This week’s episode of Modern Family starts with Claire and Cam partnering up on flipping a house. First off, it’s always good to know your show’s protagonists are unreliably wealthy. Second, it’s awesome that they’re also engaging in flipping a house, which at its roots is about 10 years past dated. But I digress…
Shows we Love: Pawn Stars
Oh this episode promises to be a doozy! Starting off with a Strong cannon.. KABOOM! They get an old top secret military scrapbook that was supposed to be restricted, and a whole MESS of Star Trek memorabilia… Live long and prosper! Up first is some lady’s grandfather’s military lighter from the atomic testing program. She also has a scrapbook from “Operation Greenhouse” from a nuclear propaganda film. She also has his tag with “Top Security Clearance”… Rick is stoked!!! Read More
The first thing that comes forking into the shop today is a fork! Yes a fork off the Hindenburg. This zepplin crashed in 1937, and was one of the first events that was newscast all over the world. This guy’s old uncle was a marine who guarded the crash scraps, and collected this fork! Rick takes a look and asks what the guy wants… $10-12…. Thousand! Of course ol’ Ricky has a buddy to come in a take a look. Read More
Today the boys are planning to surprise Chumlee with a Harley for his upcoming 30th birthday. Will they get him the bike of his dreams? Meanwhile the first item in the shop is a 1959 Police “Identi-Kit.” This was a file of overlays for each facial feature. So basically you can mix and match and put together a “sketch” of suspects without having to be an artist. It’s pretty cool… they did a real accurate albeit scary version of Rick! This guy says he thinks he can get $1K for it, but says he’d settle for as low as $300. Once he says they go for values of $2-$3K, Rick says $500… course! Luckily this guy knows how to play and shoots back with $700. Rick gives him a final offer of $600…pretty good; Sold!
Today we kick off the show with an 1868 Wesson Pistol! Vintage guns are constantlyJe showing up on this show. Brett wants to get $4800, so I’m guessing he’ll walk out of there with about $1500. More on that later… We also see someone’s Aviation Collection, and historic photo collection. This includes images from Tex Johnston from the cockpit of his plane, images of missile launches, and a framed patch from a missile project. Sometimes I wonder if they automatically take what the person wants and cut it in half. Read More
These Pawn Stars see allllll kinds of interesting things, but one item that continuously shows up in this shop are antique and collectable weapons. Today it’s a Colt Patterson prototype gun! This thing is SUPER rare. We also see some animation cells of Tennessee Tuxedo as well as an old 1955 GMC!
First in is the gun which was apparently used by the Texas Rangers waaaay back when they were conquering the west. A gun like this sold for nearly $977K at an auction in 2011! They both think it could be a prototype due to the inconsistent wear; of course they’re bringing in an expert to get the real DL on this piece. Read More
Today on Pawn Stars we see a rare Smith & Wesson 320 Revolver, some wild and weird taxidermy, and some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collector swag! The Smith & Wesson is a rare and unique piece that actually was a flop made by the company. Recognizing this, it was quickly discontinued, and so few were made that now they are quite the collector’s piece. This lady of course wants $5K for it, but Rick has to bring in a buddy to check it out. Something tells me this will settle for closer to $750. Ish gets interesting when something fowl comes in on the night shift… Read More
This episode kicks off with some promising pawns. A Coca-Cola sponsored motorcoach, a 1989 SF 49ers Superbowl XXIV ring, and a blunderbuss! WOO HOO! First up, it’s the Blunderbuss from the 1600′s. “Very Elmer Fudd-ish.” Of course dude trying to sell it wants $10K for it, but knowing these pawnsters that just ain’t going to happen. He calls out that while the gun could be worth a lot, as a “Lazarino”, they’ll of course have to have an expert come down to take a look… Read More
Good evening, pawn addicts. Up first is Willadee (yes, real name) with a bundle of books signed by Harry S. Truman. Willadee is a former economist, and she wants to start the bidding around $3,000. Much to my surprise, Rick seems to think that’s a decent starting point, but wants to — you guessed it — bring in an expert. Well, two experts, actually. Drew the signature guru as well as Rebecca the bookworm. More after the jump.
First up this week is a dollar bill signed by legendary film actor Clark Gable. Amy’s the owner, and she’s shooting for $5,000 (good luck with that, Amy). Gable wasn’t comfortable just being a talking head for the WW2 efforts, and enlisted in the Army Air Core flying planes. When Hitler found out about Gable’s enlisting, he offered a reward to any soldier who killed the film star (but frankly, Hitler, Clark doesn’t give a damn). The dollar bill belonged to Amy’s dad, who served with Gable. As with most signatures, Rick wants to bring in expert Drew. More after the jump.