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Barry Attwood
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1342
From: Enfield, U.K.
Registered: Aug 2003


 - posted January 12, 2019 04:26 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've just realised that later in the year I'll have been trading as Independent 8 for 25 Years , even outlasting Derann. Who'd have thought that when myself and my brother Michael talked to Derek Simmonds asking for his thoughts that I'd still be trading a quarter of a century later. I think we finalised things around about September/October 1994, so I'll do a competition in that issue to celebrate the 25 years, so it will give me a few months to come up with some relevent questions.

My latest lists are currently at the printers (yes I still send out paper editions) and will be on doormats later in the week, and online from then on, so look out for an update by next weekend. By the way if anyone would like to subscribe to my Bi-monthly lists, I've held the prices at:-

£8 U.K.
£10 Europe
£15 R.o.W.

I do not make anything on the subscriptions, I actually lose money each issue, but it all helps in the long run, as each booklet costs me £1 each plus p&p on top, so you can see what I mean, but I'm told by my paper customers they still like looking through an actual paper booklet, as some of them have no internet, so it's the only way to find new films.

I'm not sure there will be another 25 years of trading, I'm getting older each day (as we all are!), but you never know, do you!

So finally it's a big THANK YOU to all the people who have bought off me in the last 25 YEARS .

All the best,

Barry,
Independent 8.

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Maurice Leakey
Film God

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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted January 12, 2019 04:29 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Congratulations, Barry
I have always had pleasure dealing with you and adding lots of your titles to my collection.
Now, perhaps, branch out into 16mm? [Big Grin]

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Maurice

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Barry Attwood
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Enfield, U.K.
Registered: Aug 2003


 - posted January 12, 2019 04:49 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Many thanks Maurice, I tried selling 16mm for many years, but it was a very slow seller, it seemed at the time I couldn't get what people wanted, but it's the space 16mm takes up that's the killer for me, I've enough 8mm to deal with let alone 16mm. I do have a few bits and pieces ledt on 16mm, and one of these days when I can get a bit of time, I'll take a look at them, but I know there is nothing really special amongst them!

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Tom Photiou
Film God

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From: Plymouth U.K
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 - posted January 12, 2019 05:54 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Congratulations on this Barry and Thank You for everything you have done for the last 25 years for all of us collectors.

It's great that this hobby is still continuing in 2019, and indeed, who would have imagined the prices some of our films would be commanding at this time.

I blame Brexit (well, that's what everything's being blamed on at the moment so why not) [Wink]

I hope 2019 is a good and busy year for you mate. [Big Grin]

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Mark L Barton
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Bristol, South Glos, England
Registered: Mar 2009


 - posted January 12, 2019 07:48 AM      Profile for Mark L Barton   Email Mark L Barton   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Outstanding Barry! Heres to the next 25 years.

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Joe Caruso
Film God

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From: USA
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 - posted January 12, 2019 08:22 AM      Profile for Joe Caruso   Email Joe Caruso   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You're one of our best - Cheers, Shorty

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Joe Taffis
Phenomenal Film Handler

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 - posted January 12, 2019 08:32 AM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Congratulations Barry! [Smile]

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Osi Osgood
Film God

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 - posted January 12, 2019 11:04 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The highest congratulations to you, most noble Barry!

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"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

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Barry Attwood
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Enfield, U.K.
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 - posted January 13, 2019 05:02 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Many thanks guys, it's been (and still is) a pleasure dealing with you all over the years, I must admit it's getting harder each year to keep going, but I try, and I hope to be going for a few years yet.

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Douglas Meltzer
Moderator

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From: New York, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted January 13, 2019 08:19 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Congratulations on your 25 years of trading, Barry! I've appreciated your honesty & integrity for a long time and I'm so glad we had the chance to meet at the BFCC.

Doug

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I think there's room for just one more film.....

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Evan Samaras
Master Film Handler

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From: Queens, NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2015


 - posted January 14, 2019 12:24 PM      Profile for Evan Samaras   Author's Homepage   Email Evan Samaras   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you for your services Barry! 25 years! Has the time flown for you? Im not collecting nearly as long but am astonished when I think about how fast time has has felt since I started collecting and since I found this wonderful community!

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...When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth...

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Rob Young.
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Cheshire, U.K.
Registered: Dec 2003


 - posted January 15, 2019 09:39 AM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Barry, I remember getting the first film lists from you back in the day...how time flies!

I also have fond memories of buying feature films from yourself and your brother, Michael, at the Blackpool convention the 90's. Happy days.

You're a true gent and have always been one of the good guys.

Looking forward to many more years of trading from you please! [Smile]

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Bill Brandenstein
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: California
Registered: Aug 2007


 - posted January 16, 2019 11:48 AM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Barry, it's my regret that I've not had the benefit of your trading but have certainly appreciated your website.

Outpacing Derann is a huge accomplishment. Many congratulations.

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Lee Mannering
Film God

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From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006


 - posted January 17, 2019 02:54 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Top man!
Thank you for the films and the chats on the telephone always a pleasure to purchase from Ind8 [Smile]

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