Now having researched the story of Sellam Ismail, I can only apologize for unwittingly promoting the travesty
that has occurred. It is indeed unfortunate that his collection grew to the point where it's storage costs exceeded
The damage that has occurred to his property due to water damage is a great loss to us all, and the seizure
and sale of his hardware is a fiasco.
I don't think TVRSALES acted in bad faith when they bought the equipment from Sellam's landlord, but now that
they have had time to learn the nature of the dispute and the special nature of the stored items, I think they are
attempting to unfairly profit by the acquisition of this collection.
I am sorry he didn't appeal to local organizations such as the Computer History Museum, which most likely could
have helped him with these financial matters in return for some choice items from the collection.
I am sorry I posted the eBay page on the list. I was only thinking of my friends and was ignorant of the greater
Thanks crustyomo for setting me straight.
On Feb 16, 2013, at 12:10 PM, Crusty OMO <crus...@hotmail.com> wrote:
Douglas Goodall, http://goodall.com
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