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Steve Mills

What is the right thing to do?

Posted Saturday, June 7, 2008, at 12:37 PM
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  • Find the "friend" and see if he sold the drums without clear title.

    Did the original owner collect insurance on the loss?

    If so,the people who issued the policy would have to be reimbursed.

    This item would have an easier provenance than most pieces.

    Had I been Stewart,I'd have tried to find Proctor,the book author,etc. to get a little history lesson I could put on display with my merchandise.

    Proctor could pay what he would have for any other vintage drum he liked OR get it free and offer this fledgling businessman a photo shoot,jam session or other promotion with the reunited pair.

    But,that supposes that neither man comes up a loser financially,both have acted in good faith and both would act with some maturity and focus on their common interest in good drums and good music.

    There may have been too many bitter words said to let that happen now.

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Sat, Jun 7, 2008, at 5:05 PM
  • That is a neat idea, make a promotion our of it. If he is a quality musician and had a few friends to help, they should easily be able to make it a win/win.

    Great thinking! IF they were in this area, I would like to get involved in that project. Super!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 9:44 AM
  • Boy, if I could type, I would be dangerous. The spell checker can't help me if I botch the word with another real word.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 9:47 AM
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