I'll get this out of the way right now to the members and readers of this forum. MY POST WAS IN NO WAY TO BE INTERPRETED THAT I HAD WON THE DISPLAY AND WAS GLOATING ABOUT IT
If was taken this way ......I APOLOGIZE TO ALL THAT I OFFENDED!
To Mr. Allen,
I have read many of your posts and I respect you for what you do here for the members of this forum
I guess that I'm a lot bigger fool than you ...... I started "MY FOOLISHNESS"
some 20 years ago in collecting 1947 to 1957 tonka trucks
I have amassed a collection of over a 100 of these "RIGS" that were made in Mound, Minnesota that are "ALL" in pristine condition along with their original boxes "MY DUST COLLECTORS"
as how I like to refer to them. Were bought/collected long before E-BAY, they were bought at the time from a price range of $100 to $300.
These "RIGS" nowadays comand anywhere from a $1,000 to 2,000 for a pristine offering
..... Just some of MY FOOLISHNESS
A 1956 "DOZZER RIG"......
A 1955 "SHOVEL RIG"......
A 1950 "SHOVEL RIG"......
Rest assured # 430
will not collect dust...... In my eyes that would be FOOLISHNESS
You can call me a "FOOL"