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buried texaco sign #680679
Tue Feb 28 2017 07:49 AM
Tue Feb 28 2017 07:49 AM
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So I'm driving home last night and as im crossing over a small creek and I see what looks like writing sticking out of the creek bed. I quickly swing my truck around for a closer look.
It looks like there is an early Texaco sign sticking out of the ground. I plan to go back tonight to see if I can free the sign from the creek bed. Im sure the sign is fairly trashed but the price will be right.

What size did these signs come in? Has anyone ever dug one of these from the bottom of a river before? Is it even worth getting the sign? Hope to have pictures tomorrow.

This is kind of what the sign looks like I can only see a small part of it. All I can see is "(asoli) Sticking out of the ground the rest id buried...

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Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680682
Tue Feb 28 2017 08:51 AM
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42" take pictures before you go swimming.there was a post on here before about someone finding signs dumped over the bank into the water.

Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680684
Tue Feb 28 2017 08:55 AM
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Great discovery and I hope it looks as good as the model. Glad it had more than its "as*" sticking out, or you would driven right by!😎
Good luck with the dig. Hopefully it's not a 6' sign.

Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680686
Tue Feb 28 2017 09:28 AM
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Thought you wanted to give this stuff up? You never can. Good luck with the find.

Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680691
Tue Feb 28 2017 11:22 AM
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Good luck, I hope it pays off and as said please take lots of pics.


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Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680699
Tue Feb 28 2017 01:59 PM
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Might be a trap, be careful (lol)!

Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680712
Tue Feb 28 2017 04:26 PM
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The sign was not buried very much at all but it is trashed! a grade below barn hanger if there is such a thing...

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Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680713
Tue Feb 28 2017 04:30 PM
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its a single sided sign here it is after some rinsing off and straightening will clean up some more yet...

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Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680714
Tue Feb 28 2017 04:31 PM
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Dang, was really pulling for you to have a great find. But in a weird way that's cool.


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Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680717
Tue Feb 28 2017 04:48 PM
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Put it on Craigslist I bet you will get more than what you think 😊

Re: buried texaco sign [Re: Done4] #680718
Tue Feb 28 2017 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted By Done4
Dang, was really pulling for you to have a great find. But in a weird way that's cool.


I don't have that kind of luck. I like it as it is. 1st sign I've ever actually "found". I'll hang it on the shed and enjoy it...


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Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680721
Tue Feb 28 2017 05:11 PM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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Good for you-I like stuff like this too-even if it is trashed.

Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680722
Tue Feb 28 2017 05:13 PM
Tue Feb 28 2017 05:13 PM
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Your memory of the find is priceless, even if the sign isn't! Great story.


Regards, Jim

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Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680724
Tue Feb 28 2017 05:24 PM
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its original. LOL

Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys] #680749
Tue Feb 28 2017 07:36 PM
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lol, I love it, It certainly has the Loo, even RustyRelics couldn't copy that one


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