My collection of RR is less ironic. It began at the Hempstead (NY)
Salvation Army. I was a teenager, going through the huge pile of 78s at the back
of the store. As I was reading the titles, a man who was also looking
came over and asked if I collected 78s. I said "Yes", and he told me he and a
friend were beginning a magazine for record collectors. The subscription
was cheap, so I subscribed, and got #2 by mail the next week. The man was
Bob Colten (sp?), whom I never met again. It was years later that I met
Lenny Kunstadt. I continued RR until it was no more. I got a photocopy of #
1 to complete my run of RR. Thank you, Lenny and Bob!
In a message dated 8/9/2010 9:43:23 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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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
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
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
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
were available individually or as a lot bid. I wrote Kurt and said that
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.