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    Posted 4 years ago

    EJW-54
    (224 items)

    Man am I a lucky collector! I've been watching for something really cool to come in to the scrap yard and finally someone dumped a bunch of metal letters. I noticed them right away and what caught my eye was the "F" and I new it was Firestone so I turned my loader around and found all the letters you see here. The letters are heavy metal and under the red paint is white porcelain! You can see also it was originally lit up with Neon!
    My boss accepted my offer and now they are mine. I will strip off all the paint and see what the porcelain looks like and will have Neon put back on these in the future. For now I have to find some wall space for these!

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    1. bobby725 bobby725, 4 years ago
      you work in a gold mine.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      That's a L-O-T of wall space needed !
    3. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Awesome sign!
    4. ravage60 ravage60, 4 years ago
      Love the Firestone letters but I can't help but be mesmerized by the Sunoco can.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Wow, what a find! Must be time to build a fantastic new shed to mount this. I'm sure your fantastic old shed is getting pretty full!
    6. Rattletrap Rattletrap, 4 years ago
      Gotta go on the Living room wall where everyone can see em!!! I'm sure that will be an easy sell to your wife? :):):)
    7. Rattletrap Rattletrap, 4 years ago
      OK it may take a little "convincing" at first, but I got my wife to let me put a beautiful full sized Canadian cedar Canoe hanging from The ceiling in our living room, so it can be done! :):):) it'll be an easier sell when they're white.
    8. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      That's right bobby725, but not like it use to be, collectors like us are grabbing all this stuff, so not much comes to the scrap yard anymore:(
    9. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      You aint kiddin blunderbuss2! but Ill find someplace for it!
    10. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Awesome is right Caperkid, thanks!
    11. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Lol ravage60, I think you must want one!
    12. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      That's right racer4four, I'm running out of space, my wife says I need 5 acres and a Barn, I said just 1 barn?
    13. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Rattletrap, its not gonna happen! She'll never go for it, but I did take over a shelf in her china cabinet and I filled in a couple book shelves:)
    14. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 4 years ago
      They look nice with the Coke cooler! Outstanding find.
    15. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Thanks Daddy_Nobucks, I think so too! I wish more stuff like this came in at work, not much anymore but I keep looking!
    16. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      AWESOME! OOH! There's one of the ride-on ponies! What happened to them?
    17. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Glad you love this bobby725, blunderbuss2, fleafinder, Caperkid, officialfuel, ravage60, fortapache, NevadaBlades and Neonking!
    18. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      thanks for looks and loves mikelv85, racer4four, Rattletrap, walksoftly, pw-collector, Daddy_Nobucks and Celiene.
    19. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Wow.....that is a total HOME-RUN on those letter !! Way to Go !!!!
    20. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Awesome score!!! They look in great shape too!
    21. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      That's weird that they are painted, all the one I have seen are that color but porcelain. You may have a rare sign there. The only one I found on GooGle was thishttps://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.mecum.com%2Fauctions%2Ffl0110%2Ffl0110-89836%2Fimages%2Ffl0110-89836_1.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mecum.com%2Flots%2FFL0110-89836%2Fmemorabilia-firestone-neon-letters%2F&docid=Hn5c5G2DXlZwTM&tbnid=Z6W_jhA-Nnv_bM%3A&w=600&h=397&hl=en&client=safari&bih=704&biw=1024&ved=0ahUKEwiQy5yn4onPAhXE4iYKHX4XBzgQMwggKAQwBA&iact=mrc&uact=8
    22. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.mecum.com%2Fauctions%2Ffl0110%2Ffl0110-89836%2Fimages%2Ffl0110-89836_1.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mecum.com%2Flots%2FFL0110-89836%2Fmemorabilia-firestone-neon-letters%2F&docid=Hn5c5G2DXlZwTM&tbnid=Z6W_jhA-Nnv_bM%3A&w=600&h=397&hl=en&client=safari&bih=704&biw=1024&ved=0ahUKEwiQy5yn4onPAhXE4iYKHX4XBzgQMwggKAQwBA&iact=mrc&uact=8
    23. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Thanks antiquerose, I agree, Home Run! yippee!
    24. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Thanks Trey! there mostly in good shape but there is some rust rot. I haven't found another set all white either, I have seen the red porcelain ones.
    25. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      WOW lots of loves! Thanks antiquerose, shughs, rustyboltz, trukn20, Designer, leighannrn, Signaholic, Chevelleman69, Beachbum68, egreeley1976, Trey, AntiqueToys, Manikin, sugargirl, mtg75 and crswerner!
    26. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Great that you love this to shivedesign and farmlady!
    27. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 4 years ago
      lucky devil!!!!!!!!!!!
    28. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      I said I was Lucky gargoylecollector LOL this is the best thing I've gotten from work :)
    29. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Glad you looked and loved this lee120275, Longings, kingshawn, vreugdenhil and snowman3, thanks!
    30. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Thanks Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, I agree!
    31. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Glad you love this Neighborguysfan, ttomtucker and mikelv85 !
    32. Jackdanielsneat Jackdanielsneat, 4 years ago
      How old do you think that is? And what would you Value it at? I have one also that is not neon and is from the 20s.
    33. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Jackdanielsneat: not really sure of value in this condition but restored I'd say $4000.
    34. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Glad you love this to vintagegirl66
    35. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      swampdogg and Mrstyndall , Thanks!
    36. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
      Thanks again MacDaddyRico!
    37. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
      Cool! more love of this! thanks buckethead and AnythingObscure!
    38. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
      Thanks again oldpeep! 50th to love this!

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