Eddie Lanham
Jail time
Fri Mar 25, 6:11

Another in a list of many that are only relics from the "old days." Without provenance, all you have is a relic.

  • Up for another auctionDan Brown, Thu Mar 24 17:01
    Authenticated photo of an Earp family picnic... https://youtu.be/tBvVbxRfFCk
    • Jail time — Eddie Lanham, Fri Mar 25 6:11
    • Re: Up for another auctionDaniel Buck, Fri Mar 25 3:05
      Reportedly sold at auction in 2019 for $6,000, several thousand under estimate, and $5,995 over actual value.
      • ValueB.J., Sat Mar 26 3:41
        Something I learned many years ago in a college economics class: "An item's value is determined by what somebody else is willing to pay for it"
        • To quote the late, greatolds, Sat Mar 26 6:58
          George Carlin, "If you nail two things together that have never been nailed together before, some schmuck will buy it from you."
          • Excellent analogy Olds....B.J., Sat Mar 26 7:32
            Years ago a well known Economist completed a large scale, chronological economic study involving hundreds of test subjects representing all walks and segments of American society using test USD currency.... more
            • Re: Excellent analogy Olds....Dan Brown, Sun Mar 27 16:15
              law of the universe: all things seek their own level.
              • Re: Re: Excellent analogy Olds....B.J., Mon Mar 28 1:29
                Actually a very accurate statement. Many professional athletes who grew up in poverty earn millions of USD and later have lost it all > ending up back in poverty. Same with lottery winners. A result... more
            • me vs. Jeff BezosDaniel Buck, Sat Mar 26 11:23
              Wait, wait, I'm living that experiment. I have the same amount of money as I used to have, which is not much after the monthly deduction for beer and skittles, but I do not remember ever getting a piece... more
              • New Earp book?Roy B Young, Mon Mar 28 12:06
                I've been told there is a new book out titled "Wyatt Earp in Person," and it is full of never-before-seen pictures alleged to be of Wyatt, the Earps, etc. Perhaps it includes the picnic picture, too!... more
                • Re: New Earp book?Daniel Buck, Mon Mar 28 12:22
                  Here it is: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Wyatt_Earp_in_Person/Ocq8NAEACAAJ?hl=en http://users.telenet.be/smokewagon/randall.htm
                  • No one in Tombstone knows this manRoy B Young, Mon Mar 28 12:54
                    Thanks, Dan. I requested of two friends, Jean Smith and Ron Woggon, that they go by the Allen English house last week. The people there said they did not know him and knew nothing about the book. Jean... more
                    • Recently Saw...Mike Mihaljevich, Tue Mar 29 7:59
                      I recently saw a copy of the book on ebay. The listing provided a few photographs of select pages. One was a full page reproduction of a tin type alleged to be a teen-aged Virgil Earp. The book sold... more
                      • EbayRoy B Young, Tue Mar 29 8:10
                        Yes, Mike, this is the one that Mark Gardner purchased and then asked me about it. This, then, started me on the quest to find one. Why do people still think they can get away with falsely identifying... more
                    • Dr. KleinWayne Sanderson, Mon Mar 28 21:33
                      Just from a quick look about, this book appears to have been published a decade ago, and the Four Paws Publishing web link now leads to a chinese language page with zero publishing or Old West content.... more
                      • KleinRoy B Young, Tue Mar 29 7:49
                        Thanks, Wayne, Pam and the others who have e-mailed me directly. The mystery continues. I've found two people who have the book and both say it is full of fake photos. Nonetheless... I still want o... more
                        • Whsander@gmail.comWayne Sanderson, Tue Mar 29 22:50
                          Definitely worth a look for one big reason: People who can’t tell the difference between the real and the fake often have the related problem of not being able to tell the difference between what’s important... more
                          • Estate SaleRoy B Young, Wed Mar 30 7:37
                            Wayne, with your great investigative powers, please check into Klein's claim to have the bulk of Josephine Earp's personal estate items, including the many never-before-seen photos, all derived from a... more
                            • Re: Estate SaleWayne Sanderson, Wed Mar 30 21:35
                              I’ll check him out, but I suspect you are right- A fun hunt, but I doubt he has the goods. At the prices the real thing goes for, if he or his heirs really had the goods we’d have seen them on offer with... more
                      • Re: Dr. KleinPam Potter, Tue Mar 29 5:56
                        This sounds like a book I saw several years ago. AS I recall, it was unremarkable except for the fact that it was kind of a joke.
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