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Newbie from NorCal
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Hi there! New guy here from Windsor, CA. Somewhat of a rookie collector but been a fan of vintage petroliana for a while. I had a bit of an oil can collection and some signs but all were lost in the 2017 Tubbs fire. Fortunately a pair of Tokheim gas pumps that I found years ago were not at the house, so I still have them. I recently acquired a couple Rheem Bennett Highboy oil dispensers, on which was refurbished years ago and one that is all surface rust. Working toward creating a bit of a vintage service station scene with a shed in the back yard. Looking forward to learning more and enjoy seeing what others have found, refurbished and display. As you can probably tell from my profile name, I am a Flying A fan. They were a brand born in California and San Francisco, and we have a gas station nearby in Santa Rosa, that uses the Flying A livery. I am also a car guy and have a 32 Ford Tudor, as well as a fan of vintage tools and machinery and recently acquired an early 30's Atlas Lathe. Thanks for having!

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Re: Newbie from NorCal
Norcal_FlyingA #749229 Sat May 23 2020 10:58 AM
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Welcome to Oldgas. Good luck with your projects!


Regards, Jim

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

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welcome aboard .. ... cool


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Thank you Randy!

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Welcome!


Looking for Michelin items + NJ oil company related items (Mohawk, Guardian, Whiz, etc) + animal-related petroliana + Gargoyle/Shell/Sinclair items
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Welcome to OldGas!


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Greetings from Nebraska.



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Lots of serious collectors and significant collections in your area. You're lucky to live there!

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Thank you everyone for the welcome messages!

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Yes Pennzip, there are! There are plenty of complaints I have about California these days, but living in wine country with a strong hot rod and vintage collector community is not one of them! I live just a few minutes up the road from the Stokes Ranch, where Fred had, at least at one time, the largest oil can collection. Pretty cool to see along with his cars and other gas station memorabilia and pumps. I actually purchased my first oil cans and a few other memorabilia items at a swap meet at his place years ago.


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