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Forum topic by r33tc0w posted 06-24-2021 02:03 AM 248 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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r33tc0w

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06-24-2021 02:03 AM

Picked this from a Ft Scott, KS antique store – if you’ve never been through this town your missing out on a piece of history in the US. The entire city center brings you back to the early to mid-1900s. Anyways, it’s never been used, all pieces still together – unique find!

-- Matthew 13:53-58


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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 06-24-2021 07:10 AM

ATF Toys – Alchohol, Tobbaco, and Firearms Toys? Nice find. I am sure I had one of those kits when I was a kid, maybe not that exact one, but one like it.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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Eeyore

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#2 posted 06-24-2021 10:55 AM

Wow, back from the days when they were still allowed to sell toys that taught important life lessons, the kinds of lessons that leave scars.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#3 posted 06-24-2021 12:12 PM



Wow, back from the days when they were still allowed to sell toys that taught important life lessons, the kinds of lessons that leave scars.

- Eeyore

Yep those are extremely rare in that condition. Most of those sets didn’t survive the house fires they caused.

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#4 posted 06-24-2021 12:45 PM

If I remember correctly, the buildings at Fort Scott,
( not the entire town) are framed with black walnut. It was a common, locally available wood when the fort was built. Imagine what the buildings are worth today. That set in like new box is a nice find.

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#5 posted 06-24-2021 02:30 PM

VERY KEWL :<))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 06-24-2021 04:20 PM

I had two woodburning kits as a kid. (Technical term “Pyrographic art”) Some of the projects were pretty decent, some of them seemed hopelessly complicated, and looking at the photos, seem very intricate even today.
My father used the “pen” to burn his name into toolboxes, tool handles and the like more than I ever used it on any of the projects in the kit.
Great find though. Wonderful reminder of third quarter twentieth century childhood!!!

-- Barry, in Maryland

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