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The Forty-Forth Canadian Collectors’ Congress-April 24-April 26, 2015

Posted in General Announcements, Upcoming Phonograph and Record Shows with tags , on March 28, 2015 by the78rpmrecordspins

The forty-forth Canadian Collector’s Congress will be held in Toronto, Ontario, April 24th to April 26th, 2015, with the main presentations being held on Saturday, April 25th at the Toronto Plaza Hotel. There will be an opportunity for you to present your research or discography findings in the morning session, followed by three major presentations in the afternoon. In addition to this, there will also be a room provided for record sales, and open houses held on both Friday and Sunday. A continental breakfast, lunch and diner are included on Saturday. On Saturday evening, you may play and discuss a record where the director/leader of the band is a pianist. For your convenience I have uploaded the following attachments for more information.

















































Ontario’s Largest 78 RPM And 45 RPM Record Sale-Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Posted in General Announcements, The Collector's Hunt for 78's, Upcoming Phonograph and Record Shows with tags , on March 11, 2015 by the78rpmrecordspins

Some of you may recall that I buy and sell 78 rpm records as a hobby. In 2014, I held 3 sales,  and this year, I hope to increase that to 5. So, with that in mind, and the weather starting to get back to the warmer temperatures that we all love, I am announcing that on Saturday, May 16th, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., my partner and I will be selling over 20,000 78’s, and about an equal amount of 45’s.  The sale will be conducted at my residence in Brampton, Ontario. If you wish further details, regarding the exact address, or directions, please message me at:, and I will be happy to respond. In the meantime, let’s look back to last year’s event photograph’s, as posted below.


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A Record Shack Is The Perfect Man Cave For The Summer Months

Posted in General Announcements, Interviews and Articles, The Collector's Hunt for 78's with tags , , on June 15, 2014 by the78rpmrecordspins

On May 12th I previously published my invitation to you to attend my record sale on Saturday, July 5th, at my residence. Due to the large amount of 78’s, 45’s and radio station transcription discs, plus many other items, I decided to have a shed built in the backyard, to double as my man cave and storage unit for all records I will be selling. After a week of laying down patio stones, and construction of the shed, it was finished yesterday. Today, I started to load the shed with records and a turntable for previewing the records. Here are some photographs of the shed, and the records that I have put in it, so far.


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The End Of A 42 Year Record Business And The Start of A New One

Posted in General Announcements, The Collector's Hunt for 78's, Upcoming Phonograph and Record Shows with tags , , , , on May 19, 2014 by the78rpmrecordspins

Don Keele is a legendary record dealer, and after 42 years of business, he decided to sell his record  stock, sleeves, shelves, and transcriptions. So, as of today, your editor has purchased his inventory, and will be taking a leap into selling 78’s directly, and on auction. The photographs below were taken at his warehouse located in the west end of Toronto, Ontario. Your editor is the one with the Jazz T-shirt.


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The Forty Third Canadian Collectors Congress April 25-April 27, 2014 Toronto, Ontario

Posted in General Announcements, Upcoming Phonograph and Record Shows with tags , , , , on March 5, 2014 by the78rpmrecordspins

Fellow record collectors, it is with great pleasure that I announce that the Forty Third Canadian Collectors Congress will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada the last weekend of April, 2014. There are a total of seven attachments so that you may see the lectures that will take place, and register.

























Our One Year Anniversary Editorial

Posted in General Announcements, Have Your Say, Welcome to the78rpmrecordspin! with tags , on February 8, 2014 by the78rpmrecordspins

February 10th will mark the first anniversary of the78rpmrecordspins, and so far 27,000 viewers worldwide have enjoyed this site. I hope to expand the blog further in the second year, by including the 1940’s and early 1950’s. Because of the name of this webpage, I will not be including anything to do with cylinder’s. I invite your research papers, comments, and articles to be a part of this site. Please submit them to your editor for review @


Ken McPherson


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Editorial General

Posted in General Announcements, Have Your Say, Welcome to the78rpmrecordspin! with tags , on January 25, 2014 by the78rpmrecordspins

I am pleased that the reception to this blog has been good during its first year. However, I cannot plan it always on my own. I need your ideas, your contributions, through articles on record collecting or phonograph collecting. The 78rpmrecordspins is fast approaching its 700th posting. Please make this your community, and don’t forget we have a forum for you to discuss anything relevant to the blog itself, which you can find under our forum tab on the left panel.


Ken McPherson



Important Announcement For Canadian 78 RPM Record Collector’s

Posted in General Announcements, Have Your Say, Recording Artist's of the 1920's and 1930's, Welcome to the78rpmrecordspin! with tags on January 6, 2014 by the78rpmrecordspins

Happy Holidays To You All!

Posted in General Announcements on November 22, 2013 by the78rpmrecordspins

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Your editor is taking a vacation, and at this time, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all of my follower’s and viewers alike, and a very Happy Holiday season! I will be returning in January, 2014, with more exciting articles and interviews

The Best Antique Markets, Flea Markets, etc. in the United States to Find 78’s

Posted in General Announcements, Have Your Say with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by the78rpmrecordspins

Your editor is  searching for recommendations as to where collector’s can find an abundance of 78’s in the United States. Your information should include as much as possible about location, hours of operation, etc. I am planning to share this information in the near future, so please e-mail me, Ken, at:


Thank-you for your help!!


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On Vacation! Gone Record Hunting! It’s Record Season!

Posted in General Announcements, The Collector's Hunt for 78's with tags on May 5, 2013 by the78rpmrecordspins

Now that the good weather has finally settled in, and all the flea markets and antique markets, etc. are in full swing, it’s time to take a break. I will return the last week of July with an update on my activities. Until then, happy record collecting.


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