A beautiful Labor Day day in Las Vegas today, with the temperature of about 96 degrees, no humidity and little wind, it was a very nice day to BBQ, picnic, swim or go for a walk. (for those interested, those of us who live in Vegas rarely go down to the Strip, unless it is to see a show or go to work)
So, two new episodes of Pawn Stars:
In the first episode, the first guy brought in brought in a double barrel and rifle. The rifle had two different caliber shots (bullets) and it was a black powder gun. It was made in Germany in the 1850's. The handgun was also from the 1830's. The guy wanted about $6000 and it sold for $3850. Sean is going to check it out after it was sold. Sean said the total worth was about $7500. The handgun could not be shot because it was dangerous, but they were able to shoot the rifle. Chumlee shot the rifle and he shot the nose and and the kill zone of a paper buffalo.
The next guy brought in some art work/proofs. They were Steve Kaufman lithographs, but they were not in good shape. They were torn and rolled up. Rick didn't offer, but Cory offered $100 and it was a deal. There was supposed to be a storyline there, but it never materialized.
The next guy brought in a 4 string Martin guitar from the 1930's. It was not in good shape. It was missing the strings and the bridge, to begin with. The guy wanted $5000 and Rick offered $2000 and then $2500 and it was a deal.
The next guy brought in Freddy Krueger dolls. Who would buy that for their kids? The dolls were signed by the star of the movies. The Old Man offered $40 for both and he got $50.
A guy brought in a 1921 Dom Perignon bottle of champagne. It was the first year that Dom Perignon came out. Rick thought the champagne would be horrible to drink because it was not cold and was stood up on it's bottom. Time for an expert, Jeff, an owner of a wine shop in Vegas. He said the wine was worthless and $1000 for the bottle. So, no sale per Rick.
In the second episode, the first guy brought in a shrunken head. The guy, a pawn broker, wanted $2000. Rick didn't think it was a true shrunken head a real person. There was no sale.
The next woman brought in a black widow brooch, some jewelry. It was a Faberge piece of jewelry. She wanted $2000 and Rick offered $15,000 and she countered with $17,000 and Rick stayed firm. The lady was very, very greedy.
Rick and Chum went to a house to see a Buick Skylark. My dad used have a Buick Skylark when I was a kid. Wow. They say it was a muscle car. Huh? Not when I was growing up. To me, it was just a car that ran. The owner redid the engine, as it was not the original engine. The body wasn't great.The guy wanted $5,500 and Corey offered $3000 and that was the deal. They had to do some refurbishing. When it was finished, the body looked very nice and it was a satin black. It cost about $7000 to refurbish for a $10,000 investment. I just don't see that happening in this economy.
The next guy brought in a Civil War field's officer's desk. It was in the guy's family since 1861. They also had some documents and a ledger from the war. Time from Mark from the Clark County Museum. Mark came in and was very impressed. Chumlee acted like a complete ass in this part. The guy wanted $150,000 for it. The Old Man offered $3000. That's a huge difference. There was no sale.
Corey and rick went to a guy's house for a pump organ from Sears from 1902. The guy wanted $700 but Rick offered $250. It went for $250. How the two got the organ into the truck, I'll never know.
Thus ends another day in Las Vegas and it is now time to walk the hounds. Have a nice week.