Today, in Las Vegas, while most of the country was freezing and/or having snow and freezing rain, we had a beautiful high of 74 degrees. You just can't beat that. Las Vegas is buzzing with playoff football fever and my team, the Green Bay Packers are still alive and will be beating the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
We finally have two new episodes tonight.
In the first episode, the first guy brought in two antique target pistols and some assorted equipment associated with it. They may have been made in the 1830's. The guy wanted $1000 and Rick thought it would be more, so time for the expert. Sean came in and said the guns were from Belgium or France. He also said they were rare. Sean thought it bring in $5000-8000. Rick then offered $2500 and then $3000 and then the guy got really greedy, especially when the guy wanted $1000.
The next guy brought in some items of Wyatt Earp. This included photos and a bond from a company named Tombstone. Time for an expert. Mark from the Clark County Museum. Some of the photos were not of Wyatt Earp. The most interesting piece of the collection was a letter from Josephine Earp, Wyatt's wife and Mark wasn't able to prove if it was real. There was no offer.
The next guy brought in some fishing lures. we actually have some fishing in the Las Vegas Valley. We have some man made lakes on the northwest side. Mostly pan fish like perch and blue gill and it is catch and release. Also some on the Southwest side of the Valley. Of course, there is Lake Mead, by Hoover Dam and goes about 50 miles north (or less when there is a drought) Rick offered first, $600 and then $1000. WTF??? Not in Vegas.
The next guy brought in a favorite of mine, an old Schlitz lamp. My dad drank Schlitz and Gettleman. Anybody remember that beer? The guy wanted $100 and then $75. Correy offered $60 and that was the selling price.
The next guy brought in a gold medal from the 1984 sample gold medal (no, not a real one).
The guy wanted $2000. Rick offered $300 and then $350. No sale.
At thre end of the show, Chumlee and Corey had a dual with some targets. Chumlee won.
In the second episode, the first guy brought in shackles and handcuffs from Harry Houdini, a Wisconsin native. (there is a Houdini collection at several stores/casinos on the Strip)
Time for an expert. Murray is the expert. Murray had some interesting things about Houdini. Murray said they really Harry Houdini's shackles. The guy wanted $8000. Rick offered $5000. The final bid was $6000 and that was the deal.
The next guy brought in cartoon/pep buttons that were found in cereal boxes in the 1940's. This included Popeye, Superman, Wimpy etc. Time for an expert, Johnny, owner Toy Shack.
He thought the collection was worth at least $650. The guy wanted $600, Corey offered $300 and the final offer was $400.
The next guy brought in a 1999 Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy that was given to a player or staff member. The guy wanted $7500. Rick offered $2500. No deal.
Rick and Chumlee went to a house to look at a drum set from the 1970's. The guy wanted $750 and Rick offered $500. No sale, which kind stinks since they had to go out to the guys house.
The last guy brought in a antique cocktail shaker from the 1920's. The guy wanted $350, but no way. Rick offered $125 and that was a deal.
Well, that's all for this week. Next week has another 2 new episodes. Have a nice week.
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