Welcome to another 2 episodes of Pawn Stars. There has been a follow up about the autographed script of the Godfather movie in which it was first said that it was autographed by Al Pacino but was not: http://lasvegasbadger.blogspot.com/2012/02/pawn-star-update-godfather-script-saga.html
In the first episode, the first guy brought in a piece of mail flown by Charles Lindbergh and in the Spirit of St. Louis. It was souvenir letter to promote the air mail service. The guy wanted $200 Rick offered $50.and then $100 and that was the sale price.
Then the guys went to home in Vegas to look at a mini bike collection. The guy wanted about $16,000. Mind you, these were mini-motorcycles and not scooters. In the background, you can Fall colors of trees in Las Vegas- we're just not a desert with sand and Palm trees.
Danny stopped the house and was impressed with the collection. The guys took the bikes for a ride, which kind of looked like elephants on a tricycle. Danny said they were worth about a little less than $16,000. Rick offered to buy the Honda Z-50 and offered $800 and then $900 and there was no sale on anything.
the next guy brought in a Horse Race gambling machine- they seem to get a lot of these. The machine was the size of an old record player- if you remember those. You used to be able to bet on toy race horse games and I saw one at the blown up Old Frontier Hotel. The guy wanted $1500 and Corey offered $100 and then $200 while the guy wanted $700 and there was no sale.
The next guy brought in an old pocket watch. It was from 1772 and it was a Fusee pocket watch. The guy wanted $1000 and Rick offered $400 because of a weak market. Rick then offered $450 and then $500 and that was the sale price. On e-bay, they were asking for $2800+ for the same kind of watch, but not as good of shape.
The next guy brought in a Shoeless Joe Jackson baseball bat named Black Betsy and made by Spalding. The bat was a toy bat, but still wooden. Shoeless Joe was on the Chicago "Black" Sox, when the team supposedly cheated and throw the World Series: http://www.shoelessjoejackson.com/ The guy wanted $300 and time for an expert- Jermey. He said the bat was real for the time period. He thought it was worth about $800. The guy then wanted $400 and Corey offered $350 and that was the sale price.
In the second episode, the first guy brought in 2 books signed by King Edward and the Dutchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, who was from the U.S. and so he had to give up the thrown. This is the first time I have seen Rick wearing glasses. The guy wanted $5000 and so time for an expert. Rebecca of Baumann Rare Books in Las Vegas came in to look at the books. http://www.baumanrarebooks.com/about-us/locations/las-vegas-nv.aspx She said the Dutchess's story was worth about $700 and the Kings book was $2500. The guy then asked for $3000 and Rick offered $2000 and did not budge and that was the selling price.
The next guy brought in a NFL Championship program between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants in 1961 in Green Bay. He also included the newspaper of the game and the ticket.Chumlee tried to explain the game, but he was just reading a script. (watch his eyes) Of course, Green Bay is my team and congratulations to the Giants for yesterday's win at the Super Bowl.. The guy wanted $200 and Chumlee offered $10 and there was no sale.
The next guy brought in Tune Up tester for cars made by Sun. Mechanics used to use these before the electronics took over the cars. I tried to use this when I went to school to be a mechanic, but it failed to help me. They tried it out on an old Volkswagon Beetle that Rick had restored a couple of episodes ago and the machine worked. The machine could test the cylinders and the spark plugs and had a oscilloscope. The guy wanted $600 and Rick offered $200. The guy went down to $400 and Rick offered $275 and that was the sale price.. Corey thought it was a bad buy while Rick defended the buy and said that Danny wanted to buy it. Rick wanted to sell it for $500 and Danny offered $100 and that was the deal, but Danny had to buy the drinks.
The next guy and his mom came in with some Tin Army toys. The collection had tanks, staff cars, ambulance and trucks in it. The trucks were made after World War II and made in Japan. The guy wanted $200 and time for Johnny, the expert.Johnny, from the Toy Shack in Vegas and said that it was worth about $180 for the group of the toys because they were not in great shape. Chumlee offered $75 and the boy (age 14) went down to $100 and that was the sale price. This is the second week in a row they had a kid on the show, which they never had before.
This wraps up another week of Pawn Stars. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice week.