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Posted 6 years ago


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Well last week i noticed a 6' gulf sign on craigslist and have been putting off going to see it. Well we were going to the store in the next town over today and this guys house is on the way there so i get the number and give him a call and tell him i'll stop buy to look at it(over priced but when i called him a week earlier he said he has some more gulf items from when his dad built gulf stations but he wasnt ready to sell them. I pull up and the gulf sign is pretty nice dated 1965 but i dont have the room for it. so his wife ask if me and my dad were the ones interested in other gulf items and we said yes. She walks in the barn and i expext her to come out with a can or something but no she has a NOS gulf marine white lens then she says well we have another that is complete she goes back and and brings it out i almost fainted. She told me to make and offer and i did and her husband said it sounded good to him so ended up with the mint condition gulf lenses in a glass hull body and the extra lens.Pays to ask.



  1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 6 years ago
    Holy stuff ! Nice pick oilman !!!!!!!!!!!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Congratulations, oilman514!
  3. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
    Great pick oilman514!
  4. chevy59 chevy59, 6 years ago
    It pays to beat the bushes! You never know what's going to fly out!
  5. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
    Quite a find there oilman!
  6. EJW-54 EJW-54, 6 years ago
    Wow, Nice! I see why your smileing! LOL
  7. solver solver, 6 years ago
    Robert, a great item in wonderful condition and an even better negotiation. I loved reading your story.

    I thought you might want to see a January 1948 ad that shows your GulfMarine White Gasoline globe; it's on an ebay listing:

    Well done!
  8. oilman514 oilman514, 6 years ago
    Thanks to the following people for showing some love sannhardin,egreeley1976,BELLIN68,garrybeair, MooreAntique,shughs, Chevelleman69,mtg75,EJW-54,MMM,leighannr,aycockonxion,chevy59,trukn20,thriftfan,officialfuel,

    And thank you everyone for the awesome comments on the globe, I sure am glad to have it.
  9. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 6 years ago
    Wow what a great find, I would have a big grin too! Best tool in pickin is talking and asking. You never know where that next lead will come form.
  10. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 6 years ago
    This globe has only been posted for like 5 days and it's already the 31st most popular Show & Tell item on the whole site. Is that a record? Might be. Oh, and cool globe!
  11. Geezer Geezer, 6 years ago
    excellent find!
  12. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 6 years ago
    Congrats, on the Goose that layed the Golden Egg! Good job.
  13. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 6 years ago
    I know this is four months late, but I'm just now scanning back through the pages and saw your globe. Boy, the gas and oil gods are smiling on you. That is a sweet find. Under the circumstances that you found it, I probably wouldn't hesitate, but to try to buy something like this on eBay or any other website would scare the hell out of me. There must be 500 reproductions for everyone original. I guess that's why I only have one globe, and it came from our family business as D-X jobbers. Anyway, I'm looking forward to see you on the history Channel some day after old Mike and Frank retire.

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