Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - JULY 2014

Posted by: hri_2008

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - JULY 2014 - Sat Aug 02 2014 09:09 PM

I don't see a buys of the month for August yet so I will post here.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 03 2014 08:10 AM



SHOW US THE GOOD STUFF! smile
Posted by: Ohio Oil

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 03 2014 11:19 AM

Just put a 2008 Shelby Cobra Mustang GT500KR in my shop.
Only 7000 miles. 540 hp, fastest car I've ever owned.

Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 03 2014 12:54 PM

30 inch sign.
Posted by: 57tbirdkid

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 03 2014 01:10 PM

Posted by: 66phillips

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 03 2014 01:43 PM

Picked up the porcelain flange sign at Iowa Gas. Never seen it before.
Posted by: katfsh

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 03 2014 01:58 PM

Non petro item that came home from Iowa Gas


Posted by: Esse's Garage

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 03 2014 04:08 PM

Cool Sign Shorty!!
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 03 2014 08:35 PM

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Posted by: tomzcollectiblez

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 03 2014 09:48 PM

1 of these signs was listed in an auction down by Indy so I sent Greg to investigate LOL Come to find out there were several NOS signs in the original crate so WE bought them all smile 2 foot X 3 foot ...






These Winchester tin signs are 4 feet long smile
center plaque is plastic...
Posted by: 1968pickup

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 03 2014 10:58 PM

auction finds
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Mon Aug 04 2014 12:24 PM

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Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Mon Aug 04 2014 12:25 PM

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Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Tue Aug 05 2014 07:45 PM

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Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Tue Aug 05 2014 07:46 PM

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Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Tue Aug 05 2014 07:47 PM

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Posted by: JGD

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Thu Aug 07 2014 11:18 AM

If anyone has information age/value of this sign, I'd love to hear it. Having a hard time finding information other than they were associated with Oliver at some point.
Posted by: 2 Gallon Luke

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Thu Aug 07 2014 01:12 PM

That sign is very early, likely teens or 20s.
Posted by: tomzcollectiblez

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Thu Aug 07 2014 09:56 PM

Here is a GROUP picture of ALL 15 signs smile
All found in the original crate...~Grace sign company~



Original crate

Posted by: porcelain-neon

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Fri Aug 08 2014 09:28 AM

That's pretty cool, Tom.
Posted by: Dave Richey

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Fri Aug 08 2014 07:19 PM

One of those is my Buy of the Week. Looks just a good in the flesh.
Posted by: tomzcollectiblez

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sat Aug 09 2014 05:53 PM

I bought this really cool 24 X 18 Inch porcelain sign.
It is a picture of the Andrew Jackson Heritage House in Nashville Tennessee. Amazing detail made by tennessee enamel...I have NO CLUE where it hung? But I figured probably on the front of the building smile
The lady listed it on ebay buy it now stating it was on an episode of Luggage Wars smile LOL
Here is a link to auction smile
Ebay Auction




Finally got my Winchester Sign



And a cool coke sign

Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Tue Aug 12 2014 08:02 PM

Bought this Ford 8N this afternoon....

Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Tue Aug 12 2014 10:05 PM

Nice tractor.
Posted by: Blackout

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Thu Aug 14 2014 07:26 PM

bought 524 license plates don't know what I was thinking??
around 100 are 1932-59, rest are 60-70's that will go down the road


Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Thu Aug 14 2014 08:58 PM

That's a lot of plates!
Posted by: J.E.Radebaugh

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sat Aug 16 2014 07:56 AM

Here's a couple from me. The coin tray's graphics are great. I love how Malt extract was being marketed to nursing mothers.



Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sat Aug 16 2014 09:49 AM

Malt for nursing moms-helps placate the babies! LOL
Yup there was a time cigarettes were good for you too!
Posted by: Blackout

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sat Aug 16 2014 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: bsplichal95
That's a lot of plates!


Yep but sold 190 of the newer plates today 1976 and up and got 3/4 of my money back cool grin
Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 10:23 AM

1920s soap box
Posted by: Blackout

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 02:14 PM

Originally Posted By: HI-OCTANE
1920s soap box


Thanks cool! starting to look for oddball items like that for the shelf in 1/2 bath
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 02:47 PM

This little project took a couple of months to accomplish, but it turned out great!
I first rerceived a call from a woman on Long Island that was looking to sell her "DUCK" sign and was wondering if I'd be interested. I assured her that I was, but it was dependant on getting someone to look at the sign for me and arrange transportation! I got a hold of "DOC" right away, and we made arrangements for him to travel over and look at the sign and call me while he was there.
The sign turned out to be just as good or better than the seller had proclaimed, so I gave him the go ahead and told him to pay the lady and take the sign home! Now came the tricky part in getting it to North Dakota! Doc was willing to build a crate for it, but I was still worried about shipping a big sign like that across the country! There were just too many variables involved to really risk the venture!
I advertised here on Old Gas, looking for a ride for the sign and had no responses for quite some time and had exhausted most of the avenues I had for help, when ED (Metro Petro) called and offered me his assistance, as he was coming to Iowa Gas in a cube van and would have roon! Then the race was on to find the right time and place for Doc to get the sign to him! I never realized just what a task it is to get west from Long Island! The amount of traffic and tolls encountered is enormous! This little project had to be accomplished in the wee hours of the very early morning to be able to work out! Both ED and DOC stepped up and made arrangements to meet and the transfer was complete!
That's when the proverbial c**p hit the fan! It looked as though ED might not be able to come because of a mix up in his Iowa Gas registration, and he wouldn't be rooming at the Holiday Inn! He was pretty worried about being roomed off site, but decided to come anyway at the last minute and the "DUCK" was on its way!
When we unwrapped it at Iowa Gas, it caused quite a stir, and we had a lot of people constantly coming by to look! I priced it to one gentleman that wanted to buy it and I really thought he was going to take it from me for a while there! He was on the phone for several minutes and texting pictures, and finally passed on it! I really wanted to bring it home anyway, because the Warden knew all about it and was really looking forward to seeing the big "DUCK"!
Unloading from Iowa was a big project in itself, as I hauled a few things back for others and had bought quite a bit of stuff myself, so the DUCK got put in the entry hallway, until last week, when I cleaned off a little tape residue and prepared a spot on the garage wall for it! The garage wall is where the Warden has staked claim and put up a few things that she likes, and she "REALLY" likes the "DUCK"! Here's a picture of it up on the wall, and I have a feeling that it might be a little tough to ever get it down again!! LOL
This great piece of history has been stored away for the last 40 years, and its up and out on display again, and it could never have been accomplished with out the help of of "Doc" and ED--"Metro Petro". A big "THANK YOU" to both of you guys, I truly appreciate the help you gave me in getting it here!
PS--You might have noticed the wooden copy that Doc made of it, that's on the wall in front of his new tractor purchase! Great work Doc!
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 05:08 PM

Looks great Kevin!
Posted by: BryceG

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 05:48 PM

picked up another hand chair to go with my red one! maybe some day I'll have enough to go around some type of table smile

also bought a large lot of old seed & feed bags.






Posted by: philmccauley

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 06:05 PM

Good story and the old gas transport network has worked out for me several times. It looks as if the wife has claimed the sign and I would say it wont come off the wall neither.
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 06:20 PM

Long Island Duck in Devils Lake, sorta makes sense.
Great sign, I am sorry I missed it at IG Kevin.
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 08:26 PM

You are welcome Kevin, I'm glad to have been able to help you out.
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 09:52 PM

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Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 09:53 PM

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Posted by: Toys4Fun

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 17 2014 11:17 PM

Nice sign Kevin can't wait to see it in person!
Posted by: 47reo-travis

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Mon Aug 18 2014 02:14 AM

The duck sign is cool Kevin.
Posted by: tomzcollectiblez

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Mon Aug 18 2014 08:03 AM

Bought a coke sign locally...similar to my other with yellow buttons...





clean bordens sign


cool lollipop top

Posted by: jwood7

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Mon Aug 18 2014 09:29 AM

I ran into some Lowe Brothers signs this weekend. Both the blue are sand/glass paint just one is wooden and the other is metal. Both still have original Lowe Brothers Dayton O stamped on the back. The other is a tin sign.
Posted by: Howdueyoudue

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Mon Aug 18 2014 08:13 PM

Picked this up over the weekend
Posted by: hotcidr

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Tue Aug 19 2014 01:36 PM

Great sign Kevin and "condition is everything". Is it 48" or 60"
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Tue Aug 19 2014 02:46 PM

Its a big 5 footer Ray! Bigger than any gas & oil sign that I have! I had the room in the Wardens garage and she was all for it, so we made the deal and then went after the logistics.
It took a while to get it here, but the guys that helped me were the best! The Old Gas transportation system at its finest!
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Tue Aug 19 2014 03:04 PM

You sound like Bridge Tolls are $100 ea way. No wonder Fools are always buying the Brooklyn Bridge when it's offered FOR SALE!
50,000 vehicles per day X $100ea = Donald Trump Inc.
Posted by: VEEDOL_AL1

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Tue Aug 19 2014 04:43 PM

awesome sign Kevin!!!!! love the story behind it as always great stories with your purchases.....



love those Red Comb signs,coming from a farm in Iowa,seen a few of them...
Alan
Posted by: jwood7

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sat Aug 23 2014 03:36 PM

Just got this one today.
Posted by: bwfergus

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sat Aug 23 2014 10:43 PM

Bought some stuff today at a local car show!

2 NOS Diet Rite Signs!


3 Aladdin Lunch boxes!


Reverse painted glass Budweiser cash register sign!

Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 24 2014 06:56 PM

66 Tempest ? front end made into a bar
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 24 2014 06:57 PM

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Posted by: 60wayne

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 24 2014 09:00 PM

Have picked up a few neat things lately.
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 24 2014 09:04 PM

more
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 24 2014 09:06 PM

more
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 24 2014 09:08 PM

more
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 24 2014 09:10 PM

more
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 24 2014 09:16 PM

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Posted by: 2 Gallon Luke

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Sun Aug 24 2014 09:17 PM

I LOVE the CC Jackson cracker box, being a Binghamton cracker company. I live less than 5 miles from Binghamton, so thats pretty neat!
Posted by: junior25

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Mon Aug 25 2014 03:49 PM

Cast sconce, Early explosion proof light, Massey tin
Posted by: Sparky27

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Wed Aug 27 2014 11:07 AM

I'm very happy with these 2 buys
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Fri Aug 29 2014 04:28 PM

Got this porcelain sign from Dave Gill. Thanks Dave for the chance to repatriate the sign.
Posted by: nam5072

Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - AUGUST 2014 - Fri Aug 29 2014 11:19 PM

Awesome stuff guys.