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#126 Dave M

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:12 AM

There was one with a box and marked 1939 Worlds Fair a week or two ago on the bay, it sold for $28 shipped.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:21 AM

There was one with a box and marked 1939 Worlds Fair a week or two ago on the bay, it sold for $28 shipped.


That's a fair price for the World's Fair edition. I only have one of those (with World's Fair box), half a dozen of the later editions.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:08 AM

Not the 1939 World's Fair edition:

Palomar ashtray

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

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Chuck, Surprised to see this thread   :lol:

I thought since we had a lot of space collectables in it ide post this in here.

 

I recently ran across this Vintage jar lid from the 60`s that was advertised as being "possibly" from a commemarative glass jar

of Ovaltine or PDQ, the seller wasnt positive but believed that to be the case.

In searching the internet i only came across two other references to these jar lids, one was in a ad and that seller thought it was from off a Tang jar, here`s a link to that ad.

https://www.etsy.com...e-commemorative

The only other person who had 7 lids for sale that i bought today thought they were mayonnaise jar lids.

I`m thinking these things are pretty rare now, theres just nothing about them that i can find anywhere on the net.

Anyway i can post pics of the other lids when i get them, they all have different space scenes from Americas achievments in Space

back in the 60`s.

Does anyone remember these lids and can positively ID what product/jar they were off of  :question:

Thanks!



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:27 PM

Not me, but it's cool



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:14 PM

Pretty cool find, Dave!  Yep, this seems to be the thread for astro-related "classic" memorabilia.

 

Keep us posted if you make any headway on the lid provenance.  Hopefully someone will remember them.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:57 PM

The Palomar Classic Ashtray collection, at long last!

 

Hi Chuck,

I'm reading this thread a long time after it was active, but I enjoyed seeing your 1939 box, which is different than mine from the fair (yours is in much better condition than mine, too). The back is essentially the same but mine is different on the front and end flaps. The disc (actually, ashtray) inside is marked just as your is. I'd hate to say what I paid for mine, as anytime you stray into an area of interest to another group of collectors, in this case World's Fair collectors, crossover bidding can get intense. I gather that there are far more World's Fair collectors than our relatively small group of astronomical ephemera folks. --Ken1939 World's Fair Palomar disc-LR.jpg



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:59 PM

Interesting, thanks for posting that pic, Ken.  I've actually sold a couple of my non-world's fair ashtrays since posting that pic, just keeping a few of them.  The non-world's fair edition is apparently very plentiful, I see them pop up on eBay regularly.

 

A CN friend recently sent me a couple of actual pieces of the 200" telescope that were replaced as part of a maintenance program some years ago.  They are apparently original components and were only just replaced for the first time since dedication!



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:13 PM

My Palomar ashtray...

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:26 PM

Pretty cool find, Dave!  Yep, this seems to be the thread for astro-related "classic" memorabilia.

 

Keep us posted if you make any headway on the lid provenance.  Hopefully someone will remember them.

Chuck, ive had zero success in finding out anything about the lids, but heres pics of the other 6 lids.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:27 PM

The last one.

 

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:53 PM

Here's a little something I found.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:53 PM

Bottom of Piggy-Bank.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:57 PM

Interesting that they omitted Grissom who was between Shepard and Glenn in Liberty Bell 7.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:57 PM

Cool bank Madeline,

Here`s a fairly rare 1956 Duro Flying Saucer Bank and pic of the writing on

the underside of the saucer section.

 

 

 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

Dave, that is really a nice bank and from the mid 50's.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

In an effort to stay on TOPIC......  DAVE.... :lol: ......BTW very nice bank .....Don't want the OP to start Deleating Posts  :lol:    Back to classic ashtrays :rofl:

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 04:47 PM

Hey, that really is an ashtray!  Never seen one like it.  Where did you pick it up, Tom?  Is it perhaps a one-of-a-kind?



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:24 PM

Hey, that really is an ashtray!  Never seen one like it.  Where did you pick it up, Tom?  Is it perhaps a one-of-a-kind?

 

 

Bought it from a dealer at one of are local Flea Markets, Larry ( The Dealer ) keeps an eye out for space stuff for me. He also deals in Novelty glasses ie. drinking glasses.     " Is it perhaps a one-of-a-kind?".........I don't think so , Found one other on the Web. I think it was on Etsy auction site..........TK



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:10 PM

In an effort to stay on TOPIC......  DAVE.... :lol: ......BTW very nice bank .....Don't want the OP to start Deleating Posts  :lol:    Back to classic ashtrays :rofl:

 

DaveM , I hope you know I was just Funnin' with ya. :flowerred:



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:59 PM

The latest addition to my "classic astronomy" memorabilia collection.

 

An approximately 80-year-old tin of mirror-grinding abrasive, sold at the time by John M. Pierce.

 

 

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John M. Pierce was a charter member of the Springfield Telescope Makers, Inc., the group started by Russell W. Porter.  The first meeting in August 1920 was at the Jones and Lamson Machine Company in Springfield, Vermont.  Porter and Pierce were among the original 16 people who started the amateur telescope-making movement in America.  Porter soon widened the scope of the group to include astronomical observation.  This was the genesis of the now famous Breezy Hill institution known as Stellafane.

A series of articles on the groups activities was soon published in Scientific American, began by editor Albert G. Ingalls, and this ignited widespread interest in telescope making and astronomy in the U.S. as well as world-wide.  It was then that club vice-president John M. Pierce began to sell instructions and materials to people across the world, who were eager to try their hand at building their own telescope, guided by Porter's and Ingall's articles.

 

http://www.crjc.org/...tage/V07-70.htm

 

http://www.hartnessh...er-museum.shtml

 

Shaking the tin, I can tell that the contents are still loosely packed and the tin nearly full.  The lid is stubborn, however, and I have not made a determined effort as of yet to remove it.

 

Grit size is unknown, but the number "3" has been drawn by hand over the face of the lid, suggesting a medium grit.  I'd have to read some of Porter's articles to determine precisely what he considered the third grit size in a grinding progression to be.

 

The tin measures 2-1/2" in diameter by 1" tall.

 

 



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:04 AM

Son of a gun, That Chuck is truly a fine piece of telescope making history  , what a fine piece for your collection.

 

 

That sir is truly some......................................................."TRUE GRIT"

 

 

thanks for sharing.   



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:18 AM

 

In an effort to stay on TOPIC......  DAVE.... :lol: ......BTW very nice bank .....Don't want the OP to start Deleating Posts  :lol:    Back to classic ashtrays :rofl:

 

DaveM , I hope you know I was just Funnin' with ya. :flowerred:

 

Madeline, Tom, Thanks for the comments on the bank.

 

Tom, Yes i know you was just kidding, but uh maybe a beer will do  :lol:

Btw,  nice ashtray.



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:53 AM

While waiting for paint to cure on the " Barn Fresh Cave " , OTA.  I came across this built up , unpainted , plastic , 1/8 scale ,  Revell model kit , on Craigslist . Luckily the glue was easy to get apart and reassemble , fill in the seams , and detail .

 

I think I might display this in one of those Bell Jar display domes .  IF I can find one ?

 

" That's one small step for a man , one giant leap for mankind "     :waytogo:

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 12:19 PM

That's Nice!




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