my latest acquisitions

Rory Schultz

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That is so cool! I wish I could go to one of those shooting ranges like in Nevada where you can fire any weapon out there. You can rent a tank and shoot at targets. You can also fire Gatling guns all the way to Bofors 40 mm. The draw back is that you have to pay for the ammo on those heavy weapons which can range from 1.50 to 10.00 a round. That ends up being very costly but it sure would be fun to dismantle a target vehicle to shreds with a Vulcan mini gun! It goes fast and adds up quickly. You can easily spend 1000. in ammo in just a few minutes.

I sure would not want to be on the receiving end of that firepower. When you think about how much ammo is fired in a close quarter engagement you wonder how anyone could survive such an event. Especially these days with more powerful, laser focused sighting and armor piercing rounds. I have seen some videos of helo gunships firing their gats with tracers....I don't know how any of the terrorist in the Middle East can maintain any measure of sanity. Check out some videos showing how terrifying it is!

 

ausreenactor

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agreed. hunt and gather. its my lot in life... its not a lot but its my life. :p
I watched as my Dad offloaded valuable antiques and collectables when my Grandfather passed. Their home was a 20s build and it was a time capsule. I am just keeping everything in the original boxes to exponentially increase the value of my 'collectables' down the line. Won't be making the same mistakes. My kids have always been told:

1. Identify exactly what is....
2. Attempt to roll through all the Paypal receipts (stored in a folder by year)..
3. Find out what I paid for it..
4. Find out what the market is like on eBay..
5. If it is big/valuable/shippable - Sell it.
6. If it is small/hard to move - Keep it.
7. Tell your kids what I told you....
8. Let them move to step one....

And don't listen to your Mother when she persuades you NOT to buy shares.... Billabong, AfterPay.....
 

Rory Schultz

Active Member
Hey Edward, have you ever been to the Aviation Museum in Pensacola Florida? It has rooms that you venture through one after another and it is completely built to look like you stepped back in time during WW2. They have one area that is neighborhood with houses, store fronts and a movie theatre. Everything thing is all period. There are people dressed up in period clothing who take you thru it telling the history. There is a CV carrier with flight deck, period planes on the deck, there is a flight conference room with aviation equipment and the radio is of air traffic etc......flight elevator takes you to another floor and more recreated areas. One is of nighttime on an island with plane sounds, air attack sirens, bunkers etc. It is awesome museum. One of my favorites.
 

Rory Schultz

Active Member
Okay Edward,
Showing a few more of my art collection. These are some Western art in bronze. I do have modern art too.

John Wade Hampton (1918-1999) He was one of the four founders of the Cowboy Artist Association. This sculpture values ranges depending on the castings. There was an edition of 55 castings and 2 MC which is the master casting. This checks for flaws in the first castings to be checked over before continuing the edition. Those 2 first ones are the most valuable at 50,000. US then comes the 55 further castings. These will range in value depending on how close to the original castings they are, the first 20 will be around 30,000. US with the remaining ones going down 20k to 10k. Then the mold is destroyed after number 55 has been done. Mine is number 15/55 which the estimated value is 30,000. You can verify this online. It is currently sitting on the floor until my living room gets new flooring and painted. It takes 2 people to lift it and needs to be a sturdy base.

A John Wade Hampton Bronze called "Turning the Leader"

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This next bronze is by Hollis Williford (1940-2007) "Chasing Rainbows" It is of a River Otter chasing Rainbow Trout among the water lily. Mine is number 1 of 25 castings. The very first one. I know of only 2 other castings of this bronze and those are in the Gilcrease Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum

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This next bronze is huge and it takes 4 people to lift and move it. Currently in my garage until the house is finished being remodeled. I plan for this to be one of my show pieces upon entering the foyer.
It is by Fritz White (1930-2010) Member of the Cowboy Artist Association, called the "Crow and the Bear" it depicts a Crow warrior in hand combat with a Grizzly. It is number 4 of 25 edition.

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Edward

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Okay Edward,
Showing a few more of my art collection. These are some Western art in bronze. I do have modern art too.

John Wade Hampton (1918-1999) He was one of the four founders of the Cowboy Artist Association. This sculpture values ranges depending on the castings. There was an edition of 55 castings and 2 MC which is the master casting. This checks for flaws in the first castings to be checked over before continuing the edition. Those 2 first ones are the most valuable at 50,000. US then comes the 55 further castings. These will range in value depending on how close to the original castings they are, the first 20 will be around 30,000. US with the remaining ones going down 20k to 10k. Then the mold is destroyed after number 55 has been done. Mine is number 15/55 which the estimated value is 30,000. You can verify this online. It is currently sitting on the floor until my living room gets new flooring and painted. It takes 2 people to lift it and needs to be a sturdy base.

A John Wade Hampton Bronze called "Turning the Leader"

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This next bronze is by Hollis Williford (1940-2007) "Chasing Rainbows" It is of a River Otter chasing Rainbow Trout among the water lily. Mine is number 1 of 25 castings. The very first one. I know of only 2 other castings of this bronze and those are in the Gilcrease Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum

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This next bronze is huge and it takes 4 people to lift and move it. Currently in my garage until the house is finished being remodeled. I plan for this to be one of my show pieces upon entering the foyer.
It is by Fritz White (1930-2010) Member of the Cowboy Artist Association, called the "Crow and the Bear" it depicts a Crow warrior in hand combat with a Grizzly. It is number 4 of 25 edition.

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hmmm, okay. nice but you've kind of lost me now. :) kind of keeping it 1940's,WWII, aviation crew themed. western bronze meh, just doesn't do anything for me ...sorry but Meh.
 
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Edward

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Hey Edward, have you ever been to the Aviation Museum in Pensacola Florida? It has rooms that you venture through one after another and it is completely built to look like you stepped back in time during WW2. They have one area that is neighborhood with houses, store fronts and a movie theatre. Everything thing is all period. There are people dressed up in period clothing who take you thru it telling the history. There is a CV carrier with flight deck, period planes on the deck, there is a flight conference room with aviation equipment and the radio is of air traffic etc......flight elevator takes you to another floor and more recreated areas. One is of nighttime on an island with plane sounds, air attack sirens, bunkers etc. It is awesome museum. One of my favorites.
I have not and its on my bucket list! sounds amazing! looking forward to seeing it. I mapped out a southern tour to see a lot of WWII museums and aviation displays and hope to do it in the next few years.
 

Rory Schultz

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I know you guys heard me talk about my being an artist also. The vast majority of the transparencies of my art were destroyed when my studio burned. I only have a few photographs of some of my artwork. I will show you guys a few of the paintings I did for clients back in the 80's and 90's.

20180410_141601 (2).jpg "Pursued"
20180410_143623.jpg " Lying in Wait "
20180410_141848 (1).jpg " Winter Shaman "
20180410_163906.jpg "Deep Snow"
20180410_164537.jpg " Brandon Three Hawks " he is a former nephew.
20180410_141818.jpg " Elijah's Departure "
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20180410_163701.jpg This painting is 5'x7' and took 4 years to paint. "Painted Wall Canyon"
20180410_163532.jpg Graphite drawing " Hopi "
20180410_164112.jpg This is the only photograph I have of this painting which is of my father posing as a Native American just before he died in 1989. Like I mentioned, all of my photo evidence of the body of artwork I did were lost in the fire in 1996. All I have is only a few photographs that did not get destroyed that just happened to be laying in a box in a closet.
 

Edward

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I know you guys heard me talk about my being an artist also. The vast majority of the transparencies of my art were destroyed when my studio burned. I only have a few photographs of some of my artwork. I will show you guys a few of the paintings I did for clients back in the 80's and 90's.

View attachment 41412 "Pursued"
View attachment 41414 " Lying in Wait "
View attachment 41415 " Winter Shaman "
View attachment 41416 "Deep Snow"
View attachment 41417 " Brandon Three Hawks " he is a former nephew.
View attachment 41418 " Elijah's Departure "
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View attachment 41420 This painting is 5'x7' and took 4 years to paint. "Painted Wall Canyon"
View attachment 41421 Graphite drawing " Hopi "
View attachment 41422 This is the only photograph I have of this painting which is of my father posing as a Native American just before he died in 1989. Like I mentioned, all of my photo evidence of the body of artwork I did were lost in the fire in 1996. All I have is only a few photographs that did not get destroyed that just happened to be laying in a box in a closet.
wow! amazing work! very impressive. Sadly I'm a boring talentless hack so I envy those that can draw, paint, sing, act...have good looks...money, women. :p maybe in my next life I'll develop a talent and become successful.
 

Rory Schultz

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wow! amazing work! very impressive. Sadly I'm a boring talentless hack so I envy those that can draw, paint, sing, act...have good looks...money, women. :p maybe in my next life I'll develop a talent and become successful.
Sorry mate, your next life is not looking so great either! You're being reincarnated as a Dung Beetle! LOL
 

Edward

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I'm thrilled to add two rare YMCA Grindley Hotelware Mobile Canteen mugs to my collection! Very hard to get these. I acquired them from an antique dealer in France so these could have been used in either WWI or WWII as the back stamp style dates these between 1908 and 1932!)

I would love to believe these were in use just after the Normandy Invasion as the British YMCA mobile canteen landed on Normandy beaches the 29th of July 1944. The American Red Cross also participated in the rear of the invasion of Normandy.**
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Almost as soon as the war broke out, YMCA developed the mobile canteens to bring refreshments to the troops with second-hand vans, painted OD green, first used in East London and by the end of 1940 there were 500 vans bringing refreshments to troops, rescue workers and victims of bombing raids. These Vans (a.k.a. Tea car, Tea Wagon, Clubmobiles) also travelled to Belgium and France. At the retreat of Dunkirk, YMCA remained on the beaches until ordered to leave.

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**In preparation for the invasion of Normandy, June, 1944, a smaller, 2-1/2-ton GMC truck was converted to a clubmobile, with the necessary kitchen containing doughnut machine, coffee urns and the like. Close to one hundred of them were made ready. Red Cross girls who had worked on the larger clubmobile in Great Britain, were given driving instruction in order to manage the truck clubmobile. Beginning in July, 1944, as soon after the invasion that it was safe to send Red Cross personnel onto the Continent, ten groups of 32 Red Cross girls each, along with eight clubmobiles per group, a cinemobile, three supply trucks, trailers and three British Hillman trucks, were sent to France to be attached to various US Army Corps.

Each clubmobile group traveled with the rear echelon of the army Corps and got its assignments from the army for serving troops at rest from the front. The service continued through France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, until V-E Day, May 7, 1945.


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(Other organizations also ran mobile canteens and served at various USO clubs and services. NAAFI, American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Jewish Welfare Board (JWB), National Catholic Community Service (NCCS), National Travelers Aid Association and the YWCA / YMCA
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