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Flying A Northern Newbie #731748
Sat Jun 29 2019 10:05 PM
Sat Jun 29 2019 10:05 PM
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Edmonton Alberta Canada
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Hi and greetings from the frozen North. I was an active sign collector in the early 1980's dragging stuff home from the Portland and Spokane swap meets for 20+ years. I put things on hold for a long time for family and business reasons but as I am now semi retired, I am excited to be getting back into this wonderful hobby (and was very happy to discover this site). Back in the pre-internet days, it was harder to find out info about a lot of the signs and companies so I am hoping that some of the site members can help fill in some of the info gaps I have in regards to my collection.
One of the problems of being located in Canada at that time was that there was very little knowledge about Flying A stuff in general. I have posted 2 pictures of a sign I bought back in Portland in 1986. It is SST and at the time I believed it to be NOS as it was still in its original shipping wrapper (there are still a few mounting holes that are covered with paint). As I recall, there is 2 written labels on the back indicating Tidewater Oil Co, Lakeview, Oregon. The sign measures 11" high by 103" in width. The Flying A symbol is a reflective decal. I have never seen another one (or a picture of one) and would appreciate any info the members could provide. As well, it has been hanging on the wall since the early 1990's and I would appreciate any tips on proper cleaning so as not to damage it. Thanks very much!!

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Last edited by Caddyman58; Sat Jun 29 2019 10:14 PM. Reason: forgot title item
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Re: Flying A Northern Newbie [Re: Caddyman58] #731754
Sun Jun 30 2019 06:45 AM
Sun Jun 30 2019 06:45 AM
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Plano TX
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Welcome to Oldgas. I'm sure some of the members here can provide you with some information. Good luck with your quest for knowledge!


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: Flying A Northern Newbie [Re: SandPCollector] #731762
Sun Jun 30 2019 11:16 AM
Sun Jun 30 2019 11:16 AM
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Edmonton Alberta Canada
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Thanks very much, I really appreciate the welcome. I spent a lot of time looking over the site and was very impressed by the knowledge of all the members. Hopefully someone who has focused on Flying A collecting can offer some guidance. I look forward to learning from and talking to the other members.


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