The first customer came in with a WWII book authored and autographed by Dwight D. Eisenhower. The book’s title was “Crusade in Europe” and was published in 1948. Eisenhower was promoted to General after the successful D-Day invasion. The guy wanted $1,000, so Rick called his book expert Rebecca. The Old Man admired Eisenhower and quizzed Chum about the U.S. presidents. Chumlee claimed he could remember all the American presidents by the end of the day. Rebecca knew alot about the specific book and the history behind the content. She also had the same book in the signed limited edition version. She confirmed the book was real and a first edition. The value was severely affected because it did not have the original dust jacket, but it was still worth $1,500. They settled on a deal of $900 for the book.
Chumlee got set to recite all the presidents and he started from most recent towards the past. Chum got to 21 out of the 44 before he started to just ramble off random last names. He did not get the free lunch he was promised if he got all 44 right.
Trivia of the Show: After contracting blood poisoning, what limb did Eisenhower nearly lose as a child? (Answer below)
A man came in to sell some food bags from the Apollo 11 Lunar mission. The Apollo 11 mission was the first to land American’s on the moon and is the most famous space mission ever. The guy wanted $400, but Corey was not seeing that value because they were not used in space. The guy used a sob story to get Corey up to $100 for the deal to be made.
A regular customer Bob brought in a Remington New Model Army handgun. It was the same type of revolver used by Clint Eastwood in the movie “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”. The gun was manufactured in 1864. The civil war pretty much created many modern gun companies because of the mass need for weapons at the time. Rick was not as knowledgeable about the gun, so he had to call an expert. The gun expert Craig came in to inspect the gun and to make sure it was not a reproduction. After matching up some numbers Craig confirmed the gun was authentic in every way. The value was estimated at $2,000 retail. Rick and Bob then went through a dance and settled on $1,600 for the gun.
The next customer had a very special bottle of wine. It was a 1970 Bottle of Petrus Pomeral from France. It is a very rare kind of wine. The guy wanted $1,500 for the bottle. Rick is not allowed to buy wine because of a license rule. The guy wanted to make a deal and asked if Rick would just buy the wine “personally”. The Old Man was adamant that he did not want to do the deal because of the gray area of a sale. Rick refused to do any business and the guy said he would just drink it himself.
Trivia Answer: Leg- Ike refused and was able to recover without the doctor recommended amputation