Most of the phonographs pictured didn't look in very good shape, but it's good that this guy amassed
them and saved some from dumpsters. I love the detail about the three-wheeler.
Also, although I prefer collecting to accumulating, this man hoarded and accumulated interesting
antique items (the record- and cylinder-players) and at least some interesting and antique grooved
media. I've been in a couple of houses stuffed with old players and records and the smell of old
wood, old metal, old motor grease, shellac, old paper and dust is unique and somewhat comforting.
It's ruined if there's an added flavor of mildew or cat piss.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The Secret Phono Hoarder Dies
Isn't "The Colonel" the eccentric-sounding Brit playing records on
The article seemingly asks if a collection of 300 and 30,000 records a
"record". I don't think so.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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From: Darren Ingram <[log in to unmask]>
> There was some very strange mumbles about the sale of Roger's collection and a general hissing
> campaign about CLPGS. As a member, albeit from afar, I've not had any problems and the items I got
> from the THorne auctions were OK, but the various comments and suggestions were rather distasteful
> and if not true highly defamatory. I am not going to wash any dirty laundry here and I am sure Mr
> Google can help you if the material is still live (it was at the start of the year). Some person
> using the handle "The Colonel" was rather active. All struck me as bizarre, with memory just
> refreshed by your post.
On 11 jun 2012, at 22:24, David Lewis wrote:
> Uncle Dave Lewis Lebanon OH