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Anyone that worked at The National want a The National paper box with 1st issues

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Von McKenzie, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Von McKenzie

    Von McKenzie New Member

    Ok, heres the deal. My wife wants this out of the house. This was my dad's, Van McKenzie. I don't want to sell it but would rather give it to someone that worked at The National that would appreciate it & not sell it. If you worked there and would want this, hit me up at deputyfl@yahoo.com. It will cost you a beer and you have to pick it up if you ever are in my area. If you ever get through St Augustine Florida, you can pick it up. Its heavy as hell. It has a bunch of copies of the first issues inside from the 3 cities they went out in.
    -Von McKenzie

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  2. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    So sorry you have to get rid of this Von. It is a piece of journalism history and from a time when your dad was at the top of his game and worked with some of the best sports journalists in the world. My brother-in-law has one of those, and I am jealous every time I see it. No way you can push back on this?
  3. Von McKenzie

    Von McKenzie New Member

    I got plenty of my dad's things. I'm not too attached to this. I'm keeping a few 1st issues too :) Being a collector myself(i collect 80s BMX bikes & casino chips), IMO this should go where its appreciated.
  4. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Well-Known Member

    Kindred should have this, if he doesn't already. Or Ostler.

  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    That's awesome. Too bad you have to let it go.
  6. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    That's cool. As long as you are OK parting with it. It's a great memento. Wish I had worked there, but that was before my time. Hope it finds a good home.
  7. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    That looks just like the ones they had here, except it has newspapers in it. The ones here never got filled.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yup... they deserve it...
    Or Richard L. Shook -- because he should have something for all the papers and wire services he closed.
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    What a treasure. One of my great regrets that I never nicked a USA Today box, especially since the repair facility was in my hometown and the guy who ran it was a friend of the family. I just never got around to it.
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