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#1 JimFromFL

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 05:25 PM

These will soon be appearing on E-Bay and not sure if I should list them individually or as one big lot.

If one big lot, what would be an expected price?

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 05:48 PM

I'd say $365.00. IF the 1929, 1936 and the 1923 catalogs are Originals, than more. Can't tell about the 1923, but the '29, and those '36 Catalogs look suspect, compared to the Originals I've seen/owned.
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Posted 12 April 2005 - 06:02 PM

You would probably be best listing them individually, but there are advantages to a group listing as well. Maybe someone would have "auction fever." The price you might expect to get depends on the authenticity of several items in the collection. I can tell at a glance that the three 1936 catalogs are all reproductions. It is very difficult to tell without examination whether the 1923 and 1929 catalogs are genuine. The bottom row of manuals are all good ones.

If you are interested in avoiding Ebay, send me an e-mail, and I will make you a good offer on the whole set.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (dalbert @ Apr 12 2005, 06:02 PM)
I can tell at a glance that the three 1936 catalogs are all reproductions.

I would be interested to know how you can determine by a glance when most people need to inspect the items. Also, based on pictures and descriptions, others (from this board) have said these were indeed originals.
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Posted 12 April 2005 - 07:49 PM

The 1936 catalogs in the picture are not originals because the trigger of the bottom Thompson does not intersect the target line. This is a telltale sign that it is a reproduction manual at a glance. If you do a 1936 catalog search back to several months ago, this topic was discussed in great detail.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 08:09 PM

JimFromFl,

Here is what original Nassau Street address 1936 catalogs look like:

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Here is what a reproduction 1936 catalog like the 3 in your picture look like close up:

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Notice how the trigger of the bottom Thompson does not intersect the target line in the reproduction manual. At best, these were reprints done by Numrich in the late 1970's, and they are still commonly available for sale.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 08:24 PM

David is bang on so to speak on the 1936 Catalogs
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Posted 12 April 2005 - 08:46 PM

Very interesting stuff....(learn something new each day)

I will still be listing them on E-Bay, but have removed the word "original" from the description. wink.gif
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Posted 12 April 2005 - 09:54 PM

What is your ebaY™ moniker?
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