Some of the stuff on Pawn Stars just doesn't make sense. Who buys this stuff? In this episode someone brought in three duck decoys.
What's a duck decoy?
If you're like me you were wondering what the heck a decoy is. Duck decoys are imitation ducks that were created by Native Americans to attract birds during hunting. Makes it easier to kill the prey, because it lures them in
Antique Duck Decoys
They mentioned that at one point there was a duck decoy sold for $600k?? Who would buy these for that much money. Ken Harris, an animator who was hired by many film studios used to make these as well.
The guy wanted $150 each but sold them for $385 for all three.
Atlanta braves 1995 world series ring
A guy brought in an Atlanta Braves 1995 World Series ring.
"They're like the Buffalo bills of the 90s they just couldn't pull it off" Chumlee
The first ring was won by the Giants in 1922 against the Yankees. The earlier rings had one diamond in them, but after 1970 they became elaborate with multiple diamonds in them.
The guy originally wanted $13k for the ring. The issue here is that there are Staff and Player championship rings. The Pawn stars expert told them that it wasn't even a staff ring. It was a sales sample ring made for the team to create the style. The guy was really upset about this. They offered him $800 and he walked away from it.
Lighthouse brass oil can
Some guy comes in with an antique lighthouse oil can. He wants $2200 for it. They offer him $1200. He takes it because he originally laid $7.50 for it so he was happy. I'm amazed that that thing sold for more than the ring.
Sho-bud pedal steel guitar
This was a pretty cool looking item. The founders were SHOt Jackson and BUDdy Emmasns. The lady wanted $4k but they offered her $1500 and she walked away from it. The Pawn Stars expert said that many musicians would be willing to buy it.
Let's go hunting
The Pawn Stars fellas were all excited after seeing the duck decoy they started shooting guns for old times sake.