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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rebecca Romney #PawnStars 2013

I hardly do any Through The Mail (TTM).  I don’t have the patience for it. I’m also skeptical about the signatures.  I’ve heard a lot of ‘successes’ that turned out to be done by secretaries, rubber stamps, etc.  But after 2 trips to Vegas where I was too distracted by the casinos to try to track down Rebecca Romney, I figured I’d try TTM.


A fellow collector posted an address and link for Rebecca.  I went to the link and it was to her blog.  I reviewed the info she posted and decided to try.  At the time she only offered to sign a group photo of Mark Hall-Patton (Clark County Museum), Craig Gottlieb (gun specialist and who I saw walking about SDCC 2013), and herself.   She mentioned she could get the other 2 to sign the photo also.  That was intriguing but I also wanted a photo of just her too.  I tried Google but the images I found were not high enough quality to make a decent 8 x 10. 

In my letter I asked if he had a head shot of herself.  She has since updated her blog and now offers a head shot.  I took her up on her offer to get Mark and Craig to sign.  While she modestly suggested a donation of $10, I sent her $10 for each signature.  I felt this was very reasonable.  I know people that do TTM normally don’t want to pay. For me that was an exceptional value.  Since the money went to the Clark County Museum I was more than happy to do it.

With my request, I sent a top loader.  I’m glad I sent one that was 8 ½ x 11. I’m also glad I sent a slightly larger envelope and some card board to stiffen the shipment.  My local postman unsuccessfully tried to fold the returned photos. Also her head shot photo was 8 ½ x 11 instead of 8x10.

The transaction took about 3 months.  Not unusually for TTM which is why I don’t like doing it. I’m sure part of the wait was coordinating with Mark and Craig. This was a smooth simple transaction.  I even got a letter from the museum regarding my donation.



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