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#1 Brian Risley

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:09 PM

This is a continuation of the previous thread. I'm locking the old thread but it will age off in a few days.
There are some new rules. Please read.

1) The basic guideline for this thread is to list ads and auctions that others may be interested in. It is not intended to replace CL or eBay as a site to find all possible classic ads. Please keep your posts to actual "classic" equipment. If you have to ask if it's classic, it probably isn't.

2) Do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends, this includes items you may be trying sell for someone else. This is considered sale promotion in the open forums and is a violation of the CN TOS. Please post your own ads in the Swap & Shop forum or the Cloudy Nights Classifieds.

3) Do not post photos from ads, this is a TOS violation. If you must have some reference to a photo in the post, post a link to the photo, not the photo itself.

4) Do not post the entire ad text, or large blocks of it, without permission from the author.

5) Concentrate on the item for sale, and not the seller.

6) Although not mandatory, when posting ads, including a short description of the item is a courtesy to others who don't have time to click on every link. It also provides some data when the link is no longer active. Be a little specific.

Here's an example of a good post:
4" f/8 Jaegers OTA on eBay. LINK

Poor post:
4" telescope. LINK

7) Please post a live link to the item. Do not post "PM me for link". We realize that this is an honest attempt to prevent non-CN member flippers from finding the posts, but most of the hard-core flippers are CN members already. Flippers look for bargains, they won't be outbidding you at top-dollar because they won't make any money on the item. Most of the time you are outbid, it is by a fellow Classics CN member.

8) Please limit yourself to one "found" post per hour. If you find more items within that time, just edit your post and add them, or wait until you have finished looking at all the ad sites and post them all at once.

9) Short discussions can take place about the items listed. When quoting a post, edit the quoted post to include only the part you are replying to. Do not quote an entire string of replies. If not quoting, make a note of what your reply pertains to, so others won't misinterpret your reply. Please keep these discussions limited to the actual items posted. If the discussion becomes protracted or the noise level gets too high, these posts will be moved to a new thread. Further comments on the item should then be made in the new thread.

10) Ads that are odd or have humor may find a better home in the Favorite Used Telescope Ad thread.

Posts that do not follow these posting guidelines or are for items not appropriate for this thread may be removed at moderator discretion.

Buyer Beware- CN is not responsible for any of the ads or auctions posted here or their content. There are some scams floating around, so do your homework before pursuing any ad.


 

#2 Brian Risley

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:13 PM

Remember, keep to the ads and the equipment in them, not the seller or others. 

Remember the main TOS theme: Be Nice.

Posts that do not follow the guidelines may be deleted in their entirety.  Don't keep quoting posts that you know do not follow the guidelines.  Your entire post will be deleted, not just the quoted section.

 

 

 


 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:45 PM

Alright let's kick it off with something from the Reagan administration:

 

B&L Banner Astro 1000 80mm/1000mm $80 on a sweet GEM

https://washingtondc...5941897045.html

 

and a little something from when Reagan was starring in Hellcats of the Navy:

Questar 3.5 $2000

https://easternshore...5914996071.html

 

(never seen a Reagan Movie)

 

 

edit2:

Towa Lafayette 60/800 $90

https://easternshore...5914996071.html

 

 

edit3:

Celestron C4.5, Vixen Polaris, Japanese Ultima Barlow in the focuser $100

https://hudsonvalley...5945792850.html


Edited by tmaestro, 04 January 2017 - 11:10 PM.

 

#4 starman876

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:48 PM

Been watching that scope.  However, not sure of the B&L quality in those days.


 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:51 PM

Alright let's kick it off with something from the Reagan administration:

 

B&L Banner Astro 1000 80mm/1000mm $80 on a sweet GEM

https://washingtondc...5941897045.html

Awesome scope I would buy it in heart beat for three times that price. It's the same scope as the Pentax J80 with collimateable cell and all. Somebody jump on it now!


 

#6 rolo

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:54 PM

I found the DX8 for the internal airbag deployment test!

 

http://www.ebay.com/...wMAAOSwo4pYbbxG


 

#7 tmaestro

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:18 PM

That's old, blue, and Sears, and cheap.  Isn't that a wedding superstition?

https://philadelphia...5914159746.html


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:45 AM

B&L Banner Astro 1000 80mm/1000mm $80 on a sweet GEM

 

If I lived within driving distance, I'd buy it.  NOW.  $80 is a steal.  Perfect Beginner's scope - lightweight, good views, and holds collimation.  If I'd been smart, I would've kept mine, and replaced the lens.  Can't tell from the photo if it has the quartz drive.  If it does... the GEM is worth $150.  Can carry the same loads as a Polaris.


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:37 AM

I found the DX8 for the internal airbag deployment test!

 

http://www.ebay.com/...wMAAOSwo4pYbbxG

By Goly You Did , :yay: I can't hardly wait , This will be a YouTube Video won't it ? Heck I'd pay good money just for a DVD. :sct2: :bomb: :bomb: :sct2: :waytogo:


 

#10 paulymo

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:46 AM

A bunch of vintage parts ads hit eBay last night--Towa, Vernonscope, Criterion...  I'm linking to one ad, see last pic for the box of all the stuff that is spread out in different ads by the seller.  Apparently came from a woman who worked at the Adler back in the 60s.  Seems like quality parts for any who might need.


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:04 AM

 

Alright let's kick it off with something from the Reagan administration:

 

B&L Banner Astro 1000 80mm/1000mm $80 on a sweet GEM

https://washingtondc...5941897045.html

Awesome scope I would buy it in heart beat for three times that price. It's the same scope as the Pentax J80 with collimateable cell and all. Somebody jump on it now!

 

That price is a steal.   It don't seem to have the quartz drive.   I'm curious about what you referred to comparing that to the Pentax J80?   Thanks


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:14 AM

I've had both and they're identical....collimateable cell and all.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:21 AM

 

I found the DX8 for the internal airbag deployment test!

 

http://www.ebay.com/...wMAAOSwo4pYbbxG

By Goly You Did , :yay: I can't hardly wait , This will be a YouTube Video won't it ? Heck I'd pay good money just for a DVD. :sct2: :bomb: :bomb: :sct2: :waytogo:

 

If it get more responses like yours I just might! :lol:


Edited by rolo, 05 January 2017 - 09:22 AM.

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:33 AM

 

 

I found the DX8 for the internal airbag deployment test!

 

http://www.ebay.com/...wMAAOSwo4pYbbxG

By Goly You Did , :yay: I can't hardly wait , This will be a YouTube Video won't it ? Heck I'd pay good money just for a DVD. :sct2: :bomb: :bomb: :sct2: :waytogo:

 

If it get more responses like yours I just might! :lol:

 

Need to start a ....." Go fund me thread " :lol:


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:05 AM

4.5" Reflector - not sure if its vintage. Anyone ever hear of KIMBOSHI?

http://newjersey.cra...5942544208.html


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#16 Bomber Bob

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:09 AM

4.5" Reflector - not sure if its vintage. Anyone ever hear of KIMBOSHI?

http://newjersey.cra...5942544208.html

That's a re-branded D-K from the 1990s.  I'd offer $100, and walk away if the offer was declined.


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:11 AM

4.5" Reflector - not sure if its vintage. Anyone ever hear of KIMBOSHI?

http://newjersey.cra...5942544208.html

I believe it's a DAI-ICHI KOGAKU CO,.LTD


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:35 AM

 

4.5" Reflector - not sure if its vintage. Anyone ever hear of KIMBOSHI?

http://newjersey.cra...5942544208.html

I believe it's a DAI-ICHI KOGAKU CO,.LTD

 

That's the same tube cover, spider nuts, and tube rings that were supplied with a Meade NT500 4.5" I got off the outlet store for $50 some years ago. After replacing the secondary it gave some of the best lunar views I've ever seen - the 4.5" f/8 mirror was just about perfect. Probably from the same people. Gave it to my friend and she uses it all the time.

 

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:26 AM

Jason/Towa 80mm/1200mm Model 324 Saturn $180

http://inlandempire....5892556163.html


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:13 PM

SPI 60x1200 telescope.https://spokane.crai...5941261538.html. 500.00
 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:26 PM

Jason/Towa 80mm/1200mm Model 324 Saturn $180

http://inlandempire....5892556163.html

This was posted on CL last summer, Seller has added a few more photos.


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:36 PM

SPI 60x1200 telescope.https://spokane.crai...5941261538.html. 500.00

Down from $750...


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

SPI 60x1200 telescope.https://spokane.crai...5941261538.html. 500.00

$500......ridiculous!


 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:50 PM

http://www.cloudynig...e/#entry7613131

 

anyone notice this C70 in our swap and shop section.  Going to be sad if my 60mm Tak wont keep up with it.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:53 PM

 

SPI 60x1200 telescope.https://spokane.crai...5941261538.html. 500.00

$500......ridiculous!

 

absurd 


 


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