Sunday, March 04, 2007

Antique and Gun show

Today I was out at the Collectors show at Prairieland to check out the antiques. I had a couple of things in mind while I was out there and did actually find something. As usual I'm on the look out for Coleman lanterns and stoves but I'm also trying to find a radioactive fiestaware plate. I packed my trusty russian geiger counter and I was off.

It is amazing how much junk can be put in one place at one time. I guess half the fun is too look through the junk and find something worth while, it's like finding a diamond in the rough. I was amazed as there was only 2 Coleman lamps in all of the antiques section but I did manage to find a fiestaware side plate that was indeed radioactive but the guy wanted $20 for it, why do I need a $20 plate? So I moved on. After finishing the antiques side I almost left, I'm not much into guns and I don't know a lot about them but I decided I might as well look around. I'm glad I did as I found a 5/64 220E in the back corner for $20. This 220E is made in Canada which makes it a little special as I don't think there were that many made and they are red instead of green as the American ones are. Here are a couple pictures:

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I think it looks good along side my 200A in the living room. I need something to balance out some of Lindsay's decorations.

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I'm not a huge fan of the double mantle lanterns but I couldn't pass this one up. I prefer Canadian made single mantle lanterns so if any of you spot a cheap one at a garage sale let me know ;)
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