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#695877 - Sun Oct 01 2017 10:38 PM Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo!
NationsAttic Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 13 2002
Loc: Wichita, KS
Last week we had the fortune of picking up a really nice Phillips 66 curb or lubester sign. The seller mentioned that his grandfather owned a gas station during the 1930's until 1965. He had inherited the sign years ago but no longer had a place for it.

After making a deal, we picked the sign up. It was actually better than anticipated - a beauty with the original ring and base marked Phillips Petroleum Co.



After talking to the owner a bit he mentioned that he had a photo of his grandfathers station and it showed the sign - wow! Below is a photo of the station in Iowa and to the left edge is the sign.





The owner was kind enough to provide us a copy of the photo as shown above. He said the station was on the first level and his grandparents lived on the second level. It wasn't until 1952 that they had running water! Lastly he mentioned that the "station" and now a house is still there. Below is a Google Street View of the actual location at the same angle - how cool. It looks like at some point the owners added on to the house where the pumps were located. I wonder if they know that section was a gas pump island for decades?



While rare, it's always such a thrill to see something like this sign in its original location in a photo. One day I hope to have a reason to drive by this house and share with them this bit of history. Enjoy!

Don


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#695879 - Sun Oct 01 2017 10:46 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
sign is in xlnt condition with all the documentation- cool story, congratulations .. ... cool
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#695881 - Sun Oct 01 2017 10:48 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: advertologist]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
appears the little shed that was on the back of the gas station is still now on the back of the house .. ... cool
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RANDY

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#695882 - Sun Oct 01 2017 10:55 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
NationsAttic Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 13 2002
Loc: Wichita, KS
Thanks. I couldn't believe it when searching the Google street view and finding it!

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#695887 - Mon Oct 02 2017 03:57 AM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
Steven C. Online   content
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Wow, awesome sign!! Phillips logo looks great on that white background!
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#695904 - Mon Oct 02 2017 01:03 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
ironheadtom Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Oct 12 2011
Loc: San Bernardino , Cal. USA
Great sign and story smile

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#695920 - Mon Oct 02 2017 06:03 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
Derbygasman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Oct 17 2012
Loc: Wichita, KS
Nice sign Don!
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Always looking for more Derby, Vickers, KanOTex, & Elreco gasoline & oil items!

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#695923 - Mon Oct 02 2017 06:07 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
SandPCollector Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: Plano TX
The sign is really cool, but the story (with photos!) is fantastic! Congratulations, nice to have a piece with that amount of documented history to go with it.
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Regards, Jim

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

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#695926 - Mon Oct 02 2017 06:53 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
Steven C. Online   content
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
I couldn't agree more with your posting g and what others have said. Seeing a piece in an old photo just brings it home. Brings it alive. Makes it real. I hope to some day be able to display many of my pieces with a photo hanging right next to it. Showing it in its proper environment.
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#695929 - Mon Oct 02 2017 07:30 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
DWSheffer Online   content
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Very nice....always great to hear when someone finds a sign with documentation and a photo of it in it's original environment. I am lucky to own one sign from Hillsdale from the 1920's, along with a photo of it on the building. Agreed, doesn't get much better than that! Congrats on the buy.
Darin
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Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#695931 - Mon Oct 02 2017 08:19 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
BrianH Offline
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Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Great sign and great story. The story, photos and the sign really bring home the passage of time and the changes. The only thing that hasn't changed much is the sign! Cool story.

BrianH

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#695935 - Mon Oct 02 2017 09:06 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Great find and wonderful story. Made my day!
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#695939 - Mon Oct 02 2017 11:18 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
NationsAttic Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 13 2002
Loc: Wichita, KS
Thanks everyone! Tonight I followed up with the seller of the sign. He told me his family sold the house in the 1970's. Apparently 1965 is when the station closed and became a full time house. It is located in Northern Iowa. Hopefully one day I will have a reason to be in the area. I don't know if showing the current home owner a photo of the property from the 1930's as a gas station would excite them or not, but I will keep you all updated.

Don

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#696066 - Thu Oct 05 2017 11:09 AM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
Speedracer Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Feb 08 2014
Loc: Michigan, USA (near Chesterfie...
Great story.
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Currently looking for a WHITE STAR Staroleum or Staroline sign and a FILMOIL sign. Send a PM. Thanks.

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#696309 - Sun Oct 08 2017 09:37 PM Re: Phillips 66 Curb Sign - Shown In Original Photo! [Re: NationsAttic]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Love it!! The story and history on that is so great. Congratulations.
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Braden Splichal


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