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Collection of Beatles stuff
12 July 2013
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DrBeatle
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My recent clean-out of my garage has led me to find loads of Beatles stuff I've collected over the years. If anyone is interested:

A lot of clippings, ads, articles, postcards, greeting cards, glossy photos, etc I collected in the early to mid 1990s.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/drblur/set … 602571514/

My favorite Beatles books (I've whittled my collection down, getting rid of the crap books. And sadly, a few excellent books I'd bought 20 years ago in London were ruined in a flood and I had to throw them out :-( )

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d…..106454640/

My old posters. I just found a bunch more in my garage the other day so I need to photograph those, too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d…..696935738/

For anyone who has wondered what this is since it came out a few years ago, The Beatles Box of Vision:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d…..415581075/

Likewise The Beatles in Mono boxset (I HIGHLY recommend this! It's the only way to listen to them, IMO!)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d…..143241702/

Beatles pint glasses I got for Christmas several years back:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d…..565983507/

Beatles mugs from the Beatles Story in Liverpool (a friend of mine who lives there brought these over to the US for me when he visited back in the late 1990s)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d…..304660127/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d…..304660309/

 

I've also got probably 20 Beatles t-shirts I used to wear back in the 1990s and 3 of those official Apple Corps. Beatles watches (the ones in the guitar-shaped boxes), as well as more posters. All of that stuff is at my parents' house…I need to dig it out next time I go visit them!

 

Anyone, I don't mean to spam, just thought I'd share! :D

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12 July 2013
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Very cool! But double-check your settings – at least two or three are set to private.

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12 July 2013
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Whoops! Thanks for the heads-up, I changed it. Flickr has been acting weird lately, even when I change the permissions, it reverts them back to private for whatever reason…:-?

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12 July 2013
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Odd. Your pint glasses are still private. I really wanted to see those! :-> What is the Beatle Box of Vision?

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12 July 2013
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I'll try to fix those glasses!

 

The Box of Vision is a hard-bound box that has CD sleeves for holding all of the Beatles CDs and liner notes in chronological order (I put my old '87 CDs in there) and also two really nice books. One is a "Catalography" that details all of their US and UK releases and compares the track lists, mixes, and artwork (written by Bruce Spizer). The other book is a hardbound book that has LP-sized prints of all of the UK and US album artwork, including the posters/inserts/etc. It's especially nice to have the MMT booklet in such large size! The box is usually over $100 (which, for what it is, I think is overpriced) but I found it on sale at my local record store for $50 a while back and it's on sale for about that much online quite often.

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12 July 2013
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Ok fixed the pint glasses pic now…should be able to see it now!

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12 July 2013
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This is the set of glasses I own.

As I've mentioned in the past, I only use these to toast each Beatle's birthday. I fill the glass with an adult beverage, face toward Liverpool and wish him a Happy Birthday (yes, I use a compass to make sure I am facing Liverpool – my wife just smiles and nods).

Ringo's got used last Sunday and John is next up in October!

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12 July 2013
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Nice! Great use of them, too, Zig. Not sure if you can see the pic of mine (I did change the settings…hopefully it works now?) but I'm afraid of taking them out of the box for fear of breakage :lol: Although I do use my 2 Beatles mugs that are from Liverpool directly, and those are more treasured to me, so maybe I should just use the damn things!

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12 July 2013
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I did see them – my brother and his wife have the same set. I believe you can find all of the different sets at Target.

And yes, they are very fun to use…provided they are filled with the aforementioned adult bevies! I prefer a very hoppy I.P.A. myself.

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12 July 2013
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I think I'll have to finally spring them out of the box and fill them either with some nice cold beer. Or maybe, given the currently hot and humid New England weather, a nice, tall, strong G&T 8)

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12 July 2013
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DrBeatle said
I think I'll have to finally spring them out of the box and fill them either with some nice cold beer. Or maybe, given the currently hot and humid New England weather, a nice, tall, strong G&T 8)

Excuse the derailment…  Your location says Dover – is that NH? Just curious as I live in Maine.

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12 July 2013
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Yep, NH! Whereabouts in Maine are you?

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12 July 2013
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I have those Let It be cups too, Zig. It's pretty cool how you only use them to toast each Beatle and you face it toward Liverpool. I really just use them whenever. 

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12 July 2013
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Topsham – about 40 minutes north of Portland.

Been to Dover several times on day trips or just passing through on the Amtrak – seems like a nice area.

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12 July 2013
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Cool, Portland is about 40 minutes from me. Yeah, Dover is really nice, Portsmouth, too. 8)

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12 July 2013
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unknown said
I have those Let It be cups too, Zig. It's pretty cool how you only use them to toast each Beatle and you face it toward Liverpool. I really just use them whenever. 

There's never a bad time to use a Beatle glass!

I know they are not expensive and are very easy to replace, but I hate to overuse them. Once I started doing the 'birthday tradition' thing, I just stopped using them on any other day.

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12 July 2013
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Very, very cool items, DrBeatle :)   Thanks for sharing with us.  Love your "toasting idea" too, Zig!  Very cool :)

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14 July 2013
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Just dug this out for my upcoming business trip, haven't read it in years! What do you all (who have read it) think of these books?

 

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16 July 2013
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Never read any of those. Haven't seen them anywhere around here either. Hmm.

I have:

-A huge Beatles mug

-Abbey Road shirt

-Revolver shirt

-Yellow Submarine shirt

-Yellow Submarine keyring

-A poster (I don't even know from what. It's quite a well known picture. I think it's from '64)

-A postcard with them on it from London

-3 books

 

I'm not the kind of person who buys a shitload of merch from their favourite band and stuffs their room with it. Never been, never will be. I didn't realize I had this much though.

16 July 2013
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I have:

2 Beatles travel mugs

An official Beatles hoodie

Official Sgt. Pepper's t-shirt

15+ of homemade t-shirts (sorry about not posting them to the lads who asked for pictures on some other thread, I was all over the place- packing wise and I haven't yet gathered them all into one place, once I have because I'm all over the place going from A to Z at the moment I'll post a picture)

John Lennon mug

13 books

1 bootleg (Live at the Star Club '62)

14 posters (Including the White Album poster, an Abbey Road cover poster and 12 posters salvaged from an old Beatles calendar which reminds me I never showed ye lads my "Beatles Wall", it's right across from my "Audrey Hepburn Wall" a-hard-days-night-george-10

All of the 2009 stereo remasters apart from Please, Please Me because I can't find it anywhere a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Revolver remaster on vinyl

1 biopic (Nowhere Boy)

Yellow Submarine + MMT on DVD (I can't find AHDN or Help! anywhere and if it is Help! then it's the bloody Blu-Ray version)

1 documentary (Living In The Material World)

Phew, now don't get me on about my solo Beatles collection :P

 

Oh and before anybody thinks I'm a spoilt git over half of these were gifts from people!

 

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