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#300445 09/07/2014 08:16 PM
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Hey,,,its one of our own..

Jim is a long time member here and old good friend.. Retired I guess he got a little bored!,,anyway the show seems to be a hit and can be watched here:



http://www.azpbs.org/collectibles/.



Jim Modena
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Modena Militaria Appraisals works full time, offering appraisal services to individuals, banks, gun clubs, museums and estate liquidators. Our appraisal will provide you with a evaluation report, noting condition, originality, serial numbers, provenance, any unusual markings and photographs. Research is based on comparable sales and will contain a list of references relevant to your item. Our services conform to USPAP, standards of professional appraisal practice. We offer services throughout the United States.

A graduate of the International Society of Appraisers, studies included ethics, identification and authentication, research, legal aspects of appraising, expert witness and IRS report writing. Over forty years experience as a collector/dealer specializing in firearms and other militaria. Graduate of Ball State University, BS Finance and a former Arizona business owner

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Nice to see Jim again, I haven't seen him at a show for a number of years.

Gary

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Way to go Jim!


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So nice to see Jim again. A great guy. So often you fear the worst when someone drops off the radar for a long period. Thanks for posting!

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Way to go, Jim! I know your years of acquired knowledge will see you in good stead in your new adventure!!

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Hello everyone:
It's been quite some time since I've been on here but I've stayed in touch with many of you privately or on other forums. Thank you all for the nice comments.
As you can see; I was asked to be the firearms and militaria appraiser on a new PBS series here called Arizona Collectibles(Channel 8). We filmed an initial season of 13 weeks and the producers have already told us it's a big success and to prepare for a 2nd season.
I did appraise a beautiful 2nd Luftwaffe dagger which was complete with hangers and portepee as I remember it. I tried to carefully explain that these are a part of history and a history we can not afford to ignore but it will be up to the producers to decide whether it airs or not.
If you would like to view the above link click on the little reverse circular arrow and that will refresh the display.
Jim
P.S: It has been several years since I've attended a show primarily due to health issues. However at this point I intend to try and make it to next years SOS.

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WOW! I'm impressed, that's really something Jim.

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Jim, good to see you are still alive and kicking! Mike

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Good to see you are able to do something you enjoy Jim. I'd like to make it to one of the shows too very soon. Last one I went to Jerry had a Wehrmacht helmet with beers strapped to the sides at one of the Gottlieb parties. lol... I hardly have a minute these days for the forums or militria for that matter.

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What are you doing, Adam?


I remember that hlemet well

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ha ha , that's great. I remember that! Vinnys thinking 'Got to get me one of them things!],,,
I still don't remember how I got back and into my hotol room that nite! [the good ole days?!]

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hi gaspare
i remember that night very well. as in the the naval japanese admiral yamamoto words said you woke up a sleeping tiger yes me this tiger never forgets . i know you will never forget that greeting i gave you with love happy hunting andy militarynut

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Oh Lord,,,yeah,was a long nite....


Well off on the road in the morning..
*All you guys going,,have a good , fast, safe trip.!

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HEY GASPARE





hi gaspare
yes many moons ago crazy times with the partys i never did go to any of those gatherings . but you have improved many times over best thing ok we are also slipping out of here to head out in morning see you at the mighty max safe trip andy militarynut

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@Dave
Between working 60+ hours a week and I have been trading heavily in the physical medals market (Gold & Silver). Its been pretty brutal lately. More a time of consolidation right now in practice though. I have been passively active with purchasing militaria though just not spending all my time on it anymore.. Still love my displays. Since I bought an old Victorian house I have even less time for anything that doesn't involve the house. lol


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