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#93577 - Sun Sep 19 2004 07:26 AM "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
Scott Shipers Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
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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Kansas City, Missouri
WANTED: Sooner Queen
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#93578 - Sun Sep 19 2004 08:32 AM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
1PetroFan Offline
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Registered: Sun Jul 18 2004
Loc: Bunker Hill, WV,USA
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

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#93579 - Sun Sep 19 2004 07:34 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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.

DOC @ TAG/EAST
drcoke@optonline.net
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#93580 - Sun Sep 19 2004 09:46 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
Oldgas Online   cool
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
This is one of my favorites. And from St. Louis, too.



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#93581 - Mon Sep 20 2004 06:47 AM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
Scott Shipers Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
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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Scott Shipers
Kansas City, Missouri
WANTED: Sooner Queen
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#93582 - Mon Sep 20 2004 07:49 AM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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!

DOC @ TAG/EAST
drcoke@optonline.net
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#93583 - Mon Sep 20 2004 07:03 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
c cragg Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 02 2004
Loc: Solvang, CA, USA
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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#93584 - Mon Sep 20 2004 07:38 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
c cragg Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 02 2004
Loc: Solvang, CA, USA
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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Solvang, CA

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#93585 - Mon Sep 20 2004 08:16 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
c cragg Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 02 2004
Loc: Solvang, CA, USA
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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#93586 - Mon Sep 20 2004 08:37 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
aarontla Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jun 11 2002
Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
S&H Green Stamp D/S sign.....1970's....

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#93587 - Mon Sep 20 2004 09:04 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
Scott Shipers Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
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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Scott Shipers
Kansas City, Missouri
WANTED: Sooner Queen
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#93588 - Tue Sep 21 2004 07:32 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
Mr.Wadhams Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 08 2001
Loc: Wisconsin
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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#93589 - Wed Sep 22 2004 10:41 AM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
Flyingaman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed May 21 2003
Loc: Renton,WA. USA
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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#93590 - Wed Sep 22 2004 12:28 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
Kysoilman Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 22 2001
Loc: Owenton, KY U.S.A.
THANKS FOR THE SHOW GUYS THAT FLYING A IS TOO KOOL!!!!!!!
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REX
KYSOILMAN

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#93591 - Wed Sep 22 2004 06:20 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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....

....."YOU LIGHT-UP MY LIFE....."
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#93592 - Wed Sep 22 2004 06:28 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
MORE FROM AMERICAN GARAGE WEST:


33" TALL TEXACO ALSO MOUNTED TO A WOODEN BASE. NOT THE CLEANEST AND SORRY FOR THE STUFF IN FRONT OF THE SIGN!


33" TALL TEXACO...MY BETTER LOOKING ONE AND SITTING IN AN OPENING ABOVE MY KITCHEN SINK!


15" PEGASUS LENS I GOT FROM METRO PETRO SHOW A FEW YEARS BACK. MADE A UNIQUE LIGHT CAN OUT OF WOOD AND A CIRCLE-LINE FIXTURE
RECESSED INSIDE.

DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGES

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#93593 - Wed Sep 22 2004 06:35 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
OF ALL MY COKE BUTTON SIGNS THIS HUGE PLASTIC "SIGN OF GOOD TASTE"
BUTTON IS 5'6" TALL! HANGING IN MY LIVING ROOM, I CREATED A SPARKLE
EFFECT BY MAKING A FIXTURE HOLDING A LINE OF 25 XMAS LIGHT SOCKETS EACH USING A 9W FLICKER BULB. IT'S ON A TIMER, SO IT COMES ON BETWEEN 7 AND 11PM EVERY NIGHT. YOU CAN PHYSICALLY SEE IT 4 HOUSES UP THE BLOCK! I ALSO ADDED A RED ROPE LIGHT AROUND THE OUTSIDE BORDER FOR ENHANCEMENT PURPOSES!



DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGES



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#93594 - Wed Sep 22 2004 08:05 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
c cragg Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 02 2004
Loc: Solvang, CA, USA
Here are some close ups of some more of my backlit signs



Lit my Pegasus with rope lights. Gave it kind of a different effect like that coke button.
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Solvang, CA

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#93595 - Fri Sep 24 2004 03:22 AM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
Scott Shipers Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
Rex sent these 5. I got 5 items together:Mobil heat (only one I have seen Atlantic Red Ball,I was working for Atlantic when they put these
up in 1966. LOF lite-up Fram, neat oil moves into engine dirty comes out clean McQuay Norris clock.
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d705b3127cceb767cd07795e0000003610[/img]
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d705b3127cceb767cde6f88f0000003610[/img]
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d705b3127cceb767cdf579ac0000003610[/img]
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d705b3127cceb767cdf379aa0000003610[/img]
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d705b3127cceb767cdfd79a40000003610[/img]


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Scott Shipers
Kansas City, Missouri
WANTED: Sooner Queen
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WANTED: quart picture cans

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#93596 - Fri Sep 24 2004 10:54 AM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
oltoydoc@vintagegas.com Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 09 2002
Loc: Shady Cove, Oregon (outside Me...
I really wanted to join in on the games here, but this is the only sign I have unpacked to photograph. I guess it could be considered a "backlit" sign, although it's actually lit by a neon tube around the edge of the glass. The letters "Lubrication" are etched into the back of the glass.



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Don "oltoydoc" Sherwood
Vintage Gas
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#93597 - Fri Sep 24 2004 08:45 PM Re: "COTW" for September 19-25 Backlit Signs
Scott Shipers Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
Russ Jacobs sent in this neat shock backlit sign.
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d705b3127cceb76a9c2598b30000003610[/img]

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Scott Shipers
Kansas City, Missouri
WANTED: Sooner Queen
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