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Friday, February 21, 2020

1971 Partridge Family book cover

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Another good hiding place is record albums. This 1971 Partridge Family book cover is a gem of TV nostalgia. I think I remember the series airing on Friday nights for a short while. The music, thanks to repeat airings, lasted much longer. “I think I love you” sold over 5 million copies, bearing the Beatles “Let it be.” David Cassidy, the only Partridge to actually perform the songs was a worldwide sensation for a time. There tucked between Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass and Mitch Miller vinyl was this book cover unused and wait to be discovered. I was happy to oblige. 

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The Italian Squad!

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How a thin little card found in a nightstand table can knock my socks off. I am so lucky to have friends that know my passion for history. I was grateful to have been invited on the walkthrough for this upcoming sale. While assessing the potential items to be found for the sale, I came across this business card from 1938. Michael Fiaschetti was a member of the Italian Squad a team of N.Y.C. Detectives formed to stop the Italian Mafia. It was dangerous work and even 5 years on the Squad was a long time. Much has been written about and by Mr Fiaschetti. This card once held by him shows how he started a second career as a private investigator. 
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