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"COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93577
Sun Sep 19 2004 05:26 AM
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Kansas City, Missouri
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This week we will post backlit signs. If you have any that you need me to post just email me at quarts@mindspring.com. The following weeks will be:

*Curb Signs & Bases
*Oil Racks Cabinents and Display Stands
*Lubrication Charts

Here is a backlit sign that I purchased in an antique mall in Arkansas several years ago.
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d734b3127cceb6fd9ec969380000003610[/img]

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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93578
Sun Sep 19 2004 06:32 AM
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I wish I had a digital camera. I have the following on the side of my garage - all of them light up - Mobil letters, Texaco letters, Gulf, Exxon, Shell, Sinclair, Phillips 66, Chevron, Citgo, Texaco star, Sunoco, and a 6' 76 hanging on an old Esso pole. Looks great at night ! Brady

Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93579
Sun Sep 19 2004 05:34 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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BRADY - GET YOURSELF A DIGITAL CAMERA! LOW PIXEL CAMERAS ARE UNDER $100 THESE DAYS...NO EXCUSES...WE WANT TO SEE PICS BY THE END OF THE WEEK!

ANYWAY, HERE ARE A FEW OF MY BACKLIT LIGHT-UP SIGNS FROM T.A.G.EAST. I LOVE THESE SIGNS!

3' SQ PHILLIPS 66 FROM EBAY.


26" HIGH NOS CHEVRON MOUNTED TO A FLAT BASE.....WON ON EBAY.


36" WIDE x 12" HIGH BOTH WON ON EBAY.

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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93580
Sun Sep 19 2004 07:46 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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This is one of my favorites. And from St. Louis, too.



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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93581
Mon Sep 20 2004 04:47 AM
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Hey Scott these are my two for the week.The Mobil I picked up probably seven years ago from a Mobil bulk plant,The piston rings sign I scounged up at a swapmeet maybe four years ago.
Thanks for posting the pics!!
Joe (Petroholic)
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d701b3127cceb6bac1a7aa450000003610[/img]
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d701b3127cceb6bac19c2b4e0000003610[/img]

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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93582
Mon Sep 20 2004 05:49 AM
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I KNOW THIS IS OFF TOPIC SOMEWHAT BUT WANTED TO SHARE THEM. THE FIRST SIGN IS FROM THE 90'S AND I BOUGHT IT FROM AN ADAMSTOWN, PA. ANTIQUE DEALER. ONE SIDE WAS ROUGH ON THIS 2-SIDED FLANGE TYPE SIGN.
WHEN I GOT IT HOME I FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS FROM EUROPE AND REQUIRED A 220-230V CURRENT. SO AFTER SOME THOUGHT, I FOUND AND BOUGHT A STEP-UP TRANSFORMER AND SOME FLUORESCENT STARTERS AND NEW BULBS BY OSRAM IN GERMANY THRU MY BROTHER. I ENDED UP REPLACING THE ONE ROUGH SIDE WITH A WHITE (INSIDE) PANEL, MAKING IT A ONE SIDED
LIGHT...IT'S A BEAUTY IN PERSON!



THIS NEXT ONE WAS ALSO A DOUBLE SIDED GEM THAT HUNG OVER THE RUSTY ANCHOR NEAR BAR-HARBOR MAINE. I BOUGHT THE SIGN FOR $100. I REMOVED ONE PANEL, SOLD IT TO A FRIEND FOR $50 AND PERSONALIZED IT FOR HIM TOO. REPLACED THE MISSING PANEL WITH A WHITE (INSIDE) PAINTED PANEL AND THEN PERSONALIZED IT FOR MYSELF. SOMETIMES THIS ONE NEEDS A KICK TO GET GOING!



HOW REFRESHING!

GREAT THREAD, SCOTT....I GOTS MORE!

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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93583
Mon Sep 20 2004 05:03 PM
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Here are some things I found at the Ventura Flea Market on Sunday the 19th. The Michelin Men have 220 lights inside for use in Europe. They also came with a man sitting on a tire with a steering wheel. You can see him on the COTW post below some of my backlit signs. This is my first attempt at photo posting so if it doesn't work bear with me.


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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93584
Mon Sep 20 2004 05:38 PM
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Now that I put the wrong topic in the wrong place I'g going to try and post some photos of my backlit signs here. Hopefully it will really happen. Lots of backlit clocks too.



Can anyone tell me about this guy? I bought him with the light up Michelin Men and don't know if he's a Michelin guy or some other tire guy.

This is only my second attempt at photo posting so I hope that you see some backlit signs and not a bunch of gobblety gook.


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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93585
Mon Sep 20 2004 06:16 PM
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Okay now that I'm figuring out this photo posting I realize that it's a "size" thing so here are some close ups of my personal favorites (as opposed to those overall shots where you can't see anything).

I get a kick out of this Big Kick light up battery.




Sorry for all of the posting but I'm just so darned excitied that I figured out this photo thing.


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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93586
Mon Sep 20 2004 06:37 PM
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S&H Green Stamp D/S sign.....1970's....

Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93587
Mon Sep 20 2004 07:04 PM
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ccragg congrats on the posting you are doing a great job. Nice stuff everyone. This thread is going a lot better than I expected. Keep it up.

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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93588
Tue Sep 21 2004 05:32 PM
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Some big - out of the ordinary plastic backlit pole signs I've picked up locally.

Holiday...was in front of an old Holiday -Erickson station since the late 60's or early 70's. About 10' long. Bulges out and has embossed lettering.

Kickapoo was a pioneer self serve in Wisconsin. All signs were supposed to be destroyed but this one survived and a deceased collector I used to know paid about $500 to obtain it 10+ years ago! I bought it at the estate auction for $75 with the pole about 8 years ago. About 8' long.

1970's? Phillips 66 embossed plastic sign from a local station. About 6' tall.

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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93589
Wed Sep 22 2004 08:41 AM
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Here is what I think is one of the coolest signs I have. It is out of a station that was located in downtown San Francisco,CA. It is not the normal leaded glass,the lead is more of a poured babbit. I have a picture of it in the actual gas station in 1939.



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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93590
Wed Sep 22 2004 10:28 AM
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THANKS FOR THE SHOW GUYS THAT FLYING A IS TOO KOOL!!!!!!!
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Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs #93591
Wed Sep 22 2004 04:20 PM
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HERE'S SOME OF THE AMERICAN GARAGE BACK-LIT SIGNAGE:


A NOS 33" GULF MOUNTED TO A WOODEN BASE FOR TABLETOP FREESTANDING ABILITY! (OH, YEAH...ANOTHER OF MY COKE LIGHT-UPS TOO!)


48" SUNOCO I GOT @ CARLISLE A FEW YEARS BACK AND QUITE CHEAPLY!


25" SQ SHELL SIGN THAT I BUILT A LIGHTBOX FOR.


36" SQ CITGO EBAY PURCHASE. RESPRAYED CAN DARK HAMMERTONE
GRAY....BIG IMPROVEMENT!

DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGES....

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