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Very nice displays, signs, and garage! What a beautiful organized collection!

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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?

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Nice job Don, Looks great!!!


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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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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.

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Wow! Amazing inside and out.

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Well I had some free time this past week to work on the collection and things went well. Two more shelves were put up to hold additional can racks. Then I decided to bring up most of the other racks out of the basement and see if I could make some sort of interesting floor arrangement. I really like how it is turning out though there will be no more show cases moved up. Where the table and chairs will end up has to be determined yet. I'm now building a couple of shelves for globes. I am glad that I haven't a fixed plan and left some of this to chance as well as input from a few friends who could give different perspectives. Cheers, Don.

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A bit more progress as I pick away at this when I can find the free time. Two shelves installed for a few globes. Unfortunately a couple of the ceiling lights block their views somewhat so I may have to change those. I should fire the guy who designed the electrical layout and installed the ceiling lights but he is the only one who works here for free and that's me, lol. Also put up the White Rose signs and did a bit of rearranging of the can racks so I could have the table and chairs in the middle of the room. It would have been great to have a large sofa and wide-screen tv next to the bar but that isn't going happen here. Not sure how much more I can move in but it is turning into a great room to hang out in. Cheers, Don.

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2nd set of photos:

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Don, To say your collection is impressive is an understatement. The overall appearance of the room is fantastic. Well done!


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With the start of a new year I thought to post an update of my slow progress from this fall and winter period. Some of it has just been fine tuning by moving around pieces where their location just made more sense. Other areas are new displays. Some of the items have been scattered throughout the basement so it is nice to see them together for a change. I find it interesting that by moving a piece or display around from where it has sat for 10 or 20 years it changes visually. Could be that you get so used to something being in a certain spot that you just take it for granted and it doesn't have that appeal of the latest piece that you just bought. Anyway here are some photos to enjoy. Cheers, Don.

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More photos.

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First class collection and display - amazing - you could charge admission!

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Incredible display. thanks for sharing.

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