I only check ARSClist every week or so - so I just found this thread. I
wanted to share my "ironic moment" with RR.
I started subscribing in the 1970s when I first got into collecting old
records. Lenny wasx always advertising the "Once in a lifetime" offer of run
of back issues from about #50 (at that time, it was a "rolling number" as
time went on.
So I bought them. Then in late 1990s I was at a paper collectibles show and
saw a pile of RR's. The guy wanted to sell it as a lot. I looked to see
what #s were there and they were complete from #5 through # 49. (exactly the
ones I needed except the first four issues). So I bought them. Then 2
months later Kurt Nauck's auction catalog came. He had issues #1-70 or so. They
were available individually or as a lot bid. I wrote Kurt and said that if
they sold as a lot, would he xerox the first four issues for me. They did
and he did (for a very reasonable price.) I planned to go back and read
them, but - of course - we never have time for that.
Anyway, I thought it ironic how my run all came together.