[meteorite-list] OT-Meteorite Card Sets For Sale

From: Rob and Colleen <iguana_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:14 2004
Message-ID: <3C035E91.A7CE9042_at_pcez.com>

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Hello List-

As many of you who surf eBay or read the pages of Meteorite know,
Shreddies cereal (owned by Nestle) recently launched a series of
meteorite cards as prizes in their boxes. The samples in the cards,
twenty in all, are either Gibeon or Chinga and a third the manufacturers
refer to as 'Kalahari'. They explained that the material for the
Kalahari was recovered in the same area as the Gibeon used in the cards,
but was found independently and tested by the manufacturers to be of
meteoric origin. Each card completely encapsulates the filings in a
small square window surrounded by a full color photograph of various
celestial phenomena housed in a rigid plastic case. There are different
meteorite and space facts printed on the reverse. Each card comes with
an authentication number printed on it. If you go to a web address, also
printed on the back of the card, you can enter this number to view the
specific individual meteorite the filings come from as well as print out
a certificate of authenticity with YOUR NAME ON IT. I am not sure how
much longer the web site will be around but it is very professional and
uses both sound and Flash Media graphics, a real treat.

Now this has got to be a first. I remember saving my box tops for a
decoder ring or maybe something as exotic as a Frisbee, but meteorites?
I know I would have started collecting a lot earlier in life if this
were the case. What a great way to introduce kids these days to
something other than Pokemon.

The promotion is over now and the cards are no longer being distributed
by Nestle but the manufacturer of the cards still had a surplus. In a
joint international effort with list member Dave Harris a.k.a.
entropydave, whom I canít believe was once a complete stranger to me, we
now have a large supply of these. We should be able to meet the needs of
any list member interested in obtaining a set for US $25 plus $5
shipping, the rest will go to the winds of eBay with a starting price of
$30. If you buy 9 sets, the 10th one is free!

The cards are presently in England with Dave but since the US dollar is
the payment of choice by most collectors, I will be accepting payments
to avoid currency conversion rates and Dave will do the shipping from
there to save you double shipping costs. Transit time is roughly seven
days but perhaps a bit longer with the holidays rapidly approaching.

This really is your last chance if you are considering a set of these
for your collection, and I suggest you do.

I accept cash, personal check, money orders, or PayPal. Sorry, no trades
for now. Please reply to me and mention that you are a list member.

Links to photos below.

Set:
http://imagehost.auctionwatch.com/preview/ra/rancor/Metcardset.jpg

Single card close-up:
http://imagehost.auctionwatch.com/preview/ra/rancor/Metcardcolseup.jpg

Web site-use the numbers from the close-up pic to see how the system
works:
http://www.spaceresearch.com


Thanks,
Rob Wesel and Dave Harris





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Hello List-

<P>As many of you who surf eBay or read the pages of <U>Meteorite</U> know,
Shreddies cereal (owned by Nestle) recently launched a series of meteorite
cards as prizes in their boxes. The samples in the cards, twenty in all,
are either Gibeon or Chinga and a third the manufacturers refer to as&nbsp;
'Kalahari'. They explained that the material for the Kalahari was recovered
in the same area as the Gibeon used in the cards, but was found independently
and tested by the manufacturers to be of meteoric origin. Each card completely
encapsulates the filings in a small square window surrounded by a full
color photograph of various celestial phenomena housed in a rigid plastic
case. There are different meteorite and space facts printed on the reverse.
Each card comes with an authentication number printed on it. If you go
to a web address, also printed on the back of the card, you can enter this
number to view the specific individual meteorite the filings come from
as well as print out a certificate of authenticity with YOUR NAME ON IT.
I am not sure how much longer the web site will be around but it is very
professional and uses both sound and Flash Media graphics, a real treat.

<P>Now this has got to be a first. I remember saving my box tops for a
decoder ring or maybe something as exotic as a Frisbee, but meteorites?
I know I would have started collecting a lot earlier in life if this were
the case. What a great way to introduce kids these days to something other
than Pokemon.

<P>The promotion is over now and the cards are no longer being distributed
by Nestle but the manufacturer of the cards still had a surplus. In a joint
international effort with list member Dave Harris a.k.a. entropydave, whom
I canít believe was once a complete stranger to me, we now have a large
supply of these. We should be able to meet the needs of any list member
interested in obtaining a set for US $25 plus $5 shipping, the rest will
go to the winds of eBay with a starting price of $30. If you buy 9 sets,
the 10th one is free!

<P>The cards are presently in England with Dave but since the US dollar
is the payment of choice by most collectors, I will be accepting payments
to avoid currency conversion rates and Dave will do the shipping from there
to save you double shipping costs. Transit time is roughly seven days but
perhaps a bit longer with the holidays rapidly approaching.

<P>This really is your last chance if you are considering a set of these
for your collection, and I suggest you do.

<P>I accept cash, personal check, money orders, or PayPal. Sorry, no trades
for now. Please reply to me and mention that you are a list member.

<P>Links to photos below.

<P>Set:
<BR><A HREF="http://imagehost.auctionwatch.com/preview/ra/rancor/Metcardset.jpg">http://imagehost.auctionwatch.com/preview/ra/rancor/Metcardset.jpg</A>

<P>Single card close-up:
<BR><A HREF="http://imagehost.auctionwatch.com/preview/ra/rancor/Metcardcolseup.jpg">http://imagehost.auctionwatch.com/preview/ra/rancor/Metcardcolseup.jpg</A>

<P>Web site-use the numbers from the close-up pic to see how the system
works:
<BR><A HREF="http://www.spaceresearch.com">http://www.spaceresearch.com</A>
<BR>&nbsp;

<P>Thanks,
<BR>Rob Wesel and Dave Harris
<BR>&nbsp;
<BR>&nbsp;
<BR>&nbsp;
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