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Post  rsv1cox on Tue May 28, 2019 2:53 pm

I love this stuff.

Taking this one box at a time, four more boxes to go after this one. A little commentary first.

I have conflicted feelings about this. I don't like taking advantage, or being taking advantage of. Mark and I thought we were buying two Cox parts airplanes, both missing engines etc. for $30.00, a fair price. It wasn't until the seller rolled out three other boxes that I had pangs of guilt. The five new glow heads and Cox propellers in the boxes alone are worth that. Everything else is bonus plus.

I'm sure the flea market seller bought the lot at a yard sale for who knows what. Doesn't matter, it's the original owner that I'm thinking about. The guy that put all this together.

One day we will all go to that big hobby shop in the sky and someone will be picking through our stuff. Dead is dead, and life is for the living but many of us pour heart and soul into our creations and hope that new owners will treat them with some sort of respect. With that in mind I share the following.

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Four more boxes to go.

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The shoe shine box is almost as interesting. Home-made probably with protected corners.

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Post  Kim on Tue May 28, 2019 3:14 pm

Bob,
Just my opinion, but I think it was a win for all concerned.  As much as we lust over this kind of find, to MOST people, the airplanes and the stuff in the boxes might be perceived to be junk and chucked in the trash.  The Shoeshine box seems to be the only item that might be an attraction for antique'rs.  

The planes would probably have suffered badly with any attempt a non-modeler might have made to fly them (memories of my older brother and a doomed Cox RTF Lazy Bee come to mind!).

As it happened, the stuff found a home and is off their shelves, no doubt to be quickly replaced with items someone else will consider a treasure.

So, I'd say enjoy your find...I'm sure the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction for you before in your purchases.  This is just the Universe keeping things in balance.

Very deep-thinking, pre-coffee Kim


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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue May 28, 2019 3:25 pm

I live under the belief that model engines are the last thing we will be concerned about when we die.

It’s just stuff, pretty stuff, but stuff nonetheless. Enjoy it!
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue May 28, 2019 3:51 pm

Looking at the Shine box closer I don't believe the decorations are applications, rather they are painted on with someones hand steadier than mine.  

Obviously it's home-made with a top that will need a little adjustment. 

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I haven't emptied it yet, but the three case bolt Fox .35 looks interesting.
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Post  Davenz13 on Wed May 29, 2019 12:21 am

Hi Bob
I don’t know about your shoeshine box but mine is definitely not an antique. My Mother gave it to me for a Christmas or Birthday present about twenty-five to thirty years ago.

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I used to keep shoe polish and the like in it but now it’s just full of laces.

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Excellent score from the flea market.
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Post  rsv1cox on Wed May 29, 2019 12:46 am

Wow, Was I ever off.  

I was betting that some one made it themselves.  Commercial item mass made.  Small world that you would have one.  

The lock is available at any hardware store and the hinges are not counter-sunk for the tapered screws.  I would think they would have used flat heads.

Do the applications on yours look like decals or stencils?

Mine does not have holes for a foot rest.

Thanks for setting me straight.  

Bob
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Post  Davenz13 on Wed May 29, 2019 2:08 am

I reckon the yellow swirls are stencil painted (like they did on the 70's pinball machines) and the lettering and numbers appear to be decals of some sort. Tilting it, if I get the angle right, you can see the straight edges. I tried to take a photo that shows those outlines. I think maybe they put a base decal down then laying various cutout stencils over the top spray paint the different colours on.

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