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Old 02-14-2020, 06:26 PM
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Hi All,

I've seen a few posts over the years about the few scale The Cigarette models that Don had made. I was returning a rental car to MIA in 1990 and saw a nautical junk yard with a small sign that said "Stone Age Antiques". I had to stop and found lots of old rigging and boat parts and some instruments and lots of cool stuff. the more precious stuff inside the warehouse. Perched on a pile of junk inside was one of these models. Being a Donzi owner and Aronow fan I recognized it immediately. The shop owner said he had purchased that, some publicity photos of Don, and some fine art from the Aronow estate. I bought the model and the photos. After displaying it on my mantel since '91 we are downsizing and going to travel. Does anyone know what the market might be for that model?

Sorry, but it looks like I haven't posted enough to load any photos. I'd be happy to email them to anyone who would want to post them.

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What are you hopping itís worth?
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Originally Posted by Smoke eater View Post
What are you hopping itís worth?
I wish I could post a picture of dr Evil as I say one million dollars. They are more rare and cooler than a faberge egg so one million is probably a little light.
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Originally Posted by MattM View Post
I wish I could post a picture of dr Evil as I say one million dollars. They are more rare and cooler than a faberge egg so one million is probably a little light.
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What are you hopping it’s worth?
Hey Smoke eater, is that the answer you were hoping for?
I'm either struggling with the OP's sarcasm or I'm on a different planet.

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Edit: No offense intended but is that really what you're hoping for? Sounds like a very cool piece which many would be keen to own but.....

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Of course not. I know it is a unique piece of history that I have treasured over the years. I could put it at a garage sale over the weekend and not sell it for $20. I thought this group might be able to give me a serious answer. If itís not worth much Iíll just keep it. If it is worth more than I value it right now Iíll look for a new home for it.
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the first answer was my attempt at humor to what seemed to me like an irrelevant question. Iím sorry if that sounded too sarcastic.
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Great, I am still on planet Earth, just that my sense of humor is still sleeping. (It's early morning after a late night out, in my part of the world).

Make a few frivolous posts and get your count up then post a couple of pics. Without pics, I'm not sure too many here would be familiar with the item.
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The original ones, like this one might be, were made in Italy for Don. About a dozen of them. One changed hands on eBay in 2004 for $430. That was considered a steal then. Don's daughter Claudia(in the photo) has one and a Doctor Santiago used to own one. A few photos of the one Harry bought on eBay in 2004 and a link to the OSO thread about it.

Thread link: Scale Model of 32' Cary "The Cigarette"









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Thanks Lars (research guru), I should have picked it straight away, it's been pictured so many times over the years. Good link to the other OSO thread, I'm keen to see what she's worth.

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Originally Posted by MattM View Post
the first answer was my attempt at humor to what seemed to me like an irrelevant question. Iím sorry if that sounded too sarcastic.
didnít mean for it to seem like a irrelevant question. I was more so getting at what your ballpark or what your idea had hoped to be. To see if it was anything you would sell or if you thought you were sitting on a goldmine. No offense meant. I think like the others had said pictures would help. So make some quick posts and letís see this beauty. And good lick with what ever route you decide to go. Have you thought about different avenues of going about and selling this item? Itís one of those items that would do better selling to a crowd knowing what it is and not just a large group of people that just think itís a toy boat. Which couldíve been why the other one on eBay sold cheaper then expected. Just my thoughts
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