The Yart Sale! The Goodies! Sorry!


Wayne can photo bomb this all he wants. That sign can compete! TWO SIDED

If you are looking at todays header you are already pissed. And it kinda kills the drama, but holy crap. For me the Mobilgas MARINE sign is one of my holy grail finds. And to think Art had it all along. Like 50 years! From Harsens Island! And now in Reedville. It’s true Art, from Art, and will be in a gallery of such Art. One more Art and there will be some sort of vortex thing and I am not sure I want to tempt that.

Right from the factory! Yes I went into Arts Paint Cabnets

There is still plenty of cool stuff. Like Cobra Models, Chris Craft boat hook, cork life jackets, a very cool Mobil Oil oil dispenser etc.. And a work bench that you will want to just smother with your ice creamed fat belly. Maybe that was a little harsh. Either way The Y-ART sale is Aug 26 and 27th 9 to 6  Unless I drive back and clean him out. I ran out of space…and cash! Art can negotiate with the worst of me. Lets just say I had to use my Credit card at McDonalds.

Old paint. Why do I love this stuff

Interlux Stains

The can at the bottom is Copper Bronze. If I put that on my boat I might have to call in a chemical spill! HA

NOS Perko Brass lights for Sweet Pea

Pre War step pads. For Stinky! Hers are like a rock

A wonderful shop light with magnifying glass.

Boxes of misc parts. Need a pully wackadoodlethingamagig? I might have one..or 5

A 25 Sportsman weather vane! This thing is hands down my favorite item. Hand made and weathered. Old, and guess what East is still east.

Did I mention paints. And stains. The labels alone are Art.. OH SHIP.. That may have been one too many arts.

Now.. what to do with this dang thing? Its not just heavy, but good god if that thing falls? YIKES! HEAVY!

Arts  Y-ART sale is Aug 26 and 27th 9 to 6 on Harsen’s Island. In Michigan. Just go on the ferry from Algonac, take a left and follow the water. I don’t want to put Arts address here for internet safety.  

11 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    You made quite a haul. I guess the 26 hours of driving was worth it. Art’s barn always looked so neat and tidy inside. I never knew he had all that tucked away. Just that weather vane made it all worth it!

  2. River Rat
    River Rat says:

    Thank you for buying that stuff. Helps the rest of us save for the other boat projects in the pi p e line.

  3. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    Love that Mobilgas marine sign. The 26th and 27th huh. Will there be any cool stuff left?

  4. Murdock
    Murdock says:

    Pickers unite!!! Great finds and SO great that one among us crazies keeps stuff. Lotsa stuff!!!!
    And others like us make 26 hour road trips to make sure we can be the next caretaker of all this stuff too.
    Way, way cool Matt!!!!

    • Floydrturbo
      Floydrturbo says:

      WOW, love the early Suburbans. However, I’ve seen the bodies placed on a late model chassis which is probably sacrilegious but more practical for everyday use. Nice score Murdock and Matt. I want a Texaco Marine sign myself. Guess it will only be in my dreams like all the other things I envision.

  5. Jeff Funjk
    Jeff Funjk says:

    Perhaps I missed it, what happened to the Semi-Enclosed? Just love those models. Lots of work, but worth it when done.

  6. Reddog
    Reddog says:

    Are those step pads heated? What’s with the wiring. Do they need to be wired to fuse panel or directly to battery?

  7. MAtt
    MAtt says:

    Yes, very early prototype Chris Craft Heated step pads. It worked great, the only problem is the extension cord kinda caused some issues while cruising.. It could make it about 50 ft from the dock. But they are cool..and warm all at the same time

    • Art
      Art says:

      Not to worry Matt those are prototype step pads if you look on the back there’s a switch there’s solar operated lithium battery step pads the best on the market in 1939

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