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    Posted 10 years ago

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    These 2 plaques are possbly the last 2 ever made by Barbed Wire Hall of Fame inductee John Mantz. I supplied the wire and he made them in 2003. The most valuable is the "Richards Square Rail with Spike Sheet Metal Barbs" @ $360 retail.

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    2x Antique Wrought Iron Miners Spikes Mineshaft Candle Holders 1800s
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    Approx. 120 (6 lbs) ANTIQUE (1800'S)  SQUARE 4.5" LONG NAILS
    Approx. 120 (6 lbs) ANTIQUE (1800&#...
    100 (5LB'S) ANTIQUE BENT SQUARE 4.5" LONG NAILS (bent pieces)
    18thC Antique Folk Art Wrought Iron, Tommy Hook Spike for Betty Oil Lamp, NR
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    1. barbedwireguy barbedwireguy, 10 years ago
      You have some absolute dandy wires there!!!
    2. albegood, 10 years ago
      Thank y'all for the compliments! I have a lot of the wires that are posted by barbedwireguy and gatekeeper. Even though I've been out of collecting for 3 years, it makes me feel proud that I accumulated what I did.
    3. railman railman, 10 years ago
      You have a great collection. Where did you pick up such mighty fine wires? When can we see the other goodies in your collection? John did a great job on the displays, thanks for sharing them with the cyberworld collectors. Have you taken them to any wire shows? What part of the country do you hail from?
    4. albegood, 10 years ago
      I would have to thank J. Goedert & D. Sowle for my collection. My plaque #8 ($3,500 most valuable) made it to the 2002 New Mexico Show and plaque #6 was at the 2003 sympossium. I need to get my hands on a digital cam before I can take more pics and, San Jose, CA. to answer all your questions.
    5. gman340, 9 years ago
      boy those plaques look nice!
    6. albegood, 9 years ago
      Thanks gman340 (Dodge Star), must br from hmmmmm........NE.
    7. gman340, 9 years ago
      they look even better this morning - a nebraska dodge star - huh - the very best wire ever produced - my opinion only

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