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    Posted 8 years ago

    shawimm
    (17 items)

    I acquired this tractor just over a year ago but I've run into a problem in locating a front nose piece. I have another tractor and if I can't find one I'm considering making a fibreglass mold off of it and recreating it.

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    1. pickrknows pickrknows, 8 years ago
      It's in the right hands to get the royal treatment! Can't wait to see it finished!!
    2. shawimm shawimm, 8 years ago
      Thank you. much appreciated
    3. coupdegrass, 6 years ago
      Hi Shawimm! I have a question!
      I have the exact same Thistle Major that's pictured here, but in very very good condition.
      Any idea what it might be worth?
      Some details : Original papers, original paint, ( as perfect as you can realistically expect the paint to be), the rubber "exhaust pipe" is missing, but other than that, it's pretty solid.
    4. shawimm shawimm, 6 years ago
      Hi Coupdegrass,
      I have another Thistle tractor that I restored which is also posted on this site as part of my collection. As to the value of yours which is in original condition it is really hard to say without seeing a photo. The number of collectors of Canadian Thistle models is a lot less than collectors of U.S. ones and the Canadian made Thistles are a lot rarer because fewer we made but the demand from collectors doesn't usually reflect this unless you find the right buyer and it should be worth more compared to a U.S. model. Having said all of this I broad figure would be $500 - $1000. I hope this is of some assistance.
    5. coupdegrass, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the info and prompt response!
      I am heading out to storage to take some pictures of several items tomorrow, including the thistle. I'm actually selling it for a very sweet old lady, and would like to surprise her by fetching the best possible price. Where do you think is a good place to look for buyers? (By the way, if you were interested, I can send you the pics as well :)
    6. shawimm shawimm, 6 years ago
      I'm glad I could offer some assistance. Yes, if you don't mind I would like to see some photos. Like I said finding a buying can be a challenge. I do know that some of the pedal cars that I have purchased were found using kijiji, which is an online classified advertising page.
    7. coupdegrass, 6 years ago
      Sounds good, I'll send you a message here tomorrow when I have the pictures. Thanks again, and take care.
    8. coupdegrass, 6 years ago
      Hey there. I have some photos of that Thistle. Where would you like me to send them?
    9. shawimm shawimm, 6 years ago
      Hi,

      Yes, please email them if you would : shawimm@ns.sympatico.ca
      Thank you.

      Doug

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