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#493917 - Sun Nov 24 2013 09:44 AM Zephyr Ripple
PlainBroke Online   content
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Registered: Wed Mar 20 2013
Loc: Just South of Nowhere in IL
So I stop by my insurance agents office to check on an insurance issue. As I was talking with him I noticed the red top of a globe sticking out from behind a copy machine on the counter. Asked if I could look at it - sure go ahead. Picked it up and could not believe what it was. Probably about as mint as you can get without finding one NIB. The guy said he had a client that brought it by who needed some money so he bought if from him to help him out. I asked if the insurance agent would sell it? Sure. The price? Bargain of a lifetime! Carefully walked back to the pick up with the globe clutched tightly to my chest. Still in a bit of disbelief over this deal.


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Edited by PlainBroke (Sun Nov 24 2013 09:44 AM)
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#493919 - Sun Nov 24 2013 09:47 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: PlainBroke]
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DANG!!! That is awesome!! Nice find!!! Red ripples look sooo cool!
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#493920 - Sun Nov 24 2013 09:52 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Gas globe guy]
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What a beauty. You are a lucky man.
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#493921 - Sun Nov 24 2013 09:59 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Oldgas]
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Registered: Sat Oct 23 2010
Loc: Plainwell, Michigan
You never know where you are going to find stuff!! Nice find!!!
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#493927 - Sun Nov 24 2013 10:08 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: PlainBroke]
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Registered: Tue Dec 04 2012
Loc: Alabama
Wow! Great score. I'd be trying to get a name and number to see if there were additional items. He may need some more help.
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#493928 - Sun Nov 24 2013 10:09 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: HoneyBearFarm]
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
That is one hell of find ! Congratulations

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#493934 - Sun Nov 24 2013 10:25 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: HI-OCTANE]
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
Beautiful!

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#493935 - Sun Nov 24 2013 10:31 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Maps for the memories]
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Registered: Wed Nov 24 2010
Loc: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wowza! Nice!
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#493939 - Sun Nov 24 2013 10:41 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: mrcavalcade]
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I think maybe you should buy a lotto ticket too!!!
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#493944 - Sun Nov 24 2013 10:57 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: minuteman]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Those are the finds in collecting that stand out in our memories. Nice item, and will always be special to you.
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#493956 - Sun Nov 24 2013 11:44 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Craig Osbeck]
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Wow, amazing globe and story!
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#493962 - Sun Nov 24 2013 12:17 PM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Craig Osbeck]
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Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Originally Posted By: Craig Osbeck
Those are the finds in collecting that stand out in our memories. Nice item, and will always be special to you.


Craig is right about that! You might want to consider building a display, based on this globe!
The chances of it ever happening again are pretty slim!
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#493964 - Sun Nov 24 2013 12:25 PM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: K W FRITH]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
that should make BOTW! super, congratulations.. cool
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#494015 - Sun Nov 24 2013 04:04 PM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: advertologist]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Wow! Great find!
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#494085 - Sun Nov 24 2013 07:12 PM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: oldnfuelish]
Rabbitman Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
That is a beautiful globe and story. It is so much more fun to find an item that way than simply deciding to try to buy something that is known to be for sale. Congrats.....GB.

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#494090 - Sun Nov 24 2013 07:15 PM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Rabbitman]
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Sweet globe! Amazing story!
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#494181 - Mon Nov 25 2013 12:58 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: bsplichal95]
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Wow, awesome!!!
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#494183 - Mon Nov 25 2013 01:27 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Rabbitman]
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
The story priceless as well . Another beautiful globe ! Thanks
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#494216 - Mon Nov 25 2013 09:39 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: 47reo-travis]
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Registered: Sun Sep 30 2001
Loc: LaGrange, Ohio
Great globe Steve! Scott B.

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#494236 - Mon Nov 25 2013 10:40 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Oldgas]
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Loc: Bay Area, CA
Originally Posted By: Oldgas
What a beauty. You are a lucky man.


Lucky, indeed!

It was meant to be yours. You were at the right place at the right time.

It will be very hard to part with this beauty!

Hen

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#494448 - Tue Nov 26 2013 11:00 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: henlovestoys]
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Registered: Wed Oct 17 2012
Loc: Wichita, KS
Awesome Globe! So did you turn around after you bought it and tell him you needed to insure it for 4X's what you paid for it? smile
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#494450 - Tue Nov 26 2013 11:15 AM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Derbygasman]
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
hope it wasnt an agent from where you used to live! cause if that was here under my nose all along... great find!
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#494473 - Tue Nov 26 2013 01:02 PM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: Derbygasman]
PlainBroke Online   content
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Registered: Wed Mar 20 2013
Loc: Just South of Nowhere in IL

Marshall - the reason I was in his office to begin with was to check on updating my gas/oil collection insurance.

Might have to put the ripple in the category of "miscellaneous".


Edited by PlainBroke (Tue Nov 26 2013 01:03 PM)
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#494763 - Wed Nov 27 2013 03:41 PM Re: Zephyr Ripple [Re: PlainBroke]
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Registered: Wed Oct 17 2012
Loc: Wichita, KS
Good call Steve..
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