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 Author  Topic: Interesting artifact up for auction. PT109
  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Aug 5, 2012 - 1:32am
I saw this was up for sale at Doyle of New York, http://www.doylenewyork.com/content/more.asp?id=237 it was removed before the boat left for Rendova by the Quartermaster Guy Manning who kept it when he left the boat. I think Will Day should buy this for Frank and donate it to his museum! It is estimated to go for between $20-30,000. Just thought you might find it interesting. Jerry PT658 Portland



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David Waples

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Jerry, I can't believe you torture Frank this way. Seriously, it should be in a museum of some sort.
Dave

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Will Day

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Damn, Jerry - I've got all my loose money tied up in the widget factory.......... But if we all kicked in $10, we could buy the sucker and pass it around like the Stanley Cup.

It truly is a great piece of history, and not just to us PT fanatics.

Will

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I think this is so nice that Jerry was thinking of me. I know that Will has the money, so he could buy it for me as an investment. In the meantime I will just have to settle for my PT-109 Paper Model that Stan is building. I think I'll throw in a bid for the name plate, but I'll have to play my numbers tonight and hope that I hit..............


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Drew Cook

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A great artifact, which I certainly agree should be in either the JFK Presidential Library & Museum near Boston, or the PT Boat Museum at Fall River.

If I had the dough, I'd buy it, have a replica cast from this original, and then donate it to one of those museums. That's where it belongs.


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David Waples

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I wonder if either of those two locations is familiar with this auction? How would you make them aware?

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TED WALTHER

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SOMEBODY Contact Don Shannon ASAP!!!! I just sent it to Charlie as a board member!! We Have the Musuem or HQ move on this fast!!!! This is one that this Messageboard can't let get away!!! I cant believe it still exists and is not buried in Blackett Strait!!! God bless Guy Manning for having the foresight to remove it when he and the rest of the original crew rotated off the boat in Feb - Mar 1943, I wonder why Bryant Larson never mentioned it was removed, he was the last plankowner off the boat, turning her over to Lennie Thom. I am also notifing Kim Nielsen, curator at the Navy Museum in the Washington Navy Yard
Lets keep our fingers crossed!!
Take care,
TED


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Items pertaining to PT-109 certainly are rare as hen's teeth. I doubt any Museum, including ours would make a purchase, spending this much money. As a member of PT BOATS INC., If I had a vote, I would say no. Certainly not because of the price, but $20,000-$30,000 could be better spent somewhere else. Spending money to update the boats at Battleship Cove makes much more since to me than buying one artifact. With that being said, Will just contacted me, and has decided to be my backer when the bidding war begins.



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  Jerry Gilmartin

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The auction does not happen until Monday November 5th 2012. Just in case you were not aware. Jerry

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Will is going to need all that time to save his pennies.


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