[78-L] Kurt Nauck's Auctions.

Cary Ginell soundthink at live.com
Mon May 9 20:52:47 PDT 2011

Yes, but you are assuming that no new, younger members are joining our little group of collectors. 
Older collectors dying out also brings the average age down, doesn't it?
You can't assume that the entire group is remaining static with no new members and nobody dying. 

Cary Ginell

> > 
> I no longer recall the exact details; however IIRC there was an
> informal survey of 78-L taken per the age of its listeners, and the
> result was near 60. Assume that was five years ago...and our
> average age would now be at or a bit past 60...!
> Further, it would seem plausible that those who collect 78's probably
> grew up listening to them; the last 78's were pressed in the late 50's
> (a couple years later up here in Canada). If we assume this 78 listener
> was at least 12...he she it was born in the early 40's (as I was). That in
> turn suggests an age in the sixties...!
> There was a brief "swing revival" a few years back; the result was
> 3-speed players, usually without the .003" needles needed to
> properly play 78's...! I am still buying 78's via a local record
> store...which accepts lots for resale and then contacts me...!
> I pay a few cents per record...and haul them home to be added
> to my "half-vast shellac archive." I also buy many from "NickJay."
> Steven C. Barr
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