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#680679 - Tue Feb 28 2017 08:49 AM buried texaco sign
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
Yellow57 Online   content
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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#680751 - Tue Feb 28 2017 08:42 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
that sign has one thing going for it,
a lot of patina .. ... cool
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#680768 - Tue Feb 28 2017 11:20 PM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Sat Feb 08 2014
Loc: Michigan, USA (near Chesterfie...
Of course it would have been great if it was in good shape, but what a cool story. I would never sell it, because it's not about the money; you have a cool story and the sign that goes with it. Like you said, hang it up and be proud of it for what it is, and the cool story.
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#680772 - Wed Mar 01 2017 03:06 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Having only been in the hobby for 5 years, one of the strangest and surprising aspect of the hobby for me has been buried signs and the stories people tell. I just never thought that this is one way/place people would find things. If the signs could only talk.
And here this story is one of the best ever. Again, if that sign could only talk. How in the world did it end up there? Crazy to me!
Congrats on a crazy find!!


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#680774 - Wed Mar 01 2017 03:40 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Tue Feb 28 2017
Loc: NJ
This is a great story! I found one buried in a guy's yard one time. I think it may have been a bike ramp somebody forgot lol! That would absolutely go on my wall. If nothing else, somebody, some day, is going to ask "where in the heck did that come from?"

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#680778 - Wed Mar 01 2017 07:19 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Great find!
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#680783 - Wed Mar 01 2017 08:13 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
Hang it on the wall and tell anyone who asks that story. Thats the real gem.
The sign is a diamond in the rough.


Edited by wocopep (Wed Mar 01 2017 08:14 AM)

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#680786 - Wed Mar 01 2017 08:45 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
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#681140 - Sun Mar 05 2017 07:01 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
Go back with a metal detector!

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#681153 - Sun Mar 05 2017 10:08 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Sun Aug 26 2012
Loc: NY
The problem with rivers in NY is they freeze almost solid & the ice destroys whatever gets in the way. Might get lucky with a detector depending on how deep things are. I have an extra machine I'd let you use. Give me a shout Tom. I'll help you find whatever's there...if anything

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#682332 - Wed Mar 15 2017 03:03 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Nice save...that sign will always have a special place in your collection and mind.
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#682351 - Wed Mar 15 2017 09:40 AM Re: buried texaco sign [Re: nochevys]
GHH Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 10 2016
Loc: Charlotte NC
Very neat find, even in its condition.
Some of the older gentleman around here that used to work for the local oil companies have told me about a "pump dump" in the woods about 30 min from my house where they disposed of old pumps.
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