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Thread: 1930's Sears Hercules in Great Condition: One of A Kind

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    Practically Family Ishmael's Avatar
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    Sorry. You're probably right. I don't know anything about these things. I talked with a Rainbow Country dealer here in Japan who said he saw one in much better condition than this one and in a smaller Japanese size go for over $6,000 two years ago.

    The photos aren't great. Hopefully whoever gets it takes some better pics!

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    Handy Mike, I guess you are referring to this statement by member "Damn Engineer":

    "I have an excellent original Hercules I thin a size 42, It was my Dad's. I started to put it on Ebay since he has been gone for a few years. But I just could not do it. He bought this jacket used in the 60's but it was only used for his "good" outdoor jacket. In his later years you could not pull his hooded Carrhart off of him. I know what Dad would tell me if he was here: "If you can get THAT kind of money for it, SELL IT". Dad was extremely thrifty, he grew up in the depression era, and was in WWII. "

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    In the end the bidders decides the price. I've seen sellers thinking stuff is gonna go for hundreds and don't accept offers early on and at the end of the auction the item barely hits the hundred dollar mark.

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    Well, he's already got $200 ;-)

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    It looks like he ended it and relisted it with a $500 starting bid. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-Hercul...item257837bfb3

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    He also updated the description and took several pictures of the zipper, both of which I recommended that he do. I never heard of Lenzip, but so far as he and I know, it's original. I think the condition is wonderful. I don't know if I'd ever treat it with anything (Dr. Jackson's?), but it looks good as is.

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    Apparently lenzip has been around since just after WWII, but that puller design is modern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinerman View Post
    Apparently lenzip has been around since just after WWII, but that puller design is modern.
    +1

    Wish there was a photo of the stopper box and end of tape, which would go a heck of a long way in identifying the zipper as vintage original, vintage replacement, or "recent" replacement. For now, my money is on this being the latter, tho I don't see any obvious signs of new stitch marks so it may just be a new puller. No way that's a period accurate puller tho. Or at least that's my opinion

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