You figure out when collecting that there are pieces that you end up with that follow a course and if one part of that course was eliminated you would not have had it. I think about that sometimes when I am walking the rows at the swap meet and take a left instead of a right down a lane. It is a weird feeling when that one decision leads you to a great piece you buy. This weekend was one of those time and here is the chain of events:
Friday night spent some time on the internet reading some other Blogs I like. Came across Coops pictures of a local Model T car show and swap nearby. 1 shot shows this great Dr Pepper sign I have been looking for, problem is the swap started on friday so the chances are it is gone.
Saturday wake up early and head to the show with the thought that it might still be there ( thinking in my mind it will be sold)
Search the whole meet but no sign to be found, bummer.
I talk to a few dealers and one of them informs me that a local Antique shop owner bought the sign on Friday.
He also lets me know he thinks it's up for sale at the shop.
Saturday afternoon I head over to his shop and there it is hang there for sale.
Workout a deal to buy it and now here it is.
Another great part is inside the light there is a piece of metal that moves so the clear areas have motion. They call it Vibra-Light.
Have a great Monday everyone!
Drop by tomorrow to see one of the best snapshots I have come across in a while.