Sale of the Colin Gray Collectiion

 
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
The vast collection of the Late Colin Gray, well known photographer and transport collector, will be sold by his family at the Hawkesbury Model and Hobby Show at Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road Clarendon (Opposite Richmond RAAF Base) over the weekend of 6th and 7th July 2013. This will include model trains and buses, photos, slides and transport books.
Interested purchasers should come early as this will be a popular stand and the early bird will catch the bargains. Show opens 0900 each day. What an unique opportunity to obtain part (or all if early enough) of a wonderful sought after collection.

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  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
The vast collection of the Late Colin Gray, well known photographer and transport collector, will be sold by his family at the Hawkesbury Model and Hobby Show at Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road Clarendon (Opposite Richmond RAAF Base) over the weekend of 6th and 7th July 2013. This will include model trains and buses, photos, slides and transport books.
Interested purchasers should come early as this will be a popular stand and the early bird will catch the bargains. Show opens 0900 each day. What an unique opportunity to obtain part (or all if early enough) of a wonderful sought after collection.
RBC
Did Colin Gray spend time as a fuelman at Richmond, if so, I went through engineman school with him, but some health reason I think excluded him from going on the road, it's been a long time since I have heard the name, my condolences to family and friends.
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
Did Colin Gray spend time as a fuelman at Richmond, if so, I went through engineman school with him, but some health reason I think excluded him from going on the road, it's been a long time since I have heard the name, my condolences to family and friends.
Teditor
Yes I believe he did, He lived at Schofield
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
The vast collection of the Late Colin Gray, well known photographer and transport collector, will be sold by his family at the Hawkesbury Model and Hobby Show at Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road Clarendon (Opposite Richmond RAAF Base) over the weekend of 6th and 7th July 2013. This will include model trains and buses, photos, slides and transport books.
Interested purchasers should come early as this will be a popular stand and the early bird will catch the bargains. Show opens 0900 each day. What an unique opportunity to obtain part (or all if early enough) of a wonderful sought after collection.
RBC
There has been great interest in this collection so I would suggest being out of bed early on the Saturday
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
There has been great interest in this collection so I would suggest being out of bed early on the Saturday
RBC
We have received much interest and it is the family selling so no big mark ups!
  Kevin Martin Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
We have received much interest and it is the family selling so no big mark ups!
RBC
It seems a pity that the family (with help)  isn't selling the stuff on eBay or similar, because I suspect that is where it'll end up.

Kevin Martin
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Hope the family is getting some help so the stuff is not given away at ridiculous prices.  I did not know the deceased but sympathy to the family and don't give things away too cheaply.  Would not honour the memory of dear departed to do so.

Best regards,
John
  tranx Assistant Commissioner

Location: Somewhere in Southwest Sydney
Its a pity the collection wasn't offered to the ARHS or the National Library, for the benefit of all, rather than a select few.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
guys, respect the families  decisions as to the collection, be it ebay, gifted to  museum, thrown onto the street, or as they have decided to do. It is not our decision to  make.

let's leave it as that.
  OK2RUN Assistant Commissioner

A very large photographic collection from the estate was saved prior to sale and is in safe hands.
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
A very large photographic collection from the estate was saved prior to sale and is in safe hands.
OK2RUN
That is good if it has been saved where it is accessible to future generations. There would be copies existing of his photos, some downloaded from chat pages too. From info available the sale mentions Slides rather than photos (prints). Well we will see on the day.
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
Its a pity the collection wasn't offered to the ARHS or the National Library, for the benefit of all, rather than a select few.
tranx
It must have been the family's decision
  tranx Assistant Commissioner

Location: Somewhere in Southwest Sydney
I empathise with the family.

Recently, I purchased from ebay a photo album containing some wonderful shots from a railway enthusiast who had sadly passed away. Unfortunately, the seller (family) would not advise me of the name of the photographer as I would like to be able to provide providence.

Maybe someone could enlighten me with a name one day.

Here is a sample of the shots,
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[img]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x17/tranx68/camden1_zps0997474c.jpg[/img]
  Kevin Martin Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
I empathise with the family.

Recently, I purchased from ebay a photo album containing some wonderful shots from a railway enthusiast who had sadly passed away. Unfortunately, the seller (family) would not advise me of the name of the photographer as I would like to be able to provide providence.

Maybe someone could enlighten me with a name one day.
tranx
Pity, some people just don't 'get it' - the importance of this sort of thing.

At least they didn't burn it or chuck it in the skip. I hope it makes some of us think about what could happen to our hobby stuff, when we fall off the perch, which could be tomorrow of course.
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
Pity, some people just don't 'get it' - the importance of this sort of thing.

At least they didn't burn it or chuck it in the skip. I hope it makes some of us think about what could happen to our hobby stuff, when we fall off the perch, which could be tomorrow of course.
Kevin Martin
People who have no interest in a particular thing do not stop and think that out there in the big world there could be people who would give an arm and a leg to get hold of it. The Sulo Bin is an easy way out I suppose.
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
People who have no interest in a particular thing do not stop and think that out there in the big world there could be people who would give an arm and a leg to get hold of it. The Sulo Bin is an easy way out I suppose.
RBC
some people must have interest as the show organisers have received a lot of enquiries.
  Kevin Martin Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
some people must have interest as the show organisers have received a lot of enquiries.
RBC
Sorry, it appears that you haven't been following the sub thread (started by Tranx).

The lament was in relation to that the fact that often family members often have ZERO interest in their partners/parents/relatives hobby. So much so, that they're only interested in 'getting rid of the clutter', which may involve selling it off, or just dumping it. Tranx's complaint was that the seller's refused to advise of the photographers name, so he could credit the photos. Usually this is considered a 'GOOD THING' as it stops copyright infringements.

I have several times read of people rescuing important railway collections, just because they happened to be walking past a skip or incinerator & took the trouble to look, recognised it for what it was & claimed some at least.

At least it seems that this HASN'T occurred to the late Colin Gray's collection.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Sorry, it appears that you haven't been following the sub thread (started by Tranx).

The lament was in relation to that the fact that often family members often have ZERO interest in their partners/parents/relatives hobby. So much so, that they're only interested in 'getting rid of the clutter', which may involve selling it off, or just dumping it. Tranx's complaint was that the seller's refused to advise of the photographers name, so he could credit the photos. Usually this is considered a 'GOOD THING' as it stops copyright infringements.

I have several times read of people rescuing important railway collections, just because they happened to be walking past a skip or incinerator & took the trouble to look, recognised it for what it was & claimed some at least.

At least it seems that this HASN'T occurred to the late Colin Gray's collection.
Kevin Martin
I have been there and saved a copy of a plan of the Adelaide Station as it was before the tracks were modernised in layout, it also shows the old railcar depot tracks and all sidings in the yard at the time even a proposed place for the Old Adelaide Turntable in the railcar depot as well. It is a huge plan and I only got it by accident as it was on it's way to be pulped up as cardboard or something years back. Piece of history now as the yard has changed that much. Even the Webb platforms are no longer there either but they are on the plan.
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
The Show organizers have referred enquirers to the actual show as it would be unfair to do sales beforehand.
  RBC Locomotive Driver

Location: Beautiful Richmond
The vast collection of the Late Colin Gray, well known photographer and transport collector, will be sold by his family at the Hawkesbury Model and Hobby Show at Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road Clarendon (Opposite Richmond RAAF Base) over the weekend of 6th and 7th July 2013. This will include model trains and buses, photos, slides and transport books.
Interested purchasers should come early as this will be a popular stand and the early bird will catch the bargains. Show opens 0900 each day. What an unique opportunity to obtain part (or all if early enough) of a wonderful sought after collection.
RBC
Only 4 days 2 go, by the way there will also be a person selling his railway collection outside the main hall

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