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#219949 Sat Dec 18 2010 05:32 PM
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Lets see the Favorite Items you FOUND this year.

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I USUALLY DO THIS THREAD THE LAST WEEK OF DECEMBER.

IT'S CALLED "BUYS OF THE YEAR." BEEN DOING IT FOR LIKE 4 YEARS NOW....MAYBE YOU FORGOT.


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sorry i did not put up any gas & oil photos, DB said your favorite buys & these are my just a few of my favorite buys this year however mostly big neons.....just got this 9' tall Leprechaun last night from a dealership in Iowa.......




picked up another Ho-Jo's




also picked up another Dog & Suds




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got this drug & cigar sign from early 1900's & is pre-neon



i love this 9'tall hamburger




also love this case eagle i just bought however don't have it yet






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Thanks Bob....no the hamburger was not from a chain & it came from a restaurant in Ohio....

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No good stuff, just junk that has to be fixed.


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Bought a complete Bennett 371 all original, very good condition, minimal metal work needed, at a very decent price. Came from Sacramento area.

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Bought a complete Bennett 371 all original, very good condition, minimal metal work needed, at a very decent price. Came from Sacramento area.


Hey Dave, your pump is cool. I should have not sold it to my friend and the other day he was saying he should have not sold it. Glad it is in a good home.


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I picked up this Red Crown thermometer for $75.00 on one of my road trips and the Sinclair HC sign (that's a 9.5) for a steal at Iowa Gas after one of the experts in the hobby passed because it wasn't good enough???

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Hands down it has to be my MFA Oils and Greases globe. It took two years of me breaking Jarvis down before I got it.


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Love the dog&suds neon, had one in my town when I was a younger man ,went there alot. that's an awesome lubster DB;;;;;;;;;Ron

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Hard to narrow it down to one so I'm posting both my Wayne 60 and Erie U603 and the station in Western, Nebraska where the Erie was in service as a new pump in the late 20s.
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I had a great year!!!! The swap meets were good to me, but my favorite buys of the year were these 2 therms I plucked off eBay. They don't show up often, so I'm lucky to bring them home!!!





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Well I didnt buy/find any real big items this year but did get these & am glad to have them in my collection. My find is on the bottom but all of them are my favorites. smile







Here is one that I did Find on a Pick & think it really cool with the original logos on it.









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Nice Triple Check there Bob wink I'll post a pic of my find of the year here in a little bit...picked up an original Route 66 Illi Shield Sign smile


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If I have to pick one this would be my FAVORITE


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wow, that light bulb display is killer !!!!! is it a motion lamp??

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It's a 3D type display , but no motion. The lights illuminate the cars' head lights and tail lights and also the street lights and traffic signals.


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Darryl, That's some nice looking stuff! I Just love Neon.


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Thanks Owen, thats a nice compliment coming from the best iron man in the business..i had a good year buying neons & the VFW I got from you is also killer.....i just love it & will restore it soon.....DT



i also collect light up & paint dsplays & this one is nos condition......




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Favorite ITEMS, not just one

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Here is my favorite sign (that I still own) Favorite rocker and my 2 favorite quarts.





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This is one of my favorites finds from this year.



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I lost an S in an EDIT !
But it's in 1st line of my post.

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These are my favorite things that I got this year. Got them from the I-70 drive-in in Kansas City Missouri. Actually picked the hotel we stayed at because it was 2 minutes away from the drive-in. The junction box came from the Starlite Drive-in in Neligh, Nebraska. I bought parts from the company who origionally made the speakers (they are still in business making the parts) and they now work great.





And this is my other favorite item I got. It is a newer sign but I think it is pretty cool because of the motion.

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posting this for db.1/2 of a 36b twin that i picked up for him yesterday

ya know,i thought this had a top on it when i put it on the trailer,but must of had too many beers and been imagining it,cause when i got home it was topless.maybe it fell off on the road???


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When picture was sent to me for approval IT HAD A TOP.
When posted in BOTW IT HAD A TOP.
In Wis. @ Jeff's IT HAD A TOP.
Did KW Firth arrive before you @ Jeff's?

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uh yeah he was there 1st.i got witnesses!!(joe,kevin&lori,oldracer,jeff and matt your cash is in the mail)

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now all of you know i have been looking for a top for my topless 36b.well here is my favourite freebie/story of the year..yesterday,on our way home fom jeffs,we decided to stop and have sandwiches at the mars cheese castle(if you like cheese stands this is one of the best).since my eyes are getting bad,i missed the exit,and had to double back to get to the place.after going in and spending enough to buy a late 60's pump we got back on the tollway,and a half mile down the road,i saw something on the side of the road."STOP!!" i yelled!well maria stopped and i ran back and found this "almost" perfect 36b top!!can't imagine where it came from,but what are the odds?so this is my best item of the year!

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I see another TOP to left in picture!

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and this one has an original 36b globe holder on it! 3bsdb oh yeah just came in from the garage,and it looks like the sightglass manifold is missing too!wish i woulda found that on the side of the road!

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So that's why they call them Freeways! Everything i found this year was on the Tollroad. LOL... Well i did see some topless 36 double D's last summer and that was free! LOL... Great story Mick.


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Good story Mick ;-)
Well around here you won't run into any 36b tops, but most of my best buys of the year has been pretty local, wich is unusual.
I have a hard time to decide between the new Texaco sign I posted in BOTW, a great BP dsp shield and this Krooks/Pratts Kerosene sign. Lets say this is it...it is from between 1910-20 and in very good condition. It was found by the sellers grandfather who was a garbage man in Stockholm, propably more than 70 years ago.
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CLAES, YOU CAN POST MORE THAN ONE BY ALL MEANS. IT IS CALLED "BUYS OF THE YEAR!" PLURAL...PERIOD! LOL!


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Great find Mick , About the only thing I've found in the ditch was my car after too many ? use your imagination;;;;;;;;;;;;Ron

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This would be my buy of the year

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I had a Great Year Buying Quarts Here are some of my Favorites from this Year.









I picked this Thermometer uo at Iowa Gas this year it is From the Now Closed up Shell Station from here in Janesville.


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jason........ really nice quarts...... you are getting one heck of a nice collection of cans. Nice local thermo too.

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Here's one of my best pieces for 2010

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couple of my favorite sign buys and my wayne 40

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Wow..... Didn't know there was so much great stuff out there for sale


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My top 2

Near mint 6ft Lion



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WOW JOEY! KUDOS ON THAT 6' LION SIGN. ABOUT AS NICE AS I'VE EVER SEEN! MAKES MINE LIKE JUNQUE! LOL!


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Great find Mick , About the only thing I've found in the ditch was my car after too many ? use your imagination;;;;;;;;;;;;Ron


Hey Dude! Hold my beer, and watch this!!!! LOL.


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I had a great year...Here are a few of my better buys...
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WOW JOEY! KUDOS ON THAT 6' LION SIGN. ABOUT AS NICE AS I'VE EVER SEEN! MAKES MINE LIKE JUNQUE! LOL!


Thanks, The picture was taken before I spent a couple hours cleaning it. all the rust stains on the white border all cleaned up like new. I bought this from the same source you got yours from.

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YEAH, BUT I BOUGHT THE VERY LAST ONE.....OUCH! LOL! wink


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Tom ..that is some great stuff !

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Being a Ford lover. It has to be these three Ford signs.

First is a 6 x 4 NOS Ford Tractors sign.



Second is a DSP verbrite Chicago Ford sign. It was won just recently on eBay and should be to me by Christmas.




Last week I also bid on this Canadian Made Ford sign. Made by St Thomas Metal Signs. It is a double sided painted steel with the reflective white paint. The reserve was not met but made a good deal on it after the auction ended. Should be in my possesion this week!



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Here are my favorite buys of the year.


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Definitely the best two things I found this year were a totally cherry National Simplex, a Sharmeter clockface and a Texaco Fuel Chief sign. The Simplex was found inside a barn, abandoned by the property's previous owner, and the Sharmeter I got from a guy who delivered fuel to that very pump on a farm for 40 years. When it finally broke he tore it out but thought it was neat and decided to keep it.






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Here's a couple of my favorites. 42" Shell's near mint! I want to thank Daryl (RR) for the Wayne 60.

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Lots of great stuff so far guys. Here's a couple of my favorites from this year.


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That City Creek Inn sign is amazing, do you have it home and up yet? Would love to see it lit up!

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Here are a few more of mine all of these items came from fellow oldgassers


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That City Creek Inn sign is amazing, do you have it home and up yet? Would love to see it lit up!


Hi Jody, yes, I do have it home. I have not got it plugged in yet, got too cold to work on it.


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greg that roofing sign is killer too!!glad ya got it!!


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One of my best would have to be this NOS Cities Service, double sided, 42 inch sign in the original hanger! I got it from KOOLMOTOR and he got it from Oslo Steve, who in turn, bought it at Iowa Gas in 2009! Its in my shop to stay for a good long time!!


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Very nice group of 5 MFA cans. Not an easy group to assemble.


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Originally Posted By: porcelain-neon


...looks like the original name of the establishment was something other than 'City Creek Inn', as those letters look a lot newer than the sign itself...it would be interesting to know what's under that pink paint...


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Greg glad you got the Siding & Roofing sign. I was next in line on that one. It was a really great buy smile


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I made the venture into globes this year buying 2 Champlin globes for my Champlin collection. Hope to ad more globes to these in the coming year.


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Here's my favorites for 2010...........











Hope you all have a GREAT holiday season!!

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I waited many years to finally be able to buy this original pump (owner wouldn't sell):



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I didnt really have buys of the year but I have accomplished some thing that made my year. I got the look I was trying for. Well almost, I need to get the greasy well worn look. By the way if you get your nose right up against your computer screen you can smell the old gas station smell!!
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...looks like the original name of the establishment was something other than 'City Creek Inn', as those letters look a lot newer than the sign itself...it would be interesting to know what's under that pink paint... [/quote]

You are correct, it was originally called Covered Wagon Motel. I do have an old photo how it looked back in 1954. It is one of the projects on my list to get it redone back to original.


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great neon signs. I've got a soft spot for the roofing sign as I am a forty year veteran , maybe some viagra would help ;;;;;;;Ron

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I had several good buys this year, but this was my favorite. I was very happy to get this sign.

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HERE ARE A FEW OF MY BETTER FINDS FOR MY 1ST YEAR OF COLLECTING! THIS THREAD IS GREAT,KILLER STUFF!

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That perfect Circle sign is KILLER Chris!


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I would have to say my favorite buy of the year would be this rare Marathon globe. It was one of the globes I picked out of the books that I said someday I was going to own, and someday came thanks to Scott Benjamin.
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Love the 4 States and Penn Trump cans. Beautiful condition.


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Here's my personal favorites of the year...Two original NC partially embossed shields...a NC state part. embossed route 9 (I grew up near this road) and a Illi Route 66 Shield from the 50s...) Muchos thanks to Agentsteel here on oldgas (Jake) and my friend Robert for the NC signs! Not pure petro but if you were driving a car (which runs on petro/gas)...you'd have seen these on the side of the rd/hwy in western NC smile

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Hey Grabber,
Is Chimney Rock Park in the Smokey Mountains? I think we camped there every year as a kid. I remember it being Chimney someting. Now you can't camp there, it's just a picnic area.
We use to see bears in camp every night. Cool sign!

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Well I guess technically Chimney Rock Park is in the Blue Ridge Mountains...(its about 20 miles south of asheville nc...and is neighbor to Lake Lure NC...There are quite a few campgrounds in Chimney Rock and there are black bears all over the place there smile I think the Smokey Mountains start due west of Asheville however the blue ridge and smokey's are darn close to each other...These signs were put up all over western NC back in the day...most are fairly toasted though...I found this one on craigslist...when I called the guy selling it ended up being a friend of mine that was selling it smile She's on the keeper wall! Thanks for the kudos...if you go to dixie gas in the spring say hello...we're usually set up on the left side of the road going up the hill in front of the barn.
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Wow I love the buys of the year!!! Lots of neat stuff!!!
Keep them coming guys and gals!
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I will have to say that this is my gift of the year from a good friend of mine....

Super nice Paragon oil can....

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Here are some of mine.

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A few more.

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OK a couple more.

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Here are some cool cans I purchased!!

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Here are a few of our favorite buys of this year. It was a great year, found some cool stuff and got meet some great people, what a great hobby!! Keith

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Here are some of my dadís favorite buys from this year. One isnít exactly petro but it defiantly made his year. Itís a one owner 100% complete rust free driver.

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Bought my Wayne 800 from oslosteve, didn't buy much last year.....






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A few of our favorite quart cans from 2010. Anyone know how many color bands there are on the early Aero Mobiloil Gargoyle quarts?

Lonnie & Aaron

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I have cans with red, gold, green, gray, and blue bands with the Gargoyle logo. Plus a white band with the Pegasus logo....don't know if the Gargoyle version came in white also.

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I said that my favorite Buy of The Year was the Shell sign I posted, but not sure now....

Here is the pump I've wanted forever and a couple of signs I had to work into the deal. Got them delivered today.

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Couple more / Red hat banner and Atlas multi-piece display



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well it was time to retire dino(remember that one brad??),and my new driveway light works well.

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Nice atlas display;;;;;;;;;;;;;Ron

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THE REGULAR "BUYS OF THE WEEK" WILL RESUME NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT 1/2/11.

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My first visible pump, a Gilbarco with perfect glass.

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Some cans I found today.

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A Tokheim and an AO Smith pump I got this year.

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And finally, some original, still full, one gallon cans of Shamrock paint.

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and more paint....

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Not as Bad as Lead Base paint, but still has Glycol Ethers.
Hazmat Paint.
Did they pay you to take it?

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Ha ha. Nope, but at $1 a can I was happy to add it to my collection.

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Here are my buy's of the year- As a novice collector I had the chance to buy some great items at great prices-Enjoy!!













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JIMMY D THAT WAS BASICALLY IN YOUR BACK YARD! SO WHAT ELSE DID YOU GET FROM THAT WHERE HOUSE,THE GUY TOLD ME TWO PEOPLE HAD STOPPED BY AND BOUGHT SOME STUFF,YOU HAD TO LEAVE WITH MORE THAN PAINT! I CALLED THE SAME DAY THE AD WAS RUN & DID NOT RECEIVE A CALL UNTIL LAST NIGHT LOL....

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Chris, I got 100 cans of stuff from him. About 60 quarts of oil, 15 five gallon cans (mostly Shamrock, but also Goodyear and Texas Refinery Corp.), a few cans of Conoco radiator treatment, a few cans of Conoco quick flush, and a few cans of Shamrock motorboat oil. You must be the guy he told me about that wants to buy everything left for $2 a can. There's not much left, as the lady before me bought 600 metal cans. Call me if you want to talk about what he has left. I don't think its worth the drive from San Antonio personally. I would go out there for you if you needed me to.

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Chris, I got 100 cans of stuff from him. About 60 quarts of oil, 15 five gallon cans (mostly Shamrock, but Also Goodyear and Texas Refinery Corp.), a few cans of Conoco radiator treatment, a few cans of Conoco quick flush, and a few cans of Shamrock motorboat oil. You must be the guy he told me about that wants to buy everything left for $2 a can. There's not much left, as the lady before me bought 600 metal cans. Call me if you want to talk about what he has left. I don't think its worth the drive from San Antonio personally. I would go out there for you if you needed me to.
YEA .....HE SAID THAT LADY HAULED OFF A BUNCH OF CANS & STUFF & WAS RE-CREATING A OLD SCHOOL SERVICE STATION! I COULD TELL BY TALKING TO THE FELLA THERE WAS NOT MUCH LEFT AFTER YOU GUYS HAD BEEN THROUGH IT! HEY THATS REALLY COOL THOUGH & I KNOW YOU HAD TO HAVE FUN DIGGING THROUGH ALL THAT OL STUFF! I WILL CALL YOU HERE IN A MIN. !TTYL


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Butch Greer (66Phillips) had another great year finding signs. He shares some of them with us.
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Got a curb sign this year...and added a couple more Gulf pump plates to the collection.

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My Best Signs of 2010- Montana Pump Plate Signs




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Forgot one, My favorite (non-pump plate) porcelain Sign.


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WOW BUTCH, SOME DANDYS THERE FOR SURE!!!


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My buy of the year is small, oh so small. Being a small child in a "grown up" body, I seem to gravitate towards collecting toys.

After a few years of looking and hunting, I found one of the "Holy Grails" of toys (IMO). Now there are quite a few of these cars out there, that are incomplete. Some missing wheels and some have bent axles, most are missing the red "exhaust", some even missing the driver. But all that I had ever seen, were missing the most important item......

So here is my "Buy of the Year", LOL (alongside one I picked up a few years ago)

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This "Jet-action Tydol Ethyl" car even has the original "New Veedol for you motor oil" balloon with it. The balloon is in pretty good shape, especially for being atleast 60 years old.


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PREIMO STUFF!


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Mick, I could lie and say ..... no. Are you kidding it's over 60 years old, probably closer to 65 years old.

But, being the child I am,............................. I did.


The balloon started inflating and while unfolding it developed a small crack. But for a short period of time, it was inflated. LOL


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Blowhard!


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Favorite sign of the year would be this single sided tin one I picked up at Iowa gas that was used in an oil can display. Dad had the oil can rack so he ended up with the sign.





Also got this sign at Columbus



Favorite globes, I picked up the Sinclair Ethyl from Jackie Knott at Iowa also. There are 4 different versions of this type globe. I also got the US Motors at Iowa on the first day at about noon, about 5 minutes after we pulled into the lot. I had a single lens, now I have a nice complete one too.



Also ended up with a Pennant globe. I bought two different lenses and was able to trade off one lens for a match to the other so I now have a complete set



Got a few cans and smalls but the item that gets the most comments is my original fiberglass Dino.





I also scored this nice calander from my grandpas company.



All in all a good year for the collection. Made it to the Columbia show, Peotone twice, Columbus and Iowa. Saw some friends, ate some good food, spent all of my extra cash and then some. Looking forward to Columbia again in a couple of weeks!

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Wow Wes that has to be on my Peotone list. Looks like a gastronomic BOTY!
Just got these in today for a BOTY. Guy selling them on ebay had a bunch. Extras at Columbia. Happy New Year!

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Neon Clock, Coin-op radio next to it, Metro metal body, Old Gold sign, and Site QT

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Scott, that's a sweet bunch of cans! I can only DREAM!!


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Man, I need to read a little before I post! I had this in the wrong spot!! LOL These 2 pumps are the best ones I've ever gotten and I suppose its because they're both porcelain and pretty darn rare! I got the Tokheim 36B out of New York on an Ebay listing and the porcelain Erie came from my good friend Jeff Anderson that lives over by Milwaukee! I just finished cleaning the 36B up and I'm ready to start on the Erie next! Maybe I'm just partial to Cities Service pumps but how many do you see done in porcelain?? Enjoy!!!

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Originally Posted By: Bob Richards
My buy of the year is small, oh so small. Being a small child in a "grown up" body, I seem to gravitate towards collecting toys.

After a few years of looking and hunting, I found one of the "Holy Grails" of toys (IMO). Now there are quite a few of these cars out there, that are incomplete. Some missing wheels and some have bent axles, most are missing the red "exhaust", some even missing the driver. But all that I had ever seen, were missing the most important item......

So here is my "Buy of the Year", LOL (alongside one I picked up a few years ago)

Did I mention that every one I had seen in the past was missing the most important thing?



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This "Jet-action Tydol Ethyl" car even has the original "New Veedol for you motor oil" balloon with it. The balloon is in pretty good shape, especially for being atleast 60 years old.


WOW!!!! I cant say here, what my first response was, but WOW!!!


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Here's my one and only buy of the year. It's a Bennett 900 series. The pump itself is not that remarkable, but how I got it is. I was up in Michigan's U.P. for a week for work. On the last day of the project, I decided to drive around the town. I spotted a large scrap yard, and thought to myself,
"If they will let me look around, I might find a pump."
So I got permission to go into the yard, but no luck on finding a pump. I was all set to leave, when I spotted another guy walking around the yard looking for stuff as well. I struck up a conversation with him and he proceeded to tell me about all the treasures he had found in that yard. While he was talking to me, an old pickup loaded with junk entered the yard and drove past us. Something in the truck caught my eye. It looked like a tractor hood, but no, that's was not right,as it was too long. I had almost completely tuned the other guy out as I stared at this object in the truck when it dawned on me that it was a pump. I said to the guy,
"I'm sorry, you gotta excuse me."
and walked away. I ended up buying the thing right out of the truck. The man with the truck helped me load it into my van, and I had myself a new 900 series. It still amazes me that had I left 30 seconds earlier that I would have totally missed it.

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I didn't buy a whole lot of 'stuff' this year - but this is my favorite.

The only set known to exist - there isn't even a set of 'Regular' lenses known from this company.



Later . . .

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Are the Cities Service signs part of the porcelain on the pumps?
If so that seems like a very cool set of pumps you got there.
Is there any other pumps that have the gas brand built into the porcelain on the pump?

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awesome pumps there kevin,aint never seen any others!! thunder ,i had the same thoughts,whatever it was???LMAO


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Rick--Yes the Cities Service logos are part of the porcelain finish. I know that there were other porcelain finished pumps but I don't know about the logos.

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I just received this one in the mail today. First Union Oil gas gauge stick I've seen. How it survived is beyond me, as it is made out of heavy cardboard. One to two uses and it would have been toast.





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Great stuff folks. Being a can guy....here are mine.













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Looking good Dave................


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Dave that Super Lube is mine LOL grin wink


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DAVE! SWEET BATCH OF QUARTS! DEF LIKEN THE SUPER-LUBE AND THE ANTI-FREEZE GRAPHICS AS WELL.


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bob that is cool!!did ya try it?


Can ya' just picture Bob. blowin' on the back of this car?


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Dave that Super Lube is mine LOL grin wink


Brad you can Have the Super Lube, That Velvet Can is Mine!!!!! wink


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wow..love the velvet-super lube and eskimo-nuratex cans!!! great buys,,sometimes i should of got into picture cans!!! some great cans shown here!!!! alan



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Here are my buys of the year. I find a lot of stuff but never the really good items the rest of you find.

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All nice stuff, keep it coming. I did not have much all year, hoping that changes this year.


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ONE OF MY FAVES TOO DON! GOTTA MAKE ME ONE OF THOSE!


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Here is my favorite of the year. It is sitting above my computer desk next to another old fave piece, my ceramic Champion Spark Plug lamp.

Not only did I finally find this Zephyr Supreme Ethyl globe, but I got to spend most of the day with some good Oldgas friends at the same time.

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This would be my favorite from 2010. 40" X 75" Painted Metal which makes it even better. Dated A-6-39 on all three pieces and on both sides of those pieces. RARITY & AUTHENTICITY come to mind. Has anyone seen a photo of this sign ? LMAO



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Have now. Nice...Dale


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Glad to see another 1930s sign with ford in print , Have not seen many

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Dale that is a amazing sign,THAT SET UP TRUMPS JUST ABOUT ALL OF THE TEXACO STUFF I'VE SEEN! SO WHAT DOSE IT FEEL LIKE TO OWN SUCH A SIGN?LOL......... confused smile


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tee,that sign kicks!! dont make em like that anymore!!!


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That is a fantastic looking sign combo there, Doug!

Glad that you are still collection some "smalls". LOL


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Originally Posted By: DIESEL
Dale that is a amazing sign,THAT SET UP TRUMPS JUST ABOUT ALL OF THE TEXACO STUFF I'VE SEEN! SO WHAT DOSE IT FEEL LIKE TO OWN SUCH A SIGN?LOL......... confused smile


Not mine, Chris, but I wish it was...Dale


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Probably like many of you, this is one of my very favorite threads. I know there has been alot more great items bought this year so pick up those cameras, shoot some pixx and keep on posting...lets see more cool stuff.

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Some of us would probably Faint if you posted a few pictures of your can collection Dave!
You've only posted what is For Sale. SHOW us the GOOD STUFF.

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Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Some of us would probably Faint if you posted a few pictures of your can collection Dave!
You've only posted what is For Sale. SHOW us the GOOD STUFF.


I agree!!!!!! grin


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We never did hear what Dale was feeling that day ?

LMAO

Doug

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