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(Spin Magazine)   How sweet it is to find Marvin Gaye's passport that could be worth $20k in a old record you just bought for 75 cents. Mercy, mercy me   (spin.com) divider line 26
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2014-02-04 09:18:35 PM
What countries can you visit with it?
 
2014-02-04 09:20:12 PM
he decided to add that 'E,' and there's a lot of different theories: People say it's because he wanted to separate himself from his father or because he actually liked Sam Cooke so much, who had an 'E' at the end of his name, that he wanted to imitate his idol

Did "gay" not have today's connotations in the 60s?
 
2014-02-04 11:31:13 PM
Wow, you have to R-E-S-P-E-C-T a find like that!
 
2014-02-04 11:46:22 PM
Antique Roadshow guestimates of what something like that would bring at auction are like ESPN predictions of what the Super Bowl score is going to be.
 
2014-02-04 11:47:28 PM

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"I'll give you $300 for it, I still have to frame it and make some money, and it will be sitting in my shop for a long time"

 
2014-02-04 11:51:25 PM
Well, I'll be doggone.
 
2014-02-04 11:51:36 PM
Saw that episode.  Love it.  The passport wasn't as amazing as the $100,000 worth of watches someone found (all prices pulled directly out of arse because I can't remember exactly) or the more amazing thing was a photo album work $100,000 that included pictures of every member of Lincoln, every member of his cabinet, and every member of the US Senate that particular year all originally autographed.  The dude said he had never seen a set like it in 30 years of doing estimates so was just guessing.  Then there were the 2 chairs from some architect who specifically designed these two chairs for some Detroit elites to specifically sit in a specific spot in a specific house.  The architect did lots of rich people like Henry Ford.  Apparently the families involved are so rich and snooty, none of his work (as far as furniture) has ever been sold at auction so again no real way to appraise it.

Anyway it was a good episode.
 
2014-02-05 12:17:50 AM

fusillade762: he decided to add that 'E,' and there's a lot of different theories: People say it's because he wanted to separate himself from his father or because he actually liked Sam Cooke so much, who had an 'E' at the end of his name, that he wanted to imitate his idol

Did "gay" not have today's connotations in the 60s?


I don't think it did in '64, at least not in common usage.  I think "gay" had that connotation, but it was much more limited, still cloaked in a subculture.  Most people would not have used it that way until later in the '60s.
 
2014-02-05 12:21:33 AM
And if you tried using it at customs, then you could hear the TSA through the rape vine.
 
2014-02-05 12:28:57 AM
Maybe the best live album ever
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-05 12:35:59 AM
$20K? Eh, it's worth a shot...
 
2014-02-05 12:37:32 AM

Billy Liar: fusillade762: he decided to add that 'E,' and there's a lot of different theories: People say it's because he wanted to separate himself from his father or because he actually liked Sam Cooke so much, who had an 'E' at the end of his name, that he wanted to imitate his idol

Did "gay" not have today's connotations in the 60s?

I don't think it did in '64, at least not in common usage.  I think "gay" had that connotation, but it was much more limited, still cloaked in a subculture.  Most people would not have used it that way until later in the '60s.


It certainly did, according to my 70 year old pops.  Plus, you have never read anything from James Baldwin who was black and gay and used the term in his books in his writings in the 50s and 60s.
 
2014-02-05 01:33:16 AM
Am I the only one surprised that you can just publicly sell someone else's government passport that you received "by accident"? That's one of those things that can only be sold on the black market.
 
2014-02-05 01:41:27 AM

HotWingAgenda: Am I the only one surprised that you can just publicly sell someone else's government passport that you received "by accident"? That's one of those things that can only be sold on the black market.


It's 50 years old, so it stopped being a legal document a long, long time ago. Plus the owner is a famous dead guy, which tends to raise some red flags at Customs if the passport being half a century old doesn't.
 
2014-02-05 01:45:54 AM

HotWingAgenda: Am I the only one surprised that you can just publicly sell someone else's government passport that you received "by accident"? That's one of those things that can only be sold on the black market.


Passports expire
 
2014-02-05 02:09:14 AM
Considering the huge, huge, very large number of people who got it on to his music I don't think his name was an issue. It was like a musical aphrodisiac. It still works. Try it,you'll like it.
 
2014-02-05 02:38:52 AM

fusillade762: What countries can you visit with it?


It's probably expired, so trying to use it to visit another country will get you into trouble, man.
 
2014-02-05 03:35:36 AM
Hey,
lh3.ggpht.com  in this thread.
 
2014-02-05 05:32:36 AM

brandent: Saw that episode.  Love it.  The passport wasn't as amazing as the $100,000 worth of watches someone found (all prices pulled directly out of arse because I can't remember exactly)...


wiki.tarantino.info
 
2014-02-05 06:58:14 AM

Dahnkster: Hey,
  in this thread.


Excellent
 
2014-02-05 07:06:16 AM
Also, Detroit is a collector's dream these days for fans of music, and car memorabilia. Picked up a few 20's and 30's Champion and Auto Lite cabinets and a early 30's Snap on rollaway for next to nothing there recently. The downside is, well, Detroit ...
 
2014-02-05 07:30:59 AM

Dahnkster: Hey,
  in this thread.


I can't believe they slapped such an out of date photo on the cover of the single.
 
2014-02-05 07:56:53 AM

Ooba Tooba: Also, Detroit is a collector's dream these days for fans of music, and car memorabilia. Picked up a few 20's and 30's Champion and Auto Lite cabinets and a early 30's Snap on rollaway for next to nothing there recently. The downside is, well, Detroit ...


It's like collecting things from an ancient civilization.
 
2014-02-05 10:23:15 AM

DrBenway: Well, I'll be doggone.


Ain't that peculiar?
 
2014-02-05 12:13:15 PM

Ooba Tooba: Also, Detroit is a collector's dream these days for fans of music, and car memorabilia. Picked up a few 20's and 30's Champion and Auto Lite cabinets and a early 30's Snap on rollaway for next to nothing there recently.


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That's some pretty cool stuff.  Well done.
 
2014-02-05 04:48:29 PM

Uzzah: Wow, you have to R-E-S-P-E-C-T a find like that!


Only if it was tucked inside an Otis Redding or Aretha Franklin album.
 
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