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Posted By: BryceG Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 03:04 AM
...found this original Koolmotor ad (dated 1930) for sale online. $3 shipped. Used the wife and her eye for style and got it matted and framed today. Love how it came out, and it will look nice in the office...

(I know a lot of you probably have news clippings and articles in your collection, would love to see how you have it setup & displayed, so share if you can)

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Posted By: mcguffeyd1 Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 03:20 AM
One i just picked up as well, $12 eBay special
Posted By: mrcavalcade Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 10:20 AM
Both look great!
Posted By: Steven C. Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 10:27 AM
Yes!! Both are very cool!!!
Posted By: Dave Richey Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 04:12 PM
Not the greatest pic, but one of the neatest maps. Artist is the iconic Peter Helck.

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Posted By: hawkike Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 06:07 PM
For the Shell "nuts"

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Posted By: BryceG Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 06:12 PM
Dave, love that station picture... and really like how the matte around it is in a Sinclair looking color theme.

Would really like to find some original artwork like that with a Cities station!
Posted By: advertologist Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 06:33 PM
some paper items I had framed.. cool

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Posted By: advertologist Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 06:34 PM
a couple more.. cool

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Posted By: Highway66 Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 07:59 PM
Love that '29 Shell Map!
Posted By: Esse's Garage Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 07 2014 09:51 PM


This shell map is from my Home town, also the small porcelain thermometer is from the same station.

Here is a picture of the Shell station the map and Thermo came from, it still stands today but is sitting empty. I would love to buy it.



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Posted By: Bob Richards Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 12:36 AM
Great ideas... Just don't take it too far... Or you will end up with your own 4'x5' room filled with "junk"...





Posted By: bsplichal95 Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 12:38 AM
Very cool stuff. I like it
Posted By: Dave Richey Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 01:29 AM
You can also spend a fortune on matting and framing. And that's money down the drain, investment-wise. It sure does make neat things look even neater, though.
Posted By: DWSheffer Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 01:46 AM
Socony-Vacuum and Mobil had so many ads out over the years that I don't specifically collect them, but this General Petroleum ad from 1935 has always been my favorite. S-V rarely printed more than 2 color ads in this time period, so this full color one has always really stood out from the crowd, just like all the advertising General did pre-1940.
Darin

Posted By: Highway66 Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 02:02 AM

I did something similar with my matchbook collection
Posted By: BryceG Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 03:53 AM
this thread has turned out awesome... keep em coming!

and for framing & matting putting money down the drain... just have to make sure and be frugal with it. My wife took that piece I had to hobby lobby and got the frame and it matted for $33. To me, it easily turned a piece of paper into a piece worthy of over $30,
Posted By: advertologist Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 03:59 AM
Originally Posted By: luminor89

I did something similar with my matchbook collection


there is a lot of cool artwork on those matchbook covers.. cool
Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 08:11 AM
Jason, hope you buy that station...should be a crime for that building to be vacant.

Bob, those displays look great.
Posted By: JimT Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 11:16 AM
Originally Posted By: Dave Richey
You can also spend a fortune on matting and framing. And that's money down the drain, investment-wise. It sure does make neat things look even neater, though.
You can buy a good used matte cutter on ebay and the supplies you need at your local craft store to do this at a fraction of the price. Also frames can be bought at second hand stores and else where. Its much more satisfying to do it yourself. Its easy too. Careful though- empty frames multiply like mice-At one time, my wife had like a hundred spare frames- just in case.
Posted By: Dave Richey Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 02:54 PM
Work space, storage space, excess "inventory" as mentioned, too much finished product to properly display, friends and relatives wanting you to frame just this one little picture, and so on and so forth. No thanks, I need all my space for real "junk."
Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 02:56 PM
I have always liked looking threw old magazines. I pull out the ad's that I like and store them in archival folders. I will post a bunch of them over the next few days.

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Posted By: nochevys Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 05:55 PM
Here are a couple ad's I've had framed over the last couple years. Spent more on framing that I should but they look great framed...

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 08 2014 07:59 PM
Was your house cold last winter? Sure was and is this winter as well! Cool ad.
Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Sun Feb 09 2014 03:23 PM
As far as framing. I was at an auction last night , good local junk sale. Framed art work and posters were going under ten bucks. If you went to a store the frame and glass would cost fifty bucks. Buy up the old and recycle, it saves a lot of money. Yard sales are a good source as well.

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Wed Feb 12 2014 12:22 PM
All these ad's I have found over the years by looking threw magazines. It is time consuming but fun, and you learn all kinds of things. Any of these things can be found for next to nothing if you take the time.

It is a good thing this post is not about Coca-Cola or other things. You'all would get sick of seeing all the posts I could put on other subjects.

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Wed Feb 12 2014 06:33 PM
Matchbooks are generally under 15 bucks.

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Thu Feb 13 2014 12:05 AM
Well how about blotters. Another one of those great collectibles you can find on a small budget.

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 15 2014 04:09 PM
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Posted By: henlovestoys Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 15 2014 05:03 PM
Man, The TRAIL of the MOHAWK (Page 5) is a killer art work!

Is it MOHAWK GASOLINE?

Hen
Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Sat Feb 15 2014 07:59 PM
It is referring to the Mohawk Trail in the Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. It is full of pictures of the scenic roadway. I have another folder and several post cards from the same era, but this folder and post card show the gas station.
Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Sun Feb 16 2014 01:10 PM
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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Mon Feb 17 2014 12:20 PM
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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Mon Feb 17 2014 12:31 PM
Most everything I have pictured so far has been under $10.00 bucks. As you can see there are tons of quality collectibles that can be had on a budget if you take the time to look for them. I have thousands of other smalls packed away in my show piles. First shows in a few weeks {Mason Dixon Gas} If I remember I will try to take some pictures. In the meantime add some pictures and keep the thread going.
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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Tue Feb 18 2014 12:06 PM
A few of these things have been in the 20 buck range.

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Posted By: Oilcanman87 Re: Buying on a budget... - Thu Feb 20 2014 07:22 PM
Love the autoline can
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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Tue Feb 25 2014 12:58 AM
Sunoco coins

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Thu Feb 27 2014 11:59 AM
I am starting to wonder if anyone on this sight is on a budget ? No one is showing anything ?

I bought some match books on this sight last night. 4,5 bucks.

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Thu Feb 27 2014 12:12 PM
There are deals to be found if you look. I bought this pump for 20 bucks at Hershey car show the other year. Air meter from a guy in NH for 50 bucks and a banner at an antique show in Pa. for 40 bucks.

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Posted By: JimT Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 28 2014 10:04 AM
I think the idea of this thread was about suggestions/ideas for people who cant or dont want to spend too much money on stuff. You know, making displays out of magazine ads and stuff like that. But I could be wrong.(It happens-a lot)
Posted By: 60wayne Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Feb 28 2014 05:04 PM

Buying on a budget
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Posted By: Iowa99 Re: Buying on a budget... - Fri Mar 07 2014 09:38 PM
Would like to know, on the "Shell Motor Spirit" above by 60Wayne, was it a magazine ad, a sign or what was it's original use. It looks to be about 1917-1919 era. It is a great piece. Thanks for posting, Raymond
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