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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2018, 06:06:14 AM »
I would love to have seen the Head Tide station view that is mentioned, above.

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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2018, 01:58:57 PM »
Here is the 1937 Head Tide view. I cropped out the "ebay scan" that was across the top.
Note that this is for illustrative purposes only; the WW&F Museum does not own this photo nor the right to reprint it.
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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2018, 01:59:52 PM »
The museum has purchased the 1939 Wiscasset Shop slide.
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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2018, 02:08:19 PM »
1901 WW&F Bond... Currently in GERMANY??!!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/283000315878
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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2018, 05:33:41 PM »
This popped up yesterday. I'm having trouble determining the orientation, but my guess is looking north?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIG-SLIDE-Wiscasset-Waterville-Farmington-yard-scene-Albion-Original-Kodachro/163107519098

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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2018, 07:22:51 PM »
Yes, you are looking north. The same seller (kayakers1107) sold a matching view a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the museum did not purchase that slide; we are still deciding if we want this one for the archives.

This same seller has also sold many B&H/B&SR, Monson, and SR&RL slides; for those interested in those roads.
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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2018, 09:03:51 PM »
This seller appears to be sitting on a treasure trove of rare unpublished images of the Maine Two-Footers, both color slides and black and white negatives, and has been selling them one by one on Ebay for several years now. Here is another one (attached) that came up for sale back in 2014 I think, showing engines 2 and 4 inside the Wiscasset coal shed after abandonment. I tried to get it but was outbid, so I have no idea who owns it now.
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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2018, 12:50:25 PM »
This seller appears to be sitting on a treasure trove of rare unpublished images of the Maine Two-Footers, both color slides and black and white negatives, and has been selling them one by one on Ebay for several years now. Here is another one (attached) that came up for sale back in 2014 I think, showing engines 2 and 4 inside the Wiscasset coal shed after abandonment. I tried to get it but was outbid, so I have no idea who owns it now.

So how about the BoD designates an official delegate to approach the seller and arrange a review of their collection and bulk buy of anything of interest?

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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2018, 12:52:47 PM »
Already attempted. Twice. No response from the seller, yet.
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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2018, 01:27:47 PM »
Ed, thanks for showing Head Tide. It is my favourite station.
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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2018, 04:16:50 PM »
Here are two other color slides that came up for sale in the past year, images that are simply amazing. I have no idea who owns them now.

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Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2018, 04:31:15 PM »
I believe that some sellers do not want anyone going through their collections for whatever reasons.  Our local library which is in a repurposed former Lehigh Valley Railroad engine house tried to visit a seller who sold them two original blue prints of the building.  Nothing ever happened.  These blue prints are treasured by the group and they paid a princely sum for them and were willing to pay similarly for any more--no luck.  If there are any more, we will have to wait until the seller decides to put them up for bid.  I keep bugging the friend who found them on Ebay to see if he spotted any more.  The blue prints were framed and are on display in the "Engine House" (as the library is called).  I stare at them every time I visit.


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