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Title: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 17, 2014, 08:40:50 AM
 While looking around for CHUM charts, I found a nice looking ticket stub I bought for thApril 20, 1968 concert w/ Strawberry Alarm Clock and Buffalo Springfield; thought about adding it to the Pickle Brothers thread, but as they weren't on the bill for this show.....  

 So anyway....  it's been creased ( not by me) and the back was signed by Mike and Bruce, tho I'm not certain it was at the show. Kinda wondering if all the tickets for this show were the same size or if the "celebrity section" ones were larger, as this stub measures 3 X 8 inches ( anyone here go to the show?)

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Perhaps other folks also have some nice tickets/ stubs to show...  


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on November 17, 2014, 09:57:31 AM
Further info: the town was Dallas, and Bobby Goldsboro and The Soul Survivors were also on the bill


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Alan Smith on November 17, 2014, 12:52:10 PM
 :rock Thanks for posting that, bgas!


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 17, 2014, 12:59:09 PM
Alan, you don't have to thank Bgas for posting that.  He'd post his whole damn collection here if you asked him.....


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 17, 2014, 01:07:44 PM
well, not ALL of it Mikie...  but, the scan lost alot of the color of the ticket's background. I wonder if perhaps these were meant to be checked under a blacklight, as this is alot closer to the real thing, maybe only a shade darker instead of the total washed out look

  


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Alan Smith on November 17, 2014, 01:40:11 PM
Alan, you don't have to thank Bgas for posting that.  He'd post his whole damn collection here if you asked him.....
;D Hey bgas - how about posting your whole damn collection here?


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 17, 2014, 01:53:07 PM
Alan, you don't have to thank Bgas for posting that.  He'd post his whole damn collection here if you asked him.....
;D Hey bgas - how about posting your whole damn collection here?

Alan:  if you check the media section( and posts here and there), you'll see that alot of it is already here!    
But I'll put one here that's uber-rare, as  I was told they only made 50 before deciding not to release it ( of course, I could be mis-informed )
Shown sealed, as that's the way I got it...



Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 17, 2014, 02:06:07 PM
Hell, I got that! Post some rare sh*t!


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 17, 2014, 02:14:01 PM
Alan, did you notice that Bgas used the non-word "alot" (instead of "a lot") three times in his last two posts?  Can you believe he made it out of high school?


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 17, 2014, 02:23:25 PM
Hell, I got that! Post some rare sh*t!

as always, I say Put Up or STFU... 

Alan, did you notice that Bgas used the non-word "alot" (instead of "a lot") three times in his last two posts?  Can you believe he made it out of high school?

Who says I did?


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 17, 2014, 02:41:50 PM
I just did a background search on you. You live in Misery, right? I mean Missouri, specifically the vicinity of St. Louis?


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 17, 2014, 02:49:10 PM
I just did a background search on you. You live in Misery, right? I mean Missouri, specifically the vicinity of St. Louis?

yused to befor I muved to san leadru


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 17, 2014, 03:04:54 PM
Ha Ha Ha!  You shackin' up with Panayiotis now?


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: LeeDempsey on November 17, 2014, 03:25:04 PM
Ha Ha Ha!  You shackin' up with Panayiotis now?
That would be disastrous... Putting their two collections in the same room would achieve "critical mass" and set off a nuclear reaction in the world of Beach Boys collectors.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 17, 2014, 04:19:58 PM
Ha Ha Ha!  You shackin' up with Panayiotis now?
That would be disastrous... Putting their two collections in the same room would achieve "critical mass" and set off a nuclear reaction in the world of Beach Boys collectors.

Ya ever been to Pany's house?  NO way his collection fits in one room! (well, I guess it would but it would have to be a big room)


Hope ya liked it!



Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Woodstock on November 17, 2014, 04:42:50 PM
That's one helluva collection you got there.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE Brian on November 17, 2014, 04:52:51 PM
More like Bgod! :afro


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 17, 2014, 04:55:51 PM
I guess it's one measure of 40+ years of collecting


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 17, 2014, 05:43:48 PM
What a big mess.

I stored my vinyl like that about 30 years ago, then the shelves started warping so I began using thick solid oak shelves.

Nice gold records! And the framed Smile display!


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: rab2591 on November 17, 2014, 05:47:10 PM
Incredible collection! Thanks for sharing bgas!


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Dogbone51 on November 17, 2014, 07:38:06 PM
Hey Bgas---

I hear that "Pany guy" doesn't have half the stuff you have.   Isn't he living in the Middle East..near Dubai?

Dogbone


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on November 17, 2014, 07:47:08 PM
Wow, great stuff!


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 17, 2014, 08:11:21 PM
Hey Bgas---

I hear that "Pany guy" doesn't have half the stuff you have.   Isn't he living in the Middle East..near Dubai?

Dogbone

Pany has a helluva lot of stuff.  One of the best collections on the Left Coast.

The Right Coast?  I hear a guy named Will Brison currently has the besteses.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Dogbone51 on November 17, 2014, 08:18:18 PM
Hey Bgas---

I hear that "Pany guy" doesn't have half the stuff you have.   Isn't he living in the Middle East..near Dubai?

Dogbone

Pany has a helluva lot of stuff.  One of the best collections on the Left Coast.

The Right Coast?  I hear a guy named Will Brison currently has the besteses.


I'm not so sure.  I hear he has multiple copies of the "Add Some Music To Your Day" single. Now that's a rare one.  Don't see many of those.

Dogbone


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 17, 2014, 08:38:46 PM
"Add Some Music To Your Day" is ubiquitous.  The rarest singles post '70 are U.S. stock copies of Cool, Cool Water, Surf's Up, and "You Need A Mess Of Help."

Oh, and the "School Days" promo.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 17, 2014, 09:08:14 PM
"Add Some Music To Your Day" is ubiquitous.  The rarest singles post '70 are U.S. stock copies of Cool, Cool Water, Surf's Up, and "You Need A Mess Of Help."

Oh, and the "School Days" promo.

Bet the only reason you think  Mess of Help is rare, is on account of your not having it. 
The flat out rarest post 70 single is a Steamboat ( Brown label) copy of Reprise 1138  SOS / Only With You 

Pany found School Days for about $2; by the way, There's some scuttlebutt going round that Pany will be Charlie's best man! 


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 17, 2014, 09:39:38 PM
Bet the only reason you think  Mess of Help is rare, is on account of your not having it.

Nope. I picked one up new in a music store back in the 70's but was dumb enough to trade it away, thinking I'd find another one right away. WRONG. I've seen them around since, but was unwilling to pay more than 50 bucks for them. Last week there was one on Ebay for 35 bucks but the label had handwriting and indentations on it. I have an import copy but want a mint or close to mint one (stock U.S.)  

Pany found School Days for about $2; by the way.

Helluva find! I paid 5 bucks each for copies of the original Pamela Jean single and Stack-O-Tracks. That doesn't mean that's what they're worth on the market to a collector or knowledgeable dealer (or price guides).


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Dogbone51 on November 17, 2014, 09:55:07 PM
"Add Some Music To Your Day" is ubiquitous.  The rarest singles post '70 are U.S. stock copies of Cool, Cool Water, Surf's Up, and "You Need A Mess Of Help."

Oh, and the "School Days" promo.

Bet the only reason you think  Mess of Help is rare, is on account of your not having it. 
The flat out rarest post 70 single is a Steamboat ( Brown label) copy of Reprise 1138  SOS / Only With You 

Pany found School Days for about $2; by the way, There's some scuttlebutt going round that Pany will be Charlie's best man! 


I would think SOS / Only With You on the STEAMBOAT  Reprise 1138, is definitely one of the most impossible ones to find.
Cool, Cool Water and Surf's Up on the same label are quite difficult as well, as is the ICHM/LTWB Rep 1310 on the STEAMBOAT label.  Rarely see that one.

$2.00 for a School Days!!   That's robbery.  Charlie probably had a hand in getting it for him, and now he's returning the favour being his "best Man".

Dogbone


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: John Manning on November 17, 2014, 10:37:44 PM
Enviable collection Bgas… gobsmacking!

What are the five (five?) LPs sandwiched between the World Records box sets and the Good Vibes 93 box set? And what's the inscription say in the centre of the Smile sleeve display? And … and … and … so many questions!!!!

Many many thanks for posting.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 18, 2014, 01:17:53 AM
Ah, the Barbie doll, way up on one of the cupboards. An essential asset for every serious BB collection !  ;D

Really, I should have made a stop at your place last summer, when I had the chance  (but I didn't, one of my biggest regrets, my bad, guess I'll have to live with it...)


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Ian on November 18, 2014, 03:26:52 AM
I can't find the beach boys in concert book in those photos. Very disappointing  ^-^


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 18, 2014, 04:06:35 AM
I can't find the beach boys in concert book in those photos. Very disappointing  ^-^

OOps!  I keep that one next to me at the computer at all times; a great partner w/ Bellagio10452... 


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 18, 2014, 04:24:24 AM
Enviable collection Bgas… gobsmacking!

What are the five (five?) LPs sandwiched between the World Records box sets and the Good Vibes 93 box set? And what's the inscription say in the centre of the Smile sleeve display? And … and … and … so many questions!!!!

Many many thanks for posting.

So hard to get a good photo thru glass, but here's mine:  

    

as to the other question, none of those are LPs, they're all cassettes. including the Worlds and GV


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 18, 2014, 07:24:39 AM
Hey Bgas, where are your Beach Boys CD's?


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 18, 2014, 07:26:46 AM
Ah, the Barbie doll, way up on one of the cupboards. An essential asset for every serious BB collection !  ;D

Really, I should have made a stop at your place last summer, when I had the chance  (but I didn't, one of my biggest regrets, my bad, guess I'll have to live with it...)

Yep, the California Dream Barbie from 1987. Complete with the Living Doll maxi-single. Essential collectible for any serious collector.

I'd like to see your collection, Klass!


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 18, 2014, 07:53:50 AM
Hey Bgas, where are your Beach Boys CD's?

Most in boxes, a few in a slotted box behind the framed posters in one pic; my two MICs are in with the LPs; I stopped buying all the variations years ago. 

Ah, the Barbie doll, way up on one of the cupboards. An essential asset for every serious BB collection !  ;D

Really, I should have made a stop at your place last summer, when I had the chance  (but I didn't, one of my biggest regrets, my bad, guess I'll have to live with it...)

Yep, the California Dream Barbie from 1987. Complete with the Living Doll maxi-single. Essential collectible for any serious collector.

I'd like to see your collection, Klass!

And as with any of our collectibles, you'll want both label variations for the Living Doll single. 

Have to schedule a trip to the Netherlands to see your collection, Klaas!  Is there a Stomp convention next year? 


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 19, 2014, 01:20:48 AM
Yep, the California Dream Barbie from 1987. Complete with the Living Doll maxi-single. Essential collectible for any serious collector.

I'd like to see your collection, Klass!

The wife doesn't really agree on that particular item though  ;D
I could make some pictures later today. Don't expect an as impressive collection as bgas's or Pany's though...

And as with any of our collectibles, you'll want both label variations for the Living Doll single. 

Have to schedule a trip to the Netherlands to see your collection, Klaas!  Is there a Stomp convention next year? 

O yeah, forgot about that (again); I only have the light blue one...

And you're (very) welcome to come over and stay here, bgas ! The next Stomp Convention is scheduled on Saturday, September 19th 2015, with (hopefully) Ed Carter and Mike Kowalski as special guests. And there's an annual German fan meeting as well, usually on the first Saturday in September (in case you want to practice your knowledge and pronunciation of the German language)


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Alan Smith on November 19, 2014, 01:47:59 AM
Ah, the Barbie doll, way up on one of the cupboards. An essential asset for every serious BB collection !  ;D

Really, I should have made a stop at your place last summer, when I had the chance  (but I didn't, one of my biggest regrets, my bad, guess I'll have to live with it...)

Yep, the California Dream Barbie from 1987. Complete with the Living Doll maxi-single. Essential collectible for any serious collector.

I'd like to see your collection, Klass!

How about posting your damn collection, Mikie! - or anyone else who'd like to dish.

bgas - awesome stuff, man - something for wannabes like me to aspire too - just have to get those darn teenagers out of my wallet (a few years to go). 

Those SMiLE slicks, sigh...

And I have spent many an hour over in the media section looking through the good stuff you've posted - makes my day each time -  :thumbsup


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 19, 2014, 07:28:19 AM
The wife doesn't really agree on that particular item though  ;D
I could make some pictures later today. Don't expect an as impressive collection as bgas's or Pany's though...

There's another real nice collection belonging to a guy in Sacramento that you met at Pany's house this year, Klass. Nice guy too.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 19, 2014, 10:30:27 AM
The wife doesn't really agree on that particular item though  ;D
I could make some pictures later today. Don't expect an as impressive collection as bgas's or Pany's though...

There's another real nice collection belonging to a guy in Sacramento that you met at Pany's house this year, Klass. Nice guy too.

That was a heck of a collection. Time was too short that day. But we all enjoyed it immensely (and his wife is a great cook !  :) )


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 19, 2014, 10:41:02 AM
The wife doesn't really agree on that particular item though  ;D
I could make some pictures later today. Don't expect an as impressive collection as bgas's or Pany's though...

There's another real nice collection belonging to a guy in Sacramento that you met at Pany's house this year, Klass. Nice guy too.

That was a heck of a collection. Time was too short that day. But we all enjoyed it immensely (and his wife is a great cook !  :) )

Good thing you weren't there to ruin it Mikie!


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 19, 2014, 10:46:06 AM
Some pics from my music room...

LP's, magazines in the baskets below, books, toorbooks, and memorabilia (in the maps below) on the right, more mags behind the top doors, plus my spare singles
(http://i60.tinypic.com/2zpp1fb.jpg)

and in case you wondered what's behind the doors... there's that Barbie doll...  ;D
(http://i57.tinypic.com/153kys8.jpg)

On the opposite side of the room: singles, 8-tracks, reels, dvd's, video's on the left, singles on the right (and a few 8-tracks... I just started reorganising my collection in those cupboards)
(http://i59.tinypic.com/6fz43r.jpg)

and a bit more to the right: cassettes, case with posters, cd's, boxes, and behind/below the door up right spare lp's and other stuff)
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2lik8yw.jpg)


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 19, 2014, 10:55:11 AM
Very nice setup! 
and lots of great items, yet not a mess like that bgas guy posted....


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: rab2591 on November 19, 2014, 11:02:52 AM
:o wow.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 19, 2014, 12:09:55 PM
The wife doesn't really agree on that particular item though  ;D
I could make some pictures later today. Don't expect an as impressive collection as bgas's or Pany's though...

There's another real nice collection belonging to a guy in Sacramento that you met at Pany's house this year, Klass. Nice guy too.

That was a heck of a collection. Time was too short that day. But we all enjoyed it immensely (and his wife is a great cook !  :) )

Good thing you weren't there to ruin it Mikie!

Yeah, I found out you were gonna be there, Bgas, so I didn't show up.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 19, 2014, 12:36:33 PM
Bgas, please take note of Klass' organizational skills. A place for everything and everything in its place. And the stereo system right there next to the collection so you don't have to carry the music to another room. Nice shelving with cabinets overhead, everything nice and neat, spotlights placed strategically on the track lighting fixture and not too close to the vinyl to cause potential warpage.....

These pictures should go into "Record Collector's Journal"  or  "Stereo Monthly"  or ESQ. Yeah, ESQ!  All that's missing is the female model to demonstrate the wares.

Klass, very nice.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mendota Heights on November 19, 2014, 01:07:54 PM
@SMiLE Holland

Is your book shelf an IKEA Expedit?

As a Swede I demand to know.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 19, 2014, 01:21:29 PM
The wife doesn't really agree on that particular item though  ;D
I could make some pictures later today. Don't expect an as impressive collection as bgas's or Pany's though...

There's another real nice collection belonging to a guy in Sacramento that you met at Pany's house this year, Klass. Nice guy too.

That was a heck of a collection. Time was too short that day. But we all enjoyed it immensely (and his wife is a great cook !  :) )

Good thing you weren't there to ruin it Mikie!

Yeah, I found out you were gonna be there, Bgas, so I didn't show up.

That's half the reason why I didn't invite you to the party


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Alan Smith on November 19, 2014, 01:25:54 PM
Bgas, please take note of Klass' organizational skills. A place for everything and everything in its place. And the stereo system right there next to the collection so you don't have to carry the music to another room. Nice shelving with cabinets overhead, everything nice and neat, spotlights placed strategically on the track lighting fixture and not too close to the vinyl to cause potential warpage.....

These pictures should go into "Record Collector's Journal"  or  "Stereo Monthly"  or ESQ. Yeah, ESQ!  All that's missing is the female model to demonstrate the wares.

Klass, very nice.
:lol

Yeah, I better get another expedit - my vinyl is a little too tightly packed compared to this.

Also, nice looking turntable, a Thorens TD 160 or 166 mk2?


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 19, 2014, 02:02:46 PM
@SMiLE Holland

Is your book shelf an IKEA Expedit?

As a Swede I demand to know.

Yes sir.  ;D
Most of my cupboards are from Ikea btw... Not that strange if you take into account that the nearest Ikea is only a 5-minute drive away...

And as a Dutchy I now demand to now "why on earth did Ikea stop producing Expedit and started Kallax instead?" I was able to buy a few more 1x5 cupboards 2nd hand fortunately, but they aren't made anymore... shame !


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 19, 2014, 02:05:42 PM
Yeah, I better get another expedit - my vinyl is a little too tightly packed compared to this.

Also, nice looking turntable, a Thorens TD 160 or 166 mk2?

In fact I only recently bought extra cupboard space. Just a few monts ago it was probably fully stacked like yours.  :)

Thorens indeed, but tbh, I can't say if it's 160 or 166 (it doesn't say). I'll have to look up the manual to make sure.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 19, 2014, 02:09:28 PM
Bgas, please take note of Klass' organizational skills. A place for everything and everything in its place. And the stereo system right there next to the collection so you don't have to carry the music to another room. Nice shelving with cabinets overhead, everything nice and neat, spotlights placed strategically on the track lighting fixture and not too close to the vinyl to cause potential warpage.....

These pictures should go into "Record Collector's Journal"  or  "Stereo Monthly"  or ESQ. Yeah, ESQ!  All that's missing is the female model to demonstrate the wares.

Klass, very nice.

Thanks for the compliments, Mike... but... by now I'm also curious on your collection, especially the organisational part of it.  ::)
I mean; I can't be the only one organising it this way...

O, and you haven't seen my desk (which I was smart enough about to leave out of the pictures  ;D )... my wife would definitely not agree on my organisation skills,I can tell you.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 19, 2014, 02:12:40 PM
Might even be a Thorens TD 160 Super, Alan.  Or even the top-o-the-line TD-124. The 160 is one of the besteses belt drive turntables out there. Looks like it might be a 4-speed dual quad positraction mechanism under the platter. Wonder what kind of cartridge and stylus he has......

And what kind of amp/pre-amp/tuner/equalizer/CD player do we have there?

Edit: You beat me to the punch! Yes, Alan and I hafta know what kinda Thorens that is. Looks like a nice one......


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 19, 2014, 02:17:47 PM
 Took this photo of Mikie's collection after Guido let me in the house:  \

    (http://i58.tinypic.com/2jfc96b.jpg)


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 19, 2014, 02:24:43 PM
Klass, I use to have shelves like yours to store my vinyl. The shelves were compressed particle board sprayed black which required extra support in the middle so they wouldn't sag. Now it's all stored away in four solid oak cabinets which also serve as display cabinets. It's very nice but all stored away at the moment, as is most of my collection, pending a move. We really need an extra room to store it and have a small office, and house space is a very valuable commodity in this area.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: metal flake paint on November 19, 2014, 03:47:31 PM
Klaas, an admirable organisation of your expansive collection!

Regarding the singles/EPs, what do you use to store them? Polyethylene outer sleeve? Backing boards? Removal of the disc from the picture/company sleeve and placed in a paper sleeve to prevent further ring wear?


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 19, 2014, 04:18:23 PM
Regarding the singles/EPs, what do you use to store them?

Hopefully your 45/EP/Juke Box picture sleeves don't show any ring wear. In the event they do, to prevent further ring wear, I remove the record from the original picture sleeve and place it in a separate paper sleeve, then place both the picture sleeve and the sleeve containing the record into a clear 2 mil Polyethylene Pam outer sleeve. For records without picture sleeves, I leave the record in the original record company paper sleeve and place it in the Polyethylene sleeve.

I use clear 3 mil Polyethylene sleeves on all my albums.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: metal flake paint on November 19, 2014, 06:33:12 PM
In an ideal world they wouldn't show any ringwear, but occasionally I would receive one, particularly in my early pre-Internet collecting phase where one would have to rely on the seller's description in a set-sale/auction list, sight unseen. Same applies to split seams, which is why I always request that the disc be removed from its picture sleeve prior to shipping. Currently around 3% and 6% of my 45s and EPs respectively have some degree of ringwear, but nothing overly detracting.

Mikie, your storage method for 45s/EPs is very similar to mine.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 19, 2014, 08:54:23 PM
In an ideal world they wouldn't show any ringwear, but occasionally I would receive one, particularly in my early pre-Internet collecting phase where one would have to rely on the seller's description in a set-sale/auction list, sight unseen. Same applies to split seams, which is why I always request that the disc be removed from its picture sleeve prior to shipping. Currently around 3% and 6% of my 45s and EPs respectively have some degree of ringwear, but nothing overly detracting.

Mikie, your storage method for 45s/EPs is very similar to mine.

I know exactly what you mean about the pre-internet days. That's when I procured most of my vinyl records. Other than used record stores and record swap meets, all there was was the big three: Goldmine, Discoveries, and Record Collector magazine and a few private set sale or auction. I was lucky enough to get most of my sleeves in great shape without ring wear or dog-ears or wrinkles; I remember upgrading two or three because of the less than desirable condition. Sometimes the seller's sight-unseen record/sleeve grading was questionable and when you received the item, it wasn't what you expected (i.e. seem split, mark, general wear) but there was nothing you could do about it - maybe just keep it or upgrade it later. These days, you can see a clear color image of the record/sleeve with the capability of zooming in on it to verify the seller's description. That is a BIG advantage of buying collectibles these days on the internet.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on November 20, 2014, 12:29:02 AM
Mikie, if you make the Stomp Convention next year, I'll see you there: went to the first 34 (1979-2012), missed the last two because, frankly, I didn't want the hassle of being in the same room as certain other fans... but for you, I'll man up.  ;D


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 20, 2014, 03:30:44 AM
And what kind of amp/pre-amp/tuner/equalizer/CD player do we have there?

Edit: You beat me to the punch! Yes, Alan and I hafta know what kinda Thorens that is. Looks like a nice one......

It's a Thorens TD 166 MKII.
And below there's my Phillips Audiosystem (930 / 931); it also includes a double cassette deck and digital cassette deck.
O, and way below (hardly visible) there's an old 8-track player as well.

Regarding the singles/EPs, what do you use to store them? Polyethylene outer sleeve? Backing boards? Removal of the disc from the picture/company sleeve and placed in a paper sleeve to prevent further ring wear?

I store all of my singles and EP in a plastic sleeve, with the single/EP separatedly stucked in a paper sleeve. Exactly as you described it. And I don't make a difference between picture sleeves and company sleeves. To a lesser degree I do the same with my albums and 12''s (33% I think). As for the plastic sleeves: mostly a standard one, some of them in a polyethylene sleeve (like Mikie does).

Klass, I use to have shelves like yours to store my vinyl. The shelves were compressed particle board sprayed black which required extra support in the middle so they wouldn't sag. Now it's all stored away in four solid oak cabinets which also serve as display cabinets. It's very nice but all stored away at the moment, as is most of my collection, pending a move. We really need an extra room to store it and have a small office, and house space is a very valuable commodity in this area.

I'm fortunate to have a lot of space for extra storage now. I can't add too many additional cupboards in the future though.

What does help to keep it conveniently arranged is that I don't have a very varied collection like bgas does. I don't have a lot of posters, displays, frames, and all kinds of memorabilia, which takes a lot of space if you want to display or even store them properly. So I can imagine that it's not easy to keep that organised.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 20, 2014, 06:03:49 AM
Mikie, if you make the Stomp Convention next year, I'll see you there: went to the first 34 (1979-2012), missed the last two because, frankly, I didn't want the hassle of being in the same room as certain other fans... but for you, I'll man up.  ;D

Guess this means you won't be at the next one, as Mikie wasn't the one inquiring about attending...


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 20, 2014, 10:28:40 AM
Bonus pic...  ;D

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2qi23hx.jpg)


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: bgas on November 20, 2014, 10:35:18 AM
Bonus pic...  ;D

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2qi23hx.jpg)

Wow!  A Holland wall in the Netherlands...  Is it really a secret door to....


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: Mikie on November 20, 2014, 12:10:35 PM
Mikie, if you make the Stomp Convention next year, I'll see you there: went to the first 34 (1979-2012), missed the last two because, frankly, I didn't want the hassle of being in the same room as certain other fans... but for you, I'll man up.  ;D

I would love to go to the next Stomp convention, Andrew. I don't think there will be anymore conventions in the States and I doubt there will be more opportunities for another one in the UK. I know I've missed many good times at those Stomp conventions in the past. I can fully understand you not wanting to be in the same room as other fans who are annoying jerks, but I would be honored to be in your presence, sir. To alleviate expenses, if I could find a hay loft to sleep in (or at the residence of one of my ancestors in Ireland) I believe I could swing the air fare to attend this event next year.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 20, 2014, 12:44:12 PM
Wow! A Holland wall in the Netherlands...  Is it really a secret door to....

Shhht, don't tell....


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: John Manning on November 20, 2014, 01:19:05 PM
Enviable collection Bgas… gobsmacking!

What are the five (five?) LPs sandwiched between the World Records box sets and the Good Vibes 93 box set? And what's the inscription say in the centre of the Smile sleeve display? And … and … and … so many questions!!!!

Many many thanks for posting.

So hard to get a good photo thru glass, but here's mine: 

      (http://i62.tinypic.com/2zyegjn.jpg)

as to the other question, none of those are LPs, they're all cassettes. including the Worlds and GV

Many thanks for doing that, appreciated.

That b&w Smile proof is terrific. I'd make you an offer but I know my 5-year-old daughter would want to colour it in soon as she saw it!


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: John Manning on November 21, 2014, 01:19:11 PM
BTW, many thanks to everyone who's posted pics of their own collections.

I've shown them to Steph and she's now just about persuaded that my problem isn't as bad as it could be.  She's talking to the consultant and I'm hoping that my committal will be reversed within the next couple of days and I'll be out of here soon, back home among my CDs and vinyl.  The electro-shock stuff wasn't too bad but the injections every morning were starting to make my backside smart.  Couple of blasts of Pet Sounds and the effects should wear off.


Title: Re: Nice looking tickets / Stubs ( April 20, 1968 )
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on November 21, 2014, 09:44:20 PM
Get well soon, John.