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#101 Chuck Hards

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:09 PM

Love that SA cover. I have a few sci-fi magazine covers from ages past, one poster-size. I need to dig those out of storage.

I'll post ashtray pics soon. Starting 2 weeks off on Saturday. Ten hour workdays since Thanksgiving, no steam left by the time I get home from work.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:29 PM

I think those pics might be over exposed in the developing tank by now :grin:

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

Sorry, I really am going to shoot them. Wife keeps finding stuff for me to do other than ATM related stuff. Posting on the Edmund mount thread momentarily.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:48 AM

The Palomar Classic Ashtray collection, at long last!

 

World's Fair edition center, in box.  Others are "regular" production examples.
 

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:49 AM

Back side of box. Apparently it was intended to just mail these in the box, with no padding at all. I wonder how many actually arrived intact?

 

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:49 AM

Close-up of embossed text. Only the World's Fair edition have the inner ring of text. This was VERY hard to photograph, but you can make out part of the word "YORK" and the word "WORLD'S". The outer ring of text is present on all editions.

 

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:50 AM

Another view, highlighting the word "NEW" on the inner text ring.
 

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I've noticed on eBay that some sellers will sell a non-1939 World's Fair edition as a World's Fair Edition. If you bid on one, know that without the inner ring of text, it's one of the later editions.



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 11:13 AM

Thanks for the pics and info Chuck, i was unaware of the text near the centers of the Original 1939 versions, cool box.
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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:14 PM

Thanks for the pics and info Chuck, i was unaware of the text near the centers of the Original 1939 versions, cool box.
Did the radiation get the best of the pig :lol:


There was one listed on eBay last week as a Worlds Fair edition, but I couldn't detect any inner ring text in the photos the seller posted. No box. There was a fair amount of bidding activity on it so I hope the buyer wasn't deceived. It was obviously a later edition.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:06 PM

Hi Chuck,
In the same theme as your ashtrays, here is another recent addition to my office. It is a picture of one a couple different designs of the First Day Issue stamp covers for the dedication of the 200" Palomar scope from 1948. This one has an image of the egg crate mirror.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:13 PM

The Palomar Classic Ashtray collection, at long last!

Bottom center is the 1939 New York World's Fair original edition, with box. The other six are the later edition.
 


But they are all missing the Cassegrain hole... cool.gif

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:16 AM

Dave, your first-day cover is very cool. It reminded me that I have these; a formal Palomar display that includes the ashtrays is beginning to gel in my mind.

Full sheet of 3-cent Palomar postage stamps.

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:16 AM

Palomar mirror postcard from the 1940s, from Corning. Front:

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:16 AM

Postcard back:

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:20 AM

I just picked this up, an enamel Palomar lapel pin. It's about an inch across, and in perfect condition. Never seen one before, it should go well on display with my growing assortment of Palomar memorabilia.
 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 01:33 AM

Well, this is the best I can do in this respect. When you move around a lot as I have, you can't hang on to a lot of stuff from childhood. I did manage a box of comics that I shared with my kids and will share with my grandson when he gets a bit older. Here's a few. You may recognize some.


I sold my entire comic book collection, which included a Batman #14 to go towards buying my Cave 8" lightweight deluxe. I had quite a few comic books that were worth a lot and if I remember right, netted about $100 1974 dollars for it all.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:17 AM

You sure can find lots of cool stuff for that display. Very nice find! You're making me want to start something like that.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:27 PM

Here ya go Chuck, picked these up for the display.
1953 Space Foods Company syrup/coin bank bottles.
Nice Palomar collectables btw..

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:02 PM

Nice! I've never heard of those soft drinks. Of course, '53 was the year my folks got married, so just a tad before my time.

I bought some Palomar first-day covers recently, eBay is lousy with them, dirt cheap, and several different styles. Pics soon.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:04 PM

They were syrups for making your own soft drinks at home, before my time as well :grin: but the company went bankrupt before the stuff went into production, apparently they at least had the bottles made, their NOS.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:25 AM

Just got this on eBay. Couldn't resist. It's a crate label from a Spanish produce company. Apparently there is an entire hobby in collecting labels. It's about the size of a sheet of printer paper. Should go great with any "classic" astronomy/science/sci-fi display.
 

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 10:40 AM

One of these showed-up on eBay, I found one a month or two ago:

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:28 AM

You need this one Chuck http://www.ebay.com/...4949224?lpid=82

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

Lol, have it already.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:06 AM

Currently on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/...2649&ssPageN...

http://www.ebay.com/...2649&ssPageN...

I've contacted the seller for the first one, they are not the 1939 World's Fair editions, lacking the inner ring of text. They said they would edit the auction when they had time.

The second auction, for a single ashtray, isn't a World's Fair edition, either.

But still genuine and highly collectible.


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