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Sometimes It Pays to Leave Your Name & Number #92662
Sat Apr 14 2007 07:51 PM
Sat Apr 14 2007 07:51 PM
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murfreesboro,tn, usa
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One day when I took my daughter to school on a 2-hr snow delay day in January, I decided to stop at an antique mall near her school. I've been in many times before and never found anything of significance. A lady asked me if she could help and I said, "Probably not, but I guess you could take my name and number in case you ever get any gas station related items since that's what I collect." A couple of Saturdays ago, I got a call and it was the lady from the antique mall. She said that a dealer had just brought in a Standard Oil sign and she wondered if I'd be interested in it. I asked her to describe it to me so I'd know if it was worth going and looking at. I was standing in my garage where I have a 30-inch Stanocola sign. I immediately realized that that was what she was describing. I then asked how much the dealer wanted for the sign, and I told her I would take it sight unseen. I jumped in my truck and drove over there as fast as I could thinking the whole way, "I hope no one comes in and finds out about the sign." I got to the mall and was surprised to see how great of condition the sign was in and even more surprised to see that it was an 18-inch, not a 30-inch sign. Just goes to show, even when you think it's useless to leave your name and number, you just never know.
I'm sure others out here have stories like this. Let's hear yours.




[This message has been edited by puregas (edited 04-14-2007).]



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Re: Sometimes It Pays to Leave Your Name & Number #92663
Sat Apr 14 2007 07:55 PM
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I love the story! I hope you get it for a song...


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Re: Sometimes It Pays to Leave Your Name & Number #92664
Sat Apr 14 2007 09:09 PM
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Wow! Thats a great sign.


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Re: Sometimes It Pays to Leave Your Name & Number #92665
Tue Apr 17 2007 07:24 AM
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7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
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7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
Great score!!!! Wish I had it.


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Re: Sometimes It Pays to Leave Your Name & Number #92666
Tue Apr 17 2007 05:28 PM
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Paddy,
The "luck" of the Irish can't go your way all the time! Be thankful for that easy Red Hat score!!

I have to say that I'm also envious of that Stanocola sign! From the story, I'd say he got the sign for a song. Like The Judds used to sing...Why Not Me??

Paul

Re: Sometimes It Pays to Leave Your Name & Number #92667
Mon Sep 10 2007 03:21 PM
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Pat- Your stanocola luck wore off on me. I was emailed out of the blue from a guy who had a sign to sell. He told me what is was, and I took your lead and bought the sign, sight unseen. When it arrived I was SURPRISED at the condition.


Thanks for letting your stanocola luck rub off on me in Iowa! To bad mine is the 30 inch


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Re: Sometimes It Pays to Leave Your Name & Number #92668
Mon Sep 10 2007 06:26 PM
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Scott,great piece!Condition is awesome!Hey,that Stanocola "rub" oughta be worth $300-$400 off that quart Powerlube,right? Whata ya think?? Pat.



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