字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hey, I brought a menu from 18 76 from a dinner to honor William Sharon of the Comstock Lode. Can you read that? I can't read cursive? Um, some sort of shabbily, shabbily consume Royal. It's obviously a Frenchman. You. So what would happen when you wanted to change the menu? It's a silver menu to honor a famous senator from Nevada. I'm selling menu for $10,000 but the least I would take is around $6000. If I'm able to sell the menu today, I'll probably take that money and use it to buy more cool stuff. It's really interesting. Where did you get it? I bought it at an auction. Came from an estate okay to the honorable William Sharon by his old friends of the Comstock Lode Palace Hotel. William Sharon was a senator from Nevada. Comstock lode. It's one of the greatest stories in American history. There was a guy named Comstock, and he came across a few guys mining. Comstock rides up on a source. He's going way over on my property, but Comstock was really, really reasonable when he told him was his. Listen, guys, let's start drop a contract you guys can keep half of it. I get the other half since it's my property. They all signed it. He went on his way. Protess forcing the Carson City with local claim office and claim the land Comstock lode was the original silver find in Nevada. It created a silver rush. That's what made Nevada a state and actually help finance the Civil War. Somebody looking to get 10 grand? Okay, $10,000. How did you come up with that number? I looked around and found some option records and summer high and summer low. But it seems like the auctions that played to a Western collector audience get more than that. Let me get a friend of mine down here. He knows everything there is to know about Nevada history and let me see if there's something astronomical about it that I'm not seeing. Okay, fair enough. I'll be right back. Hey, Rick, if you're calling in Major P Town to bring down some french fries, maybe some French dressing, I'm looking forward to hearing what the expert has to say about the menu. I've done some looking myself, but I'm curious to find out whether my research is correct. You bring the french fries my fault. I didn't ask him. Bring french fries with French dressing. You do French dressing on french fries, which is in the mood for some French. So what do we have? Uh, this is the trailer was telling you about. Oh, yes. Okay. Honorable William Sharon by his old friends of the Comstock lode. William Sharon ended up in charge of the Bank of California, and he ended up being able to control the Comstock on dhe, made huge amounts of money and ended up buying a Senate seat in 18. 76. He was a senator from Nevada living in San Francisco and not bothering to show up in Washington very often. He was considered probably the worst U S. Senator ever. Okay, Sharon was one of the major investors in the Palace hotel where the dinner was held. And this is the sort of piece that you might get from a very high end dinner of the era. What we have here was a plate that would be a commemorative. Everybody went to the dinner, got one of these. Yeah, but there was only 2025 people at the dinner. The one thing about this one is that it's been modified. Originally. This was a flat piece. Probably a jeweler has bent it here, added the feet to it. So it could be maybe a A card trays, something like that. Okay. Is there anything astronomical about this? It's cool. That means a piece that ties back to a really important character in Nevada and California history. It's not unique, but there not many of them left. I've only seen what other one Not many of them would have been made to begin with. Okay. Okay. Not a problem. Pizza afterwards. I guess you didn't bring me french fries. We better get something. You know, if the shop buys it, it is an interesting piece, and it looks to be absolutely original and absolutely correct. The reason I called Mark down was because you wanted $10,000 for this. They just want to find out if there was something I was missing. For $10,000 you can get gold coins made the Carson City met. You understand what I'm saying? There's a lot rarer, cooler things you can get. I mean, it's a pretty interesting piece of Nevada history, but it's not $10,000. I mean, you have $100 of the silver here. I mean, I'd be, like, 200 bucks for it. Yeah. No, I think I'm gonna go ahead and maybe put it in election. I think I'll stand a better chance like that. Okay, Well, have a good one, man. Thanks. Thanks for ringing. Let's go get that pizza. I'm not eating with you.