Just got back from a downtown Henderson casino and lost a few bills today, but I did get comped for $10 meal at their restaurant. Whoopeee!! Never go a casino on a Monday, it seems like they are making up for the money they lose over the weekend.
After a cold weekend where we got rain and snow up in the mountains again. But by the end of the week, we will be close to 90 degrees. Another whooopee!!
This week in Pawn Stars, we have 2 new episodes.
In the first episode, the first guy brought in a 1974 Volkswagen Thing.
The car is is in the top 50 of the worlds ugliest cars. The guy wanted $15,000 and Rick offered $5000 and then $5500. Rick was going to restore it to the original ugliness and there was no sale. For more info on the car: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_181
The next guy brought in some Civil War cannon balls, 3 of them. The look like metal croquet balls. Rick gave a gruesome story about they were shot. One of cannon balls may have come the Revolutionary War. The guy wanted $50 each or $150. Rick offered $100. the guy came down to $120 and that was the sale price. in the previews, they mentioned that the cannon balls may have had explosives in them, which didn't happen in the story.
The next story was an airplane that Chumlee found on the Internet. It is a War World 2 single engine AT-6 Texan. It was built in 1942 and it looks like it could be in the Reno Air Races. It has a newly overhauled engine and the guy wanted $185,000. It was used as a trainer.
the next guy brought in World War 2 Ration books. It looked like a book of stamps along with a page of documentation. It was used for gas or food. The Old Man said they were not worth anything so there was no sale.
In the second episode, the first guy brought in a limousine from Jackie Gleason. http://www.jackiegleason.com/
The guy had paper confirming that the car belonged to him. It was all red, inside and out. It had a bar in the back and had cigar burns. It was a Lincoln Continental. The guy wanted $35,000 and time for an expert, Danny. Danny took the car for a ride and it ran quite well. Danny thought it was worth nothing. There were some problems like rust and cosmetic problems. No sale.
The next guy brought in a commemorative plaque of Mount Rushmore made of silver. The art was put on a plaque, not very big, but if you have visited Mount Rushmore, it is smaller than you think. The guy wanted $1000 and the Old Man offered $800. Rick offered $900 and then $950 and that was the selling price. Rick and the Old Man argued if they if they should scrap the art or sell it. Rick apparently won and it was not scrapped
The next guy brought in a football signed by the Green Bay Packers from the first Super bowl. Awww, memories. As a Packer fan, I barely remember the game. Rick said it was a big, big game, but it wasn't because the game was not a sell out. The guy wanted $2-3,000. http://football.about.com/cs/superbowl/a/bl_superbowl1.htm
Time for the experts, Jeremy and Drew. Jeremy said the ball was a 1968 Green Bay signed the ball and worth about $800. Drew came down and said the signatures were real. Seeing the names brought back memories. He said that the signatures were not real and they were done by a machine. He said the football was still worth a few hundred dollars. Rick offered $100 and that was the sale price. Hmm,maybe the ball is still in the shop.
The next guy brought in a toy Disneyland monorail toy set. It had two monorails with tracks. The guy wanted $600 for the set. Corey offered $100. The guy came down to $400 and Corey went up to $300 but there was no sale.
That ends another 2 new episodes and there will be 2 new episodes next week. Thanks for stopping.
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