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    well so far the only coins for 2018 has been 2 wheat pennies and a 1999 dime. but i did find a few things from the past that made me smile. the best was a total surprise, i was working a old hotel that was tore down in the late 40's but had small women's collage and a home site that was there before the hotel. i hit a penny signal that was over a foot wide i figured it was just another wash pan or something like that. i dug down about 6inches and hit, the soil is so moist i just reached down and hooked it with my fingers and pulled it up. holy crap i dug up a texaco gas pump plate sign from 1939 in near perfect condition, didnt see that coming.

  • #2
    Wow that's pretty nice, I watch some of those pickers shows on TV and I'll bet that sign is worth a bit, great find!

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    • #3
      Agree with rockON. For it's age, that sign is pristine. I'd do some checking around but, unless ya want to keep it, you should be able to get a nice price for it.

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      • #4
        Nice sign

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        • #5
          That is about the best looking dug porcelain sign that I have seen posted anywhere.
          Bravo
          Bruce
          In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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          • #6
            Wow that is amazing. It's just like mine.
            I gifted mine to a close friend.
            It was part of a free standing sign that once stood outside of many a Texaco station back in the day.
            It swung within a green rectangle display. The Round center Texaco part was all that managed to salvage.
            I dug mine in an old pre WWII dumpsite.
            It is a "Rock" when it's on the ground.
            It is a "Specimen" when picked up and taken home.

            ​Jessy B.
            Circa:1982

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            • #7
              Wow! That sign is in beautiful shape and could pay for a new detector if you choose to sell it. I once bought a 1930's era Sterling Oil sign at a garage sale for $5 and sold it on ebay for over $700.
              Winters in Arizona, summers in Michigan's UP. What could be better?

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              • #8
                thats what i call i very good buy/resale. i dug a 1895 o dime about 20 years ago and sold it on ebay it sold for a lot more than i thought it would but i wished a 1000 times over that i still had it.

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                • 2ndoldman
                  2ndoldman commented
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                  I consider all of my finds a retirement package. I will enjoy them for as long as I can and only sell when or if it is absolutely necessary.

              • #9
                The companies that created those signs had no idea their products would one day be considered a piece of Americana & command such prices.
                Child of the tides

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