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Old 09-12-2017, 06:19 AM
Schallloch Holmes Schallloch Holmes is offline
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Default Rare Olympic Kit?

Hello everyone!

I recently got this Olympic Kit from 1953 in almost original catalogue configuration. (see pictures)

It even has the original sticks with it and most of the original skins. Only the brushes are missing and it has damaged BD Hoops.

Is this a rare kit or just a "nice to have" collectors-value one?

Thank you!
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:08 AM
DrumBob DrumBob is offline
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Default Re: Rare Olympic Kit?

That's a very nice original find, but IMO, it's an oddity. I don't know about its collectible value. I don't mean to rain on your parade at all, please understand. I could never gig that set, given the music I play, but if you played acoustic gigs, it could work well. Just add a hi-hat and some decent cymbals and there you go. Good luck with them.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:54 AM
mlayton mlayton is offline
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What a great find. Nice to see it all together like that, just like the catalog shot. Enjoy those!
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:21 AM
Trilok_Gurtu Trilok_Gurtu is offline
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Default Re: Rare Olympic Kit?

Sadly, most vintage MIE's stuff is hugely undervalued. I had a early 60's John Grey kit in amazing shape, I got more then I paid for them...but not much, and it was a pain to move. I never buy any MIE kits with the intent for profit, just purely because I love them.

I say keep them and enjoy.
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