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WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 31, 2020 9:38AM in Precious Metals

I've already shared some of the the cool 1 ounce .999 silver "commercial" bars I've gotten this week from being able to pick through an old time collection.

One thing I got in a different purchase that are a little off the beaten path are these cufflinks:

I know, I know. They're not for everyone. Kind of thing that a lot of stackers and pickers would immediately chuck into the melt bucket, right?

Thing is, these are genuine early mid-century tourist trade pieces hand made in Guadalajara, Mexico in maybe the 1950s or 1960s. They're the kind of thing you'd see on Porter Wagoner, Ray Price, or Hank Williams (or anyone suited up by Nudie Cohn), or even more modern crooners like Chris Issak wearing.

The silversmith who made them (RMS) is listed in Hogart. There are sterling and turquoise cufflinks made by this same silversmith on eBay right now that are crap compared to these, offered at $149. Another pair the owner claims were owned by Freddy Fender are $400!

Heavy-gauge sterling silver, intricate inlay, and the signature on the back is awesome (part of the reason I think they're so cool):

We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
--Severian the Lame
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  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,300 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2020 11:47AM

    Nothing new but a shot i took for the cigar box thread on the coin side that I deleted for some reason.

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,882 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    Locally made, Bercume Bullion:

    Nice, I picked up one of his 1ozers, I like the logo and packaging was top notch, even threw in a couple stickers...

    It's all about what the people want...

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,882 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LukeMarshall said:

    @asheland said:
    Locally made, Bercume Bullion:

    Nice, I picked up one of his 1ozers, I like the logo and packaging was top notch, even threw in a couple stickers...

    It's all about what the people want...

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The moose is loose.... :D I do like that mark... may have to pick one up for my 'just nice bullion' collection. Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LukeMarshall said:

    @asheland said:
    Locally made, Bercume Bullion:

    Nice, I picked up one of his 1ozers, I like the logo and packaging was top notch, even threw in a couple stickers...

    That's pretty cool! Which state are you in? He's local to me, I've gotten a couple of items in person. I'm glad to see him selling to other parts of the country! I hope this takes off for him.. :)

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one of those 1oz rounds, too. They're nice!

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,882 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2020 9:00PM

    @asheland said:

    @LukeMarshall said:

    @asheland said:
    Locally made, Bercume Bullion:

    Nice, I picked up one of his 1ozers, I like the logo and packaging was top notch, even threw in a couple stickers...

    That's pretty cool! Which state are you in? He's local to me, I've gotten a couple of items in person. I'm glad to see him selling to other parts of the country! I hope this takes off for him.. :)

    Oh no, I'm way down south, we ain't got moose around here lol.
    I picked up the 1ozer on eBay.

    Its cool that you deal with him locally!

    It's all about what the people want...

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How many 5 ozers you got so far? I like those!

  • clarke442clarke442 Posts: 598 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Shiny things...!

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Clay? I thought those things were plastic

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  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,385 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kliao said:
    Clay? I thought those things were plastic

    Plastic doesn't give you that rich feeling when you have a handful like clay chips, next best thing to real metal chips.

    Wiki says
    The vast majority of authentic casino chips are "clay" chips but can be more accurately described as compression molded chips. Contrary to popular belief, no gaming chip going as far back as the 1950s has been 100% clay. Modern clay chips are a composition of materials more durable than clay alone.

  • carew4mecarew4me Posts: 3,459 ✭✭✭✭

    @Meltdown said:
    How many 5 ozers you got so far? I like those!

    I have a ways to go :wink:


    Loves me some shiny!
  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's the bomb, @asheland.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rte592 said:

    @Kliao said:
    Clay? I thought those things were plastic

    Plastic doesn't give you that rich feeling when you have a handful like clay chips, next best thing to real metal chips.

    Wiki says
    The vast majority of authentic casino chips are "clay" chips but can be more accurately described as compression molded chips. Contrary to popular belief, no gaming chip going as far back as the 1950s has been 100% clay. Modern clay chips are a composition of materials more durable than clay alone.

    Well thanks for the info. I didn’t know because I’m not old enough to gamble. :)

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a small collection of the clay chips...with the silver center. I favor the Carson City casino chips... same reason I like the CC Morgans I guess ;) Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks guys. 👍

  • MeshMesh Posts: 86 ✭✭✭

    Barrett Jackson 1oz. round By APMEX with typo error

  • SimpleCollectorSimpleCollector Posts: 536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m a few hours early for Friday, although it is already Friday further east. Picked this up this week from the LCS, I try to add bars I don’t have just because it’s different and stacking the same old stuff gets boring.

  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,300 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like that RCM, shiny like my jail cell bars, ha!

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DrBuster said:
    I like that RCM, shiny like my jail cell bars, ha!

    Why do you have jail bars?

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  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,300 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kliao said:

    @DrBuster said:
    I like that RCM, shiny like my jail cell bars, ha!

    Why do you have jail bars?

    Because of a pic of a muppet in the locked caucus thread.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice looking RCM bar....though the Engelhard 5 oz. bar in the earlier thread is interesting for the opposite reason... one is a 'crude' pour and this one is professionally 'coined'...Cheers, RickO

  • SimpleCollectorSimpleCollector Posts: 536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Added this today, continuing to sell some of my raw coins, LCS had this, so added it to the stack.

  • USMC_6115USMC_6115 Posts: 2,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I picked up something that I would call precious metal.. I'm reluctant to post it as others may find it offensive... Maybe if I post it with gold it would be okay??? XXXX, gold, and grub??

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,199 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @massscrew said:
    I picked up something that I would call precious metal.. I'm reluctant to post it as others may find it offensive... Maybe if I post it with gold it would be okay??? XXXX, gold, and grub??

    What caliber? :D

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  • USMC_6115USMC_6115 Posts: 2,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    .44 Magnum S&W 629-3 :)

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would not find it offensive.... Cheers, RickO

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very, very nice display.... Gold and guns....My favorite G's.... ;) Cheers, RickO

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss ....You never cease to amaze me..... Nice G&G....Is that the FN 5.7? Cheers, RickO

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @Weiss ....You never cease to amaze me..... Nice G&G....Is that the FN 5.7? Cheers, RickO

    Good eye. Yes, that's the FN Five-seveN, a G21 Gen4 (.45 Auto), and the M70 AB2 for backup.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Look at the Mossberg 590 Shockwave for home defense... I have tested it in all manner of scenarios and find it to be the best home defense... Loaded with Aguila 1 3/4 inch shells it is easy to manage and handles very well. Cheers, RickO

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,199 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Look at the Mossberg 590 Shockwave for home defense... I have tested it in all manner of scenarios and find it to be the best home defense... Loaded with Aguila 1 3/4 inch shells it is easy to manage and handles very well. Cheers, RickO

    Did you mean 2 3/4 inch shells?

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  • USMC_6115USMC_6115 Posts: 2,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the shockwave.. I got this before that came out:

    May have to get me a shockwave too :)

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall ....No... 1 3/4 Aguila shells... Federal makes them now as well. They are ideal for the short shotguns....less recoil, more shells....and awesome for home defense. Cheers, RickO

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,199 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @PerryHall ....No... 1 3/4 Aguila shells... Federal makes them now as well. They are ideal for the short shotguns....less recoil, more shells....and awesome for home defense. Cheers, RickO

    I never knew that shot gun shells came that small. Will they work in any 12ga pump shotgun?

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall....No, not all shotguns...and for the Shockwave, there is a plastic insert called the Opsol which simply snaps in place in the loading gate, and they work smoothly. I think (have not checked it personally, but have been told) the new Remington short shotgun will handle the 1 3/4 shells without the insert. I have the Shockwave and it works flawlessly....have cycled rapidly through a full load (just pumping them out rapidly) without shooting to see how fast I could go...no problems. I also, of course, have done full loads firing the shells. Not a single hang up. Cheers, RickO

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Sandman70gt....That is very nice... and the picture is centerfold quality... ;) Cheers, RickO

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @topstuf ....That looks like an S&W Model 29... They usually had Goncalo Alves grips though...Very nice. Cheers, RickO

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