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#5783 - 12/24/06 09:41 PM Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Several years ago I used to prepare a "Top 10 Stories" about Harbour Lights at the end of a calendar year.

I propose we ask for nominations in this thread and then I'll set up a poll asking members to vote on 3, thus selecting 10 from among the nominees named in this thread.

Please be brief in your nomination. 2-3 sentences is enough. Don't reply to others' nominations, don't comment on others' nominations.

Your nomination can be something positive or negative about Harbour Lights. I will reserve the ability to consolidate related items and reword nominations for consistency of style.

Nominations (this thread) will close January 2, 2007; a new discussion thread will be begun to allow those who wish to elaborate on why particular nominations should or should not be selected in the voting. That thread will be open for comments for a week.

Voting will follow the second week in January with the results of the voting posted about January 15 (results will not be able to be viewed until voting is completed.)

PLEASE ONE NOMINATION PER MEMBER.
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#5784 - 12/24/06 10:39 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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I would like to nominate the introduction of the 1st Collector Forums Exclusive, the Erie Land Light . It took a lot of hard work, dedication and blind faith to get it complete and ready for sale. The Forum members came through and it was sold out by December of this year. What a success story!
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#5785 - 12/24/06 11:42 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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#1 story has to be Harbour Lights being acquired by Lighthouse Marketing LTD!

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#5786 - 12/25/06 12:26 AM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Definitely one of the top Stories is the Founders collection being offered for sale.
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#5787 - 12/26/06 03:16 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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The introduction of the Anchor Bay "Old Macs" should be considered one of the highlights of 2006. The wise business decision to make 4000 red hulls but only 500 white hulls has catapulted this new AB introduction into the hall of fame if you go by recent auctions on eBay.

Although the red hull version may not appreciate much above retail pricing, the white hull version has definitely increased in worth beyond our wildest dreams. Then there are the lucky collectors who managed to score a matched pair.

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#5788 - 12/26/06 06:15 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Please note "One Nomination per member"
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#5789 - 12/27/06 11:38 AM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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How about the sale of Harbour Lights to Lighthouse Marketing? fscjr

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#5790 - 12/27/06 04:41 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Quote:
Originally posted by fscjr:
How about the sale of Harbour Lights to Lighthouse Marketing? fscjr
That one was mentioned above, Frank. Got another?
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#5791 - 12/28/06 03:09 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Come on folks, there are more stories from 2006 about Harbour Lights than these...
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#5792 - 12/28/06 04:10 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Since I cant nominate anymore. Someone else will have to.

Hint:
It is something you read.
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#5793 - 12/28/06 05:51 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Quote:
Originally posted by DANIEL:
Hint:
It is something you read.
Ah, how about the release of the Collectors Guide :rolleyes:
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#5794 - 12/29/06 03:32 AM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Hiring of professional marketing/sales director in the person of Tony Constantino.
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#5795 - 12/29/06 04:26 AM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Harry continuing on with the new Harbour Lights, in fact in an expanded role with the company!!
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#5796 - 12/29/06 04:50 AM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Bill Younger still doing signings after company has been sold.

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#5797 - 01/19/07 12:24 AM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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I think this all we are going to get.
Its probally time for the pole. cheers
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#5798 - 01/19/07 02:38 AM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Thanks for the reminder, Daniel.

Collector Forum members can vote between now and January 31 to choose the top news stories about Harbour Lights during 2006.

Each member may select 3 of the 10 possible stories.

Results will not be available until Feburary 1. You are welcome to comment about this poll in this thread.

Vote Here
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#5799 - 02/03/07 04:13 AM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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The results of the poll are in: Among 48 Collector Forums members voting, here's how they ranked the Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights for 2006.

#1. 82% Sale of Harbour LIghts by Younger & Associates to Lighthouse Marketing LTD
#2. 57% Publication of the 480 page "Official Collectors Guide to Harbour Lights" Book
#3. 48% Creation of Erie Land Light as a Harbour Lights Exclusive Limited Edition of 500 pieces for Members of the Collector Forums
#4. 25% Announcement of Limited Edition quantities of 1,500 and 2,500 for 2007
#5. 20% Offering For Sale Bill Younger's "Founders Collection" of Harbour Lights pieces #1-#10

#6. 11% Introduction of Anchor Bay USCGC Ice Breaker Mackinaw in White-Hull (500 pieces) and Red-Hull Versions (4,000 pieces)
#7. 9% (Tie) Harry Hine Remains as Artistic Director for Harbour Lights under New Ownership
#7. 9% (Tie) Regional Events Held in Tidewater VA and Portland ME during 2006
#9. 7% (Tie) Bill Younger continues appearances at In-Store and Regional Events for Harbour Lights during 2006
#9. 7% (Tie) Hiring of Tony Constantino as Director of Sales & Marketing for Harbour Lights
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#5800 - 02/03/07 08:12 AM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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It really was hard to vote for three only. There were so many good candidates - wish Harry and Big Mac had made it to the top five. Obviously, we all wanted the top three. cool
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#5801 - 02/03/07 03:19 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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Quote:
It really was hard to vote for three only. There were so many good candidates - wish Harry and Big Mac had made it to the top five.
The final list makes sense, but Grace, Harry and Big Mac are in my mental top of the list... tying with the actual top. towel

Judy
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#5802 - 02/03/07 04:09 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
Bob M Offline
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I feel the top three are appropriate and could be interchanged with each other's final position.

The sale of Harbour Lights was a "biggie" and will effect every serious collector in the future. The HL Collectors Guide could have easily been #1. Collectors have waited a very long time for such a book to be available. It's wonderful and extra special that it was done by two of our own with the support of many of our extended family of CF friends.

The ELL was definitely a note worthy accomplishment and a definite credit to those who worked hard to make it a reality. It goes to show what can be done when people are willing to do the work. The team came through under the guidance of our leaders who really deserve a lot of credit for their efforts.

smile Bob smile

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#5803 - 02/03/07 05:25 PM Re: Top 10 Stories About Harbour Lights 2006
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The top three are the same as my top three. All ten are top stories, getting it down to three was hard.
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