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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: THE WINNERS: Thanks for the Support Contest         Reply with quote

Hi Everybody!

We recently ran a Contest to give back to those of you who have been kind enough to donate to the ongoing efforts of myArmoury.com. We offered up four different prizes and, well....


The four winners have been chosen!

Here they are along with the prizes that each of them has won:


Jason Lawrence of Detroit, Michigan wins the first prize:


Arms & Armor Dürer Bastard Sword


John Arnold of Manchester, New Hampshire wins the second prize:


A set of five Sotheby's catalogs of antique arms, armour & militaria:
December 15, 2004, December 4, 2003, December 5, 2002, June 26, 2003, and June 30, 2004


Ed Toton of Northern Virginia wins the third prize:


2001 Peter Finer Catalog, 1995 Peter Finer Catalog, and Arms and Armour by Frederick Wilkinson
Please note: I have added the 1995 Peter Finer Catalog. This was not originally slated as a prize


Michael Quinlan of Tempe, Arizona wins the fourth prize:


CAS Iberia / Hanwei Stiletto

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Please take a moment to congratulate the winners. Thanks goes out to all the people who gave so much to this site. Your generosity will go towards keeping this site what it is is and, more importantly, help it continue to grow even stronger.

For those of you who gave and did not win this time around, I will announce here and now that you will each get a second chance at being a winner! We've already lined up the prize for a future contest and all entrants of this contest will be automatically entered into that future contest! Cheers to each of you.


To review the details of this contest, please visit the Contest Announcement.

Stay tuned for more contests here at myArmoury.com!
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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Let me also add one other thing to this announcement:

We had two members--Jared Smith and Bill Grandy--who each donated a pretty good sum of money to the cause.

Shortly after their donations, they each messaged me and said should they be lucky enough to win they wanted to pass on the prizes so that others could enjoy them. They each said, in their own way, that they donated money to this site not to earn prizes but to do so out of the kindness of their hearts.

As it turned out, Jared Smith was picked to win the sword and Bill Grandy was picked to win the auction catalogs. The generosity of each of these guys caused the rest of the picks to be bumped up.

Please give a nod to both Jared and Bill.

Man, what a community we have here.

Cheers

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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ha ! It's nice to see a fellow Michigander win a prise ! and a hat's off to
Mr. Smith and Mr. Grandy as well.
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Bill Grandy
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations guys! Ed, you have no excuse not to bring those books to class for show & tell. Happy

And congratulations to the myArmoury community for raising the funds to keep this place going!

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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to the winners and very nice of Bill and Jared for passing up the prizes. Big Grin Cool

I too didn't give for the prizes but I think I wouldn't have passed up the " DURER " if I had won it, but I can really appreciate and respect those who did give others a better chance of winning.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2007 12:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hats off to the winners who were lucky enough to get prizes -- and to those who were kind and generous enough to make it happen. Good show, gentlemen (and ladies, I suppose, as I've noticed a few of them now and again). I've been a member here for a relatively short time, but it certianly seems like there are a lot of nice people in this virtual community. It's encouraging to see, especially after passing through other, less intelligent forums. Big Grin Keep up the good work, everybody!
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Jessen Klaus




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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2007 3:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to the 4 winners and a big congrats to Nathan for the nice result on the donation drive.
Best regards
Klaus

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The Hauptmann,The Markgraf,
The Munich,The Knech,The Maximilian & The Dane

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2007 3:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to all the prize winners, and thanks to those who generously gave. Speaking for myself, I feel like a prize winner every time I log on and read some interesting new fact/review/discussion.
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Pamela Muir




PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2007 4:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to all the winners! A special thank you to Bill and Jared for their generosity. And, of course, a very special thank you again to Nathan for his time and effort maintaining this community of "scholars and gentlemen" and ladies.

Bill Grandy wrote:
Congratulations guys! Ed, you have no excuse not to bring those books to class for show & tell. Happy

I second that. Happy

Pamela Muir

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2007 5:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to the winners and cheers to Jared and Bill for their grace and generosity. Well done, all!
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2007 6:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pamela Muir wrote:

Bill Grandy wrote:
Congratulations guys! Ed, you have no excuse not to bring those books to class for show & tell. Happy

I second that. Happy


I shall indeed do so. Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2007 11:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sincere cogratulations to the recepients of the prizes and a rousing Huzzah for all that have contributed!

The astounding growth of this site is due not just by monetary donations but the selfless participation of folk like Bill Grandy and Jared Smith. No less selfless had been Nathan's vigor and effort in making this what has really become a primary source of information for so many. Further kudos to the entire myArmoury team of reviewers and feature authors. It is truly a somewhat unique enviorment that has meant a great deal to many.

Cheers

GC
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Chad Arnow
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2007 8:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all the donors. My thanks also go to the readers and posters without whom this site would mean nothing.
Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Sep, 2007 9:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats to the winners!
Bill and Jared - you guys show what being gracious is all about, and why we have such a great community. Best to you all!!!

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Sep, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's to the winners! And here's to the many blessings and acts of kindness of Bill and Jared.

I think this contest was a wonderful idea in so many ways: It shows what great people we have among us to chip in to something that we all care about, enjoy, and learn new things from; it also shows the kind hearts and good will of those like Bill and Jared who would prefer to see something grand such as myArmoury prosper even more; and last but not least, we can win cool stuff Exclamation Laughing Out Loud

And, of course, to Nathan.... (raising glass of Sam Adams Summer Ale)

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Bill Grandy
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Sep, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Edward Hitchens wrote:
(raising glass of Sam Adams Summer Ale)


Ooo, now you're talking! I love that stuff. There's a contest prize I couldn't have passed on! Happy

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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep, 2007 11:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

All the prizes were sent out this last week. Tracking numbers were also given.

I'd love to see the winners comment in here when they get their prizes. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Sep, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings all-

I'm one of the lucky winners of the recent donation contest, and I'm pleased to say that my prize - the Hanwei stiletto - arrived yesterday in good order. It's a beautiful weapon, graceful in form and nicely finished. I'm very happy to own this fine dagger.

I've been visiting myArmoury.com almost daily since I discovered the site last year. The articles, reviews and posts are always informative and entertaining. I commend Nathan, Chad, and the other members of the myArmoury team for their incredible dedication and commitment to this endeavor. Those who post to the site also deserve recognition for their wonderful contributions.

Long live myArmoury.com!

Respectfully,
Michael Quinlan
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Ed Toton




PostPosted: Sun 23 Sep, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The books arrived on Friday, and I'm certainly going to enjoy flipping through and soaking in the pictures. I'm amazed at some of the details and ornate features of the pieces shown.

I too want to commend the entire myArmoury team, and particularly Nathan. Even though the prizes inspired me to do so more quickly, I would have donated sooner or later again anyway, as I've done before. Over the years I've found this site to be a valuable resource, with intriguing articles, interesting discussions, and well written reviews.

The work that goes into maintaining and improving the site really shows. As a fellow software/systems engineer, I can definitely appreciate what it takes. I'm always impressed with this site's features.

I also want to thank the site's moderators for maintaining a civil atmosphere on the forums. Without enforcement of the site's policies and rules, message boards can easily descend into chaos. (I remember the days of BBS's and Usenet)... Happy

Once again, thank you for making a site that fosters a great community and makes such valuable resources readily available.

-Ed T. Toton III
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Chad Arnow
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Sep, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ed,
Congrats on the prize and thanks for your kind words. It's nice to know what we do is appreciated.

Enjoy those Peter Finer catalogues; they're all exquisite. I know have the whole set and they are pretty unrivaled in pictorial quality and also show many unique examples not seen elsewhere. Enjoy!

Happy

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