I’ve finally made my reservations for the JFO in Saint Louis. Me and Josef are planning a road trip down there, so if anyone wants to tag along, there are still two seats available in the Ford 500. Non Alcoholic beverages will be provided and several stops at antique malls along the way. I’m accepting Blue Ross Pigs and Syroco Dogs in trade for a luxurious ride to the convention. In the words of John Stanley…"Be There!"
Another great find was gasoline under $3!!! Score baby!
Also this weekend a very cool Thomason Replica ended @ 555 EUR! That’s more than the real thing! I was very nice though. Number 305 out of the 500 produced and in perfect condition I might add as it was still in it’s original case. I guess my sniper bid of 13 EUR was not good enough. Hey the shipping was 25 EUR!!
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I will not be listing anything during the Ebay Strike Feb, 18th-25th. So get’em while you can!
I did manage to find a good deal on a Williamson Direct pull for a buck and another Flash for $10. I’m just glad to be able to report something for my 11 hour day of hunting. There are still a few out there that I was not able to get to, so I guess I’m already booked for next week!
Also below are yesterdays deliveries! A hodgepodge of various openers, 2 niftys, and another Flash! Good trade bait for the JFO convention coming up, and number 107 for the Flash collection!
My mail man must be reading, as the packages have been steady lately. "Hi Mr. Mailman! Keep up the good work! If you see a Deco Patent in your Lost But Found Box, just throw it over my gate. Thanks a million!"
On the brighter side…. the mail man decided to deliver today. Several flash corkscrews arrived! Goodness the collection is growing fast! This brings the total up to 105. I’m missing 13 states though. If you have any of these PLEASE drop me a line at SYROCOKID@GMAIL.COM. Hmmmmm…..I wonder how many missing states will be in the package of 35 that is in route?
FYI Ebay sellers! Ebay has recently announced that they will be "reducing Insertion Fees and adjusting Final Value Fees". In case you missed it, the key word in this quote is ADJUSTING ( meaning raising! ). The Final Value fee used to be "5.25% of the initial $25.00, plus 3.25% of the remaining closing value balance". NOW IT"S GOING TO BE "8.75% of the initial $25.00, plus 3.50% of the remaining closing value balance" beginning on February 20, 2008. There is a lot of discussion on this sneaky "play on words". Please watch this video and decide for yourself if you will take action against the auction site most of us visit so frequent. Help support the buyers and sellers that actually make Ebay possible!!
The USPS in Chicago must be the worst branch in the nation! I have finally come to terms with my residential location being on a "deliver when you feel like it" route. I typically get mail delivered 3-4 times a week. Well, today was a good day as the mail man actually decided to deliver the mail today and dropped off a Chrome Bar Bum. I’m just glad he arrived safe and unharmed. Welcome home buddy!
Hopefully the 35 flashes I just bought from a collector will arrive within the month of February. SWEET!
There is a corkscrew version of the laughing man. Needless to say, some of us just can’t get enough of the Syroco Figural pieces. There is definitely a basic paint scheme for a lot of Syroco pieces,
but there are also some where the artist would add his "own" touch.
These two guys are very similar, but good examples of different paint
Off to Blue Island!