Deceased RCA & Columbia Promoter Collected Over 5000 Records From before WWII and on, a RCA/Columbia salesman and promoter collected over 5,000 records. The vaults have been opened. There are prevues, never before seens, deadstock, unplayed, and more. Enjoy thi
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My father was born in 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah where the family homesteaded. His family moved to Lancaster, CA where he spent most of his growing-up years. He was always interested in music and the arts and received a bachelors degree in Music. He played in professional quartets on San Francisco radio stations during 1930’s. He also played the violin in several symphony orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony.
He began working as a salesman for RCA Victor before WWII. He had the Northern California territory where he established friendships with many recording artists and Hollywood notables. During WWII he served in the South Pacific with the Marine Corps. His Marine Corp uniform and accessories are part of the sale. After the war he was hired by Columbia Records. Based out of the Bay Area he continued his career with recording and record promotions. He often obtained sample or proof records from artists that he saved.
He was always interested in art and collectibles and would purchase them as a hobby. He spent many hours combing museums and galleries throughout the San Francisco Bay area for interesting collectables. Over the years he built an extensive library of books on art and music to aid him in his research. He often corresponded with museums and experts from around the world. Eventually he tired of sales and bought a metal plating company in what is now known as West Sacramento. Some of the silver remaining in the house was from his clients. He was an entrepreneur and had several other businesses before he retired in the mid 1970s.