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Post by bertvorgon » 20 Sep 2018 10:07

As I have now moved a TON of stuff into my basement, that I had stored at work for the last 35+ years, I run into things that NEED TO GO.

Many, Many years ago my company sold silver brazing alloys and other precious metals related welding products, which put me into contact with lots of sales people. These funny safety posters were some of the things given to me from back in the late 70's.

If any one local would like some for your shop, please feel free to grab one, I have a few of each I think.

I also have some large monitor like speakers, free to anyone who needs a speaker for their shop. I used them to built a home theater sound system, long before those type of systems came in a box.

I'm just not going to have space down the road.
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Just for Fun

Post by gooned » 20 Sep 2018 18:05

Those are great period pieces Keith.

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Post by bertvorgon » 20 Sep 2018 19:53

My basement is filled with "period pieces", you should see my collection of first editions of HEAVY METAL, NATIONAL LAMPOON, THE WHOLE EARTH CATALOG, LIFE MAGAZINES, an Original CAPT. AMERICA, BIG LITTLE BOOKS (very cool, forerunners of comics) and the list goes on. ARG! Funny how we go through a collecting phase in our life...then have to get rid of stuff......

Then there is the race stuff.......
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1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Just for Fun

Post by Heinrich » 20 Sep 2018 21:53

these posters are awesome.

a bit too far for me unfortunately.
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.

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Post by gooned » 20 Sep 2018 22:49

The price they charge for anything remotely old in Ft. Langley shops...you could probably make a decent buck flogging some stuff there.

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Post by bertvorgon » 21 Sep 2018 08:18

I actually was out in Fort Langley over the summer, checked some of the shops, nobody is really buying, either consumer or store. I talked to one of the owners, people here of course watching their money as things to just get through a day are so expensive.

That one BIG antique store is filled with STUFF, of which a lot of younger people just do not want. I saw that at work with all those cool pieces coming in for melt, the younger generations just did not want Gramma's
sterling silver tea set.

Collector markets go up and down on a whim too, I sold my pocket watch collection many years ago, got a good price really, at a low in the market.
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1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Just for Fun

Post by bertvorgon » 21 Sep 2018 13:12

As this is "just for fun"...as the Bert Vorgon Archives are brimming with slices from the past....

this will really point out your age..who remembers..THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS....?

Oh..you can't cheat by going online...

I swear when I crack the lid of my steamer trunk I can faintly hear Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin waft out, the smell of my 1948 Austin A40 flashes back.....1967...Brown Eyed Girl....
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

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1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Just for Fun

Post by 510rob » 22 Sep 2018 13:40

Keith, watch the movie American Splendor - it is mainly about Harvey Pekar, but also has some bits about Robert Crumb.

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