from grandpa’s attic

When Grandfather (? – 2018) passed away, his house was still occupied so no one took much effort going through it for his effects. But since then we’ve discovered a big trove of souvenirs, collectibles, and papers; letters, notes, diaries and journals, stories, poems and song lyrics.

So this site is going to be a record of continuing excavations of Grandpa’s impedimentia, incunabula, and ephemera.

About 20 pounds of his collections of occult, magic, ufology and general crackpot literature has already been donated to a special collection at UCSB. However there are lots of items left and hopefully someone will find some of them interesting. I don’t think Gramps would look kindly on me dumpstering this stuff so I’m at least going to make it available to interested parties for essentially free.

However, I’m certainly not going to pay to ship it to anyone, but will send it to anyone who will cover my postage costs.

If a particular item has not found a home after a reasonable amount of time them the implication is that it isn’t worth anything to anyone and I guess I will then feel justified in discarding/recycling them.

The topics covered will include alchemy, astrology, travel, art, literature, skepticism, religion, history, crackpots, UFOlogy, science, occultism, cryptanalysis, electronic music synthesis and production, algorithmic composition, woodworking, homesteading, humor, history, bibliophilia, and a million other short-lived obsessions.

It’s going to take some time to scan and catalog these items, so please be patient.  Or maybe I won’t scan them and just list them and see if anyone is interested.

I was thinking about my old friend the Maester L. He had a small but choice collection of rare and valuable books on history, magic, and occultism. I asked him if he ever thought he should make provisions that the books go to somewhere worthy should he pass away. He said, “From my point of view, I could care less.” Maybe that’s a healthier way to look at things.

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  • Lodge 49 notes

    October 14, 2018 by

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  • 2018 update

    February 23, 2018 by

    Gallery 2 was just added with a couple dozen quick snapshots of a range of the ephemera in the collection. We basically want to put this all together in one big lot to see if anyone wants it. We hate to just throw it all away after someone spent a long time collecting all these… Read more

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