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#26 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:29 AM

Got Seeds, they are in the apple that I epoxy clear coated and have in a show case . There is several decendents of the tree around the world , one is at M.I.T. The original tree feel over and is laying on the ground but a start prospered off the stump and is a full grown tree once again. It took a lickin' but still is tickin' :lol: The tree is registered as a National Treasure by the Queen :grin:

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:38 AM

It's too bad that nobody grabbed some of Milton Humason's empty liquor bottles that he tossed in the brush behind Mt. Wilson observatory. One of those would be a cool artifact for display.

I do have one of Tom Cave's empty breakfast cereal boxes (no lie!). I've been wating for Turk to make me a ridiculous offer for it. ;)

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

It's too bad that nobody grabbed some of Milton Humason's empty liquor bottles that he tossed in the brush behind Mt. Wilson observatory. One of those would be a cool artifact for display.

I do have one of Tom Cave's empty breakfast cereal boxes (no lie!). I've been wating for Turk to make me a ridiculous offer for it. ;)


Is it mint in a bag with finger prints :lol:
Would look nice next to Toms Elie Buck scope :grin:

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:09 AM

Speaking of Milton Humason's empty liquor bottles, here`s my ash tray next to a 16 oz Budweiser.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

Is it mint in a bag with finger prints :lol:
Would look nice next to Toms Elie Buck scope :grin:


It's wrapped in brown paper, with one of Cave's return address labels on it. It has "F.R.A.S." hand-written on it after his name.

I bought a book from him a long time ago, that he had listed in the Starry Messenger and he sent it in the cereal box. For some reason, I've hung onto the box all these years.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:27 AM

I`m sure i would have saved it also :)

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:13 PM

That 60mm. eyepiece is amazeing,,, as many times as I've seen it and looked thru it I 'am still in AWE!!!!! at it's size... :shocked:

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:14 PM

Yep, that's easily a 16 oz. eyepiece!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:20 PM

Height wise :grin:
Weight wise its 845g, or (1 pound 13.8oz )
Its a very rare eyepiece and the crown jewel of my Masuyama lineup.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 02:09 PM

I found an old Edmund "jumping disk" still in plastic sleeve.

Compared to that Masuyama EP, though, it's about as interesting as watching something rust.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:08 PM

When I saw the first photo, I was thinking "OK, Robby is good, but where's B-9?" Then you totally came through!

I have the Johnny Lightning Lost in Space set. If I could talk myself into removing them from the packages, they'd make nice display pieces next to the ashtrays.

My B9.. the regular one is behind the chrome one.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:17 PM

PEZ dispensers!

I had forgotten about those. I have the ST set as well as TLOTR set. And I found some Star Trek stuff in that closet too. Phaser, communicator, tricorder (original series) as well as the ST watch (analog). The second-hand is a little Enterprise that flies around the watch dial. All the ST stuff is still in it's original packaging.

Possibilities there...

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:26 PM

I have a BUNCH of ST Pewter Ships and Figures, never got too much into Star Wars....
I'll tell you one thing Kirk would have never stood for A Pimply little Ensign talking back to him!
And you don't get up from a Capn' Kirk Karate Chop!

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:47 PM

:bigshock:EYE CANDY, ANYONE ? #1 :bigshock:

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:48 PM

#2 :bigshock:

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:22 PM

Cool Stuff Guys, i love seeing all the cool collectibles :waytogo:
Robby robot box, also have the Movie Forbidden Planet on Blu ray.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:25 PM

Plasma disc, to right of flat screen, forget the exact name for it.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

:bigshock:That looks totally AWESOME Dave ,,That room has come a long way since I last seen it ..NICE JOB :goodjob:

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:50 PM

Thanks! Tom,
Its still a work in progress, but its getting there.
This is going on the wall opposite the stereo once i can find or make a round frame for it, Original 1965 Springbok Myth and Fact in the Zodiac and the sky of the Southern Hemisphere puzzle, its completed but sandwiched between cardboard, but it looks just like the box :grin:

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:49 PM

I hung this in the living room when my ex-wife left. My new wife is OK with it there for now, but after we remodel it will probably get relegated to the man-cave.

A single page from a large-format German world atlas, dated 1881. The atlas was being sold off page-by-page, an utter sin, but I was lucky enough to grab the sole astronomy page, depicting the solar system as it was known then. I made the frame, cherry with a pine inlay. It's roughly 16" x 20".

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A close-up detail of the solar system.

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Thanks to folks who have posted in this thread, I'm getting ideas for a "Classic" astronomy/science/sci-fi themed display. Remembering stuff long stored or forgotten.

Besides Dr. Who, my mom was also a stamp collector. She sold much of her collection before she passed-away, but I did inherit some nice space-themed stamps and first-day covers. I'll go through those next.

And I suppose it wouldn't be a crime to display a tardis or a talking dalek. Mom would approve of that. ;)

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:31 PM

Thats! cool, i really like that..Nice job on the frame :waytogo:
The 1965 Puzzle above is 20 1/4" diameter, so i`ll more than likely have custom to make one.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

Dave, do you glue the puzzles together when completed?

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:09 PM

Chuck, No! after completed i slide them onto a piece of cardboard, put another piece of cardboard on top then flip it over and just slide the puzzle into the frame.
Once you glue one you cant undo it :grin: Not gluing it keeps
it original, and in my opinion, from ruining it.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:17 PM

Chuck,

That's a great looking page. Parting out a rare old book is at least as bad parting out a rare old scope. Nice work on the frame.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:36 PM

Hot Wheels JPL Sojourner Mars Rover, acquired during a visit to JPL in 2000, photographed on a page from "Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet" by Paul Raeburn and Matt Golombek, 1998.

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