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Grooved base 143 Great Northwestern

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 1:11 pm
by Chris Minicola
Does anyone out there have a grooved base Great Northwestern 143? I acquired one a few years ago and it's the only one I've seen in 10 years.

Re: Grooved base 143 Great Northwestern

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:57 pm
by trainman
Hey Chris,I think I have a G.N.W like that :D

Re: Grooved base 143 Great Northwestern

PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 4:47 pm
by parrotfarm
Yup! We got ours from Phil, and I think Cliff might have one too...??

Re: Grooved base 143 Great Northwestern

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 5:48 am
by Robin Plewes
Yeah, they are quite hard to find. I have one in my collection. The base seems to be easier to chip than the more common standard base. Could be just my example though. :?:

Robin

Re: Grooved base 143 Great Northwestern

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 8:26 am
by Chris Minicola
Thanks for the responses everyone. It seems there are a few more out there than I thought. Judging by the responses I'd say they are still fairly rare compared to the smooth base and we all know how seldom even those are seen.
I would say in my 10 years of collecting I've only seen a handful of smooth bases for sale and no grooved base examples (besides the one I bought from a non-collector).

Does anyone know first hand what line or area the grooved base examples came from? The one in my collection came from a person in the Port Perry area who had bought it in a lot at a local auction.

Re: Grooved base 143 Great Northwestern

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:33 am
by Jack
I bought my smooth base in Dec. 06 and don't remember seeing another one for sale since then. Jack

Re: Grooved base 143 Great Northwestern

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:29 pm
by speleausmining
Can someone post a pic of one of these. I have never seen one and I am curious about what It looks like.

Re: Grooved base 143 Great Northwestern

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:28 pm
by Chris Minicola
This one just sold on Ebay. It's the only one I can remember seeing on Ebay in 10 years.
The grooved base is different from any other grooved base 143.

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Re: Grooved base 143 Great Northwestern

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:43 pm
by speleausmining
Interesting. I think I have seen some Can-Pac CD 143's with a base like that but not a GNW. I will have to keep an eye out for one. Thanks for posting the pic.

Re: Grooved base 143 Great Northwestern

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:45 am
by CliMac
parrotfarm wrote:Yup! We got ours from Phil, and I think Cliff might have one too...??

Yes, I have one also. Do you remember who I bought it from? It escapes me.

:lol:

Here's a photo showing the base:

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