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#680679 - Tue Feb 28 2017 08:49 AM buried texaco sign
nochevys Online   cool
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
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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#680682 - Tue Feb 28 2017 09:51 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
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.

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#680684 - Tue Feb 28 2017 09:55 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
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.

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#680686 - Tue Feb 28 2017 10:28 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
gaspumpfrank Online   content
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Registered: Sat Dec 01 2007
Loc: Stella, NC
Thought you wanted to give this stuff up? You never can. Good luck with the find.

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#680691 - Tue Feb 28 2017 12:22 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Good luck, I hope it pays off and as said please take lots of pics.
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#680699 - Tue Feb 28 2017 02:59 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
Paul Bell Online   content
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Registered: Sun Jan 08 2012
Loc: Northern CA
Might be a trap, be careful (lol)!

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#680712 - Tue Feb 28 2017 05:26 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
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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#680713 - Tue Feb 28 2017 05:30 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
its a single sided sign here it is after some rinsing off and straightening will clean up some more yet...


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#680714 - Tue Feb 28 2017 05:31 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Dang, was really pulling for you to have a great find. But in a weird way that's cool.
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#680717 - Tue Feb 28 2017 05:48 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Sat Apr 14 2012
Loc: Ohio
Put it on Craigslist I bet you will get more than what you think 😊

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#680718 - Tue Feb 28 2017 05:55 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: Done4]
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
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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#680721 - Tue Feb 28 2017 06:11 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Good for you-I like stuff like this too-even if it is trashed.

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#680722 - Tue Feb 28 2017 06:13 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
SandPCollector Online   content
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Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: Plano TX
Your memory of the find is priceless, even if the sign isn't! Great story.
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#680724 - Tue Feb 28 2017 06:24 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
its original. LOL

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#680749 - Tue Feb 28 2017 08:36 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
lol, I love it, It certainly has the Loo, even RustyRelics couldn't copy that one
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