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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    You are only added to the subscriber list if you've sent your postal order for seventeen shillings and sixpence in .
    Hurrumph ....
    I've collected three coupons off of the cereal packet instead - will that do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikmas View Post
    Hurrumph ....
    I've collected three coupons off of the cereal packet instead - will that do?
    You'll probably need a few hundred Greenshield stamps too.

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    Just takes me back to where I was, when I pick up an old mag from the 60's 70's etc, reading through them, and seeing some of the stuff I actualy owned later on, just so much nostalgia, and of course some very good articles, and things to build etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by SPS View Post
    I too have a lot of early mags . The earliest being a radio times from 1922. There was very little being broadcast, just evenings. Surprisingly there are a lot of valve and component adverts. Some complete radios where terrace house money
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    You'll probably need a few hundred Greenshield stamps too.
    When I was a kid I thought Greenshield stamps were dead posh .... like having a telly with ITV - or drinking PLJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikmas View Post
    When I was a kid I thought Greenshield stamps were dead posh .... like having a telly with ITV - or drinking PLJ
    Like driving a Rover or Wolseley. None of yer Ford rubbish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Like driving a Rover or Wolseley. None of yer Ford rubbish!
    Just after the war, Dad bought a brand new Wolseley 6/80, I remember it, Reg No. YMD 81, it rusted a bit.
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    Thanks for posting.

    Brings back loads of memories. Used to visit Tottenham Court Road and Lyle Street in London to purchase components or ex military radios for home build stuff. So many different speaker drivers to choose from 😊

    Also built Heathkit radios and test gear such as a grid dip oscillator. The transition from valves to transistors was quite a revelation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high.spirits View Post
    .. Used to visit Tottenham Court Road

    Also built Heathkit radios and test gear such as a grid dip oscillator. The transition from valves to transistors was quite a revelation.
    I've a memory that places Heathkit more or less opposite Lasky's on Tott. Ct. Rd. I built their 12" speaker kit in the mid sixties which I bought from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I used to have a couple of metres worth of assorted audio mags: Hi Fi News; Hi Fi News & Record Review; Practical Hi Fi, Popular Hi Fi and Audio, Hi Fi Choice, Hi Fi Answers; Audiophile; Hi Fi Review; Stereo Sound; Stereophile (and a copy or two of The Flat Response ). A few of them have been kept, but with most I tore out the arlicles that were of interest to me and threw out the remainder.

    Copies of the manuals and manufacturer's brochures have been placed in The Knowledge for reference.


    Nowadays, with an average price of 6, I rarely buy the mags - I'm tired of reading about 5K preamps, 20K powe ramps, 25K speakers and 5K cartridges; let alone 1K cables.
    That resonates a lot with me. Its really irritating to find that over 50% (say) of the average mag is addressing this stuff when a tiny % of the hifi crowd can afford it plus probably can't appreciate it.
    Most of us spend massively less and are looking for best value/improvements per buck. Rant over

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