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Mountaineer
07-15-2014, 04:29 AM
I would like to send a special thank you to Dean Faragi at Robert Edwards Auctions. Dean sent me a bunch of past REA auction books at my request. I asked for them because I would like to learn more about the vintage/americana hobby and market and Dean did not question me or even say no. I expected one or two books, but Dean sent out 7 of them I do believe. I am a poor college student who has no chance of purchasing anything from the books until after medical school and they still sent them out and helped me.

Thank you to the people of REA because you helped bring another member over to the Vintage/Americana collecting due to your generosity. I sincerely thank you guys.

-Dustin

gnaz01
07-15-2014, 05:54 AM
Good folks over there

Leon
07-15-2014, 08:45 AM
Very nice of them to help out......Kudos to REA.....

Jay Wolt
07-15-2014, 09:09 AM
7 REA catalogs are a collection all to themself.
I get a ton of auction catalogs a year and give away the majority due to space limitations.
But I always save the REA's
Good for them for sending you that many, the box must have weighed a ton.

SmokyBurgess
07-15-2014, 09:09 AM
'tis nice indeed. I'm still waiting on my Spring catalog, but maybe 7 years from now I will get them all in one bunch.

Mountaineer
07-15-2014, 09:12 AM
'tis nice indeed. I'm still waiting on my Spring catalog, but maybe 7 years from now I will get them all in one bunch.

I received all these catalogs on Friday, but the newest Spring one was not included. I don't believe they are done putting it together yet.

sycks22
07-15-2014, 09:55 AM
They are great people at REA. Just don't throw your back out trying to carry around those 7 monsters all at once.

bostonmarathonman
07-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Just curious what years they sent you--a couple years ago I emailed rob asking for a few older ones I didnt have to fill the holes in my run and he told me they didnt have any more of them; finding it somewhat odd that a couple years later they now have some, and I spend a lot of $$ with them!!:confused:

Mountaineer
07-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Just curious what years they sent you--a couple years ago I emailed rob asking for a few older ones I didnt have to fill the holes in my run and he told me they didnt have any more of them; finding it somewhat odd that a couple years later they now have some, and I spend a lot of $$ with them!!:confused:

I believe it was 07-13 they sent.

wonkaticket
07-15-2014, 02:55 PM
Just curious what years they sent you--a couple years ago I emailed rob asking for a few older ones I didnt have to fill the holes in my run and he told me they didnt have any more of them; finding it somewhat odd that a couple years later they now have some, and I spend a lot of $$ with them!!:confused:

What's the old saying..."no good deed goes unpunished" I think were about to see that play out. :)

bostonmarathonman
07-15-2014, 02:58 PM
Thanks dustin; if you can just verify that 2007 was definitely one of the ones you received that would be great; I specifically asked rob for that one over two years ago and he said they didnt have any more of them; maybe in the ensuing two years they found some....if thats the case, I am going to request one.

sports-rings
07-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Thanks dustin; if you can just verify that 2007 was definitely one of the ones you received that would be great; I specifically asked rob for that one over two years ago and he said they didnt have any more of them; maybe in the ensuing two years they found some....if thats the case, I am going to request one.

Trust me, having a commerical warehouse of endless boxes and skids of stuff, we find items we thought were long gone.

It's also possible that the printer found leftovers and sent them back to REA.

Peter_Spaeth
07-16-2014, 09:40 AM
what's the old saying..."no good deed goes unpunished" i think were about to see that play out. :)

lol.

Runscott
07-16-2014, 11:46 AM
What's the old saying..."no good deed goes unpunished" I think were about to see that play out. :)

Nice.

Good topic for a thread: "Bad things auction houses have done to me that are semi-related to good things they have done for others."

spacktrack
07-16-2014, 12:43 PM
Thanks dustin; if you can just verify that 2007 was definitely one of the ones you received that would be great; I specifically asked rob for that one over two years ago and he said they didnt have any more of them; maybe in the ensuing two years they found some....if thats the case, I am going to request one.

We actually only had one or two office copies (one of which was sent in the batch the OP received and may have turned up in the past two years), but I just found a 2007 catalog available on eBay, so I bought it and am having it sent directly to you.

We're always happy to send out our catalogs (and we appreciate everyone's enthusiasm about them!), but sometimes we just run out. We have some extra copies of 2010-2013 around the office if anyone is looking for them. If you'd like to receive a free copy of our fall auction catalog (this October), you can request one on our website (http://www.robertedwardauctions.com/contact/index.html) and we'll happily send you one when it prints.

On the topic of the fall auction, we're accepting consignments for another two weeks if anyone is interested in discussing items with us. It's shaping up to be another great auction that we think everyone will enjoy (and the catalog should be great too!).

Thanks,

Brian

4815162342
07-16-2014, 01:01 PM
... I just found a 2007 catalog available on eBay, so I bought it and am having it sent directly to you. ...


Wow, what a very nice gesture.

bostonmarathonman
07-16-2014, 01:25 PM
Hi brian--you certainly didnt need to do that!! (I hope it didnt set you back too much!!); I wouldve simply continued to use your website like I always do when I need to view items (and realized prices) from the 07 auction--I figured maybe you guys just happened to find a few of them that you didnt know you had back in 2012--thanks again, it is much appreciated (now I just need to get my hands on 04 and earlier!!)

djson1
07-16-2014, 02:33 PM
There's no way that I could keep all the different auction catalogs I get every year. I just recently recycled a year's worth of auction catalogs (including the high quality REA catalogs) and the stack came up to my chest! I do feel like it's a waist to throw them out as they are such high quality books, usually.
I only keep the catalogs that have items I won. Otherwise, it's just a tease to see all the items I couldn't win.

I wonder how much they cost to print some of these nice catalogs. Heritage seems to print out some really high quality Platinum auction catalogs and I'm wondering how much they cost. SCP even prints them out in boxed sets sometimes. I'm sure they make it all back though, of course.

djson1
07-16-2014, 02:39 PM
...but I just found a 2007 catalog available on eBay, so I bought it and am having it sent directly to you...

First of all, very nice gesture, REA.

And secondly...I didn't know people were selling these older auction catalogs on ebay! If I had known, I may have considered selling all of the high quality catalogs I've accumulated in the past (before recycling them). I wonder how well they sell though.

wonkaticket
07-16-2014, 03:24 PM
If anyone would want to pay the shipping they can have all of my catalogs from almost every auction house from 1992-2010ish....

Peter_Spaeth
07-16-2014, 03:32 PM
Keeping that 1991 Sotheby's, are ya?:D

wonkaticket
07-16-2014, 07:22 PM
keeping that 1991 sotheby's, are ya?:d

lol.