Cant believe our luck. Good buys

#1 by Tom Photiou , Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:11 pm

Well, this is a first for a long time for us.
Got a call from my Brother who went to the very nice town of Tavistock today. He visited the towns indoor market and found a table with a few "old super 8s. Nothing too spectacular, but the guy had the 400 footer of Blazing Saddles, A Flintstones Episode, Little Bamm Bamm. From series 4 in 1963 400 ft colour sound, before canned laughter was put on these. And a small reel with two of the robot Smash ads. All in the original boxes and all for £22. (managed to get him down from £25), As this was in effect a flea market he rang me and i said, take a chance. Got them home tonight and cleaned them all up with filmgurd but did expect at least one to be damaged or faded, well,
a great surprise, every one is like a brand spanking new print, all in original boxes, all with perfect vibrant colours with no fade and excellent sound.
I shall pop some pictures on here over the Easter weekend in the review section. A happy bunny today. Not a single black line on a single frame, no splices and full original leaders and tails, & all keepers.


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#2 by Paul Browning , Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:39 pm

Tom you've got more jam than Hartley's !!!!!!, well done mate. Nothing like picking up a gem or two. You want to add die hard to that collection ?.


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RE: Cant believe our luck. Good buys

#3 by Tom Photiou , Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:56 pm


I do, or /& silence of the Lambs, typical because i am now in the position to buy and me dosh is waiting, my ebay sales have recouped & the film fund is sitting in paypal patiently.
Funny enough another forum member, (not on here) kindly offered me his SOTL, unfortunately £400 is much more that what i am willing to pay for it. Have to be sensible with these things.


 
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#4 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:03 pm

I'd consider it at that price if it's in top condition Tom.

You did really well there Tom. It's great when you find good quality films in the least expected of places! Even better when they are all like new!!


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#5 by Paul Browning , Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:08 pm

I have DIE HARD the first outing, i'll get some screen shots for you PM your email mate . I got offered the same film Tom, I think from the same guy, who has some top films.



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RE: Cant believe our luck. Good buys

#6 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:01 pm

Patience young Tom, everything comes to him that waits, usually it happens like this, you placate yourself with a title or two,
then the title you'd kill for suddenly appears, sod's law.



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#7 by Gwyn Morgan , Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:13 pm

Nice one Tom been to Tavy market numerous times and never seen naf all!!!!!!!!!
SOTL will turn up bide your time.


 
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#8 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:32 pm

My wife always likes to have a laugh at my expense when we go anywhere near a flee market or antiques shop as I have to have a nosy just in case, I'm the ultimate optimist and never say never, it all comes to he who waits and I'm waiting



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RE: Cant believe our luck. Good buys

#9 by Tom Photiou , Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:20 pm


Have to say Gwyn, i have visited there several times a year and i myself have never seen anything. From what i can gather the films were sort of on the back centre of the table that was pretty much selling all different kinds of things. He did have a 400 foot copy of Star Wars but he wanted £450 for that so we laughed and gave it back. I think he knew he had a little something there.


 
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