Monday, June 14, 2010

All this, and free shipping too!

I guess nothing should surprise me any more. Still, every once in a while even I get caught off guard. Such was the case this morning. I got a call from a fellow collector who couldn't wait to share what he'd seen on a certain online auction site.



Although the listing was totally void of description, the less than detailed photos appeared to picture a stained, etched, and dinged up example of an Old Joe Tracy tooled picture whiskey. Admittedly rare, I still couldn't help but chuckle over the enthusiastic verbiage.







You can check it out at;

 
http://cgi.ebay.com/Old-Joe-Tracy-Whiskey-UNIQUE-ONE-AND-ONLY-/300437432991













That's right folks; you get stain, etch, dings, $200~ in ebay bucks and free postage too! All for the paltry some of $125,000~.







You'll need to excuse me now; I can't laugh this hard and type at the same time...






News Flash; This just in~ Price rollback! Now only $25,000.00 or best offer. This is just like shopping at Walmart...

5 comments:

Dr.Barnes said...

HaHa, I saw that and had to go put my glasses on to make sure I actually saw what they were asking, Sheese...Put the crack pipe down and back away from the keyboard. Where do these people come from? Never mind that, I hope they are not Breeding. DB

OldCutters said...

A couple of Tracys have been dug in recent years, neither of which brought more than 1/50th of his SWAG BIN price. He is a COIN dealer, after all, so is probably the victim of bad info from an "overly enthusiastic" consignor.

OldCutters said...

Interestingly, he is in complete denial concerning the existence of any other Joe Tracy fifths. He claims that ALL claims of another being seen are "debunked" and that his is the "ONE AND ONLY MINT-10" bottle known. His claims of "great interest" in his bottle are not in evidence in the auction, though. C'mon, be brave buckaroos, cough up the 125Gs and give the poor guy a needed break. HAR!

Geo. S. Evans said...

I have just made an offer of 100 dollars. I don't expect an answer. It was mostly to point out the absurdity of asking 25,000.00 for that mess of a bottle. By the way, it's hard to tell for sure but the top looks chipped up as well.
CH//

OldCutters said...

Yeah, it's real "whiz-bang" of a bottle. I'd sure's hell not want to buy any coins from that dude if his idea of a Mint-10 is indicated by that beater.

 
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