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Topic: Johnson Copper Cups
Message: Posted by: abbascup (Sep 12, 2006 05:59PM)
I always liked the Johnson Cups but never bought them because I truly just love copper. Well I was lucky enogh to score a set of the coppers. I've been sitting here in the den for two days now staring at them. I have some great copper cups coming from Jake. I might never come out of the den.
Message: Posted by: geemack (Sep 12, 2006 06:22PM)
Okay, I've PMed you my mailing address. Carefully put those copper Johnsons in a box, put my address on the label, take them to the post office, and hand them to the clerk. Then turn around and slowly walk away. Don't look back. Just walk away. And repeat after me, "Every day in every way I'm feeling better and better." The pain will go away soon and you'll have your life back! Someday you'll thank me for it.

Message: Posted by: abbascup (Sep 12, 2006 06:27PM)
Geemack, that's funny!
Message: Posted by: Mobius303 (Sep 12, 2006 07:57PM)
Sounds like your part of a rather big group here on the forum .
Cups & Balls Anonymous.

Now go order the Sherwood Coppers and you will never be the same.
Gotta have a complete collection now don't we. Come to the Dark side...you know you want to.
Just watch the brass and silver addiction ...it tastes funny.
Message: Posted by: abbascup (Sep 12, 2006 07:59PM)
I already have the Sherwood coppers.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Sep 12, 2006 08:57PM)
How do you like them compared to the Johnsons?
Message: Posted by: abbascup (Sep 13, 2006 05:52AM)
The Sherwood Coppers are awesome cups and stand alone. I am particular towards the Paul Fox design. Though the Johnson cups have three rings, they indeed are awesome cups. Different cups for different loads. That keeps the door wide open for buying cups. As nice as some cups are, I can't keep my hands off of them and leave them on a shelf. No way am I buying (2) sets of each.
Message: Posted by: plungerman (Sep 26, 2006 11:41AM)
There is a fine line between collecting and amassing. I can justify any number of set of cups if I stick to just one metal apiece. This and my other collections I work at keeping small, that is, the smallest number of items describing, or spanning, the largest variety of interest. Of a few PF sets, one is Danny Dew and others not. There are great people here who can rattle off ten variations of cups which to me are just PF by DD.

Collecting is about the aesthetic neccessity of having the object, not just its history or its picture. Having it, or sampling it, is a visceral, in the gut thing. I think it has a lot to do with what tools/props you were using when you first started a trick. Re-living the early satisfaction of exploring and mastering a thing is hard to resist.
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Sep 26, 2006 06:10PM)
Very well expressed! Pretty much sums up my collecting philosophy as well.