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Another long time collector is gone
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I just learned of the passing of Bob Shaw, a long time collector and dealer from Utica, Ohio. He died on December 23 at the age of 79. Bob owned Smith-Wolf Oil company in Utica, which was a bulk distribution plant over the years for Mobil and later Ashland Oil. His warehouse was a wood building across the street from his office/home and every inch was covered with porcelain signs. His collection was largely Mobil themed, which was of special interest to me. He set up as a dealer at Columbus and Des Moines on a regular basis. If you attended those events you probably met him, as he was always willing to shot the bull with anyone willing to listen. I assisted Dan Mathews back in the early 2000's in cataloging and transporting most of Bob's collection for an auction. He also raised sweet corn every year and sold it at a roadside stand near his home. Bob was a good old boy and an early picker in our hobby. RIP buddy.


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Richard thanks for posting. Very sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Always enjoyed talking with him at the Check The Oil shows.


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Thanks for sharing. RIP.


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Sad , Didn't Know him.

RIP



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Thoughts and prayers for Bobs family and friends.
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Richard--Do you or anyone else have a picture of Bob?
I've only missed one Iowa Gas in the last 12 years, so I suppose I met him but the name doesn't ring a bell?
My condolences to his family and close friends!


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RIP Bob...


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Condolences to the friends and family.


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Condolences to all family and friends.

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Very Sad. Condolences to family and friends.

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