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#1 dalbert

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 08:44 PM

I received the color proof copy of the printed version of "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, and Other Paper Items" today. This is the presentation that board member "SIG" and I have put together for the "lecture" portion of the 2005 Thompson Collector's Association Show and Shoot in Ohio in two weeks. It looks great!

It will be presented on screen with Michael covering the "Golden Age" paper items, and me covering military and West Hurley paper items, with a Q&A session afterwards. This work is the most complete documentation of Thompson paper items published to date , with 107 different items pictured, along with detailed analysis of many items.

Two pages are devoted to a 3-part matrix that Michael spent many hours putting together with white gloves on, documenting the many differences between the first six Auto-Ordnance handbooks. (3 versions of the Model of 1921 Handbook, and 3 versions of the Model of 1928/21/27 Handbook) Michael did an immaculate job on the matrix, and I know it will be very well received by all who have an interest in Thompsons.

I spent over 80 hours working on the presentation, and I can't wait to present it at the show. It is 50 pages (Power Point Slides) long, and I think everyone will like it. A "Special 1st Edition" of 100 numbered color printed books will be sold at the show. If any are left after the show, I will sell them through the mail. The books are similar to the Thompson books that Doug Richardson has printed, in that they have a clear front cover, a black leather-textured vinyl back cover, and a coil binding. The biggest difference is that this book is printed in color throughout. The book will be a handy collector reference guide. The price for the book is $30, and I will begin selling them at the show. I'm not making much money on these, as I wanted them to be available in color to present the highest quality reference piece I could afford to market, which is an expensive venture on a small scale.

I want to sincerely thank several individuals who contributed material to the presentation. Their contributions to the effort are tremendously appreciated!

Many thanks to the following contributors!

Tracie L. Hill
Tom Davis
Shawn Hamblin
"American Thunder II," by Frank Iannamico
Bill Menosky
Craig Zammiello
Mark T. Taylor
Chuck Schauer
Warren Kreiser

I would also like to very sincerely thank Michael Sig for his substantial work on the project. Without Michael, this presentation simply would not be much to talk about. His material, as well as his ideas, research, and input on 20 different major revisions of the presentation that we went through has contributed to a finished product that I am very proud of. A million thanks, Michael!

Here are some preview pictures of several pages of the 50-page presentation.











I'm am looking forward very much to meeting everyone at the show. See you in 2 weeks!

David Albert
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Edited by dalbert, 04 January 2009 - 10:22 PM.

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#2 gijive

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:30 PM

Dave,

Great job! Looking forward to meeting you also and enjoying your presentation. Thanks to SIG and Dalbert for their hard work on this presentation.
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:40 PM

I may buy two books. Don't be late or the first 100 books may be sold out by dinner.
All I can say is...

WOW

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 08:04 AM

Dave,
Very cool! Great job you and Sig did, gotta get me one.
Best, Z
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 10:03 AM


Dave
I can see that you and Sig put a lot of work into this project and it came out great and I must have one of your books.
I will be there with my wife Lana ,I also was thinking of bringing that PUBLIC NOTICE , that the
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE put out in 1968 to register your firearms ( machine guns,destructive devices )
The notice is 12x18 ,I was thinking of making copies and having the members donate something to the
TCA club for them. I will not make nothing off them, its all for the club. It has pictures of the firearms and definition.
If nobody is interested than than thats OK too.

See Ya
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 12:07 PM

So you have to go to the TCA thing to get a copy?
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 05:55 PM



Z3BigDaddy
If you want one send me your address and I'll mail you one for the shipping cost and something for
the TCA.

See Ya
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 11:45 PM

Dave,
Set one of your books aside for me....it sounds as if they will be quite popular!

Tino,
I'd appreciate it if you'd set one of these posters aside for me also....it'll look great in a frame!

Now I'll have to remember to bring a poster tube with me...

Thanks!! laugh.gif

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:20 AM



OK John I'll save you one.

Z3BigDaddy you got E mail

See Ya
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Posted 31 July 2005 - 09:39 AM

Dave,

Please set a book aside for me – thanks!

Tino,

Sounds like you have a great idea also – please bring one for me too.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 12:59 PM

Everyone,

I have received some e-mails from people who are not planning to attend the show in Ohio, asking me to purchase copies of the book. I will set aside up to 10 of the books for these folks prior to the show. (I have set aside 5 already.) The rest will go to the show with me. I don't want to create any apprehension on the part of the folks who will be at the show. There will be enough for everyone to get at least one if they want one.

The books will be finished at the printer either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, and I will be numbering them and preparing for my trip up until I drive from Texas next week. Once I have the books in-hand this week, I will send out payment instructions to those who have contacted me who will not be able to attend. I will plan to mail out as many as have been paid for on the Wednesday before the show, so that they will probably arrive in mailboxes on the Friday or Saturday of the show and shoot.

While I don't expect to sell out of them at the show, I want to make sure everyone who attends the show will have a chance to get a copy. If there are any left over after the show, I will post them for sale here first for a few days, and then on the Sturmgewehr.com Collector's Board.

Tino,

I'd like one of the posters you mentioned as well.

Thanks!

David Albert
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Posted 31 July 2005 - 04:32 PM


David/Bill
Will save them for ya.
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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:22 PM

Hey Tino, I'll take one of the posters at the TCA.
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Posted 31 July 2005 - 09:57 PM

Tino - If you make a copy for me, I will gladly donate to the club. See you soon.
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 06:21 PM

Hey, I'd be intrested in one of these books as well-adlake
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 06:43 PM

Dave,

Put my name on one, I'll see ya at the show. wink.gif

Thanks,

Jim smile.gif



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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:54 PM

dalbert I'd like one also. I sent you an e-mail. Thank you.
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:34 PM

I received the printing of 100 books today, and am numbering them with a hand stamp this evening.

I have reached the limit of 10 requests for books that I'm selling in advance of the show to those who cannot attend next week. I'll take the rest to the show, and if there are any left over, I will post them for sale here afterwards.

Thanks!

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 09:26 PM


Just want you to know I made some copies of the posters for everybody here and some extra
ones for the club, sent one to Z3 he liked it.
See Ya at the show

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 02:57 AM

Shoot that don't mean nuttin.... I like Jr. and Arty too, was does that tell you?
But it is a nice poster on heavy stock.... A little piece-o-history.....
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