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#1 Quicksilver

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 00:53

So, I get a call from my mother this evening. Says she picked up two penlike deals and what she thinks is a pencil at a rummage sale this weekend. Tells me I can have them, and just toss them if they're junk, cause she only paid $1.50 for them. They have weird, tiny little nibs she says.

She says it's two pens and a pencil.

The pencil matches one of the pens, which is in a box.

I have her describe to me, she says she thinks they're made in 1951.

"1951?" Says I. "Does the case say '51'?"

Yes. 51.

Turns out, she got a cocoa set (haven't seen it to date it yet), and a dove gray 1947 Vac 51. For a buck fifty. Some people get all the luck. Pictures this weekend.
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#2 PAKMAN

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 00:59

AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! crybaby.gif

Why can't this ever be ME!!!!!

Congratulations!!

#3 Glenn-SC

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:23

Wow!

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 03:26

Seriously - does your mother do the personal shopper thing? I think you could hire her out in a heartbeat! Congratulations to you!

I, on the other hand, just bought two 51s on eBay for $101, semi-unintentionally. I was watching them and threw down a bid for a lark, as I figured someone would outbid me throughout the day (I was the third bidder, and there were hours to go when I did this). Imagine my surprise tonight to realize I actually won the stupid bid! Oh, well - I can probably skip the Ohio show this year now; I was going with the intention of buying a 51. Now I have three (well, assuming the new ones really do work).

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#5 Quicksilver

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 03:55

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, right? The only thing I worry about is the vac, because I am not currently tooled to restore Vacs sad.gif
"Reverend, you will go to heaven with other good people. Even in heaven you be arguing about the various theories of religion. Your arguments will be an obstacle to my meditation. Therefore, I would prefer to got to hell. Then I will be of service to the suffering." ~ Bhante Walpola Piyananda

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#6 JimStrutton

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 06:44

QUOTE(Quicksilver @ Sep 19 2007, 04:55 AM) View Post
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, right? The only thing I worry about is the vac, because I am not currently tooled to restore Vacs sad.gif


So you might have to either buy a tool or pay somebody to restore it for you headsmack.gif This is the Guy who gets it for a buck 50 and wants my sympathy lticaptd.gif lticaptd.gif lticaptd.gif Give me strength crybaby.gif

By the way, can I hire your Mother as my personal pen hunter? I like her style thumbup.gif
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 13:29

QUOTE(Quicksilver @ Sep 18 2007, 11:55 PM) View Post
... The only thing I worry about is the vac, because I am not currently tooled to restore Vacs sad.gif


Awwwww....

No sympathy for the peanut gallery! I think with the deep pockets saved on this one you can spring for the parts or a restoration.

Congratulations! Those are deals the rest of us only dream about.

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 14:41

Congrats, Quicksilver! My Mom found a nice Wahl "All-Metal" pen for me in a local thrift store. biggrin.gif

Edited by Maja, 19 September 2007 - 14:41.

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#9 Quicksilver

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 14:49

I just need to train all my family. See a pen, pick it up, and all the day I'll have good luck.
"Reverend, you will go to heaven with other good people. Even in heaven you be arguing about the various theories of religion. Your arguments will be an obstacle to my meditation. Therefore, I would prefer to got to hell. Then I will be of service to the suffering." ~ Bhante Walpola Piyananda

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#10 Buzz J

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 02:09

All my mom ever gave me was a little brother - (bleep)!
so many pens, so little time.......

#11 MLKirk

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:32

Very worthy of praise. Nice going! thumbup.gif
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:48

QUOTE(Buzz J @ Sep 19 2007, 07:09 PM) View Post
All my mom ever gave me was a little brother - (bleep)!


Buzz,

I got one of those too. For some reason I spent a long time thinking it was where I got my lunch money. Worked until about 10th grade when the little bugger had a growth spurt and got as big as me.

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 02:11

I have got to start going back to fleamarketing...

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