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My find for the year @ local auction.. #254741
Tue May 17 2011 07:49 AM
Tue May 17 2011 07:49 AM
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Well this has to be the best find I've had a local auction. Not that I got it for nothing but got a hell of a deal on it for sure. Advertising stuff goes pretty high, even more than retail sometimes around my parts when it comes up at auctions. I usually wouldnt have thought I had a shot at this thing but this item had a special circumstance. It was completly painted over with gold paint! I spotted the pic online, called the auctioneer who was quick to tell me " It was metal (maybe porcelain he didn't know) and some idiot ruined it with gold paint!" I had to take the hr trip to check it out in wild hopes it was what I thought it was. Upon arrival and one look at the backside I knew it was what i had hoped! I heard countless people talking about it and how terrible it was that it was ruined....UNFORTUNATLY the left bid and the phone bidder also knew you can remove paint off porcelain..lol. Figured I had to share.

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Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: eric grinder] #254742
Tue May 17 2011 07:53 AM
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After a little elbow grease and paint remover

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Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: eric grinder] #254752
Tue May 17 2011 08:36 AM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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Nice! You took that golden jacket off peggy-sue's original lustre! Gotta LOVE it...HAPPY ending there!


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Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #254762
Tue May 17 2011 10:30 AM
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KILLER sign and story! Thanks for sharing!
Congrats!

Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: tomzcollectiblez] #254766
Tue May 17 2011 10:57 AM
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Awesome!Thanks for sharing.

Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: MARK SMITH] #254777
Tue May 17 2011 12:18 PM
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Antioch,IL
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thats a beut!!


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Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: oldnfuelish] #254779
Tue May 17 2011 12:26 PM
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...simply gorgeous.

Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: Cold Pizza] #254792
Tue May 17 2011 02:01 PM
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Sunbury, PA, USA
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I love stories like that. That's a great piece and you did a nice job with the clean up.


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Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: lordparaffin] #254804
Tue May 17 2011 02:56 PM
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WOW! That is great - thanks for sharing this - Awesome!

Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: TheCog] #254814
Tue May 17 2011 03:36 PM
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Nice find! Enjoy it...


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Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: 1970mach] #254817
Tue May 17 2011 04:24 PM
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Plainfield Il. US
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KILLER!
Great find!

Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: JOSBORN] #254832
Tue May 17 2011 05:24 PM
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NICE FIND and Nice clean up!!!


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Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: 1970mach] #254842
Tue May 17 2011 05:49 PM
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Awesome! Beautiful sign for sure.

Ryan


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Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: ryanfair] #254878
Tue May 17 2011 07:32 PM
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DeKalb, IL
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Great story! Awesome piece! You go "grinder"


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Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: 1970mach] #254950
Wed May 18 2011 07:39 AM
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New Berlin,WI USA
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Awesome!!Cool story to boot.

Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: Petroholic] #254963
Wed May 18 2011 09:56 AM
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I love stories like that!!! I bet that hideous gold paint did a little preservation as well - so it could be looked at as a positive!!! NICE!!!

BIGTOM

Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: BIGTOM] #255066
Wed May 18 2011 08:13 PM
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Gualala, CA
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Great score.

I love it when a plan comes together.



Re: My find for the year @ local auction.. [Re: Scott Baselt] #255085
Thu May 19 2011 04:29 AM
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Killer! Great find!


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