Is it OK to throw out photo-antiquities?

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  1. jon koss

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    As I troll the depths of my photoaccumulation I am finding some items whose value I am seriously doubting. Would the photopowers take offense if I simply discarded items such as this large but old and tatty Kodak ad?

    Thanks,

    Jon
     

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    A museum would cry big tears over this cruel act.

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    Don't throw it away, someone might find it. Burn it!
     
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    If you have some old ad pieces, I will gladly take them off your hands. I can scan them and use them for collage work for school. I had considered buying some at a flea market here in town, but they want 10.00-20.00 per page for them. For some reason...
     
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    Give them away in the classifieds here, do a good deed. I hate to see stuff like that wind up in the trash, but I'm like that. There's some old tatty maps from 1897 in my bedroom.
     
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    Don't throw them away! The're worth something to somebody.

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    old Kodak Ad

    I have a few old box Kodaks of little value (except the 0s & 00s) but this would look good in the back of the glass case. I have some VPK ads in with my VPKs.

    I'll pay you postage and a little for the hassle factor to ship it to me instead of throwing it in the can. (Unless you live in Lower Elbonia)
     
  8. Fotoguy20d

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    Packrats of the world unite (and share). It's amazing what some people (me for instance) will keep. But, in this case, I'll say that I have enough of my own flotsam and jetsam to want yours. The next bit though...

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  9. jon koss

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    Hi there - wow, I was surprised by the outpouring of sympathy for this item! If you can give me your address I will send it along to you. Once sent, I will let you know the postage. I am in Massachusetts, by the way.

    Jon



     
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    You sound just like my wife... she's not content after a clearout unless everything is totally DESTROYED :confused:
     
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    Well, I hope you are not accusing me in teaching her such a manners :rolleyes:
     
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    Being a bit of a photo antiquity myself after more than fifty years photography, I don't relish the idea of spending the rest of my existence on a landfill.:smile:
     
  13. Christopher Walrath

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    I have an old Graflok roll film adapter for 4x5 that is, like, 1,500 years old. I know I will never that capacity to use it. I have had ot for a year and I don't see it leaving anytime soon. Yeah, it's OK to toss unneededs. Good luck trying to carry through with it.
     
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    Your junk may be someones treasure. Pass it forward.
     
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    I find that I feel the need to rescue things from the dumpster. Hence, the 8x10 Century No. 7 studio camera on it's stand in my living room. :D The lights that came with it are in a different room. One of the lights plugs into a lens board and is usable with the camera, though I haven't figured out how to use it properly. :confused:

    I also have some old Kodak ads, one of which is for IR film during WWII (I think).
     
  16. Sirius Glass

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    The answer is NO!

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    i concur

    packrats of the world unite - don't throw them out...

    p.s. you can always find another wife, this is one-of-a-kind!!!!
     
  18. Sirius Glass

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    Amen, amen, AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!

    The next wife will be a new model with lower mileage!

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    Right, more plastic, airbags and more expensive service bills :tongue:
     
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    No, better sprung suspension. Fewer dings. Well lubricated.

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    Curious... could this be a means of converting the camera into a projector or enlarger? I have heard of an adapter for large format cameras to make enlargers out of them but I've never seen one.
     
  22. juanito

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    burn it!, but keep the ashes...:smile: