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Author Topic: The I's Have It!  (Read 1748 times)

CarlS

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The I's Have It!
« on: March 10, 2018, 07:56:19 PM »
Ran across this on my phone.  I had forgotten I had taken this at the Dalton Show.  RelicRunner and I sold a couple cast "I" buttons about 3 years ago to a fellow at Dalton.  He said at the time he was trying to build a collection of 100 of them.  This year he came by to show us that he finally got there.  See the image below.  It was neat to see and I find it interesting what we decide to collect.
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Carl

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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 06:48:07 AM »
Wow. Cool. Now, tell him to get on with "A" followed up by "C", etc. etc. Finding a 100 "R" and a 100 "M" might be a little challenging.
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CarlS

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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 03:23:29 PM »
LOL!  Finding 100 of any of those you mention would not only be hard and time consuming, it would be quite expensive.  The Cast-I's probably averaged a bit over $100 each so if you do the math you can see that is quite a sum.
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Carl

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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 05:59:24 PM »
I already did, but not really that much of a feat, $10,000.00 aint a whole lot of money to some collectors. My point was there are still a lot of "I" out there. But just how many Confederate Marine or Confederate Rifleman buttons are there, much less that are for sale. A person with unlimited funds would have a difficult time fining a 100 M or a 100 R buttons.
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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 06:24:43 PM »
Nice collection.  Neat to see all the different patinas side by side. 

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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 02:06:25 AM »
Nice collection but I think folks on this site would be more impressed with 100 Hotchkiss shells side by side!  ;D
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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 07:35:59 PM »
Or maybe a 100 Archers or 100 James
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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 07:12:45 PM »
Or a stack of 15 inch four fuzers 

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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2018, 12:57:16 AM »
The stack of 15" balls has already been done, right? 
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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2018, 11:27:03 AM »
I think Mike had a little bitty stack of 15 inchers - but not the four fuzers.

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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2018, 06:37:05 AM »
never heard of 4 fused 15" balls, mine has 3 fuses

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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2018, 07:43:03 AM »
Big Iron Man had a stack of 15 balls.  I have 3 so am 1 short, and only one is a 3 fuser.

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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2018, 11:55:06 AM »
Did I say four? I meant three.

I almost bought a solid 15 inch ball from Lawrence Christopher once - it weighs 400 pounds. If you recall, his workshop was on a hill overlooking the county road. He told me the last time he tried to move one it got out of control, rolled down the hill over 2 trees, across the road (no cars hit), and down the other side. 

I looked at my Mustang, and decided against it.

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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2018, 12:05:58 PM »
I bought a single fused 15" and had it delivered to the Marietta Show, the buyer and seller finally got it moved from one vehicle to another and off I went in my wife's new Honda CRV into what is commonly known as a Southern  "Toadstrangler" Summer thunderstorm. All went semi well until I hit the I 20/I 459 interchange just East of Birmingham when the ball got loose from it's not so secure mountings and away it went. When I got the CRV back onto the road and back under control all went well until I got home and tried to unload  the ball (which by this time was just being referred to as you B*****d), now everytime that I look at the hole and the cracks in the concrete floor I remember that many of my bright ideas aren't that bright and the folks at the Honda Dealership still are probably a tad confused at the explanation that a 150 year old cannonball did all of that damage to the interior panels.
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Re: The I's Have It!
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2018, 07:19:51 PM »
 :o Never mind what the guys at the dealership thought or said, WHAT DID the wife say?  ;D
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