In his tremendously, terrifically tagged post, "You're Nobody Till Dean Martin Loves You," that you will find below, Thomas shares discoverin' "an enormous Dean Martin collection ---- Matt Helm movie posters, LP albums, framed artwork, and this box of 45's." It's the sort of motherload of Dino-treasure that each and every Dino-holic hopes to one day come 'cross at their local thrift shop.
It appears that the posters, al-b-ums, art work and such were "priced were above retail," but Vaultonburg was able to snatch up 39 of the Dino 45's (all in original picture sleeves!) for just .35 each. Now that's a real steal of a Dino-deal! We couldn't 'gree more with Thomas when he sez, "
"These Dean Martin 45's are so cool I couldn't think of selling them, even though they're worth ten times what I paid for them."
Likes we only wishes that we had been the one to have stuck Dino-paydirt. If we hadn't had the bread with us, we woulda quickly went home and broke into our piggybank and used our life's savin's to acquire as much of this Dino-find as we could for ourselves.
We salute Mr. Thomas Vaultonburg for his great good fortune in comin' 'cross all this great great Dino-treasure and for sharin' his delight with his readership. To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the beginnin' words of today's post. DMP
Thursday, January 8, 2015
You're Nobody Till Dean Martin Loves You
I'm going to take a break from trying to sell our latest book, The Zen of Beard Trimming, and just write about these 40 Dean Martin 45's we found at The Salvation Army last night. To be precise, 39 Dean Martin 45's and one by Buck Owens. Apparently someone had amassed an enormous Dean Martin collection while they were alive, and someone else had decided it wasn't important enough to keep, sell, or pass on to someone who might have wanted it. They dropped it all off at The Salvation Army. Matt Helm movie posters, LP albums, framed artwork, and this box of 45's. The 45's were the only items that hadn't been priced yet, and roughly half of them were in the original picture sleeves. Since the items that already been priced were above retail, I didn't have much hope we'd be taking any of these home, but when the store manager came over frazzled and distracted, and said .35 cents each I knew we had stumbled into a little bit of good luck. So we picked out the 39 that were in picture sleeves, plus the Buck Owens "I Got a Tiger By the Tail/Crying Time" 45, and got out of there while the getting was good.
These Dean Martin 45's are so cool I couldn't think of selling them, even though they're worth ten times what I paid for them. Many are French or German imports, and almost all of them are in near mint condition. Will I ever play them on an actual phonograph? Probably not.