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Mike
My wife and I went on a 4 day--no itinerary except for the nightly hotel location--car drive to celebrate and relax for our 34th anniversary. Travelled along the St. Lawrence Seaway and then down into western Quebec to Lac Brome, and then back along the Ottawa River Valley. Saw lots of cool sights, met some nice folks, and of course, stopped at lots of roadside fleas, junque emporiums, and yard sales!

Initially slow Coleman-going and was beating off 335s and 321Bs with a stick. Found a couple of 505 stoves. Things picked up at a sweet Junque Emporium with a bargoon-priced Duchess lamp. Such a classy lamp with the fluted fount and cool (literally) fuel valve location.

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And then perched on a highboy dresser, this Max Sievert 3053 "Vapouria" stove. This will be a fun cleanup! There's a Primus version on Terry's site, and these appear to be utility burners with no pot supports/grate. A kindred spirit of an HGP I guess. Missing the flame spreader so anybody got a secret stash of Vapouria parts?

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A "Got any other gas stuff?" inquiry had the owner bring these up from the basement. I think they'd been there awhile! The 327 is a rough un', but the 220 slant looks like gem under the dust. Semi-bargoon priced this time...

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We eventually ended up at Lac Brome and our destination of the 120+ year old Lakeview Inn. The next morning we wandered over to the Brome County Historical Society Museum to feast our eyes--well, mostly mine--on this WWI Fokker DVII (Albatros built) still with its original fabric. There are others in museums, but this is the only one still with its original dyed fabric covering in the world! 

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On the one hand, I think it is very cool that a tiny, local museum has such an artifact (it was received as a war trophy), and it is undoubtedly a huge attraction for the town (Population 6000) . But, it is deteriorating and covered in dust. The museum was checked out by Canadian Air Museum staff and it is surprisingly well climate controlled, but you can see that it is a struggle to keep it cleaned and well-displayed. I still have mixed feelings about it.

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On the return home a couple of days later, my Holy Iron Grail revealed itself at a flea market not once, but twice! How do I go 15 years collecting and never see one, and then hit two in one day? Needless to say, with reasonable prices, both of these fluted body 4A irons came home with me. Weirder still was I spotted another one but with a price tag of $165CAD! Nope, I don't need a third!

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Then home to our crazy bulldog, Lady Amherst pheasants, and some serious GPA restoring. Bring on the next 34! Thanks for lookin'

Mike.
My best gal is a Coleman outing pal!
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Chucker
You had quite the journey with treasure's included!

I would have needed to inspect every inch of that Dr. VII. The Dr. I (tri-plane) is up there on my 'must see' list as well.  
Chuck
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Gunhippie
Those irons look faster than the Albatross! Some great scores, and the 327 looks pretty fine to me!

Here's to another 34 years for you and the Mrs!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Mike
Thanks! Next project is that Vapouria to see how powerful the heat will be. I'll be vaping in a totally different way.

Mike.
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Deanofid
Sounds like a neat trip, Mike.  The Fokker alone would have been enough for me.  Not saying that 34 years with a fine lady isn't worth it!
Congrats on the anniversary!
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Mister Wilson
That Fokker is a treat!  I've never seen a fluted body iron, didn't know they existed.  Congrats to you and Mrs. Mike, hope you have many more good years together.
John
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austin65uri
Enjoyed your post. I'd love to visit that Brome County museum.  Beautiful old aircraft.  (Forgive me, but I can't help thinking about an old joke punch line: "no, these Fokkers were flying Messerschmitts.")
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BSAGuy
Nice scores and thanks for the Fokker pics.  Very interesting.
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Mike
austin65uri wrote:
Enjoyed your post. I'd love to visit that Brome County museum.  Beautiful old aircraft.  (Forgive me, but I can't help thinking about an old joke punch line: "no, these Fokkers were flying Messerschmitts.")

The BBC radio host interviewing the Irish Battle of Britain veteran--a classic! I told it to my wife on the way to Lac Brome. I got a symapathy laugh for it...

Mike.
My best gal is a Coleman outing pal!
2 1/2 minutes to Midnight...
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Dan
 Congrats and wow on the WW1 plane, I hope more can be done for it to prevent its deterioration.
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Jim Fratt
Great post and thanks! Just wondering, do you call antique stores junque emporiums in Canada?
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Mike
If they sell green 335 lanterns as "vintage" and for $95 I call them mockingly junque emporiums. If they have a "Vapouria" for a nice price I call them junque emporiums respectfully. It's a very fine line!

This current TV ad kills me. Hey, we got our dishwasher from there!


Mike.
My best gal is a Coleman outing pal!
2 1/2 minutes to Midnight...
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Mister Wilson
That's funny.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Gunhippie
And it's called Tar-jay, too.
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Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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