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Christian Bjorgen
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From: Kvinnherad, Norway
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 - posted November 21, 2011 01:02 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So I stumbled across an ad today for some old 8mm stuff etc. and called right away.

So I was lucky enough to get for the price of 50 quid;

approx. 300 reels of assorted 8mm cartoons, films and whatnot, 200' - 600' all of it.
a working B&H 16mm projector w/ 4 cartoons
and a 8mm viewer

FIFTY QUID! JEEPERS!

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted November 21, 2011 01:35 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Chris, congratulations!!

Let us know what are they. Share your joy!

cheers

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Winbert

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Steve Klare
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 - posted November 21, 2011 01:38 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Wow!

That would be my entire collection plus some more!

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All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted November 21, 2011 01:40 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Will make sure to keep you posted with pictures etc.!

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted November 21, 2011 01:42 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
O yeah Chris, I am sure I still quite remember your small apartment...so I wouldn't mind if you send some of the films to Canada [Razz]

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Winbert

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted November 21, 2011 01:47 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I luckily have a spare room in the apartment that I will turn into a film room now :-)

Twas the missus who found the ad, so I'm thanking her! Good thing we're getting married soon [Wink]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Michael O'Regan
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 - posted November 21, 2011 02:17 PM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Excellent find. Was this from a private collector?

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted November 21, 2011 02:20 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is from a former Super 8 & Photo shop in Stavanger, Norway, so the collection is mostly rental films and unsold reels. The seller is the nephew of the owner of the shop (which closed 20 years ago) and they are now clearing out the locale, selling off loads of cameras, accessories etc.

So when I found the ad I called right away and said I wanted every bit of 8mm and 16mm he had. And I got it all [Smile]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Winbert Hutahaean
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Chris, I checked on google map, Stavanger is 3 hours driving from your city. So it is worth driving rather than rely on post which may cause a trouble.

Good luck!

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Winbert

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted November 21, 2011 02:49 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah, it's around 5 hours from my house (due to ferries etc.), but luckily, my brother-in-law works down there, so he's bringing it all home to me on monday when he's down there next :-)

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted November 21, 2011 03:50 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Chris

What a deal! And I don't even know what 50 quid is! Bet you can't wait to dig into it.

PatD

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Christian Bjorgen
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50 quid is 50 GBP (British Pounds) so roughly 75-85 US dollars :-)

I've already got next monday, tuesday and wednesday set off for the films! (Arriving monday via car).

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Gerald Santana
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 - posted November 21, 2011 05:24 PM      Profile for Gerald Santana   Author's Homepage   Email Gerald Santana   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Congrats, Christian...To think you were almost ready to give up the hobby! [Wink]

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Mark Todd
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Wow just the job, well done there, should liven things up a bit nicely.

Best Mark.

PS I like the way you know what a quid is Christian !!!

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David Kilderry
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 - posted November 22, 2011 02:55 AM      Profile for David Kilderry   Author's Homepage   Email David Kilderry   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Let us know the titles Christain when you can.

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted November 22, 2011 10:38 AM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks all! Yes, Gerald, it's a sort of irony in it really; I was about to sell my collection, and then I go ahead and double it 5-6 times instead!

David: Will get a complete list with pictures as soon as I can. The lot is arriving on monday, so I will probably spend next week checking it all as I have the week off from Uni.

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Lee Mannering
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Been following your posts Christian and reminded me of a sci-fi collection I helped collect in the 80's needing 2 estate car full loaded trips. Nice to see someone younger very much into the hobby..Well done. [Cool]

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Christian Bjorgen
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Thanks! It's odd to think that 99% of the things I collect are older than myself [Big Grin]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Osi Osgood
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I collect dust ... [Smile]

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Winbert Hutahaean
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So Christian what is the story? Have you got them all and checked the films ? I am curios to know what are they.

And photos...don't forget! [Wink]

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Winbert

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted December 14, 2011 05:17 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As my car is still partially broken, I'm not able to pick it up myself, so my uncle and aunt will be bringing it with them when they come home for christmas The lot is six quite large boxes, five of them films and one box with a 16mm projector, a viewer and lots of other stuff, and the boxes are SO big that they can't take it all in one trip. So they will be bringing with them three boxes this friday (two with films + the machine box) and then the last three in two weeks or so when they're going back to their secondary home (where it's stored currently) to check their mail etc.

Will try to have a list + pictures up here either friday night or sunday (working all of saturday). [Smile]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Christian Bjorgen
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From: Kvinnherad, Norway
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Rest of the films have arrived, so a big sales list will be coming up before or during the weekend. About a dozen digests and 2x400/3x400, aswell as a 4x400 Walton featurette, and of course; BIG heap of 200' and 400' and some other goodies.

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Pasquale DAlessio
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I sure wish you were on my side of the ocean.

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Christian Bjorgen
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From: Kvinnherad, Norway
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 - posted December 27, 2011 04:09 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Pat, if you do larger purchases, I will of course be gentle on the shipping costs :-)

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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