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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I am beginning to feel like a "broken record" when I keep repeating"and this is yet "one more" collection of older neat vintage items I collect. This is a 14k gold safe. One of several dozen pendants/charms I have put away. This little guy is about 1 3/4 inches tall and came from an estate sale of an older couple who had thought "THEIR" collections had gotten a wee bit outta hand. She said it was from the 1950's. I should have taken a lesson from their playbook, but what did I do" I started a precious metal pendant collection. I have maybe 40 or so. The thing I like about this smaller stuff is that for the detail, you would have to have been some kind of good craftsmen to tackle such as this. Pretty amazing if you ask me. Thought it would be interesting to post here as most of us consider some or all of our collections "valuable". Now my only problem is, how to fit everything I have inside so it can stay well protected. Any thoughts??? The door does close and lock but the combination is fairly easy to crack. Oh well, I guess everything will remain in the "bank vaults". (A safe inside a bank vault? would this be considered "overkill") Redundancy is right down my alley.

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    1. senor_trunk senor_trunk, 10 years ago
      time to ad a new room/home vault
    2. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 10 years ago
      Have one. It's huge. It came out of a drugstore and weighs over 1000 pounds empty. The only thing is, is that 99.9% of the time 99.5% of my items are in the bank vaults. Only when an item sells do I bring it home and put it in the safe til the $$ has been fully transacted. I would love to see the look on a thief's face if they were ever able to get by me who is home all the time, alarms, dogs, neighbors and hidden closed circuit cameras and get to this safe, which is in a room within a room with a steel fire door that is 36" wide but that's still 2 inches smaller than the narrowest part of that safe. The walls surrounding the room are framed 2X6 treated wood with 1/4 inch plate steel under the sheet-rock on two sides and brick on the other two sides. But if they could gain access to that vault room & if they were to drill it,.. as it ain't coming out of that room where it's bolted to the floor, the look on their face would be priceless upon seeing there was practically nothing inside. That would be worth a thousand bucks by itself. I have taken the word "overkill" and greatly expanded on it. Anyway. I thought this little gold safe was pretty cool as I have never seen another like it. I'm certain there are some like it out there somewhere, I've just not seen any. Thanks for the comment senor-trunk.

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