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Re: [cw_bugs] One Historic Bug

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  • Earl Needham
    Holy cow! Do you realize the bid on this thing is now over $2500!!! And with 2 days to go! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130101134059
    Message 1 of 14 , Apr 20, 2007
      Holy cow! Do you realize the bid on this thing is now over
      $2500!!! And with 2 days to go!

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130101134059


      Earl

      KD5XB -- Earl Needham
      Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
    • k4oso@aol.com
      Earl, The coolest part is they haven t cracked the reserve yet!! Milt k4oso In a message dated 4/20/2007 5:40:20 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
      Message 2 of 14 , Apr 20, 2007
        Earl,
        The coolest part is they haven't cracked the reserve yet!!
        Milt k4oso
         
        In a message dated 4/20/2007 5:40:20 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, earl_needham@... writes:
        Holy cow! Do you realize the bid on this thing is now over
        $2500!!! And with 2 days to go!

        http://cgi.ebay. com/ws/eBayISAPI .dll?ViewItem& item=13010113405 9

        Earl

        KD5XB -- Earl Needham
        Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/cw_ bugs

         




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      • Earl Needham
        I can just see it now -- Honey, sell that old bug, you re not using it and I need the room for my salt & pepper shaker collection. Yes, dear . Lessee,
        Message 3 of 14 , Apr 21, 2007
          I can just see it now -- "Honey, sell that old bug, you're
          not using it and I need the room for my salt & pepper shaker collection."

          "Yes, dear". "Lessee, $5000 reserve ought to keep it from selling..."

          <G>
          Earl

          At 08:39 PM 4/20/2007, k4oso@... wrote:

          >Earl,
          >The coolest part is they haven't cracked the reserve yet!!
          >Milt k4oso
          >
          >In a message dated 4/20/2007 5:40:20 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
          >earl_needham@... writes:
          >Holy cow! Do you realize the bid on this thing is now over
          >$2500!!! And with 2 days to go!
          >
          ><http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130101134059>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130101134059
          >
          >Earl
          >
          >KD5XB -- Earl Needham
          >Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
          ><http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
        • rwolf
          If serial # is 2442, how could this possibly be true? I mean what were the other 2441 bugs used for do ya think? I m not questioning validity here, but what am
          Message 4 of 14 , Apr 21, 2007
             If serial # is 2442, how could this possibly be true? I mean what were the other 2441 bugs used for do ya think?
               I'm not questioning validity here, but what am I missing?
            tnx,
            ke5hls
            ps: still an incredible history & price so far...
            ----- Original Message -----
            From: k4oso@...
            Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 9:39 PM
            Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] One Historic Bug

            Earl,
            The coolest part is they haven't cracked the reserve yet!!
            Milt k4oso
             
            In a message dated 4/20/2007 5:40:20 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, earl_needham@ yahoo.com writes:
            Holy cow! Do you realize the bid on this thing is now over
            $2500!!! And with 2 days to go!

            http://cgi.ebay. com/ws/eBayISAPI .dll?ViewItem& item=13010113405 9

            Earl

            KD5XB -- Earl Needham
            Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
            http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/cw_ bugs

             




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          • rwolf
            Ok... so I read the letter in the ad. Forgive my ignorance as I tend to forget the obvious. Not considering wire telegraphy & wireless telegraphy as anything
            Message 5 of 14 , Apr 21, 2007
              Ok... so I read the letter in the ad. Forgive my ignorance as I tend to forget the obvious. Not considering wire telegraphy & wireless telegraphy as anything different(D'oh!) has caused me to once again suffer from foot in mouth disease.
                   Great auction, too bad money not for burning...I'd kick that reserve & bid up a notch... ke5hls
              ----- Original Message -----
              From: k4oso@...
              Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 9:39 PM
              Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] One Historic Bug

              Earl,
              The coolest part is they haven't cracked the reserve yet!!
              Milt k4oso
               
              In a message dated 4/20/2007 5:40:20 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, earl_needham@ yahoo.com writes:
              Holy cow! Do you realize the bid on this thing is now over
              $2500!!! And with 2 days to go!

              http://cgi.ebay. com/ws/eBayISAPI .dll?ViewItem& item=13010113405 9

              Earl

              KD5XB -- Earl Needham
              Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
              http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/cw_ bugs

               




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            • David Ring
              You are not missing anything. The bug is NOT of the vintage that is being described. It MAY have been his bug, but, alas, not the one he used first. You
              Message 6 of 14 , Apr 21, 2007
                You are not missing anything.  The bug is NOT of the vintage that is being described.  It MAY have been "his" bug, but, alas, not the one he used first.

                You figured it out - the documents may be real, but the possibility exists that the bug was acquired by the owner of the pictures and added later.

                Stay away from this auction!

                73

                David N1EA


                On 4/21/07, rwolf <rwolf51@... > wrote:

                 If serial # is 2442, how could this possibly be true? I mean what were the other 2441 bugs used for do ya think?
                   I'm not questioning validity here, but what am I missing?
                tnx,
                ke5hls
                ps: still an incredible history & price so far...
                ----- Original Message -----
                From: k4oso@...
                Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 9:39 PM
                Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] One Historic Bug

                Earl,
                The coolest part is they haven't cracked the reserve yet!!
                Milt k4oso
                 
                In a message dated 4/20/2007 5:40:20 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, earl_needham@... writes:
                Holy cow! Do you realize the bid on this thing is now over
                $2500!!! And with 2 days to go!

                http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130101134059

                Earl

                KD5XB -- Earl Needham
                Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs

                 




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              • Adam Taylor
                Well, im not a big vibroplex collector since i prefer camelbacks and sparks, but its a nice key and obviously old. It may or may not be Pickerell s own key, i
                Message 7 of 14 , Apr 21, 2007
                   Well, im not a big vibroplex collector since i prefer camelbacks and sparks, but its a nice key and obviously old. It may or may not be Pickerell's own key, i didnt know the guy. but keep in mind, while were all talking about the serial number, it was not imprinted on the bug itself, it was merely written in pencil on the inside of the box...so who is right?  either way, im watching this auction, its my version of "survivor"....and a whole lot more interesting than a bunch of actors from commercials pretending to rough it with catering tents and makeup artists, not to mention sets and camera crews...this is just a bug and bunch of guys trying to figure what they have to sell to buy it. good luck to those involved, its too rich for my blood.
                   
                   
                  73...Adam, N7YA

                  ----- Original Message -----
                  From: "David Ring"
                  To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] One Historic Bug
                  Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 23:19:40 +0800

                  You are not missing anything.  The bug is NOT of the vintage that is being described.  It MAY have been "his" bug, but, alas, not the one he used first.

                  You figured it out - the documents may be real, but the possibility exists that the bug was acquired by the owner of the pictures and added later.

                  Stay away from this auction!

                  73

                  David N1EA


                  On 4/21/07, rwolf <rwolf51@hotmail. com > wrote:

                   If serial # is 2442, how could this possibly be true? I mean what were the other 2441 bugs used for do ya think?
                     I'm not questioning validity here, but what am I missing?
                  tnx,
                  ke5hls
                  ps: still an incredible history & price so far...
                  ----- Original Message -----
                  From: k4oso@...
                  Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 9:39 PM
                  Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] One Historic Bug

                  Earl,
                  The coolest part is they haven't cracked the reserve yet!!
                  Milt k4oso
                   
                  In a message dated 4/20/2007 5:40:20 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, earl_needham@ yahoo.com writes:
                  Holy cow! Do you realize the bid on this thing is now over
                  $2500!!! And with 2 days to go!

                  http://cgi.ebay. com/ws/eBayISAPI .dll?ViewItem&item=130101134059

                  Earl

                  KD5XB -- Earl Needham
                  Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                  http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/cw_ bugs

                   




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                • Adam Taylor
                  I dont know if anyone else was following this auction to the end, but i was just curious. The Pickerell bug finally ended up at $2805.72...and didnt sell
                  Message 8 of 14 , Apr 23, 2007


                    I dont know if anyone else was following this auction to the end, but i was just curious. The Pickerell bug finally ended up at $2805.72...and didnt sell because the reserve wasnt met.

                     I think one previous poster may have been correct, wife is forcing him to let it go, so he shows her by setting the reserve so high that it doesnt sell...sorry honey. hehehe. but seriouslly, i guess it was just too much for your average collector, not to mention the reluctance due to suspicion about the year of the bug...who knows. i just thought you might be curious.

                    73...Adam, N7YA


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                  • ai4re
                    ... he ... the ... Mobile the ... a Maine ... Are you still talking of the bug in the auction? According to the Vibroplex Collector s Page
                    Message 9 of 14 , Apr 24, 2007
                      --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Yes, but the bug in question is too late a vintage to be the bug that
                      he
                      > used from an airplane.
                      >
                      > Look at the serial number and then go to www.vibroplex.com and check
                      the
                      > date of that Original Vibroplex. Note: When in Maine and now in
                      Mobile the
                      > numbering system has been changed - so don't mistake a low number of
                      a Maine
                      > or Alabama bug being a really ancient one!
                      >
                      > They key is old, but not too old.

                      Are you still talking of the bug in the auction? According to the
                      Vibroplex Collector's Page <http://www.la.ca.us/frandy/index.html>,
                      both the serial number on the case (2442) and the style of nameplate
                      are consistent with 1906 manufacture.
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