Today are two brand new episodes of Pawn Stars, which is pretty good considering that we have had new episodes longer than most TV shows this Spring.
We are still waiting for Summer to start in Las Vegas. We have been between 5 to 25 degrees below normal the entire Spring and we still have not had a day over 100 degrees this year, which is highly unusual.
In the first episode, the first guy brought in a box of matches that mock Adolph Hitler. There were 100 matches in the box. The matches were all in shape of a bomb. The guy wanted $100 and Rick offered $60 and the guy said $75 and that was the sale price.
The next guy brought in a Civil War union soldier jacket. Time for Mark from the Clark County Museum. The guy ran a theater company or school theater and the jacket was donated. Mark said the jacket probably was real and probably worn by someone who was behind the lines of battle. The guy wanted $1000. Rick offered $750 and then $850 with very little bartering.
According the story line, an employee called in sick and they wanted Chumlee to work the night shift. Since he was already working the PM shift and scheduled for the AM shift the next day, this would make it a triple shift for Chumlee. I've worked many jobs that you had to work on a shift and only once did I ever have to work a triple shift. This happened when I worked at SanHaven, an institution for the mentally disabled in northern North Dakota and it took a 27 inch snow storm with 70 mile an hour winds for me to do it. It wasn't fun, but I survived it. He worked the night shift and the bit turned into a commercial for Subway.
The next guy brought in a will Rogers book which was autographed. Rick gave a great history of Will Rogers. The guy wanted $500 and Corey offered $100. the price went to $200 and that was the selling price.
The next guy brought in an old porcelain Texaco sign from the 1940's. It was a fairly good shape. the guy wanted $1000 and the Old Man offered $400 and then $500 and that was the sale price.
The next lady brought in a Teddy Ruxpin toys. I never heard of them, but my wife has heard of them. They came out in 1985. The lady wanted $500. Corey offered $100 and then $150 and no sale.
At the end of the show, they showed that the open/closed sign on the closed position. Why would you have a open/closed sign on a 24 hour place of business?
In the second episode, the first guy brought in a Confederate Army belt buckle with a bullet possibly inside it. Time for an expert. Mark came down to see the belt buckle. He didn't think the belt buckle was real and so there was no sale.
The next guy brought in a Ernest Hemingway book and autograph. Rick was kind of scared of the authenticity of the items. So, time for another expert. Drew came in and said the autograph was not real. Rick still wanted the book and offered $400 for the book and then $500 and that was the selling price.
The next brought in a Lincoln K8 1932 Convertible roadster it and was never driven. The guy wanted $100,000. Rick countered with $85,000 and then $90,000 and then $95,000. No sale. The guy didn't seem like he wanted to sell the car. Then the guy wanted to trade the car for gold. So, the guy sold the car for $95,000 and then turned around and bought gold for $850 an ounce (I think that was the price), which is about 1/2 of what the price is now. The man made a great deal.
The next guy brought in an antique bamboo fishing pole. The pole was about 120 years old. the guy wanted $1000 and Corey offered $500 and then the price went up to $850 and that was the selling price.
The next guy wanted to see the book by Hemingway, "For Whom the Bell Tolls". The buyer was George Stephanapolus of ABC news. Rick said the book could go for $700 and Stephanapolus said $675 and that was the sale price.
That wraps up another week of Pawn Stars. Thanks for stopping by and see you next week when there are two more new episodes.