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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the images are too small and faint. I cannot see enough to comment on them, but the Shelton Project looks like an apprentice effort.
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DRN



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Most of the images are too small and faint. I cannot see enough to comment on them, but the Shelton Project looks like an apprentice effort.

If you go to the Heritage site and register (easy and free) you can zoom in on high res images and save them to your computer for future study. I've done that and saved William Clifton and Dudley Spencer drawing sets.

https://www.ha.com/c/login.zx?source=nav

-The Jester derived presentation for Harold Price Jr. seems odd...Wright knew he was a family man in his late 20's (he and Carolyn eventually had 6 children). Why offer up a house meant for a single person or couple with no children or grown children and/or guests?

-The signed first day cover makes me suspicious.
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SDR



Joined: 17 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do recommend registering; the treat of close inspection of these drawings certainly makes the few minutes of exercise worth it. Doing so enabled me to present screen shots of the Zimmerman, Paul V Palmer and Swan drawings.

Which first day cover is that, Dan ?

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DRN



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Page 3 of the auction listing of 154 items tagged Frank Lloyd Wright...just before the cancelled checks.
I don't believe Wright was philatelist.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh---got it. Weird . . .

https://www.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?No=96&Nty=1&Ntk=SI_Titles-Desc&N=790+231+0&Ntt=Frank+Lloyd+Wright

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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the same page, a number of Wright books and magazines sold for ridiculously low prices . . .

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Tom



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Detail drawings of the Blair house in Cody delineates "thermopane"
in the large wall and calls it out as an option for the owner.
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DRN



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The collection of Usonian Automatic drawings was interesting both for the details and the accompanying letter. The drawings appeared to be sent to someone in Maplewood NJ curious about the system. One wonders if reading the recently published Natural House prompted the request for information, or if there was interest in building a UA.
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Matt2



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again...a very poorly promoted auction. I never heard a thing about it.
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Tom



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also kinda cool is seeing different ways besides the famous zinc strip
they use to secure B&B walls to the mat.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

W Schwarz pointed me to an alternate system, seen in (I think) the Sussman construction set: a pair of metal dowels drilled into the bottoms of posts and drilled or cast into the slab.
In neither case is there any attempt to hold the structure down to the slab---a common and mandated part of the structural system of any building, today . . .

Thanks for the alert on that UA work, Dan; I'll copy it.

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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having registered at HA and opting to receive e-mailed material from them, I got this just now:

https://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=en#inbox/FMfcgxwCgfsLSTwxbtnRQqNTLrsBRbKn

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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In copying material from the site, "fit to screen" is a useful tool. Can a user tell me if there's a way to rotate an image 90ยบ, if that option does not appear on the Mac toolbar when viewing the page ?

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the American Commemorative [solid] Gold Coins were first issued in 1982, I looked for one, but never found a source. Ginny Kazor's husband had found one at a pawn shop for a very low price. Today the price of gold is $1,290.20/ounce. A bit too pricey for a half-ounce @ $645.10. But I would have bought one back then. Now there are 4 of them available. But at this late date, I think I will pass.

FLW got half an ounce, while Louis Armstrong, Marian Anderson and Mark Twain, among others, got a full ounce!
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I finally realized that I can save the image address, which will give me the full image, rather than taking a screen shot, which will of necessity be only as large as the image that appeared on the screen.

Duh . . .

Also, I changed a keychain setting for Opera browser, which it seems now lets me in here without entering my password each time . . .

Yay.

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