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#1 Chuck Hards

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:18 AM

Well, they are replica Palomar mirrors... smile.gif

I won a lot of six of them on eBay, no flaws. I was the only bidder. Got them for a song. Kind of weird when they were going for around sixty bucks EACH just a few months ago, but I'm not complaining.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:28 AM

I many donate one to our club Christmas party raffle. Already donated a GLP so we'll see if my heart has more room to grow.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:25 PM

I told my wife about the win. She thinks they'd make dandy coasters.

Yeah, right...

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:44 PM

Sort gross now to think about it.

I suppose many people smoked back then so it wasn't the big antisocial thing as it is now.

Now, if you had one of the replica 20" (10:1 scale) versions, I would be impressed.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:54 PM

Somebody actually ground one into a mirror, but I can't recall the details. I'd be worried about the lack of anneal.

But it is a tempting idea.

No worries, they definitely will NOT be used as ashtrays in my house.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:30 PM

I found one this summer on ebay from a guy/seller that worked at Corning. Paid $20 shipped for it. Told a friend about it and he wanted one, so i asked the guy if he had more and he did, sold my friend one for $20 also.
I have mine displayed on a little easel, cool little item..

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:53 PM

I have the one I've had for years displayed next to some fossil fish and a nice quartz crystal formation.

I have to brag. I got all six of these for considerably less than $20, shipping included.

Wish I could find one of the original boxes they came in.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:15 PM

You got a Great deal then.. :)
I was happy to snag the one i got, and get a friend one.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:43 PM

Here`s a image of mine, along with a couple other shelf sitters :grin:

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:07 PM

That is a totally cool display, Dave!

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:35 PM

Thanks Chuck,
Not to hijack your thread, but here`s the rest of it. :)

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:41 PM

Oh man, I hope Chuck doesn't mind; because that is a really cool collection/display!

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:44 PM

That looks good :waytogo:,,, you have been busy :)

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:50 PM

Thanks Guys, if he does mind I`ll delete it.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:14 PM

No, don't delete, its very much on-topic. Love it!

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:58 AM

Great looking stuff. :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:57 AM

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.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:16 AM

Thanks Rich, Chuck

Chuck, i also have those, along with the Hot Wheels JPL Sojourner set and limited edition 14k Gold plated Sojourner.
All cool collectibles like the ash tray..
Robby is a limited edition wind up tin, i`ll have to get you a picture of the box, really cool graphics.
He walks, has moving parts under the clear dome and produces sparks behind the blue window where in the movie the voice originates from. Made in Japan :grin:
The clock in the image is a vintage Diamond brand Sputnik alarm clock, made in the 60`s, Shanghi China.
The Red/white/blue space decanter and 4 glasses are from 1969/1970, to commemorate the first landing on the moon, they used to give you a glass at the gas station with a fill up or certain amount of gas purchase.
The Star wars picture is a 550 piece puzzle my wife and i put together then framed, these were cool puzzles, they have a metallic look to them, there was three, and the other two are hanging on other walls in the room, puzzles are a Great way to help pass the winter. Actually just finished a Round 1965 Springbok Zodiac puzzle, its 20" in diameter, i`m going to put it in a nice round frame. Now its on to doing the Neil Armstrong First Man to walk on the moon 1000 piece puzzle.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

Now you've got me thinking about a nice astronomy/sci-fi display of my own. Wondering what I've got that would look good in an ensemble... I have Harlow Shapley's autograph on a 3x5 card, along with a few other science/sci-fi signatures, but those aren't visually very interesting. My late mom's Dr. Who collection maybe, but I'm not a big Dr. Who fan, personally. Hmmm...

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:15 PM

Ide certainly be interested in seeing what you come up with.
Harlow Shapley's autograph would be nice in a small frame next to a picture of Mt Wilson Observatory or something he was connected to.
Those space glasses like i have can still be found on ebay fairly reasonably priced.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:19 PM

Might be drifting a little in this thread????? From ashtrays to leafs????? :shrug: What the heck, brought this back when I went over to my Daughter's wedding in England 2 yrs ago..

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:23 AM

Cool.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:04 AM

It's amazing that the tree is still living!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:05 AM

Need seeds, then you could grow your own :grin:
That is pretty cool!


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