[meteorite-list] Possible meteorite trades
From: Bob Falls <bcmeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:24:36 -0600
Hi E.T. and all,
Very interesting that you collect marbles; I do not have any marbles to
trade however find it very interesting that most meteorite collectors do
have separate very unrelated collections.
Along with collecting meteorites I am a music collector. This started back
in the 60's with records (vinyl) and then migrated into CD's. I still have
most of the original vinyl collection and still search for out of print CD's
along with new music to add to the collection. The collection is diverse in
types of music however mainly focuses on blues, classic rock and jazz.
There is a link between the collections; I listen to music while either
working on new specimens, cataloging new acquisitions or viewing thin
Very interesting hearing from others on their "non-meteorite" collections.
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Behalf Of Edwin Thompson via Meteorite-list
Sent: Monday, July 4, 2016 12:02 AM
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Subject: [meteorite-list] Possible meteorite trades
Hello to all list members,
I am reaching out to the farthest corners of the known world to appeal to
any and all collectors.
Having dealt in and collected meteorites, tektites and related books since
I was just a kid, collecting all kinds of rocks which included a few
cherished meteorites as early as the age of six, life has been blessed with
lots of treasured finds. By the age of nine my parents allowed me to go off
on summer long geology exploring science camp trips with older kids. For
three years this was how I spent my summers, digging in fossil beds and
agate beds all across the Northwest, areas that have been closed to this
sort of activity since the mid to late sixties. At age seven I joined the
Oregon Archaeological Society and at age fourteen I was given the privilege
of being a dig site foreman for a Scappoose Indian housing and burial site
before it was built into the now dismantled Trojan Nuclear Energy Power
Plant along the banks of the mighty Columbia river near my home here in
Oregon. Over time, life has changed and my interests have changed with the
exception of a few common threads. One of them being that rocks from Space
are the coolest of all rocks!
Many of you know that from 1987 until 2002 I displayed and sold meteorites,
fossils and artifacts at roughly 48 gem and mineral shows each year around
the western United States.
During those wonderful years of travel both here and abroad, I had the joy
and pleasure (and still do) of meeting collectors and seeing their amazing
collections. What I have seen and I am sure that many of you can relate to
this, is that most of us who collect rocks from Space, also collect other
things. I have seen a collection of antique surfboards, a huge collection of
ancient suits of armor, cannons, guns, diamonds, polished stone spheres,
stamps, coins (I think coins are how Michael Casper made his fortune! Good
for him!). I've seen amazing collections of fossils, minerals and gem stones
in private homes and on and on.
Long story made shorter, I stopped collecting these beloved meteorites when
I formally started selling them back in 87'. I have learned that this might
have been a huge mistake but it's the choice I felt I needed to make in
order to pay the bills and to remain competitive in an ever shrinking world
market. But, the collecting bug never went away, it just changed shape and
Here is the pitch; about 1990 I started collecting antique handmade glass
marbles. These gorgeous, colorful treasures were made by glass workers in
the Lauscha region of East Germany from approximately 1880 until 1920. They
are rare and hard to find. I have amassed a large collection and yet am
always searching for more. I would be delighted to trade meteorites,
tektites or books, even art, rare wine or cashy money for any number of
If you are a marble collector then I would enjoy talking with you about
your collection and collecting direction. Recently Patrick got infected by
this same obsession and he is an avid collector of the more recent machine
made marbles from as early as the 1920's and 30's and later. If you just
want to talk marbles please drop me a line. If you know someone with marbles
to sell or if you have some yourself, please give me a chance to make an
On a less selfish thread, I think it would be a lot of fun to read about
the things that others collect. I recall the first time I met Mike Bandli in
Tucson years ago he was dealing in Space surplus and he had a huge
collection of super cool artifacts. I learned at this last Tucson show that
John Kashuba and I have nearly matching collections of rare, old wines. Hey,
there is a meteorite collector in New York who collects live scorpions! And
who hasn't seen Bruce Wegman's digital watch collection?
Come on folks, share the fun!
Best regards, E.T.
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Received on Tue 05 Jul 2016 12:24:36 PM PDT