Aug 18, 2011, 10:31 PM
i suck at getting things set up, but i just thought it would be cool for us all to guess what amount a collection off of live auctioneers will go for, or just the main sale items, winner gets something, lol
Aug 18, 2011 10:31 PM
Aug 18, 2011, 10:43 PM
Re: artifact pool
wow,One of Earl's more interesting acquisitions came from Stanley Hadley. Mr. Hadley owned a fine fantail bird, which he intended to keep and could not be persuaded to the contrary. Finally, Earl offered him fifty dollars to lease the bird for one year. At the end of the year, the bird was returned, but Mr. Hadley decided he would rather keep the money, so Earl returned home with the bird, where it still resides today.
Without hesitation, Earl's favorite artifact is "Old Ringneck," no doubt the most prestigious relic in existence. It was found in 1939 by a ditcher and was purchased by a Dr. Carrie for $50. He would later sell it to Dr. Bunch for $100. After Dr. Bunch died, Joe Geringer, who was helping with the Bunch estate, offered Ringneck to Earl for $350. Earl turned him down, and the bird was placed in the Bunch sale and was pur*chased by Frank Burdette for $500. Earl bought the bird from Frank Burdette two years later in 1951 for $1,100.