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  1. watch3s

    watch3s Jul 3, 2017

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    ive been away collecting butterflies, pictures to come
     
  2. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jul 6, 2017

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  3. Timecollector

    Timecollector Jul 9, 2017

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    Bought these today.
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  4. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jul 10, 2017

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    The A/V purge and replace continues...new 55 inch OLED arrived today, replacing my old Pioneer Elite Kuro plasma....

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    The Pioneer was great for it's time (hand selected panels and all that), but took a lot of power and produced a lot of heat. This is really the first TV I've seen that competes with the picture quality, so we made the switch. Of course have some Wimbledon on testing it out...
     
  5. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jul 10, 2017

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    Something spiritual..was at coin show here locally and a woman was selling bric-a-brac items next to her husband. Bought this cool paperweight for a whole $1, not knowing what it meant...turns out it means "Clarity", something we all need to achieve our dreams.
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  6. Jwit

    Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF Jul 14, 2017

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    Preparing for Game of Thrones....
     
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  7. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jul 18, 2017

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    My girlfriend and I have been on the hunt for some art to furnish our house and this just arrived a few days ago:


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    It's made by Danish painter Jeppe Vontilius in 1978.


    As my girlfriend is 30 years today, I gave her two lithographs of Egill Jacobsen, famous for his mask paintings...

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    The house is slowly getting filled with old stuff :D
     
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  8. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 18, 2017

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    My Gawg, it's your spitting image !
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  9. i20rider

    i20rider Jul 18, 2017

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    It was free but still a new toy
     
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  10. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jul 18, 2017

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    Me likey....my favorite rifle. I think I'm up to 8 now, of various vintages.

    Of course you've left us hanging how you got it for free...............................
     
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  11. prontoprint

    prontoprint Jul 19, 2017

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    Nice purchase at UK auction house. Not cheap but still got a bargain. Original autographs from history making astronauts .

    Now to make some wall space !
     
  12. semper_shells

    semper_shells Jul 21, 2017

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    Finally got one of my grail cars...

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  13. Hijak

    Hijak Jul 23, 2017

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    Not today exactly but in the last week or so. Picked up this one owner, all original, 1974 Mercedes 450SL with 68500 miles...
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    Wasn't really looking but this just fell into my lap and I couldn't resist.
     
  14. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jul 23, 2017

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    Some of you may have seen my comment in the "what did you buy today (watches)" thread about my picking up and few (hundred) books. Well, I've started going through them and I was really enjoying myself pulling out cpies of Kipling, Stevenson, Dickens, a full set of Walter Scott (I really liked that) but at the bottom of the second box (there are 12 in total and I'm not going to get around to the other ten today) I found a copy of The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan. If you've never read it, go read. If you don't read, find the film - Hitchcock did the original but both later versions are worthwhile too. I like the version with Kenneth More.

    Anyway, I flicked open this book and ... yay ... the first First Edition I've found in the box! So, off I go to google to see what a first edition of The Thirty Nine Steps brings these days cos, ya know, I've got £5.00 invested in this .... I really need to get my money back.

    https://biblio.co.uk/book/thirty-nine-steps-39-steps-buchan/d/956725508?aid=frg&utm_source=google&utm_medium=product&utm_campaign=feed-details&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh-Gl9omg1QIVhLftCh1C0Q6mEAQYAyABEgKbl_D_BwE

    So, yeah, I coughed.

    It took me a full minute to realise that the publishers and dates are different. Instead, I've got this one: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/...thirty+nine+steps&sortby=19&pics=on&an=buchan

    Ah well ... there's my profit on the lot, I suppose ... but it's not a vintage Seamaster ... not yet. Ten more boxes to go.

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  15. sjg22

    sjg22 Jul 25, 2017

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    These really sing to me
     
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  16. semper_shells

    semper_shells Jul 26, 2017

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    I really want one of these but the fact I have kids... Is it too soon to call dibs!?! ::love::
     
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  17. Edward53

    Edward53 Jul 26, 2017

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    Souvenir of 70s Britain:

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  18. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jul 26, 2017

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    So continuing to progress on my 2 channel system, I bought some Terabytes...

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    And the QNAP NAS is assembled...

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    Have started moving some of my 24 bit files over to it today - playing those through the Klimax DS3 above is just amazing...

    Next I need to rip my CD collection, and then I can get rid of the old Unidisk player. That may take some time to get done, but moving forward on this finally.

    Cheers, Al
     
  19. blubarb

    blubarb Jul 28, 2017

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    I just can't shake off the Fender flashbacks of the 60s

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  20. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jul 30, 2017

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    Sometimes, things speak to you and you have to have them. French, post-impressionist, pretty certain that there's a 19th century painting underneath this one with the layering and old frame but I like this for what it is:

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    Of course, then The Blonde looks at it and says "it looks like the creature from Alien" .. and now I can't see anything else.