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  1. Christopher Burris liked vintageguy's post in the thread Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection.

    My most recent ebay acquisition: A relatively-garden-variety EH&Co. Series VIII with a fabulous Moorehouse-style dial in a replacement...

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  2. Christopher Burris liked Dave Coatsworth's post in the thread Illinois private-labels.

    1219608 - 'Steuber & Graves, LeRoy, N.Y.', model 2, grade 65, 15 jewel, DS dial [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  3. Christopher Burris liked Dave Coatsworth's post in the thread Illinois private-labels.

    272288 - 'H. E. Kline, Royer(s)ford, Pa.' ('Royersford' is spelled differently on dial and movement.) model 2, grade 101, 11 jewel, SS...

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  4. Christopher Burris liked Ethan Lipsig's post in the thread Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection.

    I first became aware of the Hallmark label when I began collecting Illinois Grade 510s (another scarce top-grade 14/12-size model)....

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  5. Christopher Burris liked Joe Blossic's post in the thread Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection.

    Last found in the mailbox ... Circa 1887 Aurora Watch Co. 18s 15j HC lever-set tu-tone.SN#141951 Fred was kind enough to send this: "If...

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  6. Christopher Burris liked Ethan Lipsig's post in the thread Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection.

    I believe that the 12-size Grade 409 and the 14/12-size Grade 509 are essentially the same watch. I think Illinois swapped in a "5" for...

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  7. Christopher Burris liked Jim Carroll's post in the thread $ latest Illinois size 12 find..

    I found a Grade 228 size 12 Illinois with 16 Jewels, Russ Snyder's database has only 1 run of 30 1,911.471 - 1,911.500 = 30. [ATTACH]

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  8. Christopher Burris liked Dave Coatsworth's post in the thread Illinois private-labels.

    272585 - 'Queen City', model 2, grade 100, 11J (Verified. This is reported to be a mixed 11/15 run.) DS dial. [ATTACH]

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  9. Christopher Burris liked pmwas's post in the thread Adams & Perry model 2 No 1753.

    Another long gone post. Along with my blog post disappeared another wonderful write-up showing the anatomy of these superb timepieces....

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  10. Christopher Burris liked Lee Passarella's post in the thread Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection.

    Two pretty new Rockfords. Would the Belmont have been OK for the RR, even with the Roman-numeral dial? Or would it have been a custom...

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