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Long awaited find! #691694
Thu Aug 03 2017 02:43 PM
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Well..as many of you know,I've kind of gravitated to collecting clocks,but still love the gas and oil stuff. About 10/12 years ago,a guy I knew told me he had some Shell globes in his attic that he had found many years before. I stopped in many times over the years,but he would always say I had to wait until one of his kids had the time to go up and get them. And he would not allow me to go up and get them down. Fast forward to about two weeks ago... I was looking at a job,very close by,and thought" what the heck,I'll stop in and see if he's around. As I talked with his wife,I found out that he had passed away,but she remembered me,and as we were talking,her son got home from work. He said,"wait a minute,I'll get a ladder and see if I can see them." Well.. he wound up going way up in this very small attic,and a few moments later I hear" here,let me hand these down to you"
Now I knew they were Shell,but never knew what kind they were. I'm sure my jaw dropped a bit when he handed them down. Next night,we made a fair deal,and I'm happy to be the next caretaker of these two great globes. Each has a base chip,but no cracks!
So I guess persistence pays off!😎😎😄😄 Before and after pics

Last edited by oldnfuelish; Thu Aug 03 2017 02:47 PM.

Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
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Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691696
Thu Aug 03 2017 02:53 PM
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good story with a happy ending- persistence paid off,
congratulations .. ... cool


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Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691700
Thu Aug 03 2017 03:07 PM
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Cool story, great ending.


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Re: Long awaited find! [Re: Done4] #691704
Thu Aug 03 2017 04:02 PM
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Great find, Mick! I worked 39 years for a company that dealt with glass. I know how to drill holes in glass, if you want to mount a clock movement in them!

Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691705
Thu Aug 03 2017 04:27 PM
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Illinois
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Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691706
Thu Aug 03 2017 04:42 PM
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Really nice score. What year did that globe appear?

Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691707
Thu Aug 03 2017 04:49 PM
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Persistence does pay off! Great story and great find! Congratulations!


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691742
Thu Aug 03 2017 11:20 PM
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Nice globes. Nice Job. Now quit putting them so close to the edge of that table. LOL. Congrats on your find.


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Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691747
Fri Aug 04 2017 01:17 AM
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Congratulations! Makes you wonder how much other stuff is just lying in attacks all across the country. Some never to be known.
So glad you ended up with them and they can now be enjoyed!!


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Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691752
Fri Aug 04 2017 05:25 AM
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Very nice Mick...I too would be happy to add that pair of early Shell globes to the collection, well worth the wait!
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Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691768
Fri Aug 04 2017 10:29 AM
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Thanks.. the other side of the Super Shell has no paint,and I am going to attempt to repaint that side. The Shell is going to stay like it is


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691793
Fri Aug 04 2017 05:09 PM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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Wow Mick. Great find. Good to see you post. Thanks for sharing your find.

Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #691886
Sat Aug 05 2017 09:04 PM
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Awesome finds!


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Re: Long awaited find! [Re: bsplichal95] #692109
Tue Aug 08 2017 02:22 PM
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That's a neat find and story Mick .


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #692117
Tue Aug 08 2017 03:35 PM
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Mick good to see you back on OG with some Old Globes. Wonderful find, long in the making but clearly worth the time. We've had a few similar stories about persistence paying off in the long run. Lesson to be learned here; kind, respectful interest can be rewarded.

Re: Long awaited find! [Re: oldnfuelish] #692145
Tue Aug 08 2017 07:16 PM
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Thanks for sharing this great story with us, Mick! Nice to hear that patience and persistence can pay off.


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Re: Long awaited find! [Re: Oldgas] #692920
Mon Aug 21 2017 05:46 PM
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Great Story. Those globes are cool!

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