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#1 Brig

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:02 PM

Just got this in...poorly photographed on eBay and got for a good deal. Pinback, unmarked Gemsco style. Due to the pattern on the globe, I think this is late 1920s or early 1930s. Any second opinions? a rather light weight piece leads me to believe it was made thinner than it's earlier/later counterparts due to the Depression

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:23 AM

Indeed a Gemsco pattern - made by the or others who bought a die? Actually I'm inclined to think mid 20's or maybe a bit earlier, as makers began to transition from hand done fret work on the globe, to hand "tool" done fret work exhibited on this one. Also, the "C" clip retainer for the pin was more prominent in early 20's, again as they transitioned to locking clips. A well preserved example! s/f Darrell

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 03:32 PM

thanks. looks shinier in person

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:31 PM

These went for 115 buy it now. When I bookmarked it to watch, I swear that option wasn't there. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:40 PM

I was watching those also.Good lookin birds.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:55 PM

These went for 115 buy it now. When I bookmarked it to watch, I swear that option wasn't there. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif


Someone may have made a BUY IT NOW offer and the seller went in and changed the selling method? I've seen that happen before.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 02:14 PM

That would make the argument that I use, bid early, and up to what you are willing to pay. Instead of waiting for the last minute to false indication there is no intrest. Thats my stratagy. It helps to prevent early sales somewhat.
just my 2 1/2 cents, Dave

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 02:18 PM

yeah, I kinda want to cry now

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:49 AM

These went for 115 buy it now. When I bookmarked it to watch, I swear that option wasn't there. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif


You have got to get up earlier on Sunday's - they are on the way to my CP :D

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:48 PM

I have a choice vulgar name for you, haha. actually, I usually wait until the last 24 hours, don't keep rechecking the watches

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