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I have two things that could never be replaced. 1) A baseball. It's got Babe Ruth, Lou G, Christy Matthewson and about 10 more hard to read names on it. My grandfather passed it down. It was autographed at an All-Star or World series which would explain the autographs from both leagues. 2) I got the guitar case for Blackie! John Carruthers gave it to my brother Jim who gave it to me as a gift. Eric didn't want the old case when John put the new neck on the famous black Strat.
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My father had personal correspondence with John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and Senator John Glenn because he worked with them as a fundraiser for their presidential campaigns. Myself, and my brothers inherited these when my Dad passed away and they have sentimental value. We don't know if they would be of interest to any of the presidential libraries but we will eventually contact them and find out.
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My brother, (an aspiring luthier) crafted my "Les Paul" from a '58 blueprint from Stew Mac. All Mahogany with a Teak top. Loaded for bear with Duncan Classic '59ers . We also put on a Mike Christian Elec. Acoustic Bridge with piezo transducers in each saddle.. Flick the switch, instant Ovation sound. All on one guitar. It probably isn't worth much on the open market, but I'm sure they will have to pry it from my cold dead fingers. :eek: We've just started work on my Tele. :D
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I HAD .... a 1954 Telecaster, autogrphed by David Gilmour. Shortly after I moved to Nashville, I got hit and somebody decided they needed it worse than me. All that's left is a picture. I recorded a duet of Bob Dylan / Trisha Yearwood ... now that's pretty rare. Hank Arron / Johnny Bench ... Rookie Year.
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Two (what I assume to be) rare books...personally autographed to me..."Fighting the Flying Circus", and an autobiography, by American World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker. And, I don't believe he was any relation to Adolph, the guitar guy. A guitar made out of a surf board? Bitchin'!
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My mom is a big Norman Rockwell fan. She has aquired a few of his early sketches of some of his famous works. I'm always bugging my mom to give them to ME. Recently, I got a Roman coin that was minted during the reign of Tiberius, (285 A.D.?) I have no idea what it's worth, but it's cool having something really old that has survived through the ages. I also have a few 'Bakelite' table radios. Ya know, the kind made with the process that caused cancer to the emps. who produced them. Cool art deco items that will probably be worth something one day. Matt [ 12-31-2001: Message edited by: Hippie ]
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Maybe not in the same league as your stuff, but I bought my 1948 Selmer tenor sax from a guy named Harry Hilliard who invented the "Perma Pad". I paid $1,000.00 for it in 1961 and he cried when he let it go. He was 70 and had arthritis so bad he couldn't play it anymore. I promised him I would take care of it for him. I still play it almost daily. That horn has now played in concerts that included Sony & Cher, The Dave Clark Five, Them, The Rascals, Elvin Bishop, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Jan and Dean, Sam the Sham and others my feeble mind can no longer remember..And Nino Temple actually played it after a gig one time and told me how much he liked it.

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[quote]Originally posted by botch@netutah.net: [b]I also thought I had a piece of Microsoft software that never crashed, but I was wrong.[/b][/quote] Now that would be so rare as to be absolutely "one of a kind". ;) Phil O'Keefe Sound Sanctuary Recording Riverside CA http://www.ssrstudio.com pokeefe777@ssrstudio.com
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I have a Rolls Razor. Made by the Rolls Royce company, the case has built in sharpen and strop pads so that it's portable - my Dad used it in the 50's when he was in the army in Germany. Oh it's a rough shave, but still a pretty cool item. Tom

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in the attic....a VIC20, a really cool forty year old Sheridan pump air rifle...22 cal, a Schwinn touring bike from the early 60's, and an unused hydroponics outfit sitting around waiting for legislation to modernize!!!!!!
Down like a dollar comin up against a yen, doin pretty good for the shape I'm in
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I'm not a big autograph collector, but there are a couple that are special to me: - a Ticktron envelop signed by Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, and Jaco, from a show in Poughkeepsie on the "8:30" tour - a Robert Rauschenberg designed limited edition Talking Heads' "Speaking in Tongues", autographed by the entire touring group (album itself is on clear vinyl) On a personal note, I proposed to my wife on TV in 1988 using a :30 spot, and I have the master tape.
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1951 Fender Deluxe TV Face amp. And the Fender lap steel that came with it. Both all original - Luhr Jensen speaker and the first pickup Fender put in the Tele. I feel like a museum curator. The amp needs help. New tubes, new caps, etc. I want to do it right, so once the money's saved up it'll be time for some research. I'm very good with a soldering iron, but getting THE RIGHT parts to make THE sound is important, and someone would have to bias it. -Mark
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Not much in the way of mementos, but I do try to acquire all the paper notes and coins for the places I go to. I even have some notes & coins that are no longer in circulation, as well as a few late 1800's (silver dollars?) from the good ol USA. At face value, it's somewhere in the region north of $25,000 USD. Unfortunately, I travel a bit, so I'll go in my stash when I'm going to...say Dubai, clean out my stash, and promise to replenish it when I'm there. Then I forget. So now, I don't do that anymore. NYC Drew
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[quote]Originally posted by NYC Drew: [b]Not much in the way of mementos, but I do try to acquire all the paper notes and coins for the places I go to. I even have some notes & coins that are no longer in circulation, as well as a few late 1800's (silver dollars?) from the good ol USA. At face value, it's somewhere in the region north of $25,000 USD. Unfortunately, I travel a bit, so I'll go in my stash when I'm going to...say Dubai, clean out my stash, and promise to replenish it when I'm there. Then I forget. So now, I don't do that anymore. NYC Drew[/b][/quote] Abu Dabi is cool too....great English pubs and lasses there as well!
Down like a dollar comin up against a yen, doin pretty good for the shape I'm in
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Weird stuff I have- A book of matches from the Presidential helicopter - Marine One. A bootleg VHS concert of George Clinton doing an entire concert in the nude... A bootleg CD of Prince and Sheila E doing a jam session in a small club after a concert - Songs include very deviant versions of Prince's hit's and B-sides, old Temptations & James Brown songs, 15 minute Sheila E drum solo's, 8 minute guitar solo's, blues standars etc - Ultra cool!!
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among the things I have: a cast iron kid's toy of a Model T. from the early 1900s. a poster above my bed from the 1988 Ronnie Montrose/Allan Holdsworth tour, signed by Ronnie and Allan. copies of _Innuendo_ and _Back To The Light_ signed by Brian May. a copy of Dread Zeppelin's _Un-Led-Ed_ signed by the original members of the band. a copy of Craig's _Forward Motion_ signed by Craig himself an Ensoniq MIDI Bug (a rubber ant with red LEDs for eyes, you plug it into a MIDI out and watch the eyes flash ) :p an Atari TT030 that was one of the original developer machines at DMC Software (makers of the Calamus DTP program)- it's TOS 3.02 and has a German keyboard and operating system. I'm currently using it as a patch backup system until I can afford SoundDiver for the Mac. a copy of the original version of John Fogerty's _Centerfield_ with the banned song "Zanz Kant Danz" :eek:
"I used to be "with it", but then they changed what "it" was! Now what I'm with isn't "it", and what is "it" is weird and scary to me. IT'LL HAPPEN TO YOU!" - Grampa Simpson
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oh yeah, I nearly forgot - the original version of a compilation album on Rhino Records called _Beatlesongs_ , which was a collection of novelty songs >about< the Beatles by various artists. The first issue of the album was yanked after someone noticed the artist who did the front cover stuck in a picture of Mark David Chapman (Lennon's killer) as one of the fans at a Beatles convention :mad: I actually found mine in a delete bin, obviously someone at Rhino screwed up..... oh, and I remember I have a copy of the original issue of Stryper's _To Hell With The Devil_ , which portrayed angels forcing Satan to hell. Apparently there was some sort of flap about that cover, and Stryper would pull a Spinal Tap by going to a black cover. (Robert Sweet recently did a re-mastered version of the album on CD with the original cover).
"I used to be "with it", but then they changed what "it" was! Now what I'm with isn't "it", and what is "it" is weird and scary to me. IT'LL HAPPEN TO YOU!" - Grampa Simpson
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[quote]Originally posted by 701dennis: [b]Yes, I have some old reel to reel tapes of the closing of the Fillmore back in the late 60's. On it is all kinds of music from Vintage Big Brother to the Fugs to Doors to, well the list could go on for a long time. It was all done live![/b][/quote] Dennis do you live in Moss Landing or is there another Moss Beach in CA?
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Back in 1964 my father-in-law decided to pick up one of them new fangled models from Martin guitars, The D-35(first year of production). He pretty much kept it under his bed for the next 16 years till I married his daughter. He knew I was a musician so he gave it to me. Along with a perfect old gibson b-3 parlor guitar and an A-700 scrolled f-hole mandolin from alverez. You'll NEVER hear me making bad in-law jokes. jim
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