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Topic: The famous Mummified Coney Island Monkey Paw
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Feb 25, 2010 04:08PM)
Dick Z is selling his famous Mummified Coney Island Monkey Paw!!!!

Unbelievable!
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Feb 25, 2010 04:39PM)
Is he trading it in for the Amazing Mummified Coney Island Hot Dog?

http://www.abc6.com/news/85340802.html
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Feb 25, 2010 07:03PM)
What a great story!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Feb 26, 2010 06:21PM)
4 fingered work glove?
Message: Posted by: Police Magician (Feb 27, 2010 09:05AM)
Many years ago, I remember seeing a show on television with the title of "Monkey's Paw". Anyone else remember it?

Glenn
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Feb 27, 2010 10:02AM)
@ Doug I don't know the construction method of the gaff. The seller claims he doesn't know what it is made out of either. I think that it has a providence of coming from the Coney Island USA/Sideshow by the Seashore Building, (soon to be a Nation Historic Place), and to have been own by Sideshow Legend Dick Z. makes this a highly collectible/displayable item.

@ Glenn I don'y remember the show, but there are many Monkey Paw stories out there, mostly cursed item stories.

Also, Dick Zigun confirmed this is is the Monkey Paw found by him in the Coney Island Sideshow building on the Coney Island USA Message Board.
Message: Posted by: handa (Feb 27, 2010 10:35AM)
I'm not sure whether Dick is selling it through Mark Frierson, or Mark is selling it for himself. The paw is being offered through Mark's seller ID.

Chris
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Feb 27, 2010 10:49AM)
Thanks Chris, I didn't know Frierson's seller id.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Feb 27, 2010 04:45PM)
Will: I was kidding. :)
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Feb 27, 2010 09:28PM)
@ Doug - Thanks, I am a little thick!
Message: Posted by: Addy (Feb 27, 2010 10:23PM)
This is Dick's paw. (that kinda sounds wrong...doesn't it?)
See the Coney message boards:
http://www.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1263330719
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Feb 27, 2010 11:37PM)
"Famous Coney Island Monkey Paw"????? "Sideshow Legand"???????? This so called famouse monkey paw is more like a pile of monkey crap!!!!!! Not only is there NO historical signifacance, the piece looks more like a BAD halloween prop! As for Dick being a sideshow legand you need to not forget that Dick would NOT be where he is today if it wasnt for a real sideshow legand!!!! That being John Bradshaw!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Feb 28, 2010 04:29AM)
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On 2010-02-28 00:37, Kevin Gerrone wrote:
"Famous Coney Island Monkey Paw"????? "Sideshow Legand"???????? This so called famouse monkey paw is more like a pile of monkey crap!!!!!! Not only is there NO historical signifacance, the piece looks more like a BAD halloween prop! As for Dick being a sideshow legand you need to not forget that Dick would NOT be where he is today if it wasnt for a real sideshow legand!!!! That being John Bradshaw!!!!!
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A little over the top maybe... But I'll have to agree with Kevin here.

I really wish John would be given a little more credit for what he started.
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Feb 28, 2010 08:02AM)
I mean no disregard to John Bradshaw - but show some love for Dick . . .
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Feb 28, 2010 11:44AM)
Will,
I bet if Dick was selling his poop you would be excited! I mean if it came from a "GREAT" showman like Dick it must be a must have piece! Right?
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Feb 28, 2010 12:20PM)
@ Kevin, I would want Dick's poop if was 140 years-old and petrified OR if I could spin a story around. The stories sell to the rubes entertain me greatly!
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Feb 28, 2010 07:59PM)
Yeah I'm sure the "rubes" really care what Dick found! haha
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Mar 2, 2010 02:54PM)
Someone cared, it sold for $51 bucks.
Message: Posted by: Danny Borneo (Mar 2, 2010 03:27PM)
Yeah it sold, hardly a huge payday though.