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McKinney, Texas

19th century fencing. Barbed wire, patent models, and salesman samples. Additional information added to posts as it becomes available.


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  1. You've done your homework! Thank you for the history lesson. Oh, Nice Truck!
  2. Thank You for the kind words Buckethead.
  3. Blunderbuss2 - The statute of limitations expired last week. It is safe for you to visit. Thanks for your kind words about my collection. I will certainly tell everyone that "what's his name" appro...
  4. Thank You Johnsmith
  5. Thank You Newfld and Roycroftbooksfromme1
  6. ttomtucker - Yes, I was just there recently for the annual Symposium of the Antique Barbed Wire Society. Sounds as if you have been there as well.
  7. Thanks buckethead. Now I know where your moniker came from. I also grew up on a farm. You can take the boy out of the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the boy.
  8. Thank You for sharing your love for Duvall's work Ms.CrystalShip. Brought back a lot of fond memories.
  9. Thank You Buckethead!
  10. Thanks Brunswick.
  11. Thanks Newfld. Great to know I'm not alone.
  12. Love how you got around the 4 photo limit!
  13. I thought you whistled and it jumped into your arms! oh, nice car.
  14. Very carefullyyyyyyy Manikin.
  15. Thank You Guys for your comments. I imagine Robert Duvall has a huge fan club. Google Robert Duvall and you can learn a lot about the mini-series/movie.
  16. Thank You Mr. W
  17. Thanks Newfld. I really enjoy creating displays.
  18. Nice, although it looks a little fishy to me. Or is it a big fishy?
  19. That's a beauty! I love the natural wood. Terrific restoration.
  20. Thank you Manikin. Loves are always nice.
  21. blunderbuss2. It was quite a strenuous fight, but I finally got him in the boat.
  22. Clever title!
  23. Thank You Newfld
  24. Thanks Caperkid. It is a labor of love. Hope to have it complete to take to a Old Threshers Show in September.
  25. Backscratcher?
  26. YEP. My kinda guy!
  27. Thank You Manikin!
  28. Thank you pw-collector. Kind words make it all worthwhile.
  29. Thanks fortapache. Much appreciated
  30. jscott0363 - Thanks, it is my first one as well.
  31. Thanks buckethead
  32. Thanks fortapache.
  33. Glad you enjoyed it Buckethead. Thanks.
  34. ttomtucker - Just noticed your comment. Yes, I have been to the LaCrosse museum many times. I am a member of the Antique Barbed Wire Society. Our meetings are held at the museum. There is also a B...
  35. On the right side I visualize an animal face. It is very strange how nature can form things we are familiar with.
  36. I thought I was up to date on the new language, but you stumped me with this one.
  37. I think they are Tuscan drug stores in Venice. Check this out.
  38. Thanks Trey. Sure is fun.
  39. Thank you inky. Those are kind words.
  40. Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you too roddyq.
  41. Thank You Manikin. Happy Holidays.
  42. Katherine - Thank you for your astute ideas. The pencil rubbing should have been my first thought but I was consumed with the idea of a readable photo for the listing. Never heard of the flour idea...
  43. Fhrjr2 - For future reference, what would you have done to make the label readable? Thanks for you encouragement.
  44. Good observation. I should have mentioned that. Thank you AnythingObscure.
  45. Thanks buckethead. I attend a few collector shows each year. These are 8' long to fit on the front or back of a display table. They are intended for use under a Christmas tree, but I have not used...
  46. Thank you Blunderbuss2, Manikin, and all you lovers out there.
  47. Thanks Scott. Appreciate it.
  48. The Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana is a must see. He was a great artist.
  49. a collector never reveals his secrets. lets just say it came from the Northeast.
  50. Thanks Trey. I did not know that.
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