From The Childhood Stamp Collection

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…via the sketch book…scan-2scan-3scan-4scan-5scan-6scan-7

…a little something I jammed out whilst taking a pre-shop-close break…

…seed planted by Scotty…who talked murals then never got back….

…Scotty, phone home.

…(shit…not much brain space for drawing or posting at the moment…whoda thought telling everyone you’re closing their favourite record shop would cause soooo much chaos…thank the little baby Jesus it’s not  Christmas any time soon….)

…(stamp collection seems to end in 1976 with the Xmas issue of that year…I would’ve been 13/14…mmm….records…..).

…(really in love with that 4 colour ballpoint pen…it’s so messy!).

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Cardboard Mailers

….Cardboard Mailers…

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…friend of mine is helping his folks downsize before they move somewhere smaller than the family home….he brought me  this box of cardboard mailers that his Dad had “accumulated” when he was a member of the World Record Club, local purveyors of budget music…

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…hmmm, pre-decimal postage?….

…didn’t we go decimal just a few months after my family arrived here in 1967?…. (rhetorical…that’s rhetorical)….

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…these are “well-curated” for being in the basement for nearly 48 years…

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…why, the tape is like it was just cut yesterday…

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…and this one appears to pre-date the advent of the World Record Club’s Postal Permit…

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….cardboard mailers.

…(cardboard mailers are a bloody important tool in my trade…folks from out of town will spend more if you are able to offer them firm, safe packaging for their purchases….mmmm….cardboard mailers).

Mail Call

…ooo a letter…that isn’t a bill!!…IMG_3455

 

…it’s from faarrr away…

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…hey, I recognise that hand-enhanced address….

 

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…coud it be?….

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…a belated xmas greeting from Pamo & Jeff?….

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….yay! It is!…thank you Pamo & Jeff…

 

 

 

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…(and a quick pic next to the logo so I can prove I didn’t just steal the images off the internet)…

 

…(and for anyone not already aware of Pamo’s fine blog…and Jeff’s impromptu stand-up performances, head on over to….

 

http://pamoart.com/2015/01/05/my-diet-coke-addiction/

 

…tell ’em I sent you).

Can I Have A Stamp

…we used to ask that of shop keepers, bank tellers and dental nurses when we were kids…

…not only was it free “stuff”…

…it was cool to have your ink on your skin…

…we like to accommodate kids at Too Tone Records…

…they’re an integral part of the music buying public……

…and yes kids, Tony will give you a stamp…
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…a bloody great big one….

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…Too Tone Records – We’ll Ink Your Kids Whilst You Shop! …

…tell your Mum it was Deirdre’s Idea.

 

…(big thank you to my nephews Zac & Jo, without whose arms this post would not be possible….

…and to my good friend Dee, whose idea it really was).