Jeff Busby Passes Away

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 25th, 2017, 8:17 pm

I had a friend who looked like Daryl Hall, and when we used to go into my local bar, the young ladies would often star at us, wondering, and thinking, "No, it can't be." And it wasn't.
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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby MagicbyAlfred » June 25th, 2017, 9:08 pm

That reminds me of the time years ago when I had a strolling gig at an event held at a very upscale hotel in Manhattan. When I walked into the lobby, I was greeted by numerous girls, screaming and tearing at their hair. And if you don't believe me, you can ask Paul McCartney - he was right behind me.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Bob Farmer » June 26th, 2017, 6:49 am

Richard's mustache will be auctioned off at the Genii convention.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Bill Mullins » July 2nd, 2017, 10:18 pm

Honored by the National Park Service. (Part of the Natchez Trace Parkway and National Scenic Trail)

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Don Hendrix » July 5th, 2017, 10:15 pm

In the early 70's, I was in Phoenix and called Danny Dew to ask if he had any Paul Fox copper cups made up. He did. I asked if I could come get them and he told me that he and Melba and their guests, Ross Bertram, and his wife were just leaving for dinner. I still can't believe that I was that close to meeting Mr. Bertram but didn't. "Send me $18," Danny said. So I did, and received my Paul Fox cups, postage included. The cups look as good today as they did then. I wish I had saved the cancelled check.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby erdnasephile » July 8th, 2017, 7:24 pm

Bob Farmer wrote:...A "discussion" ensued between Busby and Howard Lyons, the subject: which cup held the bigger load, the Paul Fox cups Busby was selling, or the Ross Bertram cups.

Busby held the Fox cups were bigger. Howard was supporting the Bertram product. The discussion began to deteriorate...


Interestingly, according to the picture here http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeff-Busby-July ... Sw1BlZXnFh , the July, 1979 "Progress Report" from Busby-Corin, Inc. indicates that Busby actually sold the Bertram cups as well, so I would have thought he would have realized the Bertram cups were bigger before Mr. Lyons reeled him in.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Leonard Hevia » July 8th, 2017, 8:56 pm

erdnasephile wrote:Interestingly, according to the picture here http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeff-Busby-July ... Sw1BlZXnFh , the July, 1979 "Progress Report" from Busby-Corin, Inc. indicates that Busby actually sold the Bertram cups as well, so I would have thought he would have realized the Bertram cups were bigger before Mr. Lyons reeled him in.


Busby didn't start selling the PF line of cups until 1982 or 83 so he probably didn't have a PF/DD set of cups in 1979. When he sold the Bertram cups in 1979, there may not have been a PF/DD set handy in his collection to compare sizes. Or he had a PF/DD set and never bothered to compare cup sizes. In 1985 Busby probably no longer had any Bertram cups left in his inventory and was caught off guard by Lyons.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby erdnasephile » July 9th, 2017, 6:08 am

Ah, thanks! That makes sense.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby prodigy » July 14th, 2017, 2:53 am

The auction catalog is out now....and WOW!

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Leonard Hevia » July 15th, 2017, 9:09 pm

Michael Close wrote:Somewhere I have a photo of him, Michael Skinner, Ed Marlo, and me at the New York Lounge in Chicago.


That photo was reproduced in the March 1987 issue of Busby's Epoptica.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby David Moore » July 16th, 2017, 12:24 am

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Leonard Hevia » July 16th, 2017, 10:45 am

That's cool David! I didn't have the tech to post it.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Michael Close » August 7th, 2017, 10:33 am

Yep. That's the photo - visual proof that my lack of fashion style goes back decades.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Tom Gilbert » August 7th, 2017, 11:11 am

Somewhat of a Chuck Norris look, Michael.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 7th, 2017, 3:15 pm

It's easy to tell which one is Busby: he's the piggy looking one.
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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Michael Close » August 7th, 2017, 3:33 pm

It only occurred to me just now that I won the tontine! Unfortunately, I can't remember where we hid the money.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Bob Farmer » August 8th, 2017, 8:00 am

Busby is picking Mike Skinner's pocket.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Pete McCabe » August 8th, 2017, 12:54 pm

I do not own a set of cups, but if you want to know which of two cups is bigger, you can fill one with water and pour the water into the other. You will have your answer immediately.

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Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Postby Leonard Hevia » August 12th, 2017, 5:04 pm

Leonard Hevia wrote:After Bertram stopped producing his cups sometime in the late 60s or early 70s, he gave Jay Marshall permission to manufacture and sell his design. Marshall touted them as the Charlie Miller cups, so the Bertram cup became the Charlie Miller cup. Quality control varied with these cups so consequently some sets look better than others.

Bertram manufactured another run of his cups in the 80s, so there are actually two types of the Bertram cup: the 60s run and the 80s run. Bertram contracted Morrisey in the 80s to spin that last run.


According to David Ben in the March 2003 issue of Genii, Bertram had his 80s cups turned in Toronto--not Morrissey, but polished and buffed them himself. Morrissey did make a few of his coin pails. Bertram spun his own cups back in the 60s and never produced them commercially, only for a few friends like Charlie Miller and Francis Carlyle. These cups do not have the RB hallmark inside.


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