Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Uncle Sam and the Kovels wish you a Happy 4th of July! Uncle Sam, in this case, is a 5-foot-4-inch strength tester that was displayed for years at the Liberty Belle restaurant and saloon in Reno, Nevada. People could deposit a coin in the figure's slot, squeeze Uncle Sam's right hand, and determine their strength by looking at the dial on the figure's chest. Uncle Sam, on his cast-iron stand, auctioned this past weekend for $25,875 at James D. Julia Auctions in Fairfield, Maine.

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