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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Adjuster, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Adjuster

    Adjuster

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    With the popularity of these shows I was just curious what some of our members might have laying around. Something old, interesting, unusual, rare. Tell us what you have, give us a little history and post a picture if you like. Don't worry about any of us coming to steal it. We all know there is probably a loaded Glock stashed in that antique bedpan.
     
  2. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    I am old, interesting, unusual and rare and I do tend to lay around a lot.
     

  3. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    I have a glass front gas station clock from back in the 50's that's worth a bunch.
    Regards
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  4. ctaggart

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    I inherited what I estimate to be about 15k on antique woodworking tools when my grandfather passed away. Old planes, braces and the like. My grandpa would travel to auctions, purchase tools cheap and restore them. It is quite the collection. Maybe later today I'll get some pics. I however don't think that I will ever sell these tools. A collection like this just can't be broken up.

    I also inherited a lot of arrowheads he collected from walking freshly plowed fields. When I say "a lot" I mean a lot.
     
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    tous GET A ROPE!

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    I have a small collection of slide rules, the earliest from 1920 or so and the newest from around 1960. :whistling:

    I also have boxes of techical manuals for computers and operating systems they haven't made for 50 years. I keep trying to get rid of them, but you never know when you'll come across an IBM 360/20 DOS/VS install with 2400 tape drives. And, yes. I have boxes of cards, but alas, no keypunch machine. :crying:

    Don't judge me. :supergrin:
     
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    Psychman NRA Patriot Life Member

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    I have a large collection of pocket protectors going back to Ben Franklin.
     
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    Blitzer Cool Cat

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    "Restoring" them could make them less valuable? :dunno:
     
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    Mr. Niceguy Senior Member

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    I'ge got several NFL HOF items & autographed photos from when my great uncle was inducted.
     
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    I think his Grandpa was most likely restoring them at the time for resale tools. Not as collectibles.
     
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    A few family items we have that I have always liked.

    A large old style steel milk jug from Sambos Restraunts, my uncle found there when he worked there as a kid. Gave it to my mom many years ago.

    Not very old, but three Flags of the USA. One flown over the US Capital on the day my father retired from USAF, one flown over PACAF HQ the last day he worked there, and one flown over the Arizona Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

    My personal collection started a long while back with Zippos, but kind of grew into tobacciana items. Unusual lighters, old cans and pouches of tobacco, some over a hundred years old now.
     
  11. ipfreely123

    ipfreely123 something witty CLM

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    Could everyone with valuables please list you address and schedule of when your house will be empty for the next few weeks.

    No reason why. Just curious.:whistling:
     
  12. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Namedropper! My cousin helped in the manufacture of Lindsey Lohan's left boob. So there! :rofl:


    Nah, I don't have anything of real value. Well, I do, but it'd have to be in teh 50K+ arena for me to really care. $500-1K is no big deal. Sentiment is too much to even bother getting a price.

    My dad has a spike from the USS Constitution. That was recovered during the first restoration in the 70's. Made by. . . . anyone? Anyone?? PAUL REVERE!
     
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    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Feller has to be pretty danged low to pilfer a man's slide rules. :shocked:
     
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    Mikey444 sacré bleu!

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    I have a 1950 Phillies autographed baseball signed by the entire team.

    Soem of the notables are Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn, and Del Ennis.
     
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    ipfreely123 something witty CLM

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    Anything for you tous. :supergrin:
     
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    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Just keep your sticky hands off'n my HASP manuals.

    :supergrin: :wavey:

    <--- notes the change of location from St. Louis (slum) to Herculaneum (ex-urban paradise) :thumbsup:
     
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    ipfreely123 something witty CLM

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    Ok your manuals are safe ........for now. :supergrin:
     
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    I have an autographed football from the 1962 Packers. One of their
    championship years!!

    Lombardi, Starr, Nitschke, Taylor, Dowler, McGee....you name 'em, they're on there!!
     
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    Judge you?? Hell, I'm jealous!!!
     
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    My dad spent years looking for one of these. Had to be original, had to be cast iron, wasn't interested in anything else. He finally found this in a shop in Kentucky I think, around 1988. If I remember right, Dad didn't even try to haggle with the price, which was $800. My dad christened him Leroy.

    Leroy's mine now. Needed some money back in the summer and placed an ad for it on Craigslist. Didn't really want to sell it, but would for the right money, so I priced it at $5000. Got an offer of $2500, which I turned down. Don't need the money anymore, which I'm glad for, because I really like Leroy. Very rare piece of Americana.