 01 2017 08:38 PM
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Last week we had the fortune of picking up a really nice Phillips 66 curb or lubester sign. The seller mentioned that his grandfather owned a gas station during the 1930's until 1965. He had inherited the sign years ago but no longer had a place for it.

After making a deal, we picked the sign up. It was actually better than anticipated - a beauty with the original ring and base marked Phillips Petroleum Co.



After talking to the owner a bit he mentioned that he had a photo of his grandfathers station and it showed the sign - wow! Below is a photo of the station in Iowa and to the left edge is the sign.





The owner was kind enough to provide us a copy of the photo as shown above. He said the station was on the first level and his grandparents lived on the second level. It wasn't until 1952 that they had running water! Lastly he mentioned that the "station" and now a house is still there. Below is a Google Street View of the actual location at the same angle - how cool. It looks like at some point the owners added on to the house where the pumps were located. I wonder if they know that section was a gas pump island for decades?



While rare, it's always such a thrill to see something like this sign in its original location in a photo. One day I hope to have a reason to drive by this house and share with them this bit of history. Enjoy!

Don

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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695879
Sun Oct 01 2017 08:46 PM
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sign is in xlnt condition with all the documentation- cool story, congratulations .. ... cool


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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: advertologist] #695881
Sun Oct 01 2017 08:48 PM
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appears the little shed that was on the back of the gas station is still now on the back of the house .. ... cool


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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695882
Sun Oct 01 2017 08:55 PM
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Thanks. I couldn't believe it when searching the Google street view and finding it!

Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695887
Mon Oct 02 2017 01:57 AM
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Wow, awesome sign!! Phillips logo looks great on that white background!


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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695904
Mon Oct 02 2017 11:03 AM
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Great sign and story smile

Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695920
Mon Oct 02 2017 04:03 PM
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Nice sign Don!


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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695923
Mon Oct 02 2017 04:07 PM
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The sign is really cool, but the story (with photos!) is fantastic! Congratulations, nice to have a piece with that amount of documented history to go with it.


Regards, Jim

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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695926
Mon Oct 02 2017 04:53 PM
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I couldn't agree more with your posting g and what others have said. Seeing a piece in an old photo just brings it home. Brings it alive. Makes it real. I hope to some day be able to display many of my pieces with a photo hanging right next to it. Showing it in its proper environment.


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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695929
Mon Oct 02 2017 05:30 PM
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Very nice....always great to hear when someone finds a sign with documentation and a photo of it in it's original environment. I am lucky to own one sign from Hillsdale from the 1920's, along with a photo of it on the building. Agreed, doesn't get much better than that! Congrats on the buy.
Darin


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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695931
Mon Oct 02 2017 06:19 PM
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Great sign and great story. The story, photos and the sign really bring home the passage of time and the changes. The only thing that hasn't changed much is the sign! Cool story.

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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695935
Mon Oct 02 2017 07:06 PM
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Great find and wonderful story. Made my day!


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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #695939
Mon Oct 02 2017 09:18 PM
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Thanks everyone! Tonight I followed up with the seller of the sign. He told me his family sold the house in the 1970's. Apparently 1965 is when the station closed and became a full time house. It is located in Northern Iowa. Hopefully one day I will have a reason to be in the area. I don't know if showing the current home owner a photo of the property from the 1930's as a gas station would excite them or not, but I will keep you all updated.

Don

Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #696066
Thu Oct 05 2017 09:09 AM
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Great story.


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Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic] #696309
Sun Oct 08 2017 07:37 PM
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Love it!! The story and history on that is so great. Congratulations.


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