AA MiniMag Collection - Part 4

sizzlechest

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Magellan as 1st to respond, Enjoy & glad you could add to your collection!

On another note....any one collecting solitaire/1AAA size? I know of a separate thread for 2AAA but not sure on solitaires......I don't collect but came across a nice selection of UNKNURLED lights in different & rare colors. My guess they were sales rep samples for printing industry? Never seen before and a pretty awesome find. I'd love to have these in 2AA size. :drool:

Happy Hunting!
 

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Interesting. Solitaires are a Mag topic, despite my collecting the AA, C, and D lights, that I don't know anything about.
 

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Greetings!

Stole this picture from earlier in this thread of CPF member KLC's collection....an AWESOME collection :drool: of maglites that includes solitaire size....can't tell if these are UNKNURLED or both?

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Here is the Winston Cigarette red color variation for sale in both 2AA & solitaire:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-WIN...208369?hash=item3abadde8b1:g:4MMAAOSwfZ1Waejv

(not affiliated with seller)

Happy Hunting!
 

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Hi Barry. Nice score on the John Andretti 43.
Let me know if you run across a Teal. Kinda odd that I have 3 "super rare" Light Teals but no "regular rare" Teal.
 

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Are those solitaire collections unknurled or knurled style lights? Let me know.

Here's my (crappy) photo showing the light purple color. At least 3 shades of purple to hunt for folks.
 

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Are those solitaire collections unknurled or knurled style lights? Let me know.

Here's my (crappy) photo showing the light purple color. At least 3 shades of purple to hunt for folks.
 

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Magellan as 1st to respond, Enjoy & glad you could add to your collection!

On another note....any one collecting solitaire/1AAA size? I know of a separate thread for 2AAA but not sure on solitaires......I don't collect but came across a nice selection of UNKNURLED lights in different & rare colors. My guess they were sales rep samples for printing industry? Never seen before and a pretty awesome find. I'd love to have these in 2AA size. :drool:

Happy Hunting!

No love for the solitaire around here.
At least by most...

I have several incan (3 more red ones just arrived) and a couple led, but find them led type too bright for what I use 'em for. 2am nature call/late night movie with the wife type stuff.

2 camo aa incans scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Woohoo!
 
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After a very long drought I found something worth adding to the collection. It was on eBay and I was the only bidder.
The light is a 2AA Vari-Beam with straight (axial) knurling or maybe more correctly scoring instead of the usual cross hatch pattern.
Vari-Beams are mid blue with silver end caps. Vari-Beam is on the bezel.

The seller is a bit of a legend, a chap named Don Kellar, founder of Kel lites and worked for Maglite on and off for 22 years.

I am going to try and include the pic from eBay.

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After a very long drought I found something worth adding to the collection. It was on eBay and I was the only bidder.
The light is a 2AA Vari-Beam with straight (axial) knurling or maybe more correctly scoring instead of the usual cross hatch pattern.
Vari-Beams are mid blue with silver end caps. Vari-Beam is on the bezel.

The seller is a bit of a legend, a chap named Don Kellar, founder of Kel lites and worked for Maglite on and off for 22 years.

I am going to try and include the pic from eBay.

s-l1600.jpg

Nice find.
And good info regards kel lite. Didn't know that thanks
 

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After a very long drought I found something worth adding to the collection. It was on eBay and I was the only bidder.
The light is a 2AA Vari-Beam with straight (axial) knurling or maybe more correctly scoring instead of the usual cross hatch pattern.
Vari-Beams are mid blue with silver end caps. Vari-Beam is on the bezel.

The seller is a bit of a legend, a chap named Don Kellar, founder of Kel lites and worked for Maglite on and off for 22 years.

I am going to try and include the pic from eBay.

s-l1600.jpg

Great score! From the man himself too.

I have a Streamlight pocket mate on the way. And 3 twin packs of bulbs. It'll reside with a recently arrived incan key-mate.

I like to call the key-mate "the solitaire that out solitaire'd the solitaire".

Looks like that vari-beam out mini mag'd the mini mag.
 

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I put this pic in the other thread for rare mags but I guess it belongs here to



Gold over brass. A little worse for wear

Love it.

Try some Mothers alluminum and mag wheel polish using a napkin, the wipe with a micro fiber cloth. Probably about $10 for both at your local auto parts store.
You'll be amazed how much better it looks.

You gently rub it on, use a little swirl action then let it sit a minute or so. Rub it off with a clean napkin, then buff with a t-shirt or micro fiber cloth.
Works great.

A light I used it on

Before

After


Before


After
 
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Cheers I'll have a look. Earlier in this thread someone considered taking the gold plate off and having the bare brass finish which also appeals to me
 

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I had one in golden color with "Mercury Cougar 30th Year Anniversary" engraved in the Bezel.
It came with my parents' purchase of a 30th Anniversary edition of Mercury Cougar back in 1997 (beautiful car BTW/ V8, RWD, white leather seats and interiors, came with some Lincoln goodies such as rims). I used the AA mag until the mid-2000s and recently threw away due to corrosion. (My biggest mistake in 2016 so far) I wonder if this was 24K (or any gold) plated since I read on another CFP thread saying that there were some 24K plated ones back in the days. JFYI, the vehicle had gold plated pillar emblems and etc. I miss both the luxury Muscle Sedan and the AA Mag came with it. Good ol' 1990s.
 

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