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

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Tue May 10 19:18:56 PDT 2011

If you find out, let me know! I haven't bought a 78 in Toronto in an actual 
store in decades. Don Keele (mentioned by Steve Barr) still sells to private 
customers, and is glad to meet them, at his "office" (his ex-wife's garage) in 
the west end, and is available there usually once a week..I'm seeing him 
tomorrow, in fact.

I found 78s at a Sally Ann in Scarborough a couple of years ago and they were 
two bucks apiece. Nothing even worth breathing the dust for. I do much better 
in Buffalo and Rochester, and even then it's hit or miss..yom assal, yom 
bassal. (Jamie Farr taught me how to pronounce that correctly..emphasis on the 
first syllable in each case.)

dl (namedropper to the stars)

On 5/10/2011 7:31 PM, Mike Daley wrote:
> This 42 year old novice collector could use some tips on places to find 78s around Toronto. Unless that is a heavily guarded secret.
> Mike
> On 2011-05-10, at 6:38 PM, David Lennick<dlennick at sympatico.ca>  wrote:
>> No, but that was a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Or when the earth
>> was green. That's what my Saturdays were like as well..downtown Toronto had the
>> main "Cripps" (Society for Crippled Civilians, I kid you not, before being
>> renamed Goodwill) plus a couple of satellite stores, the main Salvation Army
>> Store on Richmond, St. Vinnies, "Jack Himself--From Soup to Nuts" where 78s
>> were a dollar a dozen..plus a cheeseburger of dubious provenance at Frank's
>> (Yonge and Dundas). Made me what I am today. Especially the dubious cheeseburgers.
>> dl
>> On 5/10/2011 6:09 PM, Taylor Bowie wrote:
>>> Not impossible,  but not like the days when I could hop on the bus Saturday
>>> morning and make the rounds of Good Willie,  Veteran's,  Sally,  Vinnie,
>>> etc.  and pretty much every time come home with a couple dozen late 20s
>>> dance bands in nice shape,  as well as the occasional jazz gem.  I recall a
>>> miserable time when I found 32 thick Edisons,  mostly paper labels including
>>> a few electrics,  for five cents each,  and having to haul 'em home on the
>>> bus...man,  I was dedicated back then.
>>> Taylor
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "David Lennick"<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
>>> To: "78-L Mail List"<78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:04 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Age of Collectors (WAS Kurt Nauck's Auctions)
>>>> Not impossible though. The youngest collectors are less likely even to
>>>> know
>>>> what a 78 is, and the people who work in the thrift stores don't know how
>>>> to
>>>> handle the things so they're often broken, but I still see them, sometimes
>>>> in
>>>> large loads and sometimes just a few stragglers. And more often than not,
>>>> trashed or of minimal interest (polkas..feh). But they do turn up. Anyone
>>>> near
>>>> Rochester NY, be sure and check out The Bop Shop where there are often
>>>> hundreds
>>>> of 78s out in the hallway, cheap cheap.
>>>> dl
>>>> On 5/10/2011 5:58 PM, Taylor Bowie wrote:
>>>>> Malcolm it on something important.  When I started collecting stuff
>>>>> around
>>>>> 1965 you could still get lots of good pop (and even some jazz) 78s from
>>>>> the
>>>>> 20s and 30s in junk and thrift stores...so even kids with little cash on
>>>>> hand could make a good effort.
>>>>> Now it's rare that anything which even looks like a 78 turns up in most
>>>>> of
>>>>> those places...not impossible but not with any regularity.  So you do
>>>>> have
>>>>> to have some money to get the good stuff most of the time...makes it
>>>>> harder
>>>>> for younger collectors until they start having some disposable income.
>>>>> Taylor
>>>>> P.S.  Yes,  Steven,  I know you buy 78s for pennies...I'm not talking
>>>>> about
>>>>> large lots of junque which contain records of little or no interest to
>>>>> most
>>>>> collectors.
>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Malcolm - Venerable Music"<malcolm at venerablemusic.com>
>>>>> To: "78-L Mail List"<78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:50 AM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Age of Collectors (WAS Kurt Nauck's Auctions)
>>>>>> I started collecting almost 6 years ago - now some 30,000+ 78s later,
>>>>>> I'm
>>>>>> 39.
>>>>>> You could say I'm pretty serious about the hobby - ha! I also have lots
>>>>>> of
>>>>>> friends my age and younger who are into collecting.
>>>>>> Not many that spend lot's of money, but that comes in time.
>>>>>> Malcolm in GA
>>>>>> Venerable Music - http://www.venerablemusic.com
>>>>>> Venerable Radio - http://www.venerableradio.com
>>>>>> 78rpm Record Auctions - http://www.vmauctions.com
>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>> From: Kristjan Saag
>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:43 PM
>>>>>> To: 78-L Mail List
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Age of Collectors (WAS Kurt Nauck's Auctions)
>>>>>> Which, once again,  brings us to the question of the average age of 78
>>>>>> list-members.
>>>>>> Six years ago we made an enquiry on he list; I collected the answers and
>>>>>> found that of more than 50 regular contributors, at the time, the
>>>>>> average age was 55.
>>>>>> It may be a little lower today, taking into account the many young
>>>>>> collectors who have been added to the list. On the other hand: the rest
>>>>>> of us are six years older...
>>>>>> Kristjan
>>>>>> (59 years; got my first 78'as in the 1950's; started to collect about 15
>>>>>> years ago)
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