[78-L] Kurt Nauck's Auctions.

Taylor Bowie bowiebks at isomedia.com
Mon May 9 23:03:34 PDT 2011

When I started collecting at age 11,  I got to know collectors around 
Seattle.  It was mostly old white guys,  but there were at least two women 
and a fellow of Chinese ancestry as well.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Lennick" <dlennick at sympatico.ca>
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Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [78-L] Kurt Nauck's Auctions.

> There are also some young folk joining CAPS in Canada..but there's also a
> preponderance of old white guys.
> dl
> On 5/10/2011 12:23 AM, Cary Ginell wrote:
>> There are more young collectors joining ARSC all the time - it'll be 
>> interesting to see who shows up when the conference starts on Wednesday 
>> night.
>> Cary Ginell
>>> Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 21:14:31 -0700
>>> From: rbratcherjr at yahoo.com
>>> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
>>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Kurt Nauck's Auctions.
>>> I thought we (I'm 52 now) 78 RPM record collectors were a shrinking 
>>> dying out
>>> breed too. So there really are enough young folks interested in the old 
>>> 78's to
>>> keep our hobby going for awhile? I sure hope so!! Or am I only dreaming?
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Cary Ginell<soundthink at live.com>
>>> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
>>> Sent: Mon, May 9, 2011 10:52:47 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Kurt Nauck's Auctions.
>>> 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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