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1st showcase upstairs in the new garage #715533
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:24 AM
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I have been slowly taking some of the overflow of my collection into my new dream garage that was built over 1 1/2 years in 2016 - 2017. The build took quite awhile to get it right but was well worth the effort. I acquired the latest oak showcase in April. This last week while on holidays I found some time to clean and refinish it. I was planning to put Imperial globes in its lower area but the 16 1/2" steel bodied ones are an inch too tall to fit. I can only fit a shorter one piece globe. The shelf brackets are homemade and not adjustable so the globes will have to go somewhere else. I want to keep all my Imperial collection together so I still have two other full showcases to move in. The collection in the house is just too full and I don't want to repeat that mistake in the garage. So the move is just a gradual one with no deadline nor set plans. It is more of a process to find out what works best in the space that I have. It is a great place to work and play in. Cheers, Don.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715534
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:27 AM
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Photos of the garage before and after.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715535
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:41 AM
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Hey Don,
The remodel on the garage and house look really,really good! Your Imperial collection looks great in the showcase also!
Pat



Looking for early Pure Oil Company items(Energee,Detonox,Puritan)as well as any Woco Pep items.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715536
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:41 AM
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Very nice Don.....very nice. I like the updated house colors as well.
Darin

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715538
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:46 AM
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Turned out great!


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715539
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:49 AM
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awesome .. ... cool


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715550
Thu Aug 23 2018 11:42 AM
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Yup, well done! Thanks for posting.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715554
Thu Aug 23 2018 12:27 PM
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Very nice! Looks like a great layout.

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715558
Thu Aug 23 2018 01:36 PM
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Don, as usual the quality of your stuff blows me away. It is near impossible to find any mint black red ball stuff these days. Garage looks great.

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715559
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Don, as always, excellent work and "stuff". I am hoping we can see the rest, which is equally as good, in its new environment soon. Nice way to spend the holiday, eh!?

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715568
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Superb!


Looking for early valvoline, freedom-valvoline, franklin pa items, GLOBES!!


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715571
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WoW that's awesome!

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715572
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Hello all. I am new to this site and would first like to reply to Don and just say.... If you remodel your garage and it becomes the focal point of your house then you sir are a visionary God!!!!!!!!!!! It's a thing of beauty! Excuse me I have to wipe a tear from my eye.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715584
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Really nice display and your garage is just great.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715600
Fri Aug 24 2018 08:17 AM
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WOW what a transformation! Very cool.


Collecting Mobiloil, Mobilgas, Mobilmarine, Metro, always looking for Mobil variations I do not have, thank you Steve
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715768
Mon Aug 27 2018 10:40 AM
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Thanks guys for all the kind comments. The house also received a number of upgrades: new sewer line, electrical box, sidewalks and steps to match the driveway, insulation and matching Hardi board siding. There are still a few items to do such as replacing the front and rear doors on the house and add an alley fence. Right now I am installing baseboards in the garage main floor. I am just a garage guy who has always wanted a decent one to work and play in. I just hope I can pay it off before I hit 70 and then retire debt free. At least that is the plan. Cheers, Don.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715888
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This looks fantastic!

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715889
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Originally Posted by coopersplace
I am just a garage guy who has always wanted a decent one to work and play in.


the garage looks bigger than the house- mine is also, the improvements look great .. ... cool


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718887
Tue Oct 30 2018 09:12 AM
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Just an update. The first showcase now has some appropriate feet on it and contains a few more cans and another globe on top. The second cabinet is upstair too and is filled with my earliest Imperial Oil tins. Many of these are from the teens, so around 100 years old. Not all in the best of condition but still remarkable that they have survived this long. Now the hunt is on for a set of four feet for this showcase.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718888
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Everything there looks pretty nice to me! Great set-up for sure......
Darin


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718889
Tue Oct 30 2018 09:57 AM
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VERY VERY NICE!
Can you post pictures of the Mobil items?


Collecting Mobiloil, Mobilgas, Mobilmarine, Metro, always looking for Mobil variations I do not have, thank you Steve
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718895
Tue Oct 30 2018 03:04 PM
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Don, You have a superb display of some quite nice vintage items there. Best of luck with the search for four legs, I'm sure they will turn up!


Regards, Jim

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and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718897
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Thanks for the comments. Steve I will try to take some Mobil photos tonight and maybe post them later or else tomorrow. It all depends how late it is when I get home. Cheers, Don.

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Very nice display ! Well done both and the garage . Neat big boy hideout !


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718912
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Man that sure looks great. Time to put the pumps in there and give us a look see.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718915
Tue Oct 30 2018 11:19 PM
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Great to see the yellow and blue sunburst globes side by side. Beautiful.

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718923
Wed Oct 31 2018 08:25 AM
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Here are the photos of my Mobiloil. Since it was a secondary brand sold by Imperial Oil here in Canada there doesn't seem to be as many variety of tins like Imperial had. At least I haven't found that many here in Alberta. The gargoyles are great but scarce.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718925
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Here are the last two photos. The early gargoyle is one end of a 16 jar oil rack. Thanks Craig, my back is already hurting thinking about moving the pumps upstairs. They may just end up on the main floor. There are only half a dozen with two unrestored. Cheers, Don.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718960
Thu Nov 01 2018 08:23 AM
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WOW! So cool.....
I only collect Mobil.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #719895
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great job Don , awesome


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #721454
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Well the third showcase is nearing completion with just the mirrored back doors to finish. It is now upstairs and filled with the last of my Imperial 3-star and later Esso items. It has taken quite awhile to rebuild. When I purchased it a few months ago the top bevelled glass was broken, the front 6 foot long glass had two major cracks in it, and when taking the glass out I found the two front wooden corner posts were busted and needed replacing. I later decided to change the front glass design to two shorter more manageable pieces. Creating the three front wooden uprights, which are made up of three pieces each, took some time to get right but I finally got there. I wasn't sure if the Esso and the Imperial globes were of the same vintage until yesterday when I looked in a Imperial dealer Christmas give-away booklet which has a 1938 calendar in it and has an advertisement with both globes. So a neat discovery that they belong together. Cheers, Don.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #721456
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A couple of close-up photos.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #721477
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Another GREAT display Don.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #721485
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Very nice, love the feet on that display.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #724300
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I haven't had a chance to move any more showcases in the garage yet, but it will happen in the near future. The present difficulty was what to do with all the can racks that I brought upstairs. They take up a lot of floor space and can be awkward to display properly. So my solution was reverse logic: whatever goes down must go up. I spent the weekend building a couple of 12 foot long shelves and attaching them to my tall wall. It worked out well for this group though there may be some moved around later on. I know if had just built a lot of narrow shelves and placed the cans side by side I could put up a lot more. However to me the racks give the cans more context in groups especially when you have the original signs to go with them. The only downside is that this is just half of the racks that I want to move in and this is my only big wall. So another problem now to solve. Cheers, Don.

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xlnt display of oil cans, cool .. ... cool


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #724303
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Very nice!! Look forward to your progress.
Brian


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #725105
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So cool!!!!


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Had to get my jaw off the floor before typing! The neatness of the displays is extremely satisfying to look at even down to the smallest details. Well done 👍


Looking for European Shell, Veedol, Standard, Vacuum, Michelin and Sinclair ephemera/cans/signage
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #725209
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great looking transformation.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #725233
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Wow awesome displays . Keep up the good work . Museum Quality !


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #725251
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Great displays. Its nice to see groupings of same brand/ company items.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #727861
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Well with spring finally here I thought it was time to start hanging some wall signs on the main level of the garage. I've always wanted to do one wall in a British theme to reflect my car's heritage. My Brit-wall has some products that the car originally used such as Castrol motor oil and Dunlop tires. The Canadian Dominion Royal tires name also reflects this history. It took two weekends to put it all up and I am quite happy with it. Not all the signs are pristine but I've always bought what I could find and afford at the time. It is feels great to finally see them hung together in context with the Jag. Cheers, Don.

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its like putting a puzzle together, looks great .. ... cool


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Another Great display Don.


Collecting Supertest and Canadian oil cans
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Very nice displays, signs, and garage! What a beautiful organized collection!

Rob

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Your garage is a beauty, Don! A couple of questions for you. Are those bare (no signs) can racks on the floor something you made, commercially available, or vintage? Also, I see a couple of Husky cans (fourth rack from the left), but the cans to their left have me wondering - Frontier Oil?

Brian

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #727922
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Nice job Don, Looks great!!!


Thanks
Mike

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #727940
Tue Apr 09 2019 08:06 PM
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Thanks guys for the kind comments. Brian, the metal rod double-sided racks are original vintage ones. All of the rack cans are Canadian imperial quarts so there would be no Frontier. At least I am not aware of any Canadian connection. The Husky quarts haven't made it to the garage yet. I still have to install a couple more shelves so I can move another dozen or so racks out of the basement. Cheers, Don

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #727941
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Thanks for the reply, Don. I keep hoping to one day find a nice, basic rack for my cans but they are hard to come by around here. I'm in awe of your Husky can collection. The differences in "standing dogs" and fonts is interesting. I've not seen the dog with the bushier tail. Must have been a Husky Oil Ltd. of Canada design.

Brian

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Wow! Amazing inside and out.

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