: Several people on the MR observed that the
: average age of the collectors was lower than
: previous years, because there were more
: younger collectors than previously.
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: 7. SeaVee, Sean and Julia attended this
: They had the prototype of the next release:
: escort carrier both in the British and US
: 8. Optatus Berlin, Sindy Seeliger had the
: newly released Cape Orlando. She had taken
: preorders through the MR with a special
: Kassel price. Perhaps some other producers
: will follow up on this idea for 2019
: 9. Sindy also had quite few new releases of
: civilian ship models. Since my mine interest
: is in the gray ships, I will leave it for
: someone else to post about these models
: 10. Sadly, Argos did not attend the meeting.
: They had not reserved a table, either.
: 11. Norbert Broecher had the next batch of
: releases for the Leahy class. I am sure that
: Chris will post more about that, or you can
: check the latest newsletter from 1250ships.
: 12. Hai, Peter Krtina, had his latest
: releases of French TB boats.
: 13. Oliver Maertens had reserved a table,
: but was not able to attend, from what I
: heard for health reasons.
: 14. Helge Fischer had one new release of a
: German SAT. But he also had an extensive
: selection of enhanced and camouflagged
: 15. The publisher and the editor of the new
: Hamburg Rundbrief had a table. They told me
: that they were able to sign up a nice amount
: of new subscriptions. Against my advice,
: they are still contemplating an English
: version, perhaps extended to general
: maritime interests.
: 16. CM, Carlo and Manuela Marquardt,
: daughter Jessica soon to be son in law,
: seemed to be very busy all day. I will
: publish some photos here of my purchases
: after my return home on May 31. I just want
: to mention the camouflagged version of the
: America, based on drawings supplied by John
: 17. Both producers of 1250 paper models, HP
: Weiss and Thuemler had a very extensive
: display, including dioramas. These little
: paper models are truly gems.
: 18. There were others, sorry for my
: omissions. But I heard an interesting story
: about our meeting 2 years ago: the neighbors
: were complaining afterwards, because all
: ATM's in the area were out of cash for that
: weekend. For those of you not familiar with
: Kassel: almost all transactions are cash
: only. And I heard from one of our American
: friends that his withdrawal was restricted
: to Euro 200. Not sure, if there is a
: As usual, we had a substantial US
: participation, but some of our regulars were
: truly missed. Ulrich, everyone asked about
: you and is sending their regards.
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