Guess What This Little Number Is?January 9th, 2014 in blog
OK...so here we go. The guessers were a little to quick to be right last time around...so I'm putting something up that hopefully will be a little more difficult for all of you smart junkers. I have to say I had no idea what the item that Jimbo posted and was very impressed with your knowledge of junk in the rough!
Here's the story:
I purchased this item about 12 years ago and it has been with me ever since. It was my first purchase of the day at a show called the Kane County Flea Market just outside of Chicago. I laid eyes on it and literally ran to purchase it. The dealer was asking $320 for it and I could not peel my twenties off fast enough. At the time I had no idea what it was, but I knew one thing for sure...it was cool!
Like many items I buy, this little baby weighs a thousand pounds so I left it with the dealer to pick up later. When I returned after a 5 hour shopping spree the dealer was looking none too happy. I looked at my purchase and figured out why very quickly. My item was littered with yellow post it notes with names, telephone numbers, and figures. No...these paople were not looking for a date..they wanted to buy (very badly I might add) my newly acquired piece-o-junk. The highest offer that day was $3,500.00. Not a bad investment, eh? Needless to say I did not sell it, but rather took it home to do some research.
What I found out was very cool and I truly love this piece and its history. Some day I hope to find someone who can get it back in working order.
Here is your challenge:
What is it?
Who made it?
What era is it from?
Good luck. May the force be with you!
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