Welcome to another week of Pawn Stars. Apparently, the folks at the store are still looking for another night shift worker and they are using that in the story line inthe first episode.
In Las Vegas, last week, we had temperatures in the 70's and lows int he 40's. Now that the Winter break is over, we are closer to the normals- highs in the low 60's and lows around 40. Yeah, it's rough this time of year for us.
Las Vegas, this week, is home to the Home Electronics Convention, in which 100,000's of people com into in Vegas and see the latest in home electronics.
There's a new show premiering after Pawn stars called Cajun Pawn. That might be an interesting show.
In the first episode, the first guy brought in a Banker's time lick from the early 1900's. It was used on the old safes and did not let you in the vault until the time the clock was set for. The guy wanted $500 and Rick offered $200. The lock didn't work great and the selling price was $250.
The next guy brought in Springfield Rope Gun. The gun was used to send string/rope between ships. The gun was made before 1898 and it looked like a rifle with a rod that you attached to the barrel. Then the rope was attached to the rod. Then you would fire the rod towards another ship and the rope would trail it and if the rod made it to the ship, you could connect the ships together. (good luck trying to find a picture of it) The guy wanted $1200 and Corey wanted to give $400. The guy went to $850 and Corey went to $600 and that was the selling price.
The next guy brought in a 1st edition of "Walden" by David Thoreau. http://thoreau.eserver.org/walden00.html The seller had it appraised and they said it was a first edition so time for an expert. Rebeca came in Las Vegas Gallery of Bauman Rare Books. http://www.baumanrarebooks.com/about-us/locations/las-vegas-nv.aspx
She said a 1st edition can go up to $25,000 but the guy had a 1st edition of the English version and was worth about $100. Corey offered $50 and then $100 and then $125. No Sale.
The next lady brought in a 1930's optometry kit. It had many, many different lenses. It didn't come with all the parts like eye charts. The lady wanted $250 and Rick offered $100.The lady came down to $200 and Rick went to $175 and that was the selling price.
Corey and Chumlee interviewed several people for the night shift job. A lot of people came in but no one was suitable for the job. The one of the better applicants turned out to be a guy a guy who looked like the Old Man.
The next guy brought in a G.I. Joe Buzz Aldrin doll. Buzz Aldrin was a moon walker. http://buzzaldrin.com/ Rick offered $25 and that was the selling price. It was a relatively new toy, so it wasn't worth too much.
In the second episode, the first guy brought in 1928 Charles Lindbergh Aviation doll. The doll was about 2 feet tall. Rick offered $400. The guy then came back with $900 and Rick went to $500 and that was the selling price. They took the doll to the Toy Shack and Johnny and said the doll was worth $1600-1800. And Johnny offered $700 and then $800 and that was the cash sale price.
The next guy came in with a Vintage cast iron electric hand dryer. It was from the 1920's. The air came out of the top instead of the bottom, like they do now. Corey didn't think it was that old. The guy wanted $650 and Corey offered $200 and then $350. (Corey let out that 1/2 of his customers were tourists. hmm, that many?)
The next guy had an electronic roulette/slot machine. It was from the 1970's and it was an electronic roulette that paid off like a slot machine. There was no 12 on the wheel which i guess is like the casino's 0 and 00's on regular roulette wheels.. The guy wanted $500 and Rick offered $200 and then $350 and that was the sale price.
The next guy brought in Brother Word Processor. I actually had one of these when I was in college. The guy wanted $200 and rick offered $10 and then $20. No sale. Those machines were quite good and they can almost beat a computer today. The guy brought the word processor back and sold it to the Pawn Shop for $20.
the next guy brought brought in a 1905 Side Show poster. Rick said it was actually a vaudeville act ala Charlie Chaplin, Bob Hope, George Burns Jack Benny in their earlier careers. Rick thought there was water damage and a few other problems.. The guy wanted $1000 and Rick offered $500 and then $600 and that was the selling price. They gave the poster for an expert, Chuck, to look at (who we never have seen before who had Harry Carey glasses on) and he said the poster was real. Chuck said the poster was worth a minimum of $1000.
That wraps up another Pawn Stars week. As always, thanks for for stopping by and have a nice week.
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