Lone Star Christmas in March

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  1. Scottie-TX

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    Alls I kin say is, 'WOW!" For me the richest regional I've EVER attended. That is, richest with respect to stuff I hunt. Teeniest open escapement Marti I've seen, jewels in tact; Won't unlock. Pallet angles wrong. Fifty bucks. Low no. Freiburg Becker T/O probably ready to use - a hundred bucks, bracket 'n all. A hundred bucks.
    My son's Welch has been dead for years with a "Made in India" S. LaRose movement. On the silent auction table my bid of forty bucks was the only bid. Original hands, bob, etc. Sheesh.
    Finally the pieca da resistance a TRUE miniature 18" short with a three inch dial. 99% complete; 98% original. Half finial nicely remade. Dial probably re-shot. Won't unlock. As yet unnamed. More on him (her) later.
    Whatta deal. Whatta day! For me like Christmas in March.
     

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  2. ImPondering

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    Great finds Scottie! What's the serial number on the GB? And another miniature for the wall. Merry Christmas indeed!
     
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    Becker ix 71499. That's pretty low ain't it? Now I have a new enigma that many would envy: "Where on the wall to put the new miniature or do I sell one?"
     
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    I've got a wall you can hang it on Scottie. You can borrow it free of charge;)
     
  5. Kevin W.

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    Nice Scottie you did very well on those. Nice haul . And i have still have some wall space.:cyclops:
     
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    That is old for the GB. I posted a regulator of mine with S/N 72022. John said late 1873. They have to bee same year.
     
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    It also led a very good life as well; Cock still pinned, EVERY bushing original; no klooges and pallets rutted only detectably. Alas with a near textbook perfect beat is reluctant to keep running so I do have some kind of challenge here despite it's condition and nothing obvious. 500 from your S/N? I'd says that's pretty old and VERY close to mfr quarter.
     
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    KEVIN, as I made my rounds I thought aboutcha a lot. You woulda bin like a kid in a candy store with a hundred bucks. You could have had your choice of at least a half dozen Wieners in the $400 range and worthy of the price. You'll find yours. Hang in thar.
     
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    Nice haul Scottie, I don't know how we kept from bumping into each other. I had a holiday of sorts myself with all the good buys and you are not exagerating about the weiners. I got my own first miniature there, though not as tiny as yours. Pictures later. Thanks for sharing(and rubbing it in a little).:D
     
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    I too look forward to seeing your acqs. It truly was a five star meeting, rich not only in my interests but MANY others as well.
     
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    I agree with Scottie, the Lone Star Regional is great show for collector's. I found a few prizes as well.

    Scottie is lucky I didn't spot some of his prizes first. ;)

    I did see a euphoric Scottie walking down an aisle cradling his baby Vienna. He was spiriting it away, before the seller came after him to tell him of his mistake... ;)

    John Hubby and company had a great torsion clock display..

    Ralph
     
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    I DISTINCTLY remember buying my very first miniature at the Lone Star fifteen years ago. There were two; One was 2500; the other, $700. Glad I didn't care for the 25 because it was beyond my pockiet book I asked the seller THREE times if the 700 worked. THTEE times he replied, "It just came out of our shop". Not feeling totally comvortable with his answer we did the deal and I whisked it out to my vehicle to admire it and light up a cig. I recall sitting there wondering; "Did I lose it totally? Have I finally lost ALL my marbles? " Still I admired it and concluded I did not care. Took it home and you guessed it. Didn't run - not even try. I learned a new name: "Richard Cox". Richard got my first Vienna repair as I knew ZILCH about Wieners.
    Now FFWD fifteen years and now certain on that fateful day I did indeed lose it all. Hopelessly addicted to wieners and miniatures.
     

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