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Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

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Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby SublevelStudios » Sun May 12, 2019 9:57 pm

I just want to take this opportunity to thank a group of collectors who make me incredibly proud to know them.

Some of you might know that I designed the mini Death Star that a few of the guys here took out to Chicago as swag, and it went down a storm. At the time they asked me how much I wanted for doing it and I told them outright there would be no charge, It was something I really wanted to create and knew if we coud pull it off it would make a great bit of swag.
Well, once they all got back little to my knowledge, they'd all chipped in and raised a huge wad of cash for me to put towards a re-seal I was aiming to get from Vectis a couple of weeks ago.
So a massive thank you to NICK RAYNER, SIMON McOWAN, ROBERT MARSH, JASON SMITH, DAN BURGESS, PETER LEE, BEN COOMBER, JAMES MARTIN, MARTIN WOODGATE and DAZ QUINN. Thank you lads, it's greatly appreciated.

Then, Richard Hutchinson gifts me an original footer to complete it!!!

Secondly, I managed to land what I consider to be one of my top 5 grail pieces o a lucky ebay search, an ESB Lucite star. It was minus the velvet bag but I was not bothered, they come up for sale so seldomly. I posted my find on Facebook on the Beyond the Toys page and within minutes, Craig C Thomas (not sure if he's on here) posted up that he had a spare velvet bag and that I could have it.

It's times like this that being part of the collecting community really restores your faith in people, that there are collectors out there that are not just about the money, or the acquisition, that it is about helping each other with their collecting journey.

Not usually a soppy idiot but I just wanted those people to know that I really appreciate their generosity.
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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby tigerham » Sun May 12, 2019 10:08 pm

What a great story and well deserved. It was a generous and nice thing you did in the first place my friend. Thank you for sharing and great pieces for sure. :)

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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby spoons » Sun May 12, 2019 10:24 pm

You are one of the good guys Mark - richly deserved!
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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby Mini99 » Sun May 12, 2019 10:33 pm

Great generosity from all involved.
I just wanted to add that the Death Star that you designed was truly amazing and I understand that it became a highly prized item to those lucky enough to get one in Chicago.

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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby coomber75 » Sun May 12, 2019 10:48 pm

great to see

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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby Darth Bobby » Sun May 12, 2019 11:17 pm

There’s some good people in the world. Well done everyone. Great Death Star by the way.

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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby Snaketibe » Mon May 13, 2019 1:22 am

What a great story! Top marks to all concerned.

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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Mon May 13, 2019 7:05 am

Quality. That’s what our lovely Star Wars Community is all about

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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby Palifan » Mon May 13, 2019 10:44 am

That's two amazing stories for sure and I'm so glad at was you Mark as it was definitely deservedly so and I also know that the items are now at a good home.

It just shows that there are good people out there ready to help out when they can :D

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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby Bonsai_Tree_Ent » Mon May 13, 2019 11:14 am

Mark, you put passion, positivity and creativity into the hobby - good deeds are often returned!

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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby edd_jedi » Mon May 13, 2019 11:30 am

Great to hear some good news :)

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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby SAVORY100 » Mon May 13, 2019 12:35 pm

Fantastic 8)

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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby theforceuk » Mon May 13, 2019 9:02 pm

Great story's love the generosity from everyone. :)
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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby AndyPreston » Tue May 14, 2019 1:24 pm

Great stories Mark, and richly deserved. Nice one.
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Re: Not one, but two positive collecting stories!

Postby Cazza » Wed May 15, 2019 9:03 pm

Brilliant stuff, fellas 8)
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