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hinkler
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posted 05-11-2011 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How many Aussies do we have on this website?

I am prepared to start an Aussie version of the famous Grab Bag. Happy to cater for children or adults or both.

Let me know if you are interested and we will get things under way.

ColinBurgess
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posted 05-11-2011 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in, Ian.

TRS
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posted 05-11-2011 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could it reach over the ditch?

hinkler
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posted 05-12-2011 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't see why not. Keep the ANZAC spirit alive.

hinkler
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posted 05-13-2011 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sure there are more than 3 aussie and kiwi collectors out there.

I am a little surprised at the lack of interest.

80mileshigh
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posted 05-15-2011 07:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 80mileshigh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would be happy to donate some patches to help get this started. Assuming there is enough interest to get it started ...

hinkler
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posted 08-06-2011 01:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last call for the Aussie / Kiwi grab bag. It starts its journey on Monday and will travel from Melbourne to Sydney.

I know for a fact that there are more than 4 Aussies and Kiwis on this forum. Make the most of it and join in.

Could TRS from Wellington NZ send me his address please as he is next on the list after Colin.

hinkler
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posted 08-20-2011 02:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could 80 miles high contact me please (on the email address in my profile).

You are next on the list after Craig from NZ.

Mike Dixon, I know you are out there. And other aussies or kiwis. Join the fun.

hinkler
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posted 08-30-2011 03:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aussie Grab Bag currently in NZ with Craig.

Any other kiwis interested before the box heads back across the ocean?

Obviousman
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posted 09-05-2011 03:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's a grab bag?

80mileshigh
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posted 11-02-2011 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 80mileshigh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Obviousman, the grab bag is a box of space memorabilia sent between collectors. In the tradition of the long running U.S. grab bag you make a contribution from your collection and take something of equal or lesser value. If anyone can correct or improve this description please do.

I can report the Grab bag is back in Australia - it arrived at my address today. I'm impressed with the quantity and quality of collectibles in it! I'll have a good look at it over the weekend and be ready to forward it next week. Who's next?

hinkler
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posted 11-03-2011 01:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Contact me off list and I will give you the next address.

hinkler
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posted 12-11-2011 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The famous Aussie Grab Bag has returned from its travels around Oz and NZ.

I hope all who took part enjoyed the experience and found something of interest. The contents are quite different to when it started its journey. It seems someone (perhaps Colin Burgess?) has added a nice copy of Selecting the Mercury 7 signed by Colin.

I will add a few more goodies and it is ready to go again.

Who's next?

hinkler
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posted 07-03-2012 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a box of space related goodies sitting at my house. This was the result of the first trip of the Aussie Grab Bag last year.

If you are in Oz or NZ and want the Aussie Grab Bag to visit you, please contact me. There are some very nice items in the grab bag.

hinkler
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posted 11-04-2012 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last call for the Aussie/NZ grab bag. I know there are more aerospace enthusiasts/collectors in Oz and NZ than have taken part in this. Come on folks, here is your opportunity for a bit of fun and you will probably find something you want in the grab bag and you also have a chance to pass on duplicates to other collectors.

If no interest, the contents will be given to a worthy home such as an Australian Space Education Facility.

Come on folks. Enjoy this!

ColinBurgess
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posted 11-04-2012 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm in for sure. C'mon all you other lurking Aussies and Kiwis; this a great opportunity that Ian has organised, so let's get behind him and support the Down Under grab bag!

hinkler
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posted 08-04-2016 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The great Aussie grab bag has been sitting at my place for longer than I care to remember.

Could someone in Melbourne pick it up from my place in Forest Hill (eastern suburbs) and get it back in circulation.

My apologies. I had forgotten all about it.

hazwah
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posted 08-05-2016 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hazwah   Click Here to Email hazwah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like fun for sure.

I'm only 10 minutes down the road in North Balwyn. I've emailed you. — Hayden

neo1022
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posted 08-05-2016 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it ever makes its way to Sydney, I'm in Surry Hills...!

hinkler
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posted 08-05-2016 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sure it can make its way to Surrey Hills from Balwyn.

hazwah
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posted 08-06-2016 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hazwah   Click Here to Email hazwah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds good. So it's next in North Balwyn then up to NSW.

hinkler
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posted 08-06-2016 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Hayden (from Nth Balwyn) when would you like to pick up the grab brag?

Regards Ian.

benfairfax
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posted 08-07-2016 05:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm in. I'm in Jerrabomberra NSW (near Canberra) and Adelaide.

neo1022
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posted 08-07-2016 05:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's great! Email me for address when it begins its walkabout once more...

oly
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posted 08-07-2016 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I am not a space collector of items I think this is a great idea and hope it gains some momentum. Over here in the west we are somewhat off the beaten track but we do have the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum and a few bits of Skylab laying about.

hinkler
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posted 08-09-2016 02:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Great Aussie Grab bag is now with Hayden (North Balwyn). Could neo1022 contact Hayden to arrange delivery to Surrey Hills NSW please. Enjoy!!
If you are in Orstralia or across the pond (NZ)then by all means join the fun.

hazwah
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posted 08-09-2016 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hazwah   Click Here to Email hazwah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As mentioned by Ian the box is now in my care. Gonna be tough choosing my item. Some cool stuff in there for sure.

Also thanks to Ian for showing me some of his amazing collection. I've never seen such a collection. WOW. Very generous.

Ian was kind enough to gift me a couple of books which will be well looked after.

ozspace
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posted 08-11-2016 06:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am in Black Rock, Victoria, and I am the President of the Space Association of Australia here in Melbourne. I'd like to get involved and perhaps introduce the concept to our members, perhaps the current holder (hazwah?) can email me? — Peter Aylward, 0413993231

hazwah
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posted 08-11-2016 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hazwah   Click Here to Email hazwah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Peter, good to hear there is more interest in the box!

Great idea (thanks to Hinkler). I'll leave it it up to Kevin up in NSW to decide where he is going to send it when he receives it from me. Hope to get to the Post Office on Saturday!

jisaias0308
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posted 08-14-2016 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jisaias0308   Click Here to Email jisaias0308     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi guys. I live in southern Sydney (in a small suburb called Narwee) in NSW, and I definitely have interesting stuff to contibute to the Aussie Grab Bag. I can pick up the box from any place in Sydney, if it is still around. Could someone please confirm where the bag is at this moment?

neo1022
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posted 08-15-2016 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heading to Macquarie Uni (then back to my apartment in Surry Hills/Darlinghurst). Not sure who is next in line for the box, but you're probably the closest...

Is there a rule about how the box circulates? First come, first served? Closest proximity first? Possessor's choice? Something else?

hinkler
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posted 08-17-2016 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Usually in order although if there are two people in the same area (or near each other) it would probably make sense to do both then send it on its way.

Hope that helps. Enjoy!

hazwah
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posted 08-17-2016 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hazwah   Click Here to Email hazwah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Package sent up to NSW on Saturday as promised. I haven't yet heard from Kevin but I assume he got the package. Tracking number sent as well.

neo1022
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posted 08-18-2016 04:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The box has not yet arrived at Macquarie (at least not as of Thursday afternoon).

Checked tracking, and last update was on 16 Aug. (Tuesday), at which point it was in Chullora, NSW. As of now, no idea where it is, as tracking has not updated. I imagine it will arrive either Friday or Monday.

I'm new to AU and the postal system. Is it typical for a package to go for two days with no tracking update?

oly
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posted 08-18-2016 05:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by neo1022:
I'm new to AU and the postal system. Is it typical for a package to go for two days with no tracking update?
G'day, Welcome to AU. Glad your here and I hope you enjoy your time here.

Typical yes. The postal service is reliably slow. I have sent mail from the west coast of Oz to central Florida faster that from west to east coast Oz, which is strange because the post from here goes via Sydney. Tracked items seem to be in limbo at times. Relax, you're in Oz.

hazwah
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posted 08-19-2016 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hazwah   Click Here to Email hazwah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also logged in yesterday to check the tracking update. It drives me mad that parcels sit in the same spot for days.

Fingers crossed the parcel/baggage throwers get it there as soon as possible.

hinkler
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posted 08-22-2016 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was my pleasure to meet Peter from the Space Association of Australia today. Could we add him to the list for the grab bag please. Thanks folks.

jisaias0308
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posted 08-24-2016 06:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jisaias0308   Click Here to Email jisaias0308     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to say that I am still waiting here in Sydney for an opportunity to make a contribution to the Aussie grab bag!

neo1022
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posted 08-25-2016 05:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Patience, patience. Picked it up this week from campus. Need to make a selection and addition, and then it's on the next "Austronaut."

hinkler
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posted 08-27-2016 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could we confirm that the grab bag is with neo1022? Then to jisaias0308 and then ozspace (Peter at the Space Association of Oz), Ben Fairfax was in there somewhere as well. Great to see so much interest.


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