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Title: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy that HAD all those kites????
Post by: sanleonkid on October 08, 2017, 08:15 PM
Now he comes with the Reza's.....i'm in serious trouble... must stay in control.


Title: Re: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy?
Post by: thief on October 09, 2017, 05:24 AM
Neal has been around for awhile.... Very nice collection on his own that he started chatting out a few years ago and now it seems he is getting to the back of the kite storage.
Weirdly enough some of the longtime flyers from California do not remember him in person..... But from my offline conversations with him I gathered these are his kites..... Maybe he is going by another name....


Charles, you are right, I totally mixed up the two...
I have talked to this guy and he told me he was moving out of the country in 2013...long move.......


Title: Re: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy?
Post by: Charles G on October 09, 2017, 06:02 AM
I don't think it is Neal, he sold on ebay with the name 'claudiaf818'. Also, his photos had a distinctive background.


Title: Re: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy?
Post by: Dolittle on October 10, 2017, 06:57 AM
He's a really nice guy.  I have corresponded with beaconkeeper from time to time.  He used to do a lot of kite shows and had a retail kite operation in California but retired a few years ago.  He moved to Thailand and likes it there so he is selling off the last of his kite collection/inventory.  He is a really nice seller, typically with very good pricing. I have bought several kites from him--most recently the Sun Oak collection and the Scholz collection (although I think I paid a little bit much for them).  ;) 

I am not bidding on the Blais groups or the Rezas--I am all spent out for now. 


Title: Re: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy?
Post by: thief on October 10, 2017, 08:23 AM
The Blais Mermaid is a very special one.....Martin told me he got lots of guff when he brought his out from other makers who also had a mermaid...even though he had his designed for years he gave up on it to a couple of others....and then focused more on the lifters...

What was the shop that beacon keeper had?


Title: Re: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy?
Post by: Dolittle on October 10, 2017, 11:10 AM
Yes, that mermaid is so cute.  I wish I could add it to my collection.

Beaconkeeper's daughter is from Sylmar, CA, and that is where he is shipping the kites from.  I believe he told me he sold kites at festivals etc. as a retirement project. Not sure if he had an actual brick and mortar operation. I have his name but I am hesitant to post it here but if you email me I will send it to you.  I think he is coming to the end of his inventory, at least that's what he wrote to me last week.

I expect I will be selling a few of the kites I bought from him at some point because I already have duplicates.

I wish I could buy the Reza collection. And the mermaid.   ;)


Title: Re: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy?
Post by: sanleonkid on October 11, 2017, 12:47 PM
Is anyone interested in going in partners on some of the Reza kites? 


Title: Re: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy?
Post by: cmay on October 12, 2017, 04:34 AM
sanleonkid - PM sent


Title: Re: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy?
Post by: Dolittle on October 15, 2017, 03:04 PM
Good luck! Wish I could go in with you!  :)


Title: Re: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy that HAD all those kites????
Post by: Dolittle on October 16, 2017, 12:54 PM
I wonder who bought the Reza kite collection?  Went for $1800+, sounds high, but still probably a good deal?   :o


Title: Re: The Beaconkeeper...... Who is this guy that HAD all those kites????
Post by: sanleonkid on October 17, 2017, 04:38 PM
Probably some really savvy kiters that needed more kites like holes in their heads!!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D