Thursday, 8 March 2012

the story of authenticast

Louis Sandbote,  is the editor of the Holger Eriksson Collectors Society newsletter HE and reminded me of the conjoined letters "H" and "E" on the bottoms of the cruciform bases of the tiny soldiers (I had completely forgotten and never had known for what they stood).  He also reminded me that Comet's street address in Richmond Hill was 91-06 132nd# Street and wondered what became of the building.  I haven't been over there in several years but it was easy as pie to ascertain; I simply drove over to Jamaica and a few more blocks into Richmond Hill, westward along Atlantic Avenue from Van Wyck Expressway, until I spotted the huge red brick building on the north side that used to be the SEALTEST dairy plant, made the first right (north) turn under the Long Island Rail Road tracks (this is just east of their old Morris Park steam and diesel shops) on 130th Street.  Instantly under the tracks, turn right on 90th Avenue, go a short block to the end and turn left on 132nd Street, go another short block to the end at 91st Avenue and there it is, on your left, on the corner, diagonally opposite more elevated LIRR trackage.  Here's a rough map showing the location:Comet 21Apr04 a

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