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    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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    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
    1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
    1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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    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
    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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    • #3
      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.c...=robert+wadlow
      Last edited by kurtruk; 07-21-2011, 02:05 AM.
      KURTRUK
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      Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kurtruk View Post
        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.c...=robert+wadlow


        Here's the shoe. So how much did the experts on "What's it Worth" value it?
        Richard Quinn
        Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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        • #5
          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.
          Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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          • #6
            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.
            Last edited by 1954khardtop; 07-21-2011, 08:03 AM. Reason: spelling
            Dwight 54 Commander hardtop

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            • #7
              Belive it or not the tallest men that ever lived were 36' tall, not 8' 11"

              http://padmasrinivas.blogspot.com/20...-skeleton.html

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              • #8
                Originally posted by StudeMichael View Post
                Belive it or not the tallest men that ever lived were 36' tall, not 8' 11"

                http://padmasrinivas.blogspot.com/20...-skeleton.html
                Interesting Photoshop exercise but pure fantasy. I am sure you knew better.
                http://www.hoax-slayer.com/giant-skeleton.html
                Richard Quinn
                Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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                • #9
                  I did say, "Belive it or Not"!!

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