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Found a sign today.

DFW Digger

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Oct 10, 2018
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Dug this one out today. Looks 20s. Really bad job on the backside. Also found a token. Broken ss cokes on top of sign. Went out for 5hrs and didnt bring a bottle home. Stinks.
 

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CanadianBottles

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Hey that sign is great, I wouldn't consider it stinking at all! Even if the condition isn't perfect it still displays well.
 

RCO

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I'd imagine there is a fair bit of info about early gas companies or stations in Texas around , likely wouldn't be that hard to date the sign or determine how common it is with a little research

even in current condition would still have value to someone interested in signs and oil /gas
 

DFW Digger

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Thomas Gosnell. With american flag. Thanks its rough but better than a kick in the head. Found better found worse kept them all. Memories of that day and 100 heat with skeeters . Would have liked to find a nice bottle also. Thank you all for the comments
 

sandchip

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I agree, that even in that condition, your sign has some real value to it. Looks like an early one. Very nice!
 

Timelypicken

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An auction house near me sells sign here and there and they get double retail. I wouldn’t be surprised if they got at least $150 for the sign if they auctioned it off even thought its in rough shape.
 

willong

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Dug this one out today. Looks 20s. Really bad job on the backside. Also found a token. Broken ss cokes on top of sign. Went out for 5hrs and didnt bring a bottle home. Stinks.
LOL! I saw that token with an American flag motif on the five-pointed star and thought "That looks like it ought to reside in Texas--Only afterward did I see that it was posted by "DFW Digger!"

Do you suppose the site might have already been dug many years ago? If it was found on the surface as pictured, I'm thinking someone missed the token in the spoils and rain over time has washed the dirt away from the token.
 

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