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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000387.txt from 2002/02

From: "M.Q. Fallaw" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Pictures, Posters, Photos
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 17:17:28 -0500

There is a person (in Newbern, VA) selling cheaply-framed old-magazine ads
(of vintage clarinets and who knows what else) on ebay. One oversize ad
(bigger than the other two) came from a NAMM publication, Chicago, in 1958
(maybe this is National Association of Music Manufacturers?). The other
two are the size of most present-day magazines, but can't be sure from
which ones.

The clarinet ads, at least, were listed in the clarinet category.
(Searching on a manufacturer/model name within the clarinet category will
turn them up.) He/she goes by the ebay ID of VINTAGEADVERTISINGINK. (One
can also look for all auctions by a particular seller.) The ads tend to
have a buy-it-now price of $9.99, with shipping of $6.00, though multiple
items purchased will be shipped for a lower combined shipping fee. I
recently bought three. The person signs his/her e-mails as VAI (don't know
if this is initials or a name). The e-mail address is:

JREjr37 <>

I'd say he/she must be doing all right with this ebay business. There was
a mixup in shipping me my items so that I received somebody else's and had
to send it back (for which the seller has still not reimbursed me). In an
e-mail about the mixup, VAI said he/she had something like 600 auctions
ending over the previous weekend and had to hire somebody new to pack for
shipment, and that person evidently got his wires crossed. I did receive
the correct ones promptly thereafter.

Maybe you could make a deal for a batch of unframed ones (and then
frame/display to suit)?


--- Roy Komack <> wrote:
> I'm looking for posters, photos, or prints of clarinets of almost any
> kind. These are for framing and mounting on a wall, not for viewing on a
> computer (except for selecting what to buy). Does anyone know of a
> source or sources?
> Roy L. Komack <>
> Metropolitan Wind Symphony Board Member & Clarinetist
> Phone & FAX: (508) 655-0210

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