Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby Jay H on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:10 am

tommyc wrote:In my collection i have McCalls [Rambles of the Switcher] original and dated 1916 @a price of 50 cent[US] Lol.



Is this for sale...???
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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby liam stephens on Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:32 am

Hi Jay,

Having just read the R.D. Yates Checker Player book on the site mentioned above, he might be a candidate
for your Mt Rushmore list of four.

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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby Jay H on Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:12 pm

liam stephens wrote:Hi Jay,

Having just read the R.D. Yates Checker Player book on the site mentioned above, he might be a candidate
for your Mt Rushmore list of four.

Regards - Liam.


Yeah...America's original "shooting star"....
Other American shooting stars..Gonotsky, Lieber, Rosenfield, Chamblee (among others).
British ....French, Levy, Gallagher (among others).
All men who burst on the scene, blazed a trail, and left way too soon......

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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby tommyc on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:49 pm

HEEhewehehe That was the price in 1916 [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[50cent]..........i wasnt abt then , i bought it in whole collection offa a guy whose deceased father was a Mail player...................its just a lil small handbook to could put in yur pocket,abt 5inches by 4 id say, roughly.
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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:26 am

im sure 50 cents was worth a lot more back then :)
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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby liam stephens on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:14 am

A Man of Means

"Trailers for sale or rent
Rooms to let...fifty cents.
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain't got no cigarettes
Ah, but..two hours of pushin' broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I'm a man of means by no means
King of the road."

P S I just got a copy of Richard Pask's Starting out in Draughts for 99 pence on ebay :)
I already have a copy, but I think it was Oldbury who said you should get 2 copies of every book on Draughts, one for the bookshelf and one for cut outs.
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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby john reade on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:25 pm

I just bought a copy of Starting Out In Draughts at Hoyle's in Oxford for £10. I think you got a better deal Liam!
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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:01 pm

I could just about hear the music Liam :)

and that price for Mr Pask's book is an absolute steal. You shouldnt be discouraged John you paid market value

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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby progenic on Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:29 am

I have found quite a number of bargains on ebay, just won Tom Wiswell's regulated board for 99 cents usd. Bought 1 volume of the British Draughts Journal (hardbound) from Amazon for 19.99 usd(1955-1956).
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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:38 pm

Jason i think that grabbing a bargain is twice as satisfying as just finding the right book

I really enjoy looking but lately everything checkers seems to have gone sky high havent found a really really well priced item in a while
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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby George Hay on Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:28 pm

This one is new to me, another checker book by W.T. Call, Vocabulary of Checkers.

http://www.archive.org/stream/vocabular ... 7/mode/2up
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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby Jay H on Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:24 pm

George Hay wrote:This one is new to me, another checker book by W.T. Call, Vocabulary of Checkers.

http://www.archive.org/stream/vocabular ... 7/mode/2up



An awesome find, and an excellent post George !!!!

Can anyone present on the forum school me on what technology, program, etc., etc. was used to produce this (hit the link to see what I am referring to..)
I have been waiting for several months for the "ION BOOK SAVER" that was shown at an expo last January...with a proposed release date of April...but it has not yet been released. Google it to see the demo......
But, whatever was used for this (Call's Vocabulary) looks incredible......again, can anyone give me info on how this is done.
I have tons (literally thousands of pages) of things I would post....some pretty rare stuff that could probably never be found elsewhere....
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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby liam stephens on Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:50 pm

John Acker wrote:

The Smithsonian Institution shares this video about the scanning Archive.org does to help make more of their Libraries' materials accessible:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WztO6fSsxCA (comment from John: not a very helpful video, and the music is annoying)


Wow !!! That piano piece might be one of John Reade's favourites. :)
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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby Jay H on Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:57 pm

JohnAcker wrote:
One Do It Yourself approach can be found here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hig ... d-Cheap-C/


"Take your camera, and hold it over the edge of any dumpster you find interesting. When you get home, see if there's anything that will help you. Later, return under cover of darkness and recover whatever it is you needed."

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Thanx John....but, with all due respect to all concerned, I'll probably wait for the Ion book Saver....Image

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Re: Checkers Treasure Hunt Down Under

Postby john reade on Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:24 am

Sorry, I don't know the rag. I agree it gets a bit monotonous with the same 8 bars repeated over and over again. Also the smudged right hand towards the end.
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