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    Posted 10 years ago

    ho2cultcha
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    here's a sign i found in the trash behind an old gas station which has been closed for over 20 years in east oakland, ca. i haven't been able to figure out the writing on the shirt - it looks like that part was over painted w/ white paint. anybody have any idea what it said or the value of this? the feet have rotted off, but otherwise it's in pretty good condition. i have it in a display in my house w/ a whole bunch of other gas station / mechanic things i've collected. i'm about to take it down to put up a different display. i call him 'Bob the gas man'.

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 years ago
      even w/out his feet he's about 8 ft tall.
    2. Alfie21 Alfie21, 7 months ago
      What was the name of the Gas Station?
      It looks like the lettering has faded, not painted over. I can make out:
      " _ _ _ nes
      C or G _ _ _ easy
      Fill Up "
      What do you think?
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 months ago
      i don't remember. it was on 98th Ave in Oakland - which is all i can remember.
    4. Alfie21 Alfie21, 7 months ago
      ok. My guess now:
      " _ _ _ nes
      Great easy
      Fill Up "
      What do you think?
    5. Alfie21 Alfie21, 7 months ago
      If you are still in Oakland, there may be records of name of gas station that you could look up?

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