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1st showcase upstairs in the new garage #715533
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:24 AM
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Alberta, Canada
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I have been slowly taking some of the overflow of my collection into my new dream garage that was built over 1 1/2 years in 2016 - 2017. The build took quite awhile to get it right but was well worth the effort. I acquired the latest oak showcase in April. This last week while on holidays I found some time to clean and refinish it. I was planning to put Imperial globes in its lower area but the 16 1/2" steel bodied ones are an inch too tall to fit. I can only fit a shorter one piece globe. The shelf brackets are homemade and not adjustable so the globes will have to go somewhere else. I want to keep all my Imperial collection together so I still have two other full showcases to move in. The collection in the house is just too full and I don't want to repeat that mistake in the garage. So the move is just a gradual one with no deadline nor set plans. It is more of a process to find out what works best in the space that I have. It is a great place to work and play in. Cheers, Don.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715534
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:27 AM
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Photos of the garage before and after.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715535
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:41 AM
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Hey Don,
The remodel on the garage and house look really,really good! Your Imperial collection looks great in the showcase also!
Pat



Looking for early Pure Oil Company items(Energee,Detonox,Puritan)as well as any Woco Pep items.

Looking for graphic quart cans for my collection.
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715536
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:41 AM
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Very nice Don.....very nice. I like the updated house colors as well.
Darin

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715538
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:46 AM
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Turned out great!


Have gas all the time
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715539
Thu Aug 23 2018 10:49 AM
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awesome .. ... cool


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715550
Thu Aug 23 2018 11:42 AM
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Yup, well done! Thanks for posting.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715554
Thu Aug 23 2018 12:27 PM
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Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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Very nice! Looks like a great layout.

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715558
Thu Aug 23 2018 01:36 PM
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Don, as usual the quality of your stuff blows me away. It is near impossible to find any mint black red ball stuff these days. Garage looks great.

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715559
Thu Aug 23 2018 01:45 PM
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Don, as always, excellent work and "stuff". I am hoping we can see the rest, which is equally as good, in its new environment soon. Nice way to spend the holiday, eh!?

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715568
Thu Aug 23 2018 04:53 PM
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Superb!


Looking for early valvoline, freedom-valvoline, franklin pa items, GLOBES!!


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715571
Thu Aug 23 2018 05:34 PM
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WoW that's awesome!

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715572
Thu Aug 23 2018 06:01 PM
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Hello all. I am new to this site and would first like to reply to Don and just say.... If you remodel your garage and it becomes the focal point of your house then you sir are a visionary God!!!!!!!!!!! It's a thing of beauty! Excuse me I have to wipe a tear from my eye.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715584
Thu Aug 23 2018 08:38 PM
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Really nice display and your garage is just great.


Craig
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715600
Fri Aug 24 2018 08:17 AM
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WOW what a transformation! Very cool.


Collecting Mobiloil, Mobilgas, Mobilmarine, Metro, always looking for Mobil variations I do not have, thank you Steve
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715768
Mon Aug 27 2018 10:40 AM
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Thanks guys for all the kind comments. The house also received a number of upgrades: new sewer line, electrical box, sidewalks and steps to match the driveway, insulation and matching Hardi board siding. There are still a few items to do such as replacing the front and rear doors on the house and add an alley fence. Right now I am installing baseboards in the garage main floor. I am just a garage guy who has always wanted a decent one to work and play in. I just hope I can pay it off before I hit 70 and then retire debt free. At least that is the plan. Cheers, Don.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715888
Wed Aug 29 2018 12:08 PM
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This looks fantastic!

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #715889
Wed Aug 29 2018 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by coopersplace
I am just a garage guy who has always wanted a decent one to work and play in.


the garage looks bigger than the house- mine is also, the improvements look great .. ... cool


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718887
Tue Oct 30 2018 09:12 AM
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Just an update. The first showcase now has some appropriate feet on it and contains a few more cans and another globe on top. The second cabinet is upstair too and is filled with my earliest Imperial Oil tins. Many of these are from the teens, so around 100 years old. Not all in the best of condition but still remarkable that they have survived this long. Now the hunt is on for a set of four feet for this showcase.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718888
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Everything there looks pretty nice to me! Great set-up for sure......
Darin


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718889
Tue Oct 30 2018 09:57 AM
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VERY VERY NICE!
Can you post pictures of the Mobil items?


Collecting Mobiloil, Mobilgas, Mobilmarine, Metro, always looking for Mobil variations I do not have, thank you Steve
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718895
Tue Oct 30 2018 03:04 PM
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Don, You have a superb display of some quite nice vintage items there. Best of luck with the search for four legs, I'm sure they will turn up!


Regards, Jim

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and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718897
Tue Oct 30 2018 03:15 PM
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Thanks for the comments. Steve I will try to take some Mobil photos tonight and maybe post them later or else tomorrow. It all depends how late it is when I get home. Cheers, Don.

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718909
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Very nice display ! Well done both and the garage . Neat big boy hideout !


Wanted TEXACO related items & SUNOCO related items .Signs -Globes et'c. Oil Cans - Grease cans .
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718912
Tue Oct 30 2018 10:27 PM
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Man that sure looks great. Time to put the pumps in there and give us a look see.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718915
Tue Oct 30 2018 11:19 PM
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Great to see the yellow and blue sunburst globes side by side. Beautiful.

Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718923
Wed Oct 31 2018 08:25 AM
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Here are the photos of my Mobiloil. Since it was a secondary brand sold by Imperial Oil here in Canada there doesn't seem to be as many variety of tins like Imperial had. At least I haven't found that many here in Alberta. The gargoyles are great but scarce.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718925
Wed Oct 31 2018 08:31 AM
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Here are the last two photos. The early gargoyle is one end of a 16 jar oil rack. Thanks Craig, my back is already hurting thinking about moving the pumps upstairs. They may just end up on the main floor. There are only half a dozen with two unrestored. Cheers, Don.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #718960
Thu Nov 01 2018 08:23 AM
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Puyallup Washington
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WOW! So cool.....
I only collect Mobil.


Collecting Mobiloil, Mobilgas, Mobilmarine, Metro, always looking for Mobil variations I do not have, thank you Steve
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