Sometimes it pays to just ask!!

Posted by: djhubba

Sometimes it pays to just ask!! - Sun Jul 28 2013 09:26 AM

Hello fellow gas geeks. I want to relay a happy story to you. While i was bored at work i was doing random searches on my Ipad of gas and oil stuff. I found out there was a refinery up in Ferndale WA a little north of me in Seattle. As it turns out it used to be a Mobilgas refinery <my favorite Co> but is now a Phillips 66 Refinery. I love all gas and oil stuff and decided to write a <to whom it may concern> letter to them. I introduced my self and explained I was a collector of gas and oil artifacts and really loved it all but especially Mobil stuff. I went on to say if they had anything old or unwanted I would surely get it out of their way and enjoy it, but also if they had any stuff for sale I might be interested and since I was local could drive up to view any items they would part with. I really didnt expect a response but to my surprise , I recieved a package in the mail and a nice note from Mr. Jeff Callender, Director of Public affairs Phillips 66 that read.."Hubba, i hope you enjoy adding these to your collection." WOW..really surprised by this and very happy i took the time to write the letter. Just goes to show you..sometimes it pays to ask!



Mobil tie tacks and tie clips..not old but surely neat and worth a postage stamp. Thank you Mr. Callender and the Phillips 66 Refinery in Ferndale... I am a happy gas geek smile
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Sometimes it pays to just ask!! - Sun Jul 28 2013 09:33 AM

Cool beans,Hubba.!,
Posted by: hillsideshortleg

Re: Sometimes it pays to just ask!! - Sun Jul 28 2013 09:47 AM

I did the same thing with the Stinker Station a couple of years ago and was very happy with the outcome!
Posted by: 47reo-travis

Re: Sometimes it pays to just ask!! - Sun Jul 28 2013 09:58 AM

LOL! Hillside. Those will look great in you pin collection Hubba , pretty nice of that guy!
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Sometimes it pays to just ask!! - Sun Jul 28 2013 10:11 AM

Very nice items & story.
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Sometimes it pays to just ask!! - Sun Jul 28 2013 02:39 PM

Never know till you ask. Great additions to your awesome collection (seen in another one of your threads)!
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Sometimes it pays to just ask!! - Sun Jul 28 2013 03:40 PM

good score.. cool
Posted by: LC 336

Re: Sometimes it pays to just ask!! - Tue Jul 30 2013 10:44 AM

Nice story to hear, it's good to see people like Mr. Callender will take the time out of his day to do that.
Most people would toss that letter in the trash.
You sure have some nice keepers for your collection.
Posted by: Dig joy

Re: Sometimes it pays to just ask!! - Tue Jul 30 2013 08:25 PM

Well done. Thanks for sharing.