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Old 01-30-08, 07:52 AM
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How rare is it, really?

Do you have something that seems really rare or unusual? Do others have one too?

Anyone else have a pair of titanium tire levers?
How about a Schwinn "Rolling Rock Beer" cruiser?
What about the titanium model of the old "Cool Tool" ?

What did you think was rare that was not at all rare?

There are plenty of old Schwinn trikes around here. There's another one just like mine on the block.
And a couple carrying dogs too.
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I have a gold plated Crescent wrench somewhere. I also have some old fractional currency.
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I have a 1991 Proline football card signed by Santa. It is stamp certified just like the other pro football player autographed inserts in the set. I kid you not I have this card. I think it's worth more than some of the cards signed by actual people. I mean.......Santa is real and alive. My certified autographed card is proof.
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I have a gold plated Crescent wrench somewhere. I also have some old fractional currency.
Was the wrench some kind of award or ?
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Yeah, sort of. It was awarded to me by my father. He was an executive at a hand tool manufacturer back in the 70s-90s. He got it from a supplier I think. It is a miniature wrench, about 4 inches long, and in a red velvet lined jewelery box type thing.
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Your dad gave you the "golden tool" award? That's funny. Wonder why?
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No, he gave me a gold plated crescent wrench that he has received from one his suppliers. It was more of a novelty that anything else.
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I've got some old Beatles Trading cards. I've held onto them because everybody said they were "Worth A Lot of Money"...I found out they are actually worth like $3-5 a piece, so I'm selling them. I don't like the Beatles anyway and I can use the money.
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No, he gave me a gold plated crescent wrench that he has received from one his suppliers. It was more of a novelty that anything else.
I see. So that's your story and your sticking to it. I guess I'll go along with it.
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Yeah, sort of. It was awarded to me by my father. He was an executive at a hand tool manufacturer back in the 70s-90s. He got it from a supplier I think. It is a miniature wrench, about 4 inches long, and in a red velvet lined jewelery box type thing.
I think that beats my Ti tire levers and my Ti Cool tool. Anyone can get those.

I have three fixed blade stainless Smith and Wesson knives. Two of them have hollow handles with a screw off cap. They are much older than the new folding ones. I've owned them since the mid 80's. I've never seen another one.
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A loooooooooong time ago (late 70's early 80's?) when I was walking around SF on 24th street. There was a place called "The Nursery", a sign saying "come on in".

Upon entering, I saw that it was a victorian duplex that was set up like an adoption hospital. I got the tour, going from one room to the next, seeing babies (dolls) of different ages in different rooms. The last room was the one where the "older" kids were. The ones ready for adoption.

I came home with an original Cabbage Patch Doll, with the hard porcelain textured face, the authentic signature on the bottom, the number of production, the place of production (Spain) on the nape of the neck and the tag saying it was one that was produced for Europe.

My other friends who have a CPD stashed away - theirs doesn't look like this. I don't know if it's worth anything. I would be nice I could find out. But I really don't care.

Have not seen one since.
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Whoa.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A433324

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During the 'boom years' of the Cabbage Patch craze, Coleco farmed out production to several overseas companies. Some of the CPKs manufactured by non-American companies were sold in the United States, and others were sold in European or Asian countries in bilingual boxes. As the "foreign kids" were more rare, they tend to be of a higher value as collector's items. Foreign kids were also more likely to have freckles, and the freckles also tended to be darker than the freckles on American produced CPKs. Some of the French Canadian CPKs even came in fur coats!

Jesmar is a Spanish company that was licensed by Coleco to produce dolls for both the European and American markets in the 1980s. The Jesmar kids were also taller than the other Coleco kids
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
Do you have something that seems really rare or unusual? Do others have one too?

Anyone else have a pair of titanium tire levers?
How about a Schwinn "Rolling Rock Beer" cruiser?
What about the titanium model of the old "Cool Tool" ?

What did you think was rare that was not at all rare?

There are plenty of old Schwinn trikes around here. There's another one just like mine on the block.
And a couple carrying dogs too.
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i've got a menu from the 1924 reunion dinner of Titanic survivors, signed by Harold Lowe, who was the 5th officer of the ship.

i've got the original page art from page 22 of New Excalibur #10 (comic book). one of a kind, obviously.

i've got original colour art from Excalibur volume 1, as well. also unique.

let's see... what else?

lots of signed and antiquarian books of one sort or another. signed comic books, too.

some original paintings (by local artists).

my mother's the scary one for collectibles: she's got a signed Dali print, personalized mementos from Dustin Hoffman and Dizzy Gillespie, and an original Georgia O'Keefe painting.

but they're all just things. i mean, i'd miss them were they gone, but it's not like i need them, either. there are a lot of things more important to me.

oh yeah, i've also got a 1970 UK-market Jaguar with less than 18,000 original miles.
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I had a purple anodized Ringle Mojo peace-sign cable hanger on my old Stumpjumper. It was all beat to hell, so I'd say it was worth slightly less than the return value on a pop can... but you just didn't see a whole lot of them around anymore in 2007.
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Not everything that is rare or unusual is something worth having. My friend has a form of cancer that is found in 1 in 10 million people.
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Wonder where all those old Beatles trading cards are at my house....
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Oooh, me too. They make great aquarium pumps.
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Bike related:

I have a 2006 Campagnolo QS front derailleur with a 28.6 clamp. No, campy doesn't make them, I had to do some mix'in match with a 90's front derailleur to make it.

My ca. 1980 Gazelle Champion Mondial is rare within the US. But they're very common in Europe.

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Autographed baseball by Nolan Ryan and Steve Buchele.


that's all I can think of at the moment.
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