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27 minutes ago, Arcadia said:

Yeah, I worry when the baby I have now gives out, I won't be able to figure out how to drive the new models. My Echo is 20 this year, and she's been a peach. Not a single bell or whistle on her, I love it. :D

 

There's a car called Echo?  I take it that's the model, not the manufacturer, but I don't recall ever hearing of it (and an internet search was no help).

 

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Toyota, they only made them for about 5 years, I think. Too bad, it's been the best car I've ever owned. 40 mpg, low maintenance, huge trunk for my art show supplies, comfortable seats. As I said, a peach.

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They apparently don't make Tercels any more either.  We used to have two of those (an '86 wagon and a '91 sedan), but now it's the '91 and the '06 Matrix (Corolla hatchback) that I mentioned.  They make good cars, at any rate.  Even if the engine goes, they're worth repairing -- it's cheaper than buying another car.

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Yeah, my parents' Camry lasted almost thirty years, until my crazy sis-in-law drove it into the ground and abandoned it. *sigh*

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Note from Carol the Dabbler:  I'm combining a new thread into this one for the simple reason that (unlike the last few pages) it's actually ON TOPIC!!!  :D  Here's the original post:

 

19 hours ago, Occasional Irregular said:

Over 55 years, (since I was 20)  I have accumulated a lot of books and other sherlockiana.  Since no one in my family is interested  ,'I'd like to know where to find either a market, or at least a good home for the accumulation.  I do not have a current inventory.  It is mostly modern parodies/pastiches, but some rarer stuff.  At least 50 original BSJ's, The Hound in shorthand, for use in teaching shorthand,  and stuff like that.  Can anyone point me in the right direction(s)?


... and here's Caya's response:

Hello Occasional Irregular and welcome to the forum! :wave: 

Unfortunately, I have to admit that I, for one, can't help you, but we have some bona fide Holmesians on the forum and I'm sure one of them will be along shortly. Meanwhile, you are from the US, right? Asking because it might help to clarify if you are looking for a home for your collection in the US as well or if you would be willing to ship it overseas if need be?

Sad to hear that your family doesn't share your passion. :unsure: If you want to chat about all things Baker Street-related, we'd be happy if you stuck around. :smile:

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I don’t know if this is the kind of thing you were looking for, but the University of Minnesota is currently home to the world’s largest Sherlock Holmes collection.  You might consider contacting them and donating, if there’s mutual interest.

 

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Hello, Occasional Irregular, and welcome to Sherlock Forum!  :welcome:

I'm in somewhat the same boat as you, though as more of an acquirer than a collector as such.  For example, I have my father's complete set of Perry Mason novels (three boxes full!).  Although I loved Raymond Burr's television series, I haven't really been able to get into the books, and nobody that I've contacted so far seems to want them either.  I may eventually donate them to a local Friends of the Library used-book sale -- though I hope they'd let me specify that the set be kept together.

Good luck with your search -- and keep us posted, OK?

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