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The Storage Locker => General Storage Auction Talk => Topic started by: BigBizzz on August 19, 2011, 10:26:03 PM

Title: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 19, 2011, 10:26:03 PM
Lets see something cool uve found. Ill post up ina sec
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 19, 2011, 10:46:52 PM
http://m.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6061125786/lightbox/

So from what i gather its some sort of last will and testiment from around the turn of the century.
Still not 100% sure of everything about it. Certainly cool tho. Im taking it to an auction house tuesday. Hoping i get more info and perhaps a value.
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 20, 2011, 02:40:09 AM
m.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6061125786/lightbox/

So from what i gather its some sort of last will and testiment from around the turn of the century.
Still not 100% sure of everything about it. Certainly cool tho. Im taking it to an auction house tuesday. Hoping i get more info and perhaps a value.

sorry didnt see anything there. Can anyone else confirm this, or is it just my computer?
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 20, 2011, 03:03:32 AM
Could be me bein illiterate..lets try this again
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 20, 2011, 03:19:07 AM
This should work
twitpic.com/68u4pa
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: monkeybusiness on August 20, 2011, 10:28:59 AM
Looks interesting.Let us know what you find out.
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 20, 2011, 02:52:55 PM
I cant read what looks to be handwritten. But from what I can read and see clearly this looks to be a certificate of shares, or stocks and bonds. Very interesting find. Would love to hear what the Auction House brings this.
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 20, 2011, 02:56:42 PM
Word ill keep yall updated. I know its from like england or something cus its talking about pounds and stuff
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 20, 2011, 03:04:41 PM
Here are some links concerning that company. Seems they ended up canceling their contract with the Brazilian Government. So the stocks may only be worth as an antiquity, rather than cash face value:

http://books.google.com/books?id=2AkAAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA411&lpg=PA411&dq=manaos+harbour+limited&source=bl&ots=nrXiyuiET0&sig=qCTR8PQdHD-dZYQuvEWmCoYhaEI&hl=en&ei=QRFQTt-7BaT-sQLYqYicDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=manaos%20harbour%20limited&f=false

onroadtravel.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45:explore-manaus&catid=3:newsflash

And here is the link concerning the stock itself. Not sure how accurate this is since it states that all stocks were paid in full between 1903 - 1913. And this stock was made sometime in 1911.

http://books.google.com/books?id=J6pJAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA175&lpg=PA175&dq=manaos+harbour+limited+stock+from+1911&source=bl&ots=dNlyjUp5wu&sig=_nnovJNK-L8l-Yun2RusESdkrGI&hl=en&ei=EhJQTre7AsblsQKJj5D7Bg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 20, 2011, 04:39:59 PM
Wow ur a ill detective.  Big props on finding that
I could certainly use ur research chops out here
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 20, 2011, 09:57:04 PM
Wow ur a ill detective.  Big props on finding that
I could certainly use ur research chops out here

lol. Its one of the things you should do when you find something that your not sure about. Especially if it has some sort of markings, letters, numbers, or words. Dont always take what someone else tells you about it with complete face value. Not everyone is honest about things. Some people will try and screw you out a few dollars and more if given the chance. :)
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 20, 2011, 10:28:44 PM
Certainly true. I suck at research :(
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 21, 2011, 03:00:57 AM
Ull really impress me if u can find info on this.
Its a german carving fork with a antler handle and silver end caps
Made july 30 1885.
twitpic.com/69dstz
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 21, 2011, 05:05:22 PM
Ull really impress me if u can find info on this.
Its a german carving fork with a antler handle and silver end caps
Made july 30 1885.
twitpic.com/69dstz

Ok, I took your challenge, even though I knew it would be kind of pointless, at least for me, with out any other information. Germany has made alot of different carving forks with stag antlers. Given teh date can be a good sign. But still makes it hard since like I said, Germany has alot of different companies and trades that made steak knives, forks, carving forks, and the like. Is there any other kind of markings on them, other than the design. (Which is where it would be hard for me, but others that really know their antique cultrey items. Those designs can be keys, since most makers have there own unique, or several unique styles of making their silverware stand out.

Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 21, 2011, 05:24:34 PM
Dude i been searching the web for a week and found nothing close.  An u jump on it for a day a an find stuff ..smh that last link is certainly a close one.

You ever in Cali?
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 21, 2011, 08:50:41 PM
Dude i been searching the web for a week and found nothing close.  An u jump on it for a day a an find stuff ..smh that last link is certainly a close one.

You ever in Cali?

nope, never lived there. The most I have done with being in cali is being at a Greyhound station or an airport either going to or from Seattle. My father lives up there in Seattle :)
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 21, 2011, 10:04:00 PM
Too bad. Could use u out here
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 21, 2011, 10:12:11 PM
Too bad. Could use u out here

lol, you could still use me as a freelance researcher from afar. Just need full descriptions and photos. But of course gotta charge ya for valuable time :)
The ones in this thread are on the house :)
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 22, 2011, 01:16:34 AM
lol, you could still use me as a freelance researcher from afar. Just need full descriptions and photos. But of course gotta charge ya for valuable time :)
The ones in this thread are on the house :)

Ok how bout i pay u to find out stuuf about, and the value, an ill pay u per
Or maybe two for one lol
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 22, 2011, 02:06:44 AM
An u start today. Lol
What r 49ers team signed superbowl footballs goin for these days. Not sure of the year.
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 22, 2011, 07:21:38 AM
An u start today. Lol
What r 49ers team signed superbowl footballs goin for these days. Not sure of the year.

This will depend on several factors. Whose signatures are on it, what year was the ball signed (which can be narrowed down with signatures), condition of the ball and signatures on it, and if you have a COA (Certificate of Authenticity). Just send me some quality pics where I can read some of the signatures (preferable all of them) and if you have notice any of the sigs.

Thanks
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 22, 2011, 12:26:43 PM
Word. Ill post up some pics a lil later today
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 22, 2011, 08:47:27 PM
Signatures are a lil light but theres like 52 i believe
Tell me if u recognize any
http://twitpic.com/6a7bz6
http://twitpic.com/6a7csf
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 22, 2011, 09:04:07 PM
Heres some closer shots/clearer
http://twitpic.com/6a7hr4
http://twitpic.com/6a7iqu
http://twitpic.com/6a7jsm
http://twitpic.com/6a7l6j

Anyone can feel free to chime in on the sigs
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 22, 2011, 09:07:04 PM
The numbers i can read
Is # 85 #37 #12 #6
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 22, 2011, 09:35:27 PM
The numbers i can read
Is # 85 #37 #12 #6

wow, those are super light. Did you take pics with a flash on? If so try with out a flash.

I will do my best to look into this one, going to be a little hard? I am guessing you dont have a COA for it. With that being the case the most you can hope for is like a hundred bucks. But even that will be hard to come by, most people will try to get it from you for 50 dollars or less. Once I get some more information on the year of the ball, I advise, if you wish that is, which would depend on what the outcome value would be, is to take it to someone that can give you a COA for it. Im sure there is some in LA. The only ones I know of are two different outfits in NYC, and they IMO are not very cheap.
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 22, 2011, 09:53:42 PM
Ya they kinda light flash was on tho cus i have low light in my crib
And whoever got it had em do it in black ballpoint which was dumb
But ya see what u can find out. Ill try an send some better pics to ur email tom in the daytime
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 22, 2011, 09:59:16 PM
Ya they kinda light flash was on tho cus i have low light in my crib
And whoever got it had em do it in black ballpoint which was dumb
But ya see what u can find out. Ill try an send some better pics to ur email tom in the daytime

sounds good, that way I can blow it up and try to add some contrast to it so I can see it better.
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 22, 2011, 10:24:46 PM
I may can do that for u with my phone lemme see
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 22, 2011, 10:31:25 PM
This a lil better
http://twitpic.com/6a8m7w
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 23, 2011, 12:01:07 AM
that made a big difference, but I will be waiting for the email of the pics.

Thanks

ph and send the pics, not the link to the site.

Thanks
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 23, 2011, 01:30:30 AM
that made a big difference, but I will be waiting for the email of the pics.

Thanks

ph and send the pics, not the link to the site.

Thanks
Will do
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: ronin on August 25, 2011, 06:34:47 PM
(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp210/pbcowboy/storage%20stuff/296992_10150780754635481_783835480_20648387_1085803_n1.jpg) guys check you book all of them every time. got this one today in fort worth. i almost tossed it in the trash with out looking in it. looked them up on line $300
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: BigBizzz on August 26, 2011, 12:08:21 AM
Man. Good stuff. An good advice. Ive given away hundreds of books without looking twice
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 26, 2011, 07:43:49 AM
(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp210/pbcowboy/storage%20stuff/296992_10150780754635481_783835480_20648387_1085803_n1.jpg) guys check you book all of them every time. got this one today in fort worth. i almost tossed it in the trash with out looking in it. looked them up on line $300

I found a homemade hideaway book safe once. Not as nice as the one your showing. Wish it had the stuff you had in yours. All I had was a half a xanax pill and meth pipe.
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: ronin on August 26, 2011, 03:55:25 PM
some people might think that was better then mine lol.
Title: Re: cool item *pic post*
Post by: jrossjr79 on August 26, 2011, 08:04:14 PM
some people might think that was better then my  mine lol.

lol, well not me, I see the bottom line with dollars. :)