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By Timk on Friday, March 08, 2002 - 03:01 pm: Edit

lol, i would, except my french is so poor it would take me 1/2 an hour with a dictionary to do so :)

By Chevalier on Friday, March 08, 2002 - 02:19 pm: Edit

Kudos to you, Timk! Will you tip off the seller? He/she may not know ...

By Petermarc on Friday, March 08, 2002 - 02:00 pm: Edit

exactly! good call!

By Timk on Friday, March 08, 2002 - 06:07 am: Edit

looks like ice filter piece out of one of those pernod fils glass jugs

By Petermarc on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 02:49 pm: Edit

i think that may be wishful thinking...

By Verawench on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 01:58 pm: Edit

Go ahead and buy it, but you'll be pulling the hair clogs out yerself.

That to me looks like a crusty drain.

By Chevalier on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 01:37 pm: Edit

We interrupt spooning in Spain for a brief auction message:

http://cgi.ebay.fr/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1081245747

Authentic? Or something from the drain of a kitchen sink?

By Baz on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 07:27 am: Edit

I've got extrra airline tickets!!

What part of spain?...

By Wolfgang on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 05:30 am: Edit

Ho yes! I know what kind of S&M spooning we'r gonna play. It will involve japanese bondage and fine absinthe. Vera will by tied in front of a cafe table where Peter and I will be drinking the finest asinthe in the world while coldly watching her begging for a sip.

If she's a good girl we may also spank her with our spoons.

*insert evil grin*

By Verawench on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 05:51 pm: Edit

Peter is playing the wide-eyed neophyte.

But you'd be surprised at what secret "family recipes" Grandma Segarra has shared with him.

By Destiny on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 05:34 pm: Edit

After three it kinda turns into a daisy-chain.

By Petermarc on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 04:20 pm: Edit

details, please...

By Verawench on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 04:16 pm: Edit

It's me, Petermarc and Wolfgang - we're going to be spooning this summer in Spain.

We're very open to anyone else willing to join - although 3 is usually the magic number when you're looking for some really hot spooning action.

By Petermarc on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 08:01 am: Edit

oh, excuse me...i thought you said you wanted 'to' spoon, not 'a' spoon....sorry...cough

By Oxygenee on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 07:55 am: Edit

Er....SEX is a powerful motivator of....er...absinthe collectors?

Just what are you using the spoons FOR, Petermarc?

By Petermarc on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 07:26 am: Edit

> Sentiment, and the desire for completeness, are powerful motivators in every field of collecting.

sex, too...

By Chrysippvs on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 07:09 am: Edit

That is tight TimK, I used to have one of those...

By Oxygenee on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 07:08 am: Edit

I don't know "sandrine5", but the immediate underbidder is a very canny and experienced French collector who would presumably only be interested in buying with a view to resale. So it's apparently still a reasonable buy at the current level of around EUR 90. Many collectors want to own ALL the specialist books on their subject in the original editions, not just the most up-to-date versions. To give an admittedly extreme example from the field of philately, Tracey Woodward's classic "The Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies" is today worth around $7000, even though it was published in 1928, has been supplanted in terms of informational content decades ago, and is available in a full facsimile edition at nominal cost. Sentiment, and the desire for completeness, are powerful motivators in every field of collecting.

By Timk on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 07:03 am: Edit

ha, have a look at one of my auctions, i got the item free, some guy was throwing it out, so i put it up on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2000454786

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 06:27 am: Edit

Who is this "sandrine5" bidder ? anybody knows her ?

By Tavarua on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 05:57 am: Edit

BTW - that was not directed at any one on this thread. This has just been pissing me off and I needed to unleash the furry.

By Tavarua on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 05:53 am: Edit

Ebay is really starting to piss me off, because there are just tons of people out there who have no idea what the value of something that they are bidding on. So they bid up items way past their values. It's great if you’re a seller, but the buyers, who actually know they are doing, are getting skunked. As an example, there was a really nice egg glass and a saucer up a little while ago. It was probably worth 100-120, which is what I was going to bid, then some kook ended up paying over 200 bucks for it. Hurray for the seller, but dick buyers like this really mess it up for people who recognize value and could possibly get a deal. Another example, I bought a silver pressed, Sublime, Black Album II, CD. Luckily I was on ebay, right when the seller put the item up with a buy it now option for 35USD, so I got it, because it is hard to find. Soon after, I received several emails telling me I was lucky to get it for that cheap. Guess what guys, they are only worth 30-35. You are the twats that mess the prices up. The days of buying a full bottle of Pernod for 600 bucks are gone.

By Absinthedrinker on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 02:48 am: Edit

There is nothing in MCD's original 1983 book that isn't covered in her latest one. If you are looking for information or to check facts (and can read French) l'absinthe, son histoire is the book for you. If you are a collector with a penchant for OOP books and first editions or an absinthe completist, go for L'histoire.

By Petermarc on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 12:25 am: Edit

yes, amusing, huh? but true...

By Timk on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 12:14 am: Edit

"copyrighted the title 'l'absinthe'..."
your taking the piss right, thats like me copywrighting the title 'Vin...'

By Etienne on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 04:38 pm: Edit

Oops, my mistake. Thanks for the info.

By Petermarc on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 04:33 pm: Edit

the 1983 book 'is' the hard-paper back format...no other one of that version i know of...'l'absinthe, art et histoire' is hard cover and very nice but O-O-P...
her new spoon book and her new book 'l'absinthe son histoire' and 'muse des poetes' and 'muse des peintres' (with benoît) are all still available...the problem is that she is self-publishing (her last three) to keep costs down and it limits distribution...as i have said before, it all seems like a good idea until you have to pay for the publishing, and then can't sell many...oh, she also copyrighted the title 'l'absinthe'...

By I_B_Puffin on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 03:47 pm: Edit

What books of hers are still in print?

By Etienne on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 03:14 pm: Edit

The one in the auction listing looks like a paperback edition, too bad. The newer books would never look as good on a coffee table.

By Petermarc on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 03:12 pm: Edit

no, i'm not sure...good point, but for me, it's not a relic, just a tool...

By Chevalier on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 02:48 pm: Edit

Petermarc, do you know if the picture (print) quality of "L'Absinthe: Histoire de la Fée Verte" is superior to that of Delahaye's most recent books? If so, that might be a good enough reason to buy "Histoire".

By Baz on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 02:38 pm: Edit

I found a partially eaten oak leaf in my back yard, left over from last year (circa 2001)

What do you think I could get for that?

By Petermarc on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 01:47 pm: Edit

maybe not totally obsolete, but at this point, why pay the money?(people were offering to pay 250-500$ for a copy a year ago) her new book is updated and around $50...too bad it's in a smaller format and is like holding a paperback textbook...

By Chevalier on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 01:27 pm: Edit

March is off and running with the following eBay France auction. Very hard to find! I wonder if Mme. Delahaye's latest books have made it dated, if not obsolete.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1522388568

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