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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:12:04 AM on 11 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Thought you may get a laugh out of the Local news here ,,, Locals bring firewood to keep the Cops warm on the Border ! Plus a Cuppa to warm them up !
Its Howlong , which is about 28klm from here ,I go there often looking for Records , It's a friendly one horse Town. But this attitude enforces why I got out of the Rat Race and moved here .
Have a Read ,,

Pete

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-11/howlong-nsw-victoria-border-towns-coping-with-closure/12439908

I should mention while on on this Topic , A couple of days ago there was a knock on my door , I opened the door and there was this big guy in Jeans and sneakers holding a Police badge !! Scared the hell out of me !! I thought Shit ???? But it turns out he was looking for the Guy that use to live here ,! I said to the Cop ,Ohh His Dead! He Died in my lounge Room Actually before I moved in! to which he had a bit of a giggle. I said that's all really know about him as they had to Disclose it when I took the house.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:03:04 AM on 11 July 2020.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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My dad used to live in Howlong in Jude Street
We went through there a couple of years ago and it's still got the old amateur antennas on the roof aswell as a AMPS phone antenna.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:24:31 AM on 11 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Lance, He must of done a lot of yawning! There is not much to do there.
I know the ladies that Run the Op shop so I go there to get Records.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:24:40 AM on 12 July 2020.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Its amazing how many records a re still about. At one point there was, or still is a 13 Gallon drum full of 78's (it has a lid) in the shearing shed.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:14:29 AM on 12 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Many 33s are produced today and the market is flooding in Records that were printed and stamped out over the last few years .
Copies of all popular Albums can be bought on new vinyl.
But the old Records are what we all want and are worth far more cash. The money is not where people think, Eg Beatle Albums from the 60s are not rare and people are often shocked to find out it's only worth 20 bucks ,The more obscure records is where the money is without being too far out !...
Basically Beatles records are like ass holes ,everybody has one so the value is not there. A British garage band from the 60s can bring a lot more money.
I sent a old chain Record to Auction years ago and it fetch over 600.
The trouble with collecting records is storage....They take up huge amounts of room.

Pete
Should also mention that Records that have boo boos are worth money,often the wrong label or its on the wrong side, many Mono records are worth far more than stereo too.
Most of us Record freaks like the old Mono Recordings on the early Record for that original sound that is familiar to us


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 12:25:28 PM on 12 July 2020.
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I have a 78 that is almost exactly the same size as a CD, around 5 1/4 inches. The song on side B is a mystery but on side A it is Ten Little Nigger Boys, a song that probably wouldn't get published these days.

As far as I remember it has a radius crack but it does still play.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 12:46:09 PM on 12 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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The song ten black bigger boys was recorded by many and the book is in the museum,
aretha franklin even sang it at one stage.
The record is worth money , Although I can't tell you how much.
The books and information about the 10 bigger boys is in the many museums even here in Oz.
The size of the record is not so rare as you might think , Even in the 50s dear old Elvis printed some off....but that Record is a good find Brad, I would not recommend flashing it about at the " lives matter protests thought"

Pete
Oh it's also made from shellac


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 1:04:41 PM on 12 July 2020.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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A few years ago I went to the local op shop and picked up a 78 broadcast record with robur tea adverts on it
I've got no idea how much that would be worth but I remember only paying 50 cents for it


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 2:19:12 PM on 12 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Probably did your money on that Lance.😃 I never thought the day would come ,but I'm kinda over collecting these Days.
It's all a bit silly really to have boxes and boxes of stuff I've not even opened for years.
It's just things after all.
I quite Admir the Japanese culture of collecting where one thing of beauty is desirable to own and collect.
But that will have to be my Aim in the next life because it would take me a life time to sell off the junk I have ..

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 4:17:16 PM on 12 July 2020.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Gee no way! Petes over collecting!
I'd have thought that collecting radio grams would be like collecting one thing of beauty
But such is life I guess.

Lance


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 4:19:57 PM on 12 July 2020.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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I've still got all my vinyl collection from the 70's and 80's which are all in pristine condition.
I just can't bring myself to part with them even though all my music is now on a central NAS drive in FLAC format.
As for collecting stuff, unless I have an immediate use for it or it's very valuable I resist.
It's just too easy to end up with clutter.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 4:53:24 PM on 12 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Lance you misunderstand,
The Japanese would aim to collect one item of beauty.
So if it was Radiograms they would Aim to own only one ,but that one would be mint and rare.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 4:56:15 PM on 12 July 2020.
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Pete, I just wish I had it here with me. It's in storage at the moment with my upright gramophone. It woud make a great photo.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 5:00:07 PM on 12 July 2020.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Ah yes sorry Pete I see where I misread. I understand your point.
Although I don't know if I could judge what part of my collection is the "best" or probably more importantly sentimental


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 5:37:53 PM on 12 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Brad, when you can get me a pic of it and I will look it up and let you know what I find.

Lance , no dramas it was probably the way in which I had written it.
But there is a answer to the problem.
You could buy one thing ! A house ! and fill it up with Radiograms 😆😆😆


 
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