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My S.O. and I attended our 3rd Antiques Roadshow this past Saturday in Harrisburg PA. Standing in the collectibles line a few feet from me was this gentleman. He found his item for appraisal in a thrift shop for $12. He said it works. Yeah, I had to ask what tubes it had. Telefunkens!
I was watching AR one evening and this teenage boy had an acoustic guitar his father gave him that was signed by Jimi Hendrix. After the appraiser authenticated the signature she told the boy that Jimi Hendrix probably didn't play the guitar because "this is a right handed guitar and Jimi was left handed" lowering the value of the ax. The poor lad looked crest fallen at the news and I wanted to jump though the TV and reprimand the appraiser and assure the boy that Jimi most likely played it and probably upside down with out restringing it.
"Trying is the first step towards failure."
I keep going around to various sales and peeking in corners to see if one is sitting there, lonely and afraid, waiting for someone to pick it up for $12. Or how about eight?
Hell, the cabinet alone is worth a LOT more than that.
Good for him.
Did you and SO have a good time there?
You have any treasures you didn't know were?
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
We had a great time. Lots of people from all over bringing family treasures, amazing finds and interesting personal stories.
I have been broadcast twice on the Roadshow and was hoping to get my S.O. on screen. Almost! We learned good information about what we brought and where to get even more detailed knowledge.
A couple standing in line behind us at one time owned a home audio installation business. The gentleman, in his 60s , was rediscovering the joys of analog and vinyl. His wife is the first woman to proclaim to me to be an audiophile. We spoke for at least 35 minutes so how bad is that?
Always a good time!
I could see a miracle like that happening if it came out of grandma's basement somewhere. But you'd think a thrift shop would do a quick internet search for something like that, prior to putting it out for sale. I suppose to some employees that's just another J.C. Penny receiver.
Lucky for him, they didn't!
"Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be. 'Cause now I'm an amputee" J. Lennon
I did buy a Citation 1 for $10 at a garage sale, but it was almost 20 years ago. Some kid was selling his dead uncle's stuff. He threw in a tube set from a Citation II, but for some dumb reason he had tossed the amp. I also picked up a Transcriptors Vestigial tonearm for $2, so I think I did o.k. The kicker, however, was I saw the kid a week later. He said he found 4 Citation II unbuilt kits in a locked closet, but some guy bought them all for $200. The kid thought he had made a great deal (as I am sure the buyer did as well.)
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