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To paint or not to paint
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Dan    Posted 10-22-2002 at 13:13:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have accumulated some old metal toys over the years, and I was considering painting them. Would that be the right thing to do or would it compromise the integrety of the item. Any opinions?

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-22-2002 at 13:38:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just clean them off Dan, they will be worth more as is if you ever want to sell them.
Later Bob

WallSal55    Posted 10-22-2002 at 13:54:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do not paint them, if they are really old. They
will bring top dollar that way.
My dad had an auction. The unpainted metal
cars, unpainted metal motorcycle, and an original rocking horse from the 1800's with a rag for a tail brought in the top dollars. (I never could
understand why anyone would ever want a rocking horse with a rag for a tail, but I now know it is probably beautiful in front on somebody's stone
fireplace and hearth today! And they paid well
over $250 for it!)

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-22-2002 at 14:09:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wallsal, a lot of resturants are full of stuff like that, I have heard that many of them rent them, might be a bigger business than we know.
Later Bob

Burrhead    Posted 10-22-2002 at 14:37:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
They probly do rentum. There's a cafe and Dr office in town that rents flowers.

This is a little place with farms of every sort all the way around the town so I never did understand the plant and flower rental.

Ray    Posted 10-22-2002 at 14:44:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
used to be in the business....convenience is the answer, we used to service our rental accounts each week. water, feed and clean each plant, change them out when they got run down and according to season. tidy little profit maker and it kept our name right in front of them whenever they needed to send flowers for a funeral or holiday etc.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-22-2002 at 14:42:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Burr, if you own them YOU have to look after them, that way they are someone else's problem, sign of the times I guess.
Later bob

Burrhead    Posted 10-22-2002 at 17:32:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I did'nt have any idea it was going on til the lady from the flower shop was in the cafe tending the flowers.

I asked her what she was supposed to be doing and she told me about the deal.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-22-2002 at 18:24:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They used to do that at work too Burr but now they have plastic ones.
Later Bob

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