Pawn Stars: Rick is Blown Away by This Seller’s Opening Offer (Season 13) | History

what do you have here? CRAIG: Pennsylvania Oilfield,
1870s, 1880s, wooden barrel with Gargoyle advertising. RICK HARRISON:
It’s really, really cool because most of these were
returned for their deposits. It’s also weird to me that– that’s called a
bunghole, by the way. CRAIG: I– [laughs] I had to say it. That’s what that’s called. It’s called a– you know, it’s– CRAIG: Yes, it is. It is a bung. [laughs] I came to the pawn
shop today to try to sell my Pennsylvania
Oilfield wooden barrel with Gargoyle advertising on it. In my opinion,
it’s one of a kind. I’ve done seven
years of research, and cannot find anything equal. Well, I’m hoping to get 50
grand out of this thing. Who knows? RICK HARRISON: I mean,
it’s deeply cool. You know, the world was
basically dark before 1859, when they found oil
in Pennsylvania. They didn’t have
pipelines or anything yet. And they didn’t have
steel barrels or anything. So this is what everything
was transported in. So when you went down
to your local store, you would have a
rack of oil there. And that’s why this
would be out like this. And you’d buy a gallon. This is the Vacuum Oil Company. And you have the gargoyle here. The Vacuum Oil Company
didn’t start using the Mobiloil logo till 1899. So we know it’s right
around that time. CRAIG: Mm-hm. Vacuum Oil Company
eventually became Mobil– CRAIG: Yep. RICK HARRISON: –which
is now the biggest oil company in world.
CRAIG: Right. Right. RICK HARRISON: So I mean, it’s
a really neat piece of history. You don’t see a lot
of these anymore. CRAIG: It’s the only
one I could find. RICK HARRISON: How much
do you want for it? CRAIG: You only get one of
these a lifetime, in my opinion. I’m going to tell you 50 grand. That’s a start. Yeah, yeah–
CRAIG: Hey, I’m with you. –that’s definitely a start.
CRAIG: Well, hey– We all got to start somewhere. CRAIG: That’s right. RICK HARRISON: I think
you’re asking way too much. CRAIG: OK. You’re not going to
hurt my feelings. I’ll give you
1,000 bucks for it. I mean, it takes up
real estate, dude. Yeah. RICK HARRISON: And it’s super
cool, but I got to resell it. CRAIG: I’ll tell you what. 2 grand, it’s yours. RICK HARRISON: [sighs] CRAIG: It’s worth every penny. You know that. Can we meet in the
middle at 1,500 bucks? I’m in.
RICK HARRISON: Sweet! I’m in.
That’s cool. This is cool.
Let’s go do some paperwork. I’ll have my guys–
CRAIG: Yes, sir. –grab it.
CRAIG: OK. I’m settling on $1,500 because
it is 10 times my money. I bought it for 150 bucks. That’s a home run to me. COREY HARRISON: What
have you been doing? RICK HARRISON: I bought
a Standard Oil barrel. So what, it’s like a
55-gallon drum or something? No, no, no, no, no,
because you have to remember, a oil barrel is 42 gallons. Well, 42 American gallons. A gallon can be two different
sizes depending on what part of the world you’re in. [sighs] AUSTIN RUSSELL: I
don’t get how a gallon can be a different measurement
in two different places. It’s a gallon. Well, no, there’s imperial
gallons and there’s US gallons. No, there’s gallons. No, gallons are
bigger in England. Like, our pint is 16 ounces. And over there, their
pint is 20 ounces. Do you get it now? AUSTIN RUSSELL:
Yeah, no, I don’t. RICK HARRISON: You
weigh less over there because they use kilograms. AUSTIN RUSSELL: I’m
still just as fat. [laughter]

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