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#1 Shane

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 03:14 PM

I have an original sales catalog from 1936 with the insert. The catalog is in very good condition. It is 6" x 9" the front is green & black with 2 28`s on the cover, the back is green with the trademark logo on it. What is the value of this catalog ?

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 04:38 PM

Shane,

Please post a picture if you can. It could be an original, or a reproduction. What is the insert that you mention? Does the trigger of the bottom Thompson intersect the target line?

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 06:29 PM

David,

If the bottom Thompson's trigger DOES intersect with the target line does that mean it's a original catolog? Thanks. Woody
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 06:39 PM

Woody,

If the trigger of the bottom Thompson does intersect the target line, there's about a 95% chance it's original. This is covered in the book that SIG and I put out titled "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, and Other Paper Items." It is also covered in a thread from last year on this board which can be seen at the following link:

http://www.machinegu...hl=1936 catalog

The book has more complete information, as additional versions of the catalog were discovered and documented.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 07:18 AM

I have sent TD a couple of pictures of my catalog. TD if you know how to post them please feel free to do so. After following the link posted I think my catalog is a reproduction. The insert I was talking about is a Numrich parts list. The catalog came with a NAC (not a W.H.) 28 Thompson a friend of mine bought,he had no interest in the catalog so I got it from him in a trade. Thanks for the info.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 09:24 AM

Hi Shane - as requested. I believe your observations are correct...

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 10:22 AM

Shane,

Yes, that's a reproduction 1936 catalog. It's worth $20, tops.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 09:38 AM

Hi Again, David, On my catalog as I said the trigger on the bottom Thompson DOES intersect with the target line, looking the catalog over more there is a stamped address on the front cover right above 31 Nassau Street. it is 270 BROADWAY Any info on this? I'm pretty sure this catalog is "original" what do you think? Wish I had a camera. Thanks for your input. Woody

PS. It's in great condition, what's worth?

Edited by Woody, 20 September 2005 - 09:44 AM.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 05:21 PM

Woody,

I have seen 2 examples of the Pine Street 1936 catalog with "Frank S. Jonas" and a "277 Broadway" address marked above the address printed on the bottom of the catalog, with the original address marked over. From your description, yours is a Nassau Street, green catalog, or what is labeled as "Nassau Steet Version #2" on pages 21 and 23 of the presentation book that SIG and I put together. I would be very interested in obtaining a picture of your catalog, or purchasing it from you. Yours has probably been stamped "270 Broadway" because it was used in the late 1930's to 1940 or so, and that was one of the addresses for AO around that time. Is it, by any chance, marked "Thompson Automatic Arms Corp."?

The last five 1936 catalogs I have had in stock were each sold for $150.

Please contact me if you are interested in selling it.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:08 AM

Hi David, This is what is on the bottom of the front cover:

AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION 31 Nassau Street. New York City. N. Y.
CABLE ADDRESS "AUTORDCO- N. Y."


270 BROADWAY Stamped above 31 Nassau Street.

I also have a original 8 + 58 page Handbook of the TSM front cover is this:

Edition of 1940

HANDBOOK

of the

THOMPSON
SUBMACHINE
GUN

MODEL OF 1928

MODEL M1

AUTO-ORDNANCE
CORPORATION

BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
U. S. A.

Printed in U. S. A.


What is this Handbook worth?

Thanks for your input. Woody

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 04:12 PM

QUOTE (dalbert @ Sep 17 2005, 10:22 AM)
Shane,

Yes, that's a reproduction 1936 catalog.  It's worth $20, tops.

David

This one seems to be worth $44.95 + shipping.... .....




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Posted 21 September 2005 - 07:00 PM

Z3BigDaddy,

That one hasn't ended yet. The one you pictured in the previous post is an original.

The one in the picture posted by TD for Shane is a reproduction.

Woody,

I am interested in your 1936 catalog. Please contact me via the e-mail address listed below.

Thanks!

David Albert
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