Public Collectors Trading Post!
This post will be my first attempt to try using this blog, as well as the Public Collectors Facebook page to offer trades. If you have visited the About page on the Public Collectors website, you know that the purpose of the project is for people to be more generous with sharing their collections and not to facilitate the selling of objects.
In an effort to make the project a little more dynamic and participatory, I’d like to encourage people to make trade offers via Facebook, or you can email me details and I’ll post them on this Tumblr page for you (which will then forward to Facebook)
Here is what I’d like to offer in trade:
This is a collection of 76 audio cassettes that I recently rescued from a flea market. Seeing this fully-formed collection in a box under a table, I couldn’t quite stop myself from acquiring it. If you enlarge the image you should be able to see a lot of the details. Nearly 60 of the cassettes are live recordings of the Grateful Dead, spanning the early 1970s through the mid 1990s. The remainder of the tapes are live recordings of the band Phish from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s. There are also a few other odds and ends, like a live recording of the Allman Brothers and a mix of Frank Zappa material. If you need more specific details please email me.
I’m not a Grateful Dead or Phish fan so I cannot speak to the accuracy of the labels on these tapes and I’m not really feeling up to listening to about 100 hours of this material to tell you how it sounds. I have listened to one tape so far and it sounded quite good. Please do not ask me to listen to individual tapes or to verify track listings. Most of these tapes do have track listings. A few do not, and a few do not have cases. This collection is offered ‘as is.’
I would be willing to ship this collection anywhere in the U.S. and possibly overseas. I will not sell these tapes. If you are interested in trading for this collection, please let me know what you would like to offer. I’m interested in lots of kinds of records, I like artist books, books on design issues and interesting alternative and visual culture publications. I would also be interested in trading these for a new toner cartridge for my laser printer, or reams of clean unused letter-size paper or cardstock. Feel free to surprise me with offers of whatever you think might be appropriate in value.
My contact information again is: email@example.com.
Also, if you have general feedback about this idea, feel free to email me with that as well!