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On 12/3/2019 9:03 PM, Philip S. Huguenin wrote:
> At the suggestion of Nathan Georgitis, I'm contacting ARSC members to find
> someone willing to assist me with an unofficial "evaluation" of many of my
> 78rpm records --  and am willing to pay per/hour fee or a comparable
> donation to ARSC (or whatever organization is designated).
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> As a collector (also 45s and LPs), my 1950s rock and roll 78s are of the
> most value to me personally, along with a representative number of big band
> / blues / country / 50's non-rock hits.
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> Among the hundreds of other 78s  --  some dating to 1900, many one-sided,
> multiple Edison discs, unique and creative label names(DIVA, PERFECT) and
> graphics, unique producers (Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, W. T. Grant),
> race records  --  are some I would like to keep (because they have been in
> the family) and pass along to children / grandchildren.   Others I would
> like to discard or donate.
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> I propose preparing a detailed list (label, record number, artist, song(s)
> title(s), any distinguishing characteristic) of my 78s in question, and
> having it reviewed by the ARSC member.
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> I would not expect any specific / ballpark  $$ value (i.e., official
> appraisal), since there are so many variables (most important, obviously,
> the condition of the record itself). All I would be looking for is notations
> on my list such as:
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> 1) "Record/song/artist very common", 2) "Nothing unique," 3) "Of possible
> value depending on condition," 3) "Retain because of uniqueness of
> label/graphics/artist/year produced/type of record, etc." And any other
> category / categories the consultant suggests.
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> If there is someone --  or a group --  that could do this type of
> assessment, please let me know, along with a proposed payment arrangement.
> ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  or USPS address
> below). There is no specific timeframe for completion, and I would not
> expect to be able to begin sending lists until early in 2020.
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> Thank you for your time, assistance and recommendations.
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> Philip S. Huguenin
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> 110 Little Orange Lake Drive
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> Hawthorne FL 32640
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> 352-481-2841
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