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The Chi-Town Showdown

The guys fight a famous foe in Chicago and land a Victorian casket & vintage fire extinguisher grenades.

[suspenseful music]

- WE MADE IT TO CHICAGO!

MAYBE THE TOUGHEST AUCTIONCIRCUIT IN THE COUNTRY.

- YOU KNOW YOU IN CHICAGO?

- HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?

- YOU GOT $100!LET'S GO, COME ON.

- I GOT $100 RIGHT HERE.

- $300.[slaps metal]

- AH!- WHOA!

- ANYBODY ELSE WANTA PIECE OF THIS ACTION?

- NO, LET'S GO!- THEN IT'S SOLD!

- HOLY [bleep].- WHAT IS THAT?

- IT'S A CASKET.

WE MIGHTLOSE THIS WHOLE UNIT.

AH!

TON'S BACK.

- WHAT'S IT WORTH?- THIS IS A $3,000 PIECE.

- DO YOU THINK THAT THISHAD A BODY IN IT?

- I THINK IT PROBABLY HADTHOUSANDS OF BODIES IN IT.

- FIRE IN THE HOLE!

- WOW! YEAH!- ALL RIGHT!

- [auctioneer calling]

- EVERY DAY IN AMERICA,

THOUSANDS OFABANDONED STORAGE UNITS

ARE PUT UPFOR PUBLIC AUCTION.

- SOLD.- SOLD.

$1,800.- $1,150.

- THESE AUCTIONSHAVE BECOME BIG BUSINESS

FOR THOSE WHOKNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR.

- $7,000.- AH, YOU GOT A DEAL.

- I'M ALLEN HAFF.

- AND I'M TON JONES.

- WE'RE AUCTION HUNTERS.

WE TRAVEL THE COUNTRYBUYING STORAGE UNITS.

- AND WE'RE THE BESTIN THE BUSINESS.

- WHEN THE DOOR GOES UP...- THIS IS COOL.

- WE HAVE SECONDSTO DETERMINE THE VALUE...

FOUR BUYS IT.- MAKE A BID...

- $7,000!AND WIN THE AUCTION.

- GOING ONCE.- TWICE.

- SOLD,IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,100.

- YOU BOUGHT ITRIGHT THERE.

- LOOK AT THIS!

YOU WON'T BELIEVE--YEAH!

- THE THINGS WE FIND.[explosion]

- AND SELL.$6,000 AND YOU OWN IT.

- HOW ABOUT $2,000?

- AND THE BETTERTHE HISTORY...

THE HIGHER THE PRICE.

- HELLO, WINDY CITY.

WE MADE IT TO CHICAGO.- CHI-TOWN.

- FROM THE WORLD'S FAIRTO GANGSTERS,

THIS CITYIS RICH IN HISTORY.

- AND WE'REHOPING THAT HISTORY

IS GONNAMAKE US RICH, TOO.

- CHICAGO WAS KNOWN,DURING PROHIBITION,

FOR GANGSTERSAND GAMBLING.

SO THERE COULD BE ALL KINDSOF GREAT COLLECTIBLES HERE.

- SO WHAT ABOUTTHESE BIDDERS, HERE?

- YEAH,THIS PLACE IS TOUGH.

THEY CALL IT"THE CITY OF BROAD SHOULDERS"

FOR A REASON;THAT'S WHY I BROUGHT YOU.

WE GOTTA HIT SOMETHING GOODRIGHT OUT OF THE GATE.

- YEAH.

- WITH EIGHT UNITSUP FOR AUCTION TODAY,

THAT'S A LOT OFOPPORTUNITY TO BUY.

WHOO.- SURE GLAD IT'S WARM.

- YEAH.IT'S WINDY.

- HEY, BOYS.- HOW YOU DOING?

- I KNOW CHICAGOIS COLD OUTSIDE,

BUT WE ARE CATCHING SOMEMAJORLY ICY STARES IN HERE.

- WHAT'S UP, MAN?- HOW YOU DOING?

- YOU GOTTA WORRY ABOUTALL OF US.

- WELCOME TO CHICAGO.

WHEN YOU'RE DEALINGWITH PEOPLE

WHO BUY ABANDONEDSTORAGE UNITS FOR A LIVING,

THE COMPETITION BEGINS WAYBEFORE THE FIRST DOOR GOES UP.

- ANYBODYCARRYING A DOZEN LOCKS

IS DEFINITELY TRYINGTO SEND A MESSAGE--

THAT THEY MEAN BUSINESS.

REFRIGERATOR.

- OKAY.

- OKAY, GUYS,WE'VE GOT A NICE HOUSEHOLD UNIT

GOT BIKESAND A REFRIGERATOR.

WANNASTART THE BIDDING NOW?

- $10!- GOT $10 OVER HERE,

WHO WANTS IT?- [bangs]

- $15.$20 BACK THERE.

- $50.

HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?

- $100, LET'S GO.COME ON.

- I GOT $100 RIGHT HERE.- $200.

- $100--$200 BACK HERE.

$250.- HEP!

- I GOT $250 RIGHT HERE.GOING ONCE.

GOING TWICE?- $60!

- $260.- $300 RIGHT HERE.

- $300 GOING ONCE.

- $25!- $325.

I GOT $325, GOING ONCE.- WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

- ALL RIGHT, $250.$350, RIGHT HERE.

- FIVE!

- $500 RIGHT HERE.OKAY, GOING ONCE.

AND GOING TWICE.

- EXCUSE ME.

- ANYBODY ELSE WANTA PIECE OF THIS ACTION?

- NO, LET'S GO!- ALL RIGHT, IT'S SOLD.

$500.

- WHEN YOU'RE ON THE ROAD,YOU HAVE TO LOOK OUT

FOR BIG PLAYERSLIKE CHICAGO CHARLES.

THEY HAVELOCAL CONNECTIONS,

AND CAN AFFORD TOBULLY PEOPLE WITH BIG BIDS.

- AND A BIG MOUTH.

- TURN IT UP.- STAY DRY IN THERE.

WE GOTTA LOOK IT IN.

WHO WANTS IT?I GOT $150.

- YEP.- $150 BACK HERE.

- $200!- OKAY, $200, CHARLES.

- PULL THE GATE DOWN,LET'S GO.

- AND SOLD FOR $200.

I GOT A 5X8 UNIT HERE.

- I GOT $250 BACK HERE.

- $300.- 300 BUCKS.

- $350.- $360.

- AND $360.- [yelling indistinctly]

- $365.AND SOLD, $365.

- THIS ISOUR WORST NIGHTMARE.

DUDE WITH A FIST FULL OF LOCKSAND POCKETS FULL OF CASH

RUNNING UP ALL THE BIDS.

- $250, GOING TWICE.- $275!

- OH, SOLD.

SOLD $200.

HOLD ON.OKAY, SOLD, $700.

- CHICAGO CHARLES JUSTPICKED UP SIX UNITS IN A ROW.

WITH JUST TWO UNITS LEFT,WE HAVE TO REVISE OUR STRATEGY.

OTHERWISE, WE'RENOT MAKING ANY MONEY TODAY.

[cheers]ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

[whispers]LATE 1940s, I THINK.

THAT'S ALMOST ENOUGHRIGHT THERE.

AND I LIKE THIS FURNITURE.OKAY.

LET'S GET IT.

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SPENDON THIS?

- WELL, THERE'S TWO GRANDIN THERE, SO...

STICK TO UNDER A GRAND?

- ALL RIGHT,WHO WANTS THIS UNIT?

- THIS GUY RIGHT HERE.

I CAN TELL BYTHE LOOK ON HIS FACE.

- YEAH,CHARLES LIKES FURNITURE.

I GOT SOMEGOOD FURNITURE IN HERE.

GO AHEAD ANDLET'S START THE BIDDING OFF.

WHO'S GOT $50 FOR ME?- GOT $100.

- OKAY.- LET'S GET IT ON.

- OKAY, GUYS, I GOT $100,RIGHT HERE.

$100.$100 ON CHARLES RIGHT HERE.

- $500.

- WHOA!

- OKAY.I GOT $500 OVER HERE.

ANYBODY WANNA TAKE THAT?$500, GOING ONCE.

- WHO'S $500?- $500 GOING TWICE.

- YOU GUYS?- SOLD, $500.

- I GUESSTHAT'S THAT, CHARLES.

WE KNOW CHICAGO CHARLES

WOULD'VE NICKEL AND DIMED USWAY PAST $500.

SO GOING BIGRIGHT OUT OF THE GATE,

WE SENTA MESSAGE OF OUR OWN.

I HOPEYOU GOT SOME MONEY LEFT.

- OH, YEAH.

- TOOLS.

- THIS ISTHE LAST AUCTION OF THE DAY,

SO IF CHICAGO CHARLESHAS ANY GAS LEFT IN THE TANK,

HE'S GONNA GIVE USA RUN FOR OUR MONEY.

- ESPECIALLY SINCEWE JUST STUCK IT TO HIM

IN FRONT OF HIS HOME CROWD.

- OKAY, GUYS,WE'VE GOT SOME

NICE MYSTERY BOXESAND TOTES HERE.

- OH, YOU GONNA BID ONTHIS ONE, TOO?

- OKAY.WHO WANTS IT?

I GOT--- $50, LET'S GET IT ON.

- $50, THAT'S RIGHT.

- $100.- AND $100.

$100.$200, RIGHT HERE.

- [pounds metal]- ALL RIGHT, $300.

- [pounds metal]- 300 BUCKS.

WHO ELSE?$300.

$300, GOING ONCE.- IS THAT YOU?

FIVE MORE!- OH, YEAH!

- $305.

$350?- YEP.

- ALL RIGHT, $350.

- YOU KNOWYOU IN CHICAGO?

- GOING ONCE,GOING TWICE...

- LOOKS LIKE I--- YEAH!

- $400.I'VE GOT $400 OVER HERE.

GOING ONCE.$400.

- AND HE'SEVEN GOT HIS LOCK OUT.

- OKAY, WHO ELSE?

GOING TWICE.

- $500.[pounds metal]

- I GOT $500 OVER HERE.

- [laughing]- WHOA.

- $500, $500.GOING ONCE.

$500 GOING TWICE.- NEW GUYS.

YOU OWN IT.- SOLD FOR $500.

[door rumbling]

- CHALK ANOTHER ONE UPFOR THE NEW GUYS.

- THAT'S RIGHT.- NICE WORK.

- ONCE CHARLES STARTEDBIDDING IN $5 INCREMENTS,

I KNEW WE HAD THE ROOM.

BUT WE CAN'T COUNT IT AS A WINUNLESS IT TURNS UP PROFIT.

WHAT'S BEHIND THIS DOOR?

- I'M CHECKING OUTTHAT AMMO BOX.

- THAT'S HEAVY.- UH-OH.

- THAT'S GARBAGE.

HA!

A BIG-ASS AXE!

- YEAH.[chuckles]

- I WANNA SEEYOU HOLD THAT THING.

HOW COME IN YOUR HANDIT LOOKS MORE LIKE

SOMETHING I'D SEE INA HORROR FILM?

OKAY, WOULD YOU PUT IT DOWN?IT'S CREEPY.

- [chuckles]- CREEPY.

- BE SOMETHING GOOD.

- [exhales slowly]THAT LOOKS INTERESTING.

HEY, TON?- YEAH?

I JUST FOUNDSOMETHING REALLY COOL.

IT SAYS "HARDENS HAND GRENADEFIRE EXTINGUISHER."

AND THERE'S TWO OF THEM.

SO YOU HURL THIS INTO THE FIRE,AND IT JUST PUTS IT OUT.

- [exhales]

- IT SAYS "PATENTED NUMBER ONE,AUGUST 8, 1871."

THIS WOULD'VEBEEN ABOUT THE SAME TIME

OF THE CHICAGO FIRE.

I'LL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW,JUST THE BOTTLE ALONE

WOULD HAVE TO BE WORTH50 BUCKS TO SOMEBODY.

HOLD ON, LOOKSLIKE ANOTHER FIRE GRENADE.

IT'S DIFFERENT.

FEEL HOW LIGHTWEIGHTTHAT GLASS IS.

- WHOA.- THESE GRENADES

ARE A RARE PIECEOF FIREFIGHTING HISTORY.

BUT THEY'RE FRAGILE ANDTHEY'RE FILLED WITH CHEMICALS.

SO WE'D MUCH RATHERSELL THEM IN CHICAGO

THEN HAVE TO HAUL THEMBACK TO L.A.

ALL RIGHT, NOW WE'RECOOKING WITH GAS, SO TO SPEAK.

- THIS ISAN INTERESTING CASE.

- WHAT DO YOU GOT?NOTHING?

- OH, [bleep].- WHAT'S THAT?

- NOTHING THAT'S NOT GONNAMAKE US A WHOLE LOTTA MONEY.

[laughing]- HO.

- IF THAT'SWHAT I THINK IT IS,

THAT COULDBE A BIG PROBLEM.

WE MIGHTLOSE THE WHOLE UNIT.

- WHAT'S IT WORTH?- IT COULD PROBABLY FETCH

$3,000.

- GOOD NIGHT, FIRE.- FIRE IN THE HOLE!

- WHAT DO YOU GOT?NOTHING?

- OH, [bleep].- WHAT'S THAT?

- NOTHING THAT'S NOT GONNAMAKE US A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY.

[laughing]- HO...

HA-BU-BA.

IT'S AN OLD ALARM BELL.- CHECK THAT OUT.

- WOW, LOOK AT THAT.

THIS IS AMAZING.IT SAYS

"THE GAMEWELL FIRE ALARMTELEGRAPH COMPANY, NEW YORK.

JUNE 7, 1881"?

- THAT IS AWESOME.

- 19TH CENTURY MECHANICAL PIECESARE ALWAYS A GOOD FIND.

BECAUSETHEY APPEAL TO BOTH

TECHNOLOGY BUFFSAND ART COLLECTORS.

EVEN NOT WORKING,MAYBE $1,500?

- WELL...[bell dings]

- OH!

DOES THAT SOUNDLIKE MONEY TO YOU, OR WHAT?

WHOA.- NICE.

PEA COAT?

OH![chuckles]

EVERY SINGLE ONE.

- OH, MY GOSH,LOOK AT THIS.

- ALLEN...?

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS?

- OFTEN, WHEN WE FINDHISTORICAL-LOOKING CLOTHING,

IT TURNS OUTTO BE CHEAP REPLICAS.

"CAIRNS AND BROTHERS,

"MANUFACTURERS OF FIREARMS,EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES.

NEW YORK."BUT CAIRNS IS A BIG NAME

IN FIREFIGHTINGEQUIPMENT TODAY.

SO THIS COULD TURN OUT TOBE THE REAL THING.

THIS DOESNOT EVEN FIT MY HEAD.

- HOLY SMOKES.- THESE WERE TINY-HEADED PEOPLE.

- [sputters]- OOH.

YOU SCAREDTHE BEJESUS OUTTA ME.

- SORRY.THERE'S A LOT OF ENGRAVING

ON THIS MEGAPHONE.- AND THAT LOOKS LIKE SILVER.

JUST THE VALUEOF THE SILVER ALONE

WOULD BE 400 BUCKS.

- THIS IS A TREASURE TROVE.

- I FEEL LIKE WEJUST WALKED INTO A MUSEUM.

CONSIDERING THAT FIREPLAYS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART

OF CHICAGO'S HISTORY,I THINK WE'RE IN EXACTLY

THE RIGHT PLACE TO REALLYCASH IN WITH THESE FINDS.

THERE'S SOME MOLDINGAND A WINDOW BACK THERE TOO.

- WE'RE NOT GONNA USE IT,ARE WE?

- NO, THAT DOESN'THAVE ANY VALUE.

- ALLEN?AN EMERGENCY'S HAPPENING.

THERE'S FLAMES FROMBEHIND THE DOOR.

I MUST GET THROUGH THERETO SAVE EVERYBODY.

AH!

AH!

GO!- HEE HEE HOO!

- TON'S BACK.

BEAUTIFUL TOOL.

- YOU'RE A BEAUTIFUL TOOL.- THANKS.

GOOD DAY, SIR.

- OKAY...

- THE MAIN THING,I WANNA GET TO THOSE TRUNKS.

- ALL RIGHT, LET'S DO IT.- SO HAND ME OUT THE CHAIRS,

I'LL STACK THEM BACK HERE.

- OH,THIS IS AN OLD ONE.

LOOK...YOU CAN TELL BY THE HARDWARE.

- OH, WOW.- THIS IS, LIKE, WHAT?

'50s, '60s?- IF NOT EARLIER.

- SO HERE WE GO.

- OKAY.

- WHAT?- HUMAN CUTAWAY?

THAT'S ODD.

- LIKE YOU'D SEEIN A DOCTOR'S OFFICE.

OOH, THOSE ARE REAL.- NASTY.

- I'LL BE HONEST WITH YOU,THIS IS A WEIRD--

THIS IS A WEIRD DEAL, MAN.

- LET'S SEE WHAT ELSEWE GOT IN HERE.

- NOTHING.- NOTHING.

LET'S SLIDE THIS BACK

UP AGAINST--- YEAH, LET'S--

- HEY.- WHAT?

- HOLY [bleep].

- WHAT IS THAT?- UH...

IF THAT'SWHAT I THINK IT IS...

- THAT'S NOT REAL.

- OH, YOU GOTTA BEKIDDING ME.

IT'S A CASKET.- YEP.

- ALL RIGHT,WE GOTTA GET IT OUT.

- THERE ARE THREE WAYSYOU CAN LOSE A UNIT

AFTER YOU'VE PURCHASED IT.

DRUGS, ILLEGAL FIREARMS...

- OR A DEAD BODY.

- UGH!

[dragging casket]

YOU WANNA TAKE A LOOK?

- HOLD ON, LET MEGET UP AND AWAY FROM IT.

GO AHEAD.

- [exhales]

WHEW.[chuckles]

- I--I...[chuckles]

I'VE NEVER BEEN HAPPIERTO SEE AN EMPTY BOX, HAVE YOU?

- I'M A LITTLE WORRIED.

IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL,NOW THAT EVERYTHING'S...

NOT IN HERE.- IT'S INTERESTING.

A LOT OFWORK WENT INTO THIS.

THIS IS TIN.[knocking]

MAYBE LATE 1800s?I DON'T KNOW.

- THIS IS A CREEPY ASS ROOM.

- IT IS.

I NEVER IMAGINEDI'D BE CARRYING A COFFIN

OUT OF A STORAGE UNIT.- AWKWARD MOMENT, ISN'T IT?

- AWKWARD.

SO FAR, DOWNTOWN CHICAGOHAS BEEN FULL OF SURPRISES.

BUT IF THAT ANTIQUE CASKETIS AUTHENTIC,

IT'S GONNA BE WORTHSOMETHING TO SOMEBODY.

- THE QUESTION IS...WHO?

- WE MANAGED TO LOCATE A YOUNGCOUPLE NAMED ADAM AND SKYE

WHO SPECIALIZEIN VINTAGE ODDITIES.

THEY'RE THE ONES TO TALK TOIF YOU'RE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL

ANYTHINGSTRANGE OR UNUSUAL.

YOU OUGHT TOAPPRECIATE THIS COFFIN.

CAN WE CALL IT THAT?- YOU COULD CALL IT A COFFIN

OR MAYBE MORE CORRECTLYA BURIAL CASE.

THESE ARE ACTUALLY FAIRLYCOMMON AROUND THE VICTORIAN ERA.

- YOU CAN SEE THE AGE.

THE LAUREL, THE CHERUBS.

IT HAS OVERTVICTORIAN SYMBOLISM.

THIS IS FROM THE 1880s.

- DO YOU THINK THATTHIS MIGHT'VE HAD A BODY IN IT?

- I THINK ITPROBABLY HAD HUNDREDS,

OR MAYBE THOUSANDS OF BODIES.[chuckles]

IT NEEDS A LOT OF WORK.I CAN'T DO ANYTHING

WITH IT WITHTHE CONDITION IT'S IN.

I'LL GIVE YOU 900 BUCKS.- [chuckles]

WHAT AM I LOOKING AT HERE?- HOW ABOUT $4,000?

- I'M JUST GONNAHOLD IT LIKE A BABY.

THERE WE GO.

FIRE IN THE HOLE!

- WOW! YEAH!- ALL RIGHT!

- DO YOU THINK THAT THISMIGHT'VE HAD A BODY IN IT?

- I THINK IT PROBABLYHAD HUNDREDS

OR MAYBE THOUSANDS OFBODIES IN IT.

- OFTENTIMES,

PEOPLE WOULDBE DISPLAYED IN ONE CASKET

AND THEN ACTUALLY BURIEDIN A CHEAPER VERSION.

- I DON'T THINKTHIS THING WAS EVER BURIED.

- THERE WOULD BE HOLESWHERE THE SEAL WOULD TAKE PLACE.

- YES.- AND SO THIS WAS PROBABLY

USED ONLY FOR DISPLAY,WHICH MEANS IT WAS USED...

MANY, MANY, MANY TIMES.

- WELL, WHAT DOYOU THINK IT'S WORTH?

- IT NEEDS A LOT OF WORK.

FOR US TO RESELL IT,WE WOULD NEED TO RESTORE IT.

IT COULD PROBABLY FETCH...

MAYBE $3,000.

I CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH ITWITH THE CONDITION IT'S IN.

I'LL GIVE YOU 900 BUCKS.

- [scoffs]

- WE'RE THINKING TWO GRAND.- TWO GRAND.

- YOU KNOW WHAT?UNLUCKY 13.

DEATH, THE WHOLE THING...1,300 BUCKS.

- TON,WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

- I THINK WE CANGO DOWN TO ABOUT 15.

- OKAY.

- ALL RIGHT.

I WAS SURE WEWERE GONNA END UP HAVING

TO HAUL THAT DEAD WEIGHTBACK TO L.A.

- BUT INSTEAD,WE'RE HAULING CASH.

NOW IT'S TIMETO FIND A GOOD HOME

FOR OURFIREFIGHTING ANTIQUES.

- YOU FRANK?- HEY, THAT'S ME.

- FRANKIS A FORMER FIREFIGHTER

WHO NOW RUNSA MUSEUM IN CHICAGO.

AND HE'S ALWAYS ONTHE LOOKOUT FOR NEW PIECES

FOR HIS COLLECTION.

- BOY, YOU GOT A BOXOF THIS.

- OH, WE HAVEA COUPLE LITTLE BEAUTS.

- OH, BOY.THIS IS A PARADE HELMET.

THAT'S A PARADE COAT,AND WE HAVE THE BELTS HERE ALSO.

IT LOOKSLIKE EARLY 1900s.

- WHAT ARE THESE MADE FROM?- LEATHER.

IT'S NOT AS HEAVYAS THE WORKING HELMETS.

THIS HELMET ISIN FANTASTIC SHAPE.

THIS WOULD BE AT LEAST$1,000, MAYBE $1,200.

- WOW.- RAINBOW IS THE OLDEST

CONTINUOUS VOLUNTEERFIRE COMPANY IN THE COUNTRY.

IT'S INREADING, PENNSYLVANIA.

- OH.- ARE THEY STILL ACTIVE TODAY?

- STILL ACTIVE TODAY.

THIS ISA SPEAKING TRUMPET.

IT'S ACTUALLY A MEGAPHONE.

FIRE OFFICERS USEDTO CALL OUT THE ORDERS

THROUGH A SPEAKING TRUMPET.

BECAUSE THERE'SNO DEDICATION ON HERE,

THIS WAS PROBABLYTHE WORKING TRUMPET

OF A HIGH-RANKING OFFICER.

- WHAT'S IT WORTH?- ABOUT $1,200.

- OH, MAN.- WE WERE THINKING HUNDREDS,

BUT THOUSANDS?- IT'S DAYS LIKE THIS

THAT MAKE US LOVEWHAT WE DO.

- THESE AREFIRE EXTINGUISHER GRENADES.

YOU HAVE TO BEVERY CAREFUL WITH THESE

BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOMEDANGEROUS CHEMICALS INSIDE.

CARBON TETRACHLORIDE,AMMONIUM...

PEOPLE WOULDTHROW THESE AT THE FIRE,

AND THE CHEMICALSINSIDE WOULD BURN FASTER

THAN THE FIRE ANDSTEAL ALL THE OXYGEN.

- WHOA.

- WHAT'S THE VALUEFOR THESE THINGS?

- WELL, PROBABLYABOUT $200 APIECE.

- WOW.- WELL, WHAT ABOUT THIS ONE?

- THESE AREA LITTLE MORE COMMON.

I WOULDN'T BE INTERESTED.

COLLECTORSAREN'T LOOKING FOR THEM.

- THERE'S NO WAY THATI'M DRIVING BACK TO L.A.

WITH THOSE TOXIC GRENADESIN THE TRUCK.

- YOU'RE THINKINGWHAT I'M THINKING?

- NEGOTIATING IS90% SOCIAL.

- IF YOU CAN MAKE FRIENDSWITH A BUYER,

YOU'RE MORE LIKELYTO GET A BETTER DEAL.

- SO WE DECIDEDTO PUT ON A LITTLE SHOW

FOR OURFIRE-ENTHUSIAST FRIEND.

IT'S GONNA BE A CRIME TOPUT THAT BABY OUT.

THAT'S THE WARMEST THINGWE'VE SEEN IN A WEEK.

- FIRE'S READY, LET'S DO IT.- SWEET.

- HEY, GOOD NIGHT, FIRE.

[cracking and popping]

OH, WOW! YEAH!- ALL RIGHT!

- YEAH, LOOK AT IT.- WHOA!

- WENT RIGHT OUT.WOW!

- THAT SEEMED TOLOOSEN UP FRANK A LITTLE.

- LET'S HOPE ITLOOSENED UP HIS WALLET.

WELL, FRANK, WE'VE GOTONE MORE THING TO SHOW YOU.

- OH, BOY.

- TALK TO ME,WHAT AM I LOOKING AT HERE?

- THAT'SAN EIGHT-INCH FIREHOUSE GONG.

THIS IS THE STYLETHAT CHICAGO USED.

THIS IS A $3,000 PIECE.

- $3,000?

BECAUSE NONE OF THEM SURVIVED?WHAT, WHY?

- NOBODY APPRECIATEDTHAT THEY'D BE

A HISTORIC PIECE SOMEDAY.

THEY'RE VERY DESIRABLE.

A FEW OF THEMWERE RESCUED.

- I'M JUST GONNAHOLD IT LIKE A BABY.

THERE WE GO.WELL...

I GUESS IF HECAME IN WITH $6,500,

HE COULD HAVE ALL OF IT.

- SOUNDS LIKE A FAIR OFFER.- IT DOES.

- IF I'MBUYING THE WHOLE LOT,

HOW ABOUT $4,000?

- I APPRECIATE EVERYTHINGTHAT YOU'VE TOLD US...

- [chuckles]- AND I WISH--

- ALL RIGHT,HOW ABOUT $4,800?

- HOW ABOUT SIX?

- $5,500.

- $5,800.YOU LOVE THIS STUFF.

I COULD TELL THE MINUTEYOU PICKED UP THOSE ITEMS

THEY WEREN'TEVER GONNA LEAVE HERE.

- $5,800.- ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.- YOU FOUND SOME GOOD STUFF.

FANTASTIC.- THANKS, PARTNER.

- WELL, IT TURNED OUTTHE SECOND CITY

HAD SOME FIRST-RATE FINDS.

WE SOLD THE VICTORIANBURIAL CASE FOR $1,500.

THE FIREFIGHTING ANTIQUES

WENT FOR A COMBINED TOTALOF $5,800.

AND WE MANAGED TO GET $800FOR THE REST OF THE ITEMS.

WE SPENT A GRAND ONTHE TWO UNITS,

AND SOLD EVERYTHINGFOR 8,100 BUCKS

FOR A PROFIT OF $7,100.

WE CAME TOTHE FROZEN WINDY CITY,

AND FOUND SOME OFTHE HOTTEST UNITS EVER.

- SCORE.

TOO COLD FOR A HIGH FIVE.- OH, YEAH.

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