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Bill Fortune S&P and Pole Thermometer Auction #1 #725871
Mon Mar 04 2019 05:44 AM
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Re: Bill Fortune S&P and Pole Thermometer Auction #1 [Re: Mattgas] #725883
Mon Mar 04 2019 11:28 AM
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Plover, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
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Some seldom-seen S&P's and mini-oil can banks. Fun to look at, but also sad to think about the circumstances under which all these goodies are coming to market. I believe Bill was around 70-years-old, when he passed. Indeed.....we are only temporary caretakers of our goodies, aren't we? John

Re: Bill Fortune S&P and Pole Thermometer Auction #1 [Re: Mattgas] #725889
Mon Mar 04 2019 12:38 PM
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John, Well put. We are all here for a limited amount of time.

I had the pleasure of both buying from and selling to Bill prior to his passing. I had not previously known the extent of his collecting beyond shakers and banks, but seeing the wide variety of items he collected and preserved we are all lucky that these items were saved for future generations. I think that the best we can do as collectors is what Bill did and be caretakers of the items we have. As you stated we are only the temporary owners of the items we collect.

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Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: Bill Fortune S&P and Pole Thermometer Auction #1 [Re: Mattgas] #726596
Wed Mar 13 2019 04:07 PM
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Auction ends Saturday evening.

Re: Bill Fortune S&P and Pole Thermometer Auction #1 [Re: Mattgas] #726808
Sun Mar 17 2019 03:00 PM
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Good to see strong prices in the petroliana sub-categories of S&P's, banks, thermometers, etc.


Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers
Re: Bill Fortune S&P and Pole Thermometer Auction #1 [Re: MetroPetro] #726809
Sun Mar 17 2019 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MetroPetro
Good to see strong prices in the petroliana sub-categories of S&P's, banks, thermometers, etc.


Ditto that. My wallet is a tad lighter!


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: Bill Fortune S&P and Pole Thermometer Auction #1 [Re: Mattgas] #726810
Sun Mar 17 2019 03:42 PM
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I have to admit as I watched the auction throughout, I had no idea pole thermometers brought that kind of money. It was very educational to me from that standpoint.


Regards, Jim

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

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