Seeking Old Copies of "Motor Boating" magazine

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mdplunkett
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Seeking Old Copies of "Motor Boating" magazine

Postby mdplunkett » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:36 am

A shot in the dark--I'm looking for a few editions of Motor Boating magazine from the mid-1960s through 1970. Fisher-Pierce ran a number of advertisements raising awareness of environmental degradation in America and to register his complaint about the war in Vietnam. From what I understand, Dick Fisher wrote all of the copy at this time, so it's an interesting window to view his dry sense of humor and passion for the preservation of the wild spaces out there.

If anyone has a secret stash of old magazines, let me know. I've checked eBay and reached out to the Bonnier Media Group (owns the Motor Boating title; no longer in print), but am striking out.

Thanks,
Matthew Plunkett

Sept. 1965
Feb. 1966
May/June 1970

Example: http://bit.ly/2fWybWM

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Re: Seeking Old Copies of "Motor Boating" magazine

Postby ChesapeakeJeff » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:13 pm

Take a look here: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/motor-boating-magazine

Found some from the 60's there.

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Re: Seeking Old Copies of "Motor Boating" magazine

Postby jimh » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:03 pm

mdplunkett wrote:...I've checked eBay...


ChesapeakeJeff wrote:Take a look here: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/motor-boating-magazine


It looks like there are more than 800 results in the listings, and prices of some copies exceed $100. Were any of them the three volumes that Matt was seeking?


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Re: Seeking Old Copies of "Motor Boating" magazine

Postby jimh » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:41 pm

I sent Matt an email to alert him to your find.

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Re: Seeking Old Copies of "Motor Boating" magazine

Postby mdplunkett » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:40 pm

Thanks, Chesapeake Jeff, for the help. I've contacted the seller of the June 1970 concern in the hopes of bargaining his price down a bit. $15 for the one page I need seems a bit steep.