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Louie, I have the same American Boy Magazine to go along with my Golden Eagle.
I bought the Magazine after I acquired the Eagle.
I had planned to display mine in a case all together but the wife objected to having it on the wall in the house and it is to nice to reside in the garage.
With the box, Eagle, and the Magazine the display case was going to be pretty big and the wife just said no way.
All of it now resides in the safe in the very back.
I hope it resides some day at the Daisy Museum.
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Rick,

Thank you for this nice comment, and yes, I agree the Daisy Museum would a very good place for this particular gun.

I have already donated several items to the museum and I will be gifting a few more this year as I am selling most of my collection.

I also have an excellent Daisy 1894 Texas Ranger that may eventually end up in the museum along with an excellent Daisy 1894 Buffalo Bill Cody, providing they have room and wants to accept these guns.

 

 
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Louie, since you have donated some Daisy's to the Museum can you tell me if there is an agreement or contract to the donations or can they just do as they please with your donation?
I want to loan or donate the Eagle to the Museum however, I do not want them to sell it.
I want everyone to enjoy it an not have it end up on one persons wall.
If that is the case I will just keep it and let the kids fight over it when I am gone.
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      Instrument of Gift Donation Form

Acceptance of gifts to the Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum is subject to the board's approval and subject to the following terms:


(.) Titles to donated objects must be free and clear of restrictions, qualifications, and liens of any kind. All property donated to the museum may be used or disposed of by the museum at its discretion.

(.) Because of limited display space, the museum cannot promise the permanent exhibition of any object.

(.) Donations of cash or valuable objects accepted by the museum are tax deductible. The donor should secure an appraisal on his or her own. 

This could be concerning and must be considered for donations to the museum.
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Looks like the Golden Eagle will remain in the safe and in the family.
I will not turn it over to anyone who will not guarantee the display in the Museum and not to sell it.
Sort of a shame.
This thing and accessories belongs there but I guess it will not happen.
I hope the Museum reads this.
It is such a shame.
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I certainly understand what you are saying. 

I will need to think on donating my very rare Daisy Buffalo Bill Cody 1894 as well as the Daisy 1894 Texas Ranger, both very special guns.

As of today, I have donated several Daisy Ad's from the American Boy Magazine, pictures of Buzz Barton, the Daisy Flying Top, Jack Armstrong picture on his horse Blackster, and the Daisy Logo screw driver. I do have a few other items I would like to donate to the museum, but will consider carefully.  

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Yeah. Pretty standard museum policy. They want no strings attached.....even if they intend to always display your item. Someone else may come along with an even nicer example. The museum may have a fire, may change hands, may......anything. They don't want to be beholding to anybody for items they have possession of. It's a tax deductible gamble of sorts. A true donation. Bet a bunch of you guys could get together and start your own BB gun museum. Wink
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Lots of Museums have items on Loan and then return those if they no longer want to display the item.
There is no better or nicer example than the Golden Eagle I have.
Gary Garber was very excited to see it and include it in his book.
He commented he was unaware of any other box like the box it came in.
I just will not donate it and let Daisy sell it off.
I can do that if I did not want to see it again.
After I am gone I guess it will not matter but in my lifetime I have control and will not have it sold off to a private collector unless it is me.
The short condensed story of how it was held all those years NIB is listed below.  It really is a sad story to read the entire version.
Rick in TX
It is amazing and the story is documented by a letter of the daughter of the surviving brother of the person it was bought for in 1936.
The short story is one brother had an illness and went to the hospital before Christmas and made his brother promise not to get the Golden Eagle out and shoot it until he came home from the hospital.  He died before leaving the hospital.  The surviving brother honored the wish of his brother and kept it all those years never out of the box. Original Daisy hang tag and a price tag still in place.  
The surviving brother was headed to a nursing home and needed to clean out the house and needed funds also.
The surviving brothers daughter needed to sell it and posted on the old BBAIRGUNS.com web site about selling it.
Some offered her a low ball number and I suggested she auction it.
She did auction it and I ended up with it and asked her to document the story which she did.
She was very thankful for what I paid for it and thanked me recommending the auction as it brought much more than they expected.  I did pay up for it as I believe it is a one of a kind.  We stayed in touch via email for a few years while her dad was still alive however, I have not heard from her in several years now.
Gary Garber believes the same as I do and he also told me it belongs at the Daisy Museum.
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This has become a true 5 star thread. Quite unexpectedly, I might add. Cheers.
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Originally posted by the fuse the fuse wrote:

Can't help but notice some other guy rushed his $35 Chinese made 25 onto Ebay. Probably hoping to sell for a 1000% profit as well.


  Sucker born every minute!   LOL

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