Monday, 8 November 2010

Another Old Timer for the Sandpiper Museum.

Another Old Timer for the Sandpiper  Museum.

One of my passions is hunting out Patent and Pre Republic hidden treasure on E-bay. It gives me great  pleasure to spot one with potential,then battle to win it and then closely exam it when it arrives, to see if it is treasure trove.
I recently bid and won this one for the princely sum of $67.The sellers description was very brief and basic. Other than an indication that it was an old Pete from around 1920.
It duly arrived and I had an opportunity to exam it in detail. I can now confirm that the hallmarks do indeed date it to 1920,it is a model/shape 8b,2nd grade.
Following a good spiff and clean up, it is in my opinion now a little cracker. It can be seen in the following photo.

4 comments:

  1. Now that is character! Another great find Jim. Congratulations!

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  2. Nice catch again Jim. By calling it a little cracker, I assume it is about the size of a 313. It should make a good Va of flake pipe.

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  3. Very well done, Jim. That is certainly an eye catcher that will, no doubt, prove to be an excellent smoker. Congratulations!

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  4. Chuck - quite correct my friend.
    Thanks guys for your kind comments.

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