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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
Jwsloop19 #617675 Sat Jun 13 2015 05:08 AM
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Great story Darin! Now i know why they are so hard to find, they're all in Michigan….LOL


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
LOWright #617677 Sat Jun 13 2015 05:44 AM
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Very cool story Darin. That's amazing that those signs were still there!


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
sandman325 #617678 Sat Jun 13 2015 05:46 AM
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Darin,Amazing story.Thanks for sharing,you have given me renewed hope!


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
moore798 #617680 Sat Jun 13 2015 06:21 AM
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Thank you to everyone for the comments, I appreciate you all taking the time to read about it. I agree that the "stories" of how we make the finds are what make some items more special than others in our collections. There is no better feeling than rescuing some item and preserving it for future generations. The owner of the barn told me they were basically just waiting for it to fall down as they had no use for it anymore, so I'm glad I made the effort to save the signs.


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
DWSheffer #617683 Sat Jun 13 2015 06:31 AM
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We all dream of a find like this. For you it became reality. Congrats!


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
DWSheffer #617684 Sat Jun 13 2015 06:35 AM
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Great story Darin! Your story outlines one of the basic reasons why we all keep hunting for this stuff. There is a story in every piece that's found, and hopefully these stories get passed along with the pieces as the next generation of owners take possession! Thank you for sharing!


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
K W FRITH #617703 Sat Jun 13 2015 10:26 AM
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Thanks again all..
I spent several hours this morning with oven cleaner and fine steel wool, cleaning the painted side of the sign. I think I'm finally coming back to my senses! crazy
I think it too came out pretty well. It's fun cleaning a sign and bringing it back to life.
Darin


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
DWSheffer #617727 Sat Jun 13 2015 01:28 PM
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Great story and signs. One on my to buy list. Looks like they go well with your other red and white items in the background.


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
Wes Maxwell #617731 Sat Jun 13 2015 02:26 PM
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Congrats on the find and for saving the signs, Darin!

I really enjoyed the Story behind the discoveries; As most Collectors know; whether they are long time Hobbyists or just starting out. The Stories behind a find so often add to the mystic of an item....

Congrats on the finds!


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
Bob Richards #617756 Sat Jun 13 2015 05:41 PM
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Good stuff. Stories like these are what makes this site such a great resource.

Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
bsplichal95 #617763 Sat Jun 13 2015 07:09 PM
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Wow. What a great find and story.


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
philmccauley #617783 Sun Jun 14 2015 01:42 AM
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That's awesome!!


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
Dave's Garage #617792 Sun Jun 14 2015 05:26 AM
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Good Lord! Great find D! Thanks for taking the time to tell the story. It is fascinating to me. Congratulations!

Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
Jwsloop19 #617793 Sun Jun 14 2015 05:26 AM
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Great story and great finds Darin!!! Thank of course for sharing!!
That has to have been so fun to find them like you did!!


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Re: My Sinclair Aircraft Saga.....
Steven C. #617902 Sun Jun 14 2015 06:30 PM
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Good story Darin, I am glad you were able to get them.


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