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#1 Mr Magoo

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:01 PM

If I had the cash, I would be going after this hard. http://tinyurl.com/yrfbtf Not only is it a neat piece of astronomy related memorabilia, but as a piece of American folk art, it is worth quite a bit. If any of you watch the Roadshow, you know what I mean. I will be very interested to see what this goes for.

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:11 PM

Indeed. Imagine if it said 'Alvan Clark and Sons'.

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#3 BHunt

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:17 PM

I think I might buy that and hang it from the top rails on my polster bed. That would really make the wife happy.
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:22 PM

Mine would take it down and use it on my head.

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#5 Glassthrower

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:37 PM

I think this is the first wood and leather design I have seen.

I hear it is well corrected for coma and astigmatism, but the overall image is a little soft ...

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:41 PM

Probably pretty easy to column-ate, though.

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:14 PM

Evil EBay listings, can't see them from work!! Will have to remember to take a look at this one when I get home.

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:31 PM

Probably pretty easy to column-ate, though.


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Posted 23 May 2007 - 11:01 PM

I think you guys are barking up the wrong tree...

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:53 AM

Judging by the bidding, I might start making wooden and leather telescopes.

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:04 AM

Judging by the bidding, I might start making wooden and leather telescopes.

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You forgot "...and wait 100 years."

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:43 AM

Great... now you guys are a tree-ring circus....

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 11:20 AM

If I had the cash, I would be going after this hard. http://tinyurl.com/yrfbtf Not only is it a neat piece of astronomy related memorabilia, but as a piece of American folk art, it is worth quite a bit. If any of you watch the Roadshow, you know what I mean. I will be very interested to see what this goes for.


Yup, if it was offered at a Pook & Pook sale or a Wes Cowan auction, it would surely make big money (assuming it's legit). Still, $316 with over 5 days to go seems very promising for the seller.

#14 Preston Smith

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:59 PM

Yeah, but is it APO?

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 10:08 PM

No, but it used to have SAP- O

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:47 AM

It looks like a Shakuhachi.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:38 AM

Looking at the sign, it kinda reminds me of a baseball bat... but thicker. One that hasn't been turned down so much on the lathe.
The length is listed as 42.5".
The maximum length for baseball bats has always been 42".
Perhaps the original sign maker (back in the 19th C.?) was better known for their "Louisville Sluggers"? :thinking:

#18 refractory

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:19 AM

Next somebody will be making jokes about Mogey Mantle...

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 04:45 PM

Groan! :lol:

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 04:50 PM

UUUUHHHHH!!!!!!! :vomit: :dabomb: :poke: :tonofbricks:

#21 Preston Smith

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 04:56 PM

Groan! :lol:

Keith (I think this thread has become a little wooden)


I'm not going to respond to this statement lest I make an Ash out of myself although I am Pine-ing to do so. :whistle:

#22 Glassthrower

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:23 PM

This thread has become more than wooden, it has become CHEESE!

As in CHEESY.

Too bad we don't have a graemlin for cheese.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:55 PM

Personally I'm OAKAY with puns in this thread, but in the interests of our SILVATION PHLOEM such, perhaps its best if we DRUID to a close? Either way, don't get PITHED if it gets TRUNKATED. Its time to get CELLULOSE again.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:54 PM

Geez. Sounds like this is going against your GRAIN, Jess. The last thing we need is to SPLINTER this group. WOOD you be happier if we TURNED this thread off now?

#25 trainsktg

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:58 PM

OK Guys,

Despite the fact that this has become a POPLAR thread, I think its time we LEAF this one alone.

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