Welcome to another wintry day in Las Vegas. Of course, wintry in Las Vegas means it is around 50 degrees, windy and rainy in the Las Vegas Valley and snow up in the mountains.
Tomorrow is one of the busiest day in Las Vegas and of course, tomorrow is Valentines Day. Several thousand people will be married tomorrow in Las Vegas because the wedding capital of the world.
In the first episode, the first guy brought in a Volcanic Arms Pistol. The Volcanic Pistol was the predecessor of the Winchester rifle. It was like a rifle but was the size of a pistol. The guy wanted $10,000 and Rick offered $5,000. the guy went down to $8000 and Rick went up to $6500 and was firm and that was the sale price.
The next guy brought in a World War II gas mask. It had the bag and the filter but the filter was made out of asbestos.. The guy wanted $100 and Rick offered $75 and that was the sale price.
The next guy brought in a letter signed by President James A. Garfield when Garfield was a congressman. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jamesgarfield It was a letter requesting a farm report. He was only president for a couple of months before he was shot and later died of an infection. The guy wanted $3000 and Rick requested an expert, Drew. The letter was framed and Drew said the letters were written by Garfield and not his secretary. Drew said the letter was worth about $2500 retail but it was worth less because it was written when Garfield was a congressman and not as president.. The guy then went to $2000 and Rick offered $1000 and then $1200 and there was no sale.Then the guy reconsidered and the price was $1300 and the guy accepted it.
The next guy brought in a huge stuffed bear. It was a Steiff stuffed toy bear and was about the size of of Chumlee but skinnier. The guy wanted $5000 but the Old Man wanted an expert. For more information:
Johnny came in to look at the bear from the Toy Shack in Las Vegas. Johnny said the bear was about 25-30 years old and it was worth about $1500-2000. He said the value was limited because of the size of the bear- larger is worth less. The guy went down to $2000 and the Old Man offered $1000 and then $1100. There was no sale. the guy had to wheel the bear out on a dolly.
The next guy brought in seeds from NASA and were considered to space seeds. The seeds were flown on the space shuttle, Columbia. The guy wanted $120 and Rick offered $100 and that was the selling price.
In the 2nd episode, the first lady brought in some film footage of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). The film was on film that us old people would watch while we were in high school. It had several hours of film of 8mm film.. For more information about FDR:
Mark from the Clark County Museum came down to look at the film. They took a look at the film on the film projector from the shop. Why they had that, I have no idea. He said the film was not original footage and it was a commercially produced documentary of FDR. There was no sale. The lady decided to donate the film to some organization.
The next guy brought in a 1913 FDNY (New York City Fire Department) log book. The log showed the daily activity of a engine or ladder house in New York City. The log was for Hook and Ladder 37 and the Hook and Ladder truck was horse drawn. This is pretty cool and the seller was a FDNY firefighter. Rick did not give an offer, which sucks because I might have been interested in buying it
The next guy brought in 1966 Miami Dolphin play books. The seller's father was flanker on the team and it was first year of the Dolphins. Each game brought a new play book. The seller also had the itinerary for the trip and the meal money amount given each player-$6 for dinner and $2 for breakfast.
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/mia/1966.htmTime for an expert, Jeremey. He said the books were worth around $400. The guy wanted $275 and Rick offered $200 and then $250. The guy went down to $260 and $250 was the selling price.
The guys then had a discussion on who was the best quarterback and they had a throwing contest.
Chumlee and Corey went to a guys house to see a fully restored 1923 National Cash Register.
The guys had a football throwing contest. They had to throw a ball through a tire. Chumlee was the first to throw the ball through the tire and Rick was the loser as the Old Man beat him, but Chumlee intercepted Ricks pass.
That ends another episode of Pawn Stars. As usual, thanks for stopping by and there will be another 2 episodes next week.
Stay warm and Happy Valentines Day.