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STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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Some here may have dealt with Carl Davis from Cleveland, OK. He was 90+ years old and was quite the accumulator in this part of the country. Here's an article concerning Mr. Davis:

http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/blogs/vanderbrink-auctions-blogs/carl-davis-collection

I was going through my notebooks and thought I'd call Carl yesterday when I learned of his passing earlier this month.

Carl had 3 Johnson signs sitting on the side of his house, rescued from a refinery that was right down the road from his shop. When he pointed to to the refinery location, it was nothing but pasture...

The 3 signs were: 1.) a 48" double sided Johnson in the frame. Very distinctive because there is a softball size hit near the center of the sign that had been touched up. Otherwise, very clean. 2.) a 30" Johnson ethyl in a funky curb stand frame, condition 7-8 3.) a 30" tin ROUND Johnson sign that had a center section where you marked the gas in cents. Weird sign, have never seen another. Was faded from being outside but very legible.

I spoke with Mr. Davis' daughter who informed me the signs were there when her father collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital. Approximately 2-3 days later, after his passing, she went back to his house and someone had taken a pick-up load of stuff including the signs. She was understandably upset and heartbroken.

Please be on the look out for any of these signs! In the alternative, if you have bought any of these signs, know they are STOLEN.

Thanks for any and all help.


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Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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Surly 3 signs that will NOT go unnoticed in the collector community. I'd bet money they will show up somewhere for sale. Now whether the new owner does the right thing or even knows they are stolen is a entirely different story.


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Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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That's sad. I hope his family finds the low life scum that took his stuff . That article about Mr Davis and his life story is neat , may he rest in peace .


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Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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Can't get any lower than that.

Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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Wow I'm really close to Cleveland I'll keep my eyes and ears open! Scott B.

Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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Originally Posted By: Tbirdgas
Can't get any lower than that.


I totally agree!

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Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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Originally Posted By: scottpcm
Wow I'm really close to Cleveland I'll keep my eyes and ears open! Scott B.


Its Cleveland Oklahoma. I will keep an eye out for them as well.

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Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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www.searchtempest.com/ Will search multiple areas.

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Thanks Chad,I will keep my eyes and ears open up here for the low-life scum bags!


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Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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I was unaware of the search site. Thank you!

Hope the signs are found and the crooks punished.

Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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www.searchcraigslist.org

will search everywhere


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Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
Maps for the memories #595142 Thu Jan 29 2015 06:23 PM
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also try http://www.adhuntr.com/ it searches the entire US

Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
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I will keep a eye out here in Oklahoma City!

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I search Oklahoma and the surrounding states almost daily. I'll be watching.


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Re: STOLEN Johnson signs in Cleveland, OK
JUNK KING #595174 Thu Jan 29 2015 07:44 PM
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Jeez...sad that this happens.


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