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Re: IOWA GAS 2011 PICTURES [Re: oldnfuelish] #266527
Fri Aug 05 2011 07:14 PM
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Mark thanks for the pics, looks like fun was had by all.


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Re: IOWA GAS 2011 PICTURES [Re: nels] #266529
Fri Aug 05 2011 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: nels
What kind of condition was the Kunz sign in?



It was a Repop.


***Wanted*** Always looking for Oilzum, Kunz, and Husky Cans, Signs and Smalls.
Re: IOWA GAS 2011 PICTURES [Re: Esse's Garage] #266532
Fri Aug 05 2011 07:27 PM
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I agree with Ryan, dealers way down It looked like alot but they parked next to there space so it looked bigger then it was. I noticed many of the regulars that were not there. No doubt it was a long and hot week.

Re: IOWA GAS 2011 PICTURES [Re: Tankar] #266535
Fri Aug 05 2011 07:34 PM
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Anyone have any idea how much they were asking for the Chrysler Marine Engines sign?

Re: IOWA GAS 2011 PICTURES [Re: Robert77] #266538
Fri Aug 05 2011 08:11 PM
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Vendor count and foot traffic was definitely way down. However, most of the the vendors that I talked to reported good sales. Personally I sold more and bought more for my collection than I have in the last several years.

Regarding the format.....it hurts. I talked to 3 people that only attended 1-2 days because of vacation time restrictions with their employers. I can only imagine how many don't attend due to the length of the the show. The format is certainly not appealing for younger collectors (new faces) with vacation time considerations.

One other factor involved in the low turnout is that many of the regulars are aging and just not as active as they were 10 years ago.


Collect small Oklahoma Oil Co.'s 1920's-1940's. Barnsdall, Cushing, Eason, Marland, etc.

Re: IOWA GAS 2011 PICTURES [Re: okoil1] #266539
Fri Aug 05 2011 08:48 PM
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I see Mark Maxwell brought the Oakland signs i sold him.


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Re: IOWA GAS 2011 PICTURES [Re: MARK SMITH] #266540
Fri Aug 05 2011 08:57 PM
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I usually do not post comments but this was my first Iowa Gas Show and I must say I enjoyed it very much and purchased some nice quality pieces. In regards to the length of this show and reading some of the comments above I agree it can be a two day show with the auction the following day, making it three days total, and still be very sucessful!
I arrived on Tuesday at 4:30 in the afternoon, left that evening at 10:30 with some nice stuff, returned at 6:30AM on Wed and was done at 8:30, waited for one vendor who said he was going to wait and set up at 10:00am and it was worth the wait and purchased another globe, after that waited around to get in my first Old Gas "Family" picture at Noon, and headed back to Wisconsin.
Not to sound negative but I will say I was surprised at the very low attendance for all the hype and talk about this show on Old Gas. I was expecting a ton more people and vendors with more stuff.
I will return in 2012, you can count on that.

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: Shearpin] #266542
Fri Aug 05 2011 09:28 PM
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Agree with what many are saying on the schedule. Why not at least shift it forward 1 day? Have the main selling day Thursday and the auction Friday around noon. Or better yet, main selling day Friday and the auction around noon Saturday. This would get many more people to swap and auction - key factors! The auction would still be over at a decent hour and everyone has Sunday to drive home. It's hard to justify almost a week for this show the way it is now.

I too thought foot traffic was WAY down on Wednesday, certainly not the number of vendors either- never used to see a single empty spot anywhere in lot.....

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: Signs&Neons] #266546
Fri Aug 05 2011 10:50 PM
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Thanks for the pictures.


Always looking for grizzly gasoline stuff, or any Montana gas and oil stuff.
Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: hotrodfun1] #266549
Sat Aug 06 2011 04:00 AM
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It is not only the schedule, Mass Gas and many other shows are on a Saturday or Sunday and they too have seen the vendor/buyer count continue to fall year after year. The one BIG factor is EBAY EBAY EBAY, it is just to easy to shop online


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Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: KZ1000] #266552
Sat Aug 06 2011 04:17 AM
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I agree KZ , e-bay has definately changed the game. ;;;;;;;Ron

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: KZ1000] #266553
Sat Aug 06 2011 04:25 AM
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I am a working family man that has his priorities in perfect order!! My hobby as a advertising collector is a bit far down on that list. I have a lot of things to consider if I were to go to Iowa gas show. I would love to make it that show some year, butattending Iowa would mean sacrificing on other family events during the year. If Iowa was scheduled for later in the week, I would have a much better chance in making that show and spending my $$$ with the dealers. How many hundred people are in my shoes ???? For every person that does not attend for reasons similar to me that's a dealer that went home with $1000 less ( usually my budget). Really don't see me attending this show unless it changes. Looks like eBay will take my money this summer.

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Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: THERMOMAN] #266557
Sat Aug 06 2011 05:43 AM
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I see a couple nice Die cut Shell's! I would be interested if one is still available. Thanks, Owen...........Thanks for the pics!


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Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: THERMOMAN] #266559
Sat Aug 06 2011 05:48 AM
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It was my first year at the show. Very comfortable atmosphere. I did notice a few empty spaces, but, thought it was a very good show. It is too bad if vendors and attendance was down. I did expect to see more exotic (rare) items. I also thought pricing was above normal in some cases. I do agree that e-bay has made purchasing easier, but one must look out for repops and items cannot be seen in person and handled and inspected. That is the major thing that this and other shows has going for them. I did wind up purchasing a rare sign. Considering not knowing anyone there, I found folks that were knowledgable of the items authenticity, rarity, and suggested price. They were more than willing to help. Find that on e-bay!!!

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: Stu K.] #266584
Sat Aug 06 2011 09:08 AM
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This was the first year in quite awhile that I was able to attend... again, due to them moving it to the middle of the week and I have what is called a J O B. This year, I took a couple of days of vacation and went down early Thursday morning and stayed overnight for the auction on Friday. As I was walking around the swap meet on Thursday morning, I overheard several vendors say that they had already sold more on Thursday than they had all week! Yet, several vendors were already packing up! Seems to me they were missing out on more sales?? I am an amateur collector and don't buy alot, but I think this event is geared too much toward swapping among vendors and not enough to sales to John Q Public. Just my two cents...

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