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    Past AACA National President

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  1. Agree-just like evil-bay, some sellers have a completely warped idea of what something might be worth. In some cases, it amounts to pure greed and represents nothing more than asking a stupid amount and hoping someone will pay it. Still though, they need to sell to survive (or at least pay the rent) and I've often been surprised at what a little conversation and a realistic offer might produce. I have a few "favorite" shops that I'll stop at when traveling too. One in particular is a "real"antique shop owned by a young couple who buy privately from estates and occasionally at auction
  2. Yes, that's the reason I posted this little discovery. There is hope for future treasure hunting. While we've been shut in limited to paying sometimes absurd prices (or gagging on them) on evil bay, traditional antique shops have quietly been trying to find stuff to sell. Weve given them an entire year to restock. Lets hit the trail again, American Pickers doesn't get everything!!! Terry
  3. There we were-in the biggest antique mall around while attending the recent AACA event in Charlotte NC. We had a few hours following the Friday judging school to wander around. We ran into Tom Cox who already had his arms full of stuff, and Jim Elliott and Donna, who were smiling like Cheshire cats while clutching their purchases tightly. Shortly after that, I must have rounded a corner they missed - in plain sight in a display case was this great Boyce Motometer on a dog-bone radiator cap. $45.00 with the price tag hanging in clear view. This is the second nice one I've purchased recen
  4. Here is another category we've not explored yet- pocket knives. These are a few of the small. pen-knives in my collection. Thesr are made in Germany and are marked on the blade near where it is hinged. Quite a variety, some with advertising on them. Terry
  5. Let your fingers do the walking. Plenty of info on the iternet. Try a simple Google search. The AACA Library and Research Center should also have info. You are a,member of AACA, righf? Terry
  6. I've been there several times for their steam events and enjoyed them tremendously. They used to also have a great flea market, but recent reports indicate that part of it has declined over the years. Terry
  7. What are your expectations? It could be as simple as parking then out front with a for sale sign in the window. Post a few pictures and the advice you get may be a little more tailored to your specific situation. Terry
  8. I've been reading through some info on this and it appears to be a part of a larger corporation of various history and art museums. What I've seen is pretty amazing. Found the below story of how they chose the name on their Facebook page and thought it was interesting. WHAT’S IN A NAME - Once the decision was made to build an automobile museum, a unique, meaningful name was needed. Initial surveys did not produce a clear winner; but as the process of clearing the land began there it was. Uncovered in the middle of the wooded 35-acre site were the rusty remains of a 1954 Plymout
  9. I'm pretty sure this pic is Charles - had the chance to meet him many years ago at a car show I was involved with in Scotland at historic Glamis Castle where he was visiting. He helped pass out trophies there. He impressed me also as being a genuine old car enthusiast and was easy to talk with. I think it runs in the family. Of course we can't argue with his choice in cars - as it says on one of Susan's tea mugs here - "God save the MG, the Queen can handle herself." Terry
  10. common scam. A good clue is to look and see how long cortez has been on these forums.
  11. The Bliss was one of several "recreations" representing a sort-of CDO (or similar). They were largely assembled using simple hardware store bits and pieces, with perhaps a little added fabrication. If you have some literature on it, and the opportunity to look at some good photos of others, you might find it easier than you think to get any missing or damaged parts replaced. Perhaps some other owners will chime in with offers of assistance in sourcing items you need. Terry
  12. I've read HMN since you could fit it into your back pocket. It's been said you can either be a big fish in a small pond, or a little fish in a big pond. HMN has made their choice, we'll see how it plays out. Terry
  13. Yes, very familiar with it. I've been outbid twice on these cabinets. Although its not a really rare spark plug for collectors, the display cabinets are. We have to compete with collectors of all kinds of graphic advertising, and this is one of the best. There are a couple of other varieties of these that are not so spactacular. As a plug collector, collecting these "go-withs" I'd a pretty popular thing. Terry
  14. That's a rare emblem according to my favorite site for info on them: Americanautoemblems.com Terry
  15. That's a great item! I sure like what have done to display your radiator emblems in original shells. Terry
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