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

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Tue May 10 20:31:42 PDT 2011

There is in fact a flea market on Taunton Road in Whitby, a few hundred yards 
west of Oshawa, open Sundays only, with assorted bric-a-brac and books and toys 
and mostly records. If there are any 78s there I've never seen them. And the 
thing is run by a guy who once sold me two thousand John McCormack 78s (boy, 
did he see ME coming).


On 5/10/2011 11:23 PM, Steven C. Barr wrote:
> From: "David Lennick"<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
>> 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.)
>> I have seen (and bought) maybe 20-25 78's at local thrift stores
> here in Oshawa, Ont'o. Last bunch was just before Christmas...three
> VERY miscellaneous, albeit Christmas-related, in the album for four
> Bing Crosby Christmas discs!
> Oddest tale...a local "indie" thrift store had a handful of A-* Columbias
> priced at $10 each. I asked at the front counter if that was their actual
> price...and was told, "Yes, these are over 100 years old (they weren't,
> though close...?!) and are rare and valuable antiques!" I refrained
> from telling the lady that I had THOUSANDS of the dommed things
> (I didn't have one of the Columbias they were selling...but didn't want it
> enough to pay $10 for it...?!)
> I generally buy any 78's they offer...if only because I know that they
> will be broken in short order...!
> Steven C. Barr
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