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WATCH FOR MULTIPLE STOLEN SIGNS IN NC SC AREA
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This past weekend 1/6-1/7/2018 not one but two local collectors were hit and had numerous signs stolen. I spoke with one of the collectors and he mentioned around 15 signs ( large signs 36" +) were stolen. The other collector had in the neighbor of 20-30 signs stolen from inside his car museum. These were also very large signs and many of them.
I'll try to get a list and post some pictures as I can.
If someone comes to you with multiple signs for little money please let it be known.
I will try to post a list shortly.


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I seen the one at the car museum on Facebook, it would be nice to see pics of all that were stolen. I had this one stolen, so here's a pic of it...30" double sided. Rare sign.
I'll be on the look out here in Kentucky! These bastards need to be caught! Thanks

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It is sad to say, but stolen stuff rarely surfaces. I think that many "collectors" are so greedy that they will purchase "suspect" signs at low prices. I have seen this in my area. They don't sell that often and their collections are not available to the public for viewing so who is going to know, only close friends of similar character. I do hope these signs surface and the individuals are caught and prosecuted. Good luck. Dave


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I received an update not long after posting that a suspicious call from a restricted number called a collector in TN. The caller had signs that matched what was stolen.
I hope to have pictures soon to post


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Just curious, it sounds like the car museum was broken into, but Owen, was your theft a B and E as well? It's sad but it's one of the reasons I do not post in BOTW much anymore.....
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...the car museum apparently had no alarm or cameras shocked ...I read on FB that one of the other victims had cameras, and they did their job - so hopefully, these guys will get identified and busted...


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Unfortunately the owner was an old school guy and had neither system on the museum. I understand other places around possibly had cameras that may have caught something.
I was told a large brown truck was seen near the museum ( which is in the middle of nowhere and has almost no traffic). This seems like it was a professional operation as the signs were very large and there was 20-30 signs.
I have had a call this mystery seller with the restricted number also had john deere signs.


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#3 Update on Thievery Ring in North Carolina, Since this matter has become public, we are hearing about other peoples collections being targeted as far up as Kentucky. Looks like this group has NO BORDERS. With that said......Miles Little is offering a $10.000.00 CASH REWARD, For the ARREST-CONVICTION and RECOVERY of his LOST INVENTORY.
If you have any information, please contact Miles Little at 704-791-1438


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Being a native Kentuckian, he may not get it back if they go on the wrong property. The only phone call will be to the local law enforcement and the county coroner. I will an eye out here in Ohio Incase the items make up this far .

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its a very sad day when a guy like Miles has his stuff stolen . I have had the pleasure of meeting him several times at Charlotte and other shows . He is a class gentleman , very sorry to here of this . He went out of his way to make a Canadian feel very welcome in the Usa .


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Anybody have a list of what was stolen?

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I’ll try and get a list, Miles’ place was not the only one hit. Sonny Beachum’s car museum in Ansonville, NC also got hit. I’ve been told they got about 60 signs and gas pumps at the museum. A lot of the signs were hung about 20 feet in the air. They must have spent a lot of time there!


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Here's the list from Miles'

48" HC Sinclair (8 cond.)
5 foot Oval Esso "Standard Dealer" (8 cond.)
(2) 42" Texaco Gasoline/Motor Oil w/ Black T (8 cond.)
29" Phillips 66 curb sign (8/9 cond.)
36" Golden Shell Motor Oil DS (9 cond.)
Texaco Motor Oil w/ champhered corners (9 cond.)
42" Esso (script) and Standard on other side (8 cond.)
Texaco Farm Lubricant in Wood Frame (8/9 cond.)
Large Firestone flange w/ tire approx. 32-34" (7 cond.)
Rare Colonial Ethyl w/ champhered corners in original frame w/ 18" pipe (9 cond)
6' x 2' John Deere 4 legged Deere jumping over log
42" Early 1920's Shell Gasoline
Rare Coke Fountain Service (green/red with diagonal line through it) approx 22-24" square and Art-Deco

He has pictures of all these signs too but I don't have them yet.

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Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
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I will keep an eye out here in Minnesota. Probably won't make it this far north but they might.

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I wonder if Dom is back? He use to drive around with a rental truck of some sorts back 15 plus years ago?

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