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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedpat View Post
    As you see I have posted quite a lot here so I think I have already been in the madness club for a while now...
    I meant welcome to the MiniMag collecting madness.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by souptree View Post
    I meant welcome to the MiniMag collecting madness.....
    Yes, I would understand that you meant that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by will View Post
    I remember seeing a few of the inaugural lights, the 2AA versions, a few years back on ebay. None lately....
    I noticed a red, 2AA, 2001 Bush inauguration MM, listed 0n Ebay today...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeritall View Post
    I noticed a red, 2AA, 2001 Bush inauguration MM, listed 0n Ebay today...
    It sold for $20.51. Only 2 bidders. Someone got a good deal _... ... ._
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    That is a steal!! I sure hope it was one of us....
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    Is this worth anything to a collector. I had it for years sitting in a box in my garage. If I can get an estimate of what it's worth I'll put it up in the market place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stew View Post
    Is this worth anything to a collector. I had it for years sitting in a box in my garage. If I can get an estimate of what it's worth I'll put it up in the market place.
    Estimate the cost of a new 2AA Mini-Mag at $10. , then add what you think a collector would pay for a Logo Light - I do not know what the market is for a Boeing Logo'd light.

    Good luck
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    Holy Grail for sale!

    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...d.php?t=225533

    I sniped the picture from another sale but I think we all know what this one is.

    Price as listed or I'll trade you straight up for a WEINROT from the old swiss seller. I'm sort of desperate for this one and this one only.

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    I should have bought two or the Weinrots when they were available. I just have the one...

    ( I just checked - I also have the Weinrot in a Solitaire and a 2AAA )

    I still wonder if that was an actual color OR just Red gone dark....
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    Quote Originally Posted by will View Post
    I should have bought two or the Weinrots when they were available. I just have the one...

    ( I just checked - I also have the Weinrot in a Solitaire and a 2AAA )

    I still wonder if that was an actual color OR just Red gone dark....
    You were about my only hope but we'll see if anyone else happened to buy one of those.
    Thanks for the note either way.

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    I looked about 2 years ago for another Weinrot, couldn't find one then. I think there are a few of us here that have one, but the cost of the Swiss Seller was too high to get a couple of each. - ( heading back to NY next week )
    Now I can see the darkness .

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    I just got my hands on a minimag clone made circa 1974. It has a glass window and a brass lightbulb "pill" that screws on the business end of the battery tube. I'll post pics of the whole thing so y'all can see it.

    The bulb is toast, BTW; gotta find a replacement. It's a 2.4V bulb that is press-fitted into the brass pill through the aid of a plastic washer type-thingy (how that for technical terms?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by will View Post
    I looked about 2 years ago for another Weinrot, couldn't find one then. I think there are a few of us here that have one, but the cost of the Swiss Seller was too high to get a couple of each. - ( heading back to NY next week )
    Thought those came from germany? In either case, what did they cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodog View Post
    Thought those came from germany? In either case, what did they cost?
    The weinrot(S) came from a Swiss sporting goods dealer named, Zimmerman Waffen und Jagoptic. (www.waffenzimmermann.ch/)

    They still carry maglites, but no minis. As I remember the price was right but the international postage was a killer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodog View Post
    Thought those came from germany? In either case, what did they cost?
    the company is WaffenZimmermann - they are a Swiss company. The prices here are Swiss Franks - 2006 prices - the Braun is a brown color, not bronze


    Ihre bestellten Artikel:
    1 x Maglite Mod. Solitaire, weinrot (Mag1aS6) = 17.66Fr.
    1 x Maglite Mini AA, Anthrazit (Magaa12) = 40.89Fr.
    1 x Maglite Mini AA, Weinrot (Magaa8) = 40.89Fr.
    1 x Maglite Micro AAA, Weinrot (Magaaa5) = 35.32Fr.
    1 x Maglite Mini AA, Braun (Magaa10) = 40.89Fr.
    Sub-Total: 175.65Fr.
    The Swiss Post (1 x 2 kg) (Economy): 47.00Fr.
    Total: 222.65Fr.
    Now I can see the darkness .

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    Quote Originally Posted by will View Post
    the company is WaffenZimmermann - they are a Swiss company. The prices here are Swiss Franks - 2006 prices - the Braun is a brown color, not bronze


    Ihre bestellten Artikel:
    1 x Maglite Mod. Solitaire, weinrot (Mag1aS6) = 17.66Fr.
    1 x Maglite Mini AA, Anthrazit (Magaa12) = 40.89Fr.
    1 x Maglite Mini AA, Weinrot (Magaa8) = 40.89Fr.
    1 x Maglite Micro AAA, Weinrot (Magaaa5) = 35.32Fr.
    1 x Maglite Mini AA, Braun (Magaa10) = 40.89Fr.
    Sub-Total: 175.65Fr.
    The Swiss Post (1 x 2 kg) (Economy): 47.00Fr.
    Total: 222.65Fr.
    Showoff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by souptree View Post
    Showoff.

    The interesting thing about that order - they had just started to do Credit Cards through the internet. Mine had a problem because it was an international order and I did not notify the credit card company. They tried 3 times to process, none went to completion. I ended up trading emails with them and the credit card company. After all was said and done - I said I would send them cash - they reduced the total by $40..

    ( of course - there is always a risk sending cash - not recommended at all )
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    Those were the days.... I still remember unpacking my (multiple) Zimmerman orders....

    sniff....

    That weinrot friggin kills me though..... I think I am with sizzle on trading a 24k for one at this point. How sick is that?!
    Trees don't grow on money either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souptree View Post

    That weinrot friggin kills me though.....

    just a suggestion - has anyone tried to contact them to see if they might have an old one that just is not listed?
    Now I can see the darkness .

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    Quote Originally Posted by will View Post
    just a suggestion - has anyone tried to contact them to see if they might have an old one that just is not listed?
    I asked back in the day, and had a friend in Switzerland contact them to ask in German. Nada.
    Trees don't grow on money either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souptree View Post
    I asked back in the day, and had a friend in Switzerland contact them to ask in German. Nada.

    Zimmermann was the only place I ever saw the Weinrot ...
    Now I can see the darkness .

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    To greenLED ---

    Looking forward to seeing pics of your ca. 1974 Mini-Mag "predecessor".

    Not exactly a "clone", since it was WAY before the Mini-Mag's introduction (ca. 1984).


    Very interesting thread here !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    To greenLED ---

    Looking forward to seeing pics of your ca. 1974 Mini-Mag "predecessor".

    Not exactly a "clone", since it was WAY before the Mini-Mag's introduction (ca. 1984).


    Very interesting thread here !


    _
    Now that you mention it, it's a little weird that the gentleman said 1974. If Minimags weren't out 'till early 80's, no? This would make it a pre-minimag but it looks strangely like it. So, my guess is that either the gentleman's memory is foggy (he's in his late 70's), or I understood incorrectly and am conveying that. He seemed fairly certain of the date, though. I'll have to ask him again in a different way and see if I get a different answer.

    Anyway, here are the pics:


    The full enchilada (that lanyard thingy is what came with it):



    Disassembled head. Turns out the window is thick plastic not glass as I initially thought; the reflector is smooth, also made out of plastic. There's a thin o-ring where the bezel threads end:




    Body, knurling, and machining marks (Evident everywhere on the light). Noticed the "step" between the knurled section and the rest of the body - minimags are "press" knurled so the whole body is smooth:



    The "business" end. The brass pill screws into the body:




    The "light engine":




    ...taken apart (the thin washer goes over the bulb, which goes into the pill from the bottom and is then secured from the top from that plastic "donut"). The bulb is inscribed "2.4V/KOR":




    Any suggestions as to what kind of replacement light I could give the former owner of the light. I thought another incan minimag would be fitting (I have TONS of replacement bulbs), but maybe something newer, brighter? An LED minimag? (Not sure how much those are.)

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    You might very well have an early prototype for the Mini Mag. Although the first Mini went on the market in 1984, Tony Maglica, the founder of Mag-industries, had been in high quality machining for the aerospace businesses since 1955. He incorporated Mag-Instruments in 1974 and began selling the familiar D Cell Mag in 1979.If it is an early prototype. it is probably unique and very rare. My advice is "DON"T MESS WITH IT!", particularly the bulb arrangement. Don't ruin any value the light might have by trying to replace the bulb. Perhaps some other Flashaholic on the forum might be able to identify and validate it's authenticity. I would be very interested in making a deal for it, either with you or the older, "in his seventies" gentleman that you got it from.

    P.S. I'm also in my late seventies:>)
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    I had a question on the Weinrot Mini-Mag. The picture shows a Red, Dark Red, and Weinrot Maglite. The Weinrot is more of a burgundy color ( there is a touch of blue in it) than the Dark Red. Side by side the colors are different.

    Now I can see the darkness .

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    Quote Originally Posted by will View Post
    I had a question on the Weinrot Mini-Mag. The picture shows a Red, Dark Red, and Weinrot Maglite. The Weinrot is more of a burgundy color ( there is a touch of blue in it) than the Dark Red. Side by side the colors are different.

    Technically these are all statements. What's the question?

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    This is a better picture. I had a question from another member, I did not want state the question.

    Now I can see the darkness .

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    I'm pretty sure the question is "What will it take to talk you out of it?"
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    Default Re: AA MiniMag Collection - Part 4

    a while back there was somebody on here selling green maglites, in an interesting shade. i bought one. just forgot the color name

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselducy View Post
    a while back there was somebody on here selling green maglites, in an interesting shade. i bought one. just forgot the color name
    Teal?
    WTB: Brown / Braun / Bronze Mini Maglites. PM if you have one available.

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