[78-L] Age of Collectors (WAS Kurt Nauck's Auctions)

J. E. Knox rojoknox at metroeast.org
Tue May 10 10:53:21 PDT 2011

Greetings from FixitLand!

Robert M. Bratcher wrote:

>>> 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?

Sammy Jones wrote:

>> I'm 28, and I've been collecting since about 1995 or 96 (OTR shows  
>> from
>> before that!). I have a good friend who's 25 and he collects, too.
>> Pure speculation, but I imagine there are lots of under-40  
>> collectors out
>> there...
>> To Steven C.: I'd love the Complete Works of Henry Burr (though  
>> I'd prefer
>> the Complete Works of Billy Murray)!

Sammy, have you seen this site?

Andrea Walsh wrote:

> I am 42. Been collecting since I was 12. I love collectors of all  
> ages, but
> it particularly heartens me that so many younger people are  
> entering the
> field.

Ditto that. I'm 56 now. Back in 1982 I was doing some 78 shows on our  
local community radio station, and a listener contacted me, eager to  
learn about these old rekkuds. He was 15 at the time. Now almost 44,  
he's become a great friend and avid collector.

Take care,

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