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PlainBrownR2
05-28-2009, 06:25 PM
In TW you mentioned your uncle owning a Rushville, IL shoe store with a museum inside containing a collection. What exactly was in that collection of your uncles, if I may ask? We might share a common thread, not withstanding a common family thread.[8] [:I]

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Studebaker Wheel
05-28-2009, 07:50 PM
He had a very eclectic collection. This included but not limited to: World War II guns and memorabilia (he was a WWII vet), coins, stamps, Indian artifacts, misc primitive weapons. He also had the largest collection of walking canes in the world, a 300+ lb meteorite, a shoe that belonged to 8' 11" Robert Wadlow (the tallest man who ever lived and the largest shoe ever made for a living human being - size 36), wanna see it? He also had a single baseball signed by Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Roger Maris. These last three items are now in my collection. Just to keep this "on topic" I will mention that I am fairly sure he knew that Studebaker built cars and trucks.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

kurtruk
07-20-2011, 11:14 PM
Robert Wadlow's OTHER shoe made an appearance on the new game show "It's Worth What?" tonight. Wonder how many are out there? Also making an appearance on the show was the Barrett-Jackson 2.2 million dollar Hemi 'Cuda convertible.

BTW: Here's a sort of related thread for any Forum members that have joined recently or may have missed it. Fun stuff. Thanks, Richard Q.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?29768-From-the-Archives-4-(pre-WWII)&highlight=robert+wadlow

Studebaker Wheel
07-21-2011, 02:40 AM
Robert Wadlow's OTHER shoe made an appearance on the new game show "It's Worth What?" tonight. Wonder how many are out there? Also making an appearance on the show was the Barrett-Jackson 2.2 million dollar Hemi 'Cude convertible.

BTW: Here's a sort of related thread for any Forum members that have joined recently or may have missed it. Fun stuff. Thanks, Richard Q.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?29768-From-the-Archives-4-(pre-WWII)&highlight=robert+wadlow

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/newsgroup/wadlowshoejenny.jpg?t=1311233883

Here's the shoe. So how much did the experts on "What's it Worth" value it?

Gunslinger
07-21-2011, 08:53 AM
Many years ago my Dad was a manager for a large grocery store chain. Robert Wadlow was making personal appearances for some reason in the stores. Somewhere buried here in the house I have at least one photo of Wadlow and my Dad standing by a store display. My Dad was maybe 5'8" at best and Wadlow towers over him.

1954khardtop
07-21-2011, 10:02 AM
In the T V show the shoe was used in a question, which story is true? Was the shoe a prop worn by Charlie Chaplan, or did it belong to the worlds tallest man? The contestants answered correctly. I don't recall if they put a value on it or not.

StudeMichael
07-21-2011, 10:54 AM
Belive it or not the tallest men that ever lived were 36' tall, not 8' 11"

http://padmasrinivas.blogspot.com/2007/05/bhimas-son-gadotkach-like-skeleton.html

Studebaker Wheel
07-21-2011, 11:18 AM
Belive it or not the tallest men that ever lived were 36' tall, not 8' 11"

http://padmasrinivas.blogspot.com/2007/05/bhimas-son-gadotkach-like-skeleton.html

Interesting Photoshop exercise but pure fantasy. I am sure you knew better.
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/giant-skeleton.html

StudeMichael
07-21-2011, 12:37 PM
I did say, "Belive it or Not"!!