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  1. mouthcallinmatt

    mouthcallinmatt Elite Refuge Member

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    Decided to get rid of too much clutter so We're going through practically everything we own. It's amazing how much stuff I've put away in boxes thinking it will have a place somewhere. Much of the really old stuff was my Grandpa's. What do you hold on to?

    This is a parafin wax covered decoy that my Grandpa used as a mold to make his own fiberglass goose decoys. He would put them on a paint can until dried. We used them when he first took me waterfowl hunting in the late 70's & early 80's.
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    The honkers are still in decent shape.
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    What he used as a model for paint scheme. No manufacturer identification but I think they were Herter's. 20190315_212253.jpg
     
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    mouthcallinmatt Elite Refuge Member

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    I love these old G&H Specks.
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    Cool old stuff.
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  3. DuckFan

    DuckFan Elite Refuge Member

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    Matt

    Great to see this! Max must have left a ton of ‘old stuff’

    He was a great friend to so many, and to me.



    God bless him.
     
  4. mouthcallinmatt

    mouthcallinmatt Elite Refuge Member

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    mouthcallinmatt Elite Refuge Member

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    Funny thing is Rick, he didn't keep old stuff because he thought it would have additional value someday. He was just that conservative. Thought he woukd use it someday. Not in a hoarding way though.

    There's definitely more. I'm just deciding what holds personal memories worth keeping & what's worth keeping from a collectible investment stand point.

    Curious what cool old stuff everyone else holds on to that was your originally or handed down from a hunting family member or mentor.
     
  6. letmwurk

    letmwurk Elite Refuge Member

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    Keep it all. 20 years from now when you pull it out and all of those memories come rushing back you won’t regret it.
     
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    Mort Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    "Funny thing is Rick, he didn't keep old stuff because he thought it would have additional value someday. He was just that conservative. Thought he woukd use it someday. Not in a hoarding way though."

    Those persons that lived through the 30's and 40's were survivors. They lived through tough times and had to do without much of what we take for granted. Most people that lived through those years are not wasteful and don't take things for granted. My father was just telling my yesterday about when he was a young boy in Minnesota, and having to bust up a piano for firewood because they were snowed in.

    When my father-in-law passed away, it took me six months to go through a one car garage of stuff that he had saved because you never knew when you were going to need it. It wasn't cluttered. It was very neat, but there was stuff tucked in every nook and cranny you could find. I think he had more stuff in that one car garage, than I do in my three car garage...and mine is not neat.
     
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  8. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    Here's another way of looking at it , hanging onto all that junk until you die , will give whoever you left it to the same problem , of , what the heck to do
    with it ? If it's NOT USEABLE , throw it away ! Your family will love you for it . 95 % of ALL the stuff that's that OLD is past it's time of usefulness .
     
  9. cagwp

    cagwp Senior Refuge Member

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    One man's trash is another mans treasure. I really like old stuff especially when it is complete with packaging, and anything outdoor related. Very cool piece of waterfowl hunting history. Great thread, keep going. Brad
     
  10. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    I try and ger rid of junk but keep some stuff. Some of those things would be great little things a maker of shadow boxes of hunting items could incorporate.
     

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