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!
Don Chichester
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 
so. They  
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.