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    [quote][i]Originally posted by FlyingElvis[/i]@Jan 25 2004, 05:21 PM
    [b] Are you trying to say Husker's wife's step grandfather was a prostitute ?

    Wow, that was mean......... ;) [/b][/quote]
    No, I think he was trying to say he was a pimp back in the day. :lol:

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by huskeralk+Jan 25 2004, 06:24 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>[b]QUOTE[/b] (huskeralk @ Jan 25 2004, 06:24 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--FlyingElvis[/i]@Jan 25 2004, 05:21 PM
    [b] Are you trying to say Husker&#39;s wife&#39;s step grandfather was a prostitute ?

    Wow, that was mean......... ;) [/b][/quote]
    No, I think he was trying to say he was a pimp back in the day. :lol: [/b][/quote]
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by huskeralk+Jan 25 2004, 05:24 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>[b]QUOTE[/b] (huskeralk @ Jan 25 2004, 05:24 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--FlyingElvis[/i]@Jan 25 2004, 05:21 PM
    [b] Are you trying to say Husker&#39;s wife&#39;s step grandfather was a prostitute ?

    Wow, that was mean......... ;) [/b][/quote]
    No, I think he was trying to say he was a pimp back in the day. :lol: [/b][/quote]
    And the next Lesson Kiddies will be called pulling a Train&#33;&#33;Now
    does anyone in Class know what that is?? :lol:

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by savage69[/i]@Jan 25 2004, 06:31 PM
    [b] And the next Lesson Kiddies will be called pulling a Train&#33;&#33;Now
    does anyone in Class know what that is?? :lol: [/b][/quote]
    Uhhh, If I recall.......JonE mentioned something about it once.

    Said his "kaboose" was sore for days........ B)

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by huskeralk[/i]@Jan 24 2004, 09:07 PM
    [b] I just got done cleaning out my wife&#39;s step grandfathers house. His kids told me if I cleaned it out I could take whatever I wanted. I came across this old railroad oil lantern and was curious if anyone has any idea what the value of these things are. Also, it looks pretty rough. Alot of rust and dirt. I was going to polish it up a little before I put it on ebay but thought maybe it would be worth more as is. Anybody have any suggestions? [/b][/quote]
    Husker, only a Pats fan. :o

    [url=http://antiques-internet.com/colorado/railroadmemories/dynapage/IP1517.htm]http://antiques-internet.com/colorado/rail...page/IP1517.htm[/url]

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by HermsHerald[/i]@Jan 25 2004, 06:50 PM
    [b] Husker, only a Pats fan. :o

    [url=http://antiques-internet.com/colorado/railroadmemories/dynapage/IP1517.htm]http://antiques-internet.com/colorado/rail...page/IP1517.htm[/url] [/b][/quote]
    HOLY CRAP&#33;&#33; &#036;1200 minimum bid? Thanks alot HH. I doubt mines worth that much since it&#39;s a little more beat up but still. WOW&#33;&#33;

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    Don&#39;t think yours is as old. But I know that a red lens would be a higher dollar item than a clear one. DO NOT clean it any more&#33;&#33; As with antique guns, furniture, etc. It only takes away from the value. There is no brass on yours so polishing is only going to expose rusty, pitted steel. Collectors want to see ORIGINAL finish. If it was mine I would wipe it down with a light oil(3in1&#33;) If you want to remove some of the rust try a good quality bore cleaner (for guns) no steel wool or wire brushes. JMO&#33;&#33; Best of luck with it.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by huskeralk[/i]@Jan 25 2004, 05:08 PM
    [b] Well, for better or worse, I decided to take a little steel wool and knock some of the dirt and rust off of this thing. I took a picture of it, here it is.

    [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid101/pcd44fd3408eea4b3bd2aa04fe97831ab/f9d3d7be.jpg[/img] [/b][/quote]
    yes i am a antique expert...leslie keno was a protege,,thats is actually a very rare 18th century anal light fixture that ws used to illuminate the anal area to extracate gerbils...sorry to break the news to you about gramps

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by JETranger 206B[/i]@Jan 25 2004, 07:34 PM
    [b] Husk
    Don&#39;t think yours is as old. But I know that a red lens would be a higher dollar item than a clear one. DO NOT clean it any more&#33;&#33; As with antique guns, furniture, etc. It only takes away from the value. There is no brass on yours so polishing is only going to expose rusty, pitted steel. Collectors want to see ORIGINAL finish. If it was mine I would wipe it down with a light oil(3in1&#33;) If you want to remove some of the rust try a good quality bore cleaner (for guns) no steel wool or wire brushes. JMO&#33;&#33; Best of luck with it. [/b][/quote]
    How can you tell the age of this thing? Comparing mine to the link that HH gave me, they look nearly identical except mine has a red lense. It looks like mine has more bars around the lense as well. I tried emailing the guy on that site but his email isn&#39;t working.

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    &#036;1200.00????

    Why doesn&#39;t sh*t like that happen to me ?........ :(


    Jetsy, long time no see......how are you, baby?

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    I would&#39;nt buy that POS with New England Hick&#39;s money. :lol: :lol:

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by FlyingElvis[/i]@Jan 25 2004, 07:44 PM
    [b] &#036;1200.00????

    Why doesn&#39;t sh*t like that happen to me ?........ :(


    Jetsy, long time no see......how are you, baby? [/b][/quote]
    You know? Out of all the crap that I pulled out of the basement, I never would have imagined that would be the crown jewel. I realize I&#39;m not going to get &#036;1200 for it but I&#39;m sure it will still be far more than I ever imagined.

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    Research is the only way to find age and value. Try this site for a little more info [url=http://www.go-star.com/antiquing/rrlanterns.htm]http://www.go-star.com/antiquing/rrlanterns.htm[/url] or type in " collecting antique railroad lanterns" in google. Sorry I can&#39;t help you out more but my field is antique guns. Best of luck.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by JETranger 206B[/i]@Jan 25 2004, 08:18 PM
    [b] Husk
    Research is the only way to find age and value. Try this site for a little more info [url=http://www.go-star.com/antiquing/rrlanterns.htm]http://www.go-star.com/antiquing/rrlanterns.htm[/url] or type in " collecting antique railroad lanterns" in google. Sorry I can&#39;t help you out more but my field is antique guns. Best of luck. [/b][/quote]
    Yeah, I tried doing some research but can&#39;t find much in the way of prices. They all want me to buy their stupid books. Sorry, I&#39;m not going to buy a book for a lantern that could be worth &#036;1200 or &#036;12.

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    Best the way to do it Husker is put a real high reserve on it and then sell
    it to the Highest Bidder&#33;&#33; ;)

    [img]http://www.visualpleasureantiques.com/raillanternnyc.jpg[/img]
    This one sells for about 140..Go to Ebay and type in RailRoad Lantern
    and see what you get&#33;&#33;

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    The thing that concerns me about ebay is I&#39;m afraid alot of the people who really know what it&#39;s worth don&#39;t even go to ebay. Some of those collectors are strange folk if you know what I mean. :lol:

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by huskeralk[/i]@Jan 26 2004, 01:50 PM
    [b] The thing that concerns me about ebay is I&#39;m afraid alot of the people who really know what it&#39;s worth don&#39;t even go to ebay. Some of those collectors are strange folk if you know what I mean. :lol: [/b][/quote]
    You&#39;d be suprised Husker

    My brother in law was scavenging thru my father in laws attic trying to scam something to sell on Ebay (the dude is a pos) and found an old part for a Ham radio system.

    He wasn&#39;t even sure what it was, other than a small part for an obviously old ham system (which his father was into years ago)

    He ended up getting &#036;400.00 for it. Don&#39;t underestimate the amount of collectors looking for "finds" on Ebay......

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    [quote][b]OT: Any antique collectors out there?[/b][/quote]

    Al Davis & Dan Snyder :lol:

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    Just thought I would update you guys. I put it up on ebay last night and it is currently at &#036;150. :blink:

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    This is just plain silly now. 6 days left and it&#39;s already over &#036;300. Thanks to all of you that helped me out.

    [url=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2221150683&category=4128&sspagename=STRK%3AMESSE%3AIT&rd=1]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...MESSE%3AIT&rd=1[/url]

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