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    Posted 12 years ago

    tikiray
    (91 items)

    Union Pacific spittoon..... yes, it's been cleaned out. lol Not sure of the age. Picked it up a few years ago for next to nothing.

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    1. Lee Sayer, 12 years ago
      Great pick,this has appeal to many type of collectors.Looks in great shape.
    2. tikiray tikiray, 12 years ago
      Thanks Lee! I think I paid a buck or two for it.
    3. Lee Sayer, 12 years ago
      Most of the spittoons I have seen have been kicked around.
      Many years ago use to occasionaly go to a saloon in my home town that had no chairs.A long bar and some high tables to stand up to and of coarse several spittoons.
      The thinking was if you couldn't stand up it was time for you to go home.
      They didn't allow women inside the bar so you can tell it was a long time ago.
      They served hard boiled eggs and linberger cheese sandwichs with a slice of onion.
      Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
    4. tikiray tikiray, 12 years ago
      Great story Lee, thank you so much for sharing that!
    5. Lee Sayer, 12 years ago
      My brother and sister-in law rented a apartment in the upper portion of the saloon and we lived in the next block over.So Harry and I would meet every so often and have a shell or two of beer.A shell at that time was ten cents,I think a pitcher of beer was forty cents.They usually had free peanuts or pretzels to chew on.Also forgot to mention had a couple pool tables,don't remember them being coin operated.Sorry to say the old saloon burned down about ten years ago.
    6. tikiray tikiray, 12 years ago
      Awww, it's sad that the building burned down. I have attachments to buildings just as much as my little collections of antiques and stuff at home. I just hate to see old buildings or houses torn down for new things to be built. Thanks for sharing Lee! It's always neat to hear other peoples memories.
    7. Lee Sayer, 12 years ago
      A great spot on the net to review old photo of buildings and people is
      http://www.shorpy.com they masybe on FB also.
    8. tikiray tikiray, 12 years ago
      I look at that site all the time. This one is pretty good too...

      http://www.old-picture.com/
    9. rip rip, 12 years ago
      I have two Spittons about 30 years old but they don't have any writing on them. Good story
    10. Ivan Ivan, 12 years ago
      Yours is in waaay better shape. lol!
    11. tikiray tikiray, 12 years ago
      lol thanks, but as far as the market goes, I don't think it matters.
    12. willamal, 12 years ago
      tikiray,i know you probably dont want to hear this,but this is a repo.I have one just like it.rr spitoons sat low to the floors so they would not tip over.you might get 20.00 for it..
    13. tikiray tikiray, 12 years ago
      lol yeah, I know. My husband works for the RR so thats why I bought it. I knew it was probably just an advertising piece. Thanks!

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