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#1 DallasGypsy

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

Hi all ...

I have a cabinet full of old issues of pottery magazines, some going back to the 1980's. Most of these are in "like new" condition. They've been great for learning more about techniques, artists, etc.

But now, I have a problem: I'm moving 1500 miles and am paring down. Question is ... what to do with these magazines. I don't want to toss them out and, as a group, they'd add major $$ to the moving expenses. Plus there's not room for them in the new place.

I'm willing to give them to someone who'd either come & get them or pay for the shipping supplies & postage (media rate) for me to mail them. Any other suggestions?

Thanks for your advice ...
Elizabeth


PS ... if this isn't the correct forum to post this, please let me know the appropriate place.

#2 Mark C.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

If you can donate them to a local clay art center or JC if they want them or the students.
At last resort you can just recycle them-how about a craigs list under free stuff as well as under arts/crafts for free come pick up?
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

Hi all ...

I have a cabinet full of old issues of pottery magazines, some going back to the 1980's. Most of these are in "like new" condition. They've been great for learning more about techniques, artists, etc.

But now, I have a problem: I'm moving 1500 miles and am paring down. Question is ... what to do with these magazines. I don't want to toss them out and, as a group, they'd add major $ to the moving expenses. Plus there's not room for them in the new place.

I'm willing to give them to someone who'd either come & get them or pay for the shipping supplies & postage (media rate) for me to mail them. Any other suggestions?

Thanks for your advice ...
Elizabeth


PS ... if this isn't the correct forum to post this, please let me know the appropriate place.

DALLAS;
I had a similar collection of CMs dating back to 1971. I was renting my house out for one year as I was taking a leave from teaching. I carefully placed them on a high shelf in the basement. Unbeknownst to me, my renter moved them down to a bottom shelf, and then the sewer backed up. Fault of the city, not me. Had to throw them all out. This actually turned into a blessing, as I also moved from that house. We have a Children's Hospital book mart annually, and it is HUGE. I have seen CMs there and other craft mags. You can donate them to a charitable org. like that, or to a used book store, or a library. I doubt that you would get any money for them.If libraries carry the periodical, they will have bound copies and will not need any more.
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#4 DallasGypsy

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. Our community is rather small but I'll give Craigslist a try. Worst case scenario is to move them and then donate them when we move to a larger city.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

There is also www.freecycle.org, which is for free things to have another life. They are organized by area to simplify things.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Where are you located (general idea) in case someone wanted to get them?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

I'm near Melbourne, Florida ... on the east coast, about 20 miles south of Cape Canaveral.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

Hey, my hubby is in Cocoa this week - how many magazines do you have? A library would be an interesting addition to my studio!

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:20 PM

OH Alice ... So sorry that I didn't see your note until just now. Any chance that he's back in Cocoa this month?

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:58 PM

Old magazines are the best - my favorites are Clay Times and Pottery Making Illustrated. They are packed with so much usable info. For PMI, the only issue I am missing is the first - Volume 1, No. 1, and for Clay times in the first year I only have the Premier issue but have all the following issues. Perhaps ''Premier' was the only issue in CT's first year. Does anyone perhaps have my missing issues that they might wish to pass on? I go back thru them finding ideas to use in class and 'just for fun'. There is always inspiration in each issue. Other ceramics magazines arrive for a year or 2, then I let them lapse for a bit before I get another couple years. Not for PMI or CT - every year, every issue. No better magazines on the market for me.

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