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Terry Bond

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  1. I've intended to take this catalog along to Hershey or another swap meet (Luray?) but can't determine exactly what year it is. I've found it common that early catalogs are not dated and it can be difficult to pin that down unless you can figure out when certain models were introduced, or what features were offered when. This catalog features the Chase motor trucks and shows what seems to be the full range of them. A clue might be on two pages early in the booklet that describe the "Model M" as the newest addition to their line-up. So, if I can figure out when that model was introduced it might help narrow things down a bit. Any thoughts? Thanks, Terry
  2. If I remember correctly, this is an antique car forum. The only electrics that interest me are pre-war. Terry
  3. 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. They know what they are doing and for most items they offer, there is a simple percentage markup on the items. It's a pleasure to do business with them. For most mall vendors, they are merely opportunists who have yet to learn you can only sell your good stuff once. Terry
  4. 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
  5. 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 recently in an antique shop for what seems like 20 year old prices. It's the occasional discovery like that that keeps me going. Terry
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 Plymouth Savoy. Taking this as an omen, Savoy Automobile Museum was born. The namesake Savoy has been preserved and will return to tell its story as part of the Museum's landscape. Every car has a story, and we intend to tell those stories beginning in the fall of 2021.
  11. 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
  12. common scam. A good clue is to look and see how long cortez has been on these forums.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. That's a rare emblem according to my favorite site for info on them: Americanautoemblems.com Terry
  17. That's a great item! I sure like what have done to display your radiator emblems in original shells. Terry
  18. I try to always refer to one of my "rules of collecting." Anyone can have money, you have to be lucky to have stuff. Yes, looking at that fob again in my display case, the pain of payment quickly goes away and I'm glad I took the chance on it. Next one that turns up is all yours. Happy collecting-Terry
  19. That's a pretty serious brake drum for a child's toy. Terry
  20. Of course I paid toooooooo much for this one, but it's a rare item. I saw one other sold years ago and I was badly outgunned on it, so was determined not to let this one slip away. It's a very rare Nyberg fob that was produced by Bastian Bros. Rochester, NY. The Nyberg is a rare automobile with limited production between 1910 and 1914. Henry Nyberg was from Swedan. His first efforts in automobile production began in 1903 when he helped found the Nyberg-Waller Automobile Works in Chicago. The first cars built there were one and two-cylinder runabouts. From 1905 until late 1909, he concentrated on automobile repair and sold used vehicles through his garage in Chicago. In 1909 he relocated to Anderson, Indiana and having purchased the building and equipment from the defunct Rider-Lewis Automobile Company established the Nyberg Automobile Works. He also opened a factory in Chattanooga TN. Nyberg Motors specialty was a large, elegant touring car that sold between $1,300 and $2,000. In addition to several touring cars, the company made a roadster and experimented with a firetruck and several other products. The company even produced a race car which Harry Endicott drove in the third Indianapolis 500. The car finished 21st in a field of 23 drivers. The company was under capitalized and by September 1913 was forced into receivership. In 1914, the remains of the company was sold to A. C. Barley of Streator, Ill. Nyberg moved to Canada, and then eventually returned to Swedan where he retired. There are many interesting twists-and-turns in the story of the Nyberg, and even the Regal automobile, as well as Chattanooga Tennessee's history of the early automobile. I believe there are two surviving Nyberg automobiles in Corky Coker's collection. Terry
  21. HERSHEY! That's my favorite car based reality show. Come early and enjoy the swap meet too. Terry
  22. Yes indeed, been there many times. When we lived near Baltimore years ago it was favorite place to take visitors. The Crab Claw restaurant was also a favorite stop. Terry
  23. You might get some response if you change the title of your post. I thought it was some kind of math quiz. Terry
  24. What year, model, etc? Photos helpful too. Recommend you contact the AACA Library and Research Center. They should have a substantial amount of info available. Terry
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