Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

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Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by spensar » 13 Oct 2019 18:51

Thinking about Tinkaroo here - just needs a new out building. :mrgreen:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-sco ... -1.5317721

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5318114.1570810549!/ ... ection.jpg

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by Bob Dillon » 13 Oct 2019 23:10

She's asking a realistic price. $ 5,000 is probably about right. Her Dad's fave artist was Hank Sr. Hank was a singles guy, until he kicked it on New Years '52 > '53. I don't know that any of his MGM LP's was ever compiled by himself.

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by circularvibes » 13 Oct 2019 23:31

I see $5000 as more than cheap, especially down east. 8000 records plus the tapes and CDs and I bet the stereo is thrown in for a smile and some polite asking. That works out to less than a buck (that's 75 cent to you southern friends) each. There is likely to be a lot of well cared for Canadian country and fiddle music. I also doubt most got more than a couple plays if he bought them new. If I had the coin and the moving van, I'd have been there already. I wonder if there is also memorabilia and autographed copies in there. I certainly hope the lucky b#*^&r that gets it cares for it and enjoys it half as much as the original owner. It wouldn't hurt if it was a VE member who can let us know what goodies are there.

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by Bob Dillon » 14 Oct 2019 01:06

I wouldn't give you the damn stereo for a smile. No offense intended.

Can't tell what that receiver is, maybe one of the big Yamahas ?

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by circularvibes » 14 Oct 2019 01:29

I was thinking Yamaha too. Having worked in a couple used record stores in Toronto, I found very often the stereo becomes surplus when a collection is sold. You would be surprised at how often we came away with the stereo just for asking what was happening to it. Often the beneficiaries of wills don't even want to spend the gas to drop it off at recycling or a thrift store let alone haggle for a few bux. Occassionally if the equipment was better than average and they wanted a few shekels, we'd ask how much and get an answer that essentially was equivalent to gas money round trip to the drop off. The only situations where we would not end up walking away with the gear is if we were not buying the whole collection and the owner was still alive and enjoying the cream of a large collection. When I was in the stores in the 90's everyone was dumping records in favour for CDs and they often thought if the old gear did not say CD input or digital wasn't printed on the face in big letters that they had to upgrade. Yes we told them they could use other inputs, but they would not care. We always had a Dual changer or a Technics DD or even a Thorens or two on the sales floor that cost under $20 working and we'd retail them between $100 and 200 after having them looked at by our local tech.

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by padego » 14 Oct 2019 02:19

I'll bet there's some vintage Stompin' Tom in that! :D

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by circularvibes » 14 Oct 2019 03:07

I should hope most of his works would be there. They are hard to find in good condition originals. If I see them in thrift shops here, they are trashed. There was a great wealth of home grown western and country music out of down east. My favourite was Joyce Seamone but there are many others that the rest of Canada only saw on the Canadian Broadcorping Castration in the 60s. I wish that kind of family fun would come back in style.

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by spensar » 14 Oct 2019 03:44

The article link has a second shot with the speakers but I don't see a turntable

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by circularvibes » 14 Oct 2019 03:59

It is dropped into the table/console to the left of what we suspect is a Yamaha receiver.

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by Ottermel » 18 Oct 2019 17:45

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It's not a Yamaha it's a rebranded Sears Receiver (Audio Reflex AGS-150)
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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by spensar » 18 Oct 2019 18:12

Good eye. I googled it a bit and cannot find any power specifications for it.

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by Tinkaroo » 19 Oct 2019 20:30

Ottermel wrote:
18 Oct 2019 17:45
2345451-super-rare-audio-reflex-ags150.jpgIt's not a Yamaha it's a rebranded Sears Receiver (Audio Reflex AGS-150)
We discussed that AGS/Sears receiver in the Vintage Receivers thread at one time.

Basically they ripped off some styling cues from Yamaha receivers such as my CR-1000 and the next generation models as well as the Marantz receivers from the 22XX series. Unfortunately it's not in the same class as those classic receivers which it bears a bit of an outward resemblance to. #-o

There are a couple of them for sale on the auction site right now at rather absurd prices one at about $500 US. I hope no fool is dumb enough to pay that for one. :shock:

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Re: Nova Scotia - 8,000 Country LP Collection

Post by vinyl master » 21 Oct 2019 05:50

That definitely could be a great deal to the right person...I can imagine this guy has a lot of Anne Murray and Hank Snow in there...Maybe even some George Fox or Carroll Baker...I can almost assure you, though, that he was a die-hard fan of Tommy Hunter's show, too! :wink:

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