Monday, June 13, 2011

Our Peoples Collections’ Village museum to be opened in Cornwall + Meet Wayne Elderbroom - Seaway News

portable Kenmore wringer washer made in February 1958
"“Our Peoples Collections’ Village”, a museum to be built by Rudy Tabak and Marie Morrell. Wayne left the washer for the Museum the same day he was interviewed. Elderbroom has not been able to get much information, on Internet, except that it is a portable washing machine that could also be used as a salesman’s sample.

Wayne’s true passion revolves around collecting die-cast cars and motorcycles. One item he is really keen about is a pewter (lead) motor cycle given to him by Rudy Tabak. Another prize possession is his riding 1930 Simplicity garden tractor. Wayne loves garage sales and picks up unusual items of historical meaning. If money was no object, he would love to own an old 1958 truck that he would rebuild."

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'Unabomber' auction pulls in $232,246 – This Just In - Blogs:
"Bidders used technology, a thorn of 'Unabomber' Ted Kaczynski, to buy up his items in a two-week online bidding spree that yielded $232,246, the U.S. Marshals said in a press release Friday."

Between 1978 and 1995, the former Harvard professor killed three people and wounded 23 others in bombings. Arrested in 1996, Kaczynski is serving a life sentence in the federal “Supermax” prison located in Florence, Colorado.

The big-ticket items in the U.S. Marshals Service auction were Kaczynski's personal journals, which pulled $40,676. Twenty-one bidders put dibs on the 20 journals, which described in Kaczynski's words his anti-government world view and affection for the wilderness.

Also gone to the highest bidder were his hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses, which went for $20,025, a typewriter ($22,003) used to write his anti-corporate manifesto, and the handwritten copy of the paper, which sold for $$20,053, according to the release.
The auction, which the General Services Administration conducted, was held to compensate some of his victims.
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Past Tyme Pleasures - Catalog Lot 402 - Past Tyme Pleasures:
"1935 Pennsylvania Railroad poster “In Old Kentucky”. By noted artist N. C. Wyeth."
Sold for $1,250 - see prices realized

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