Gretsch Gladstone Postcard

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    Was going thru some old drum ephemera and came across this postcard advertising Gretsch Gladstone drums. Just thought I would share.

    Anyone on the forum have a Gretsch Gladstone? Would love to see some pictures.
     
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    I still own a complete set of playing cards issued by Gretsch as swag circa 1940s
     
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    Old Gus looks like Capt. Kangaroo
     
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    LOL! I thought the “old war horse” Gus looked familiar.
     
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    Gus Helmecke was supposedly the highest paid cat in Sousa's band. Very important bass drummer.
     
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    Gretsch Gladstone 3-way 14x6'5 in Dark Mahogany from 1939/41
    Owned by Cymbalholic in good standing from Barcelona Spain.

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    Darn, that is a nice lineup of drums! Love the Gladstone and that green sparkle RK ain’t too shabby!
     
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    These snares are mine!! Thank you JDA
    Powertone, let me know if you wanna see more detailed pictures. I can make some for you.
     
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    Would love to see the Gretsch Gladstone and that fantastic Radio King! What a great vintage lineup!
     
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    Sorry, I posted one of the RK pics two times.. And here one of the Gladstone with my Burgundy RB.
    If you wanna see something with more details, let me know and I will try to make more pictures. unnamed (7).jpg
     
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    Thank you so much. Spectacular drums! What a treat to see a G Gladstone. The green RK is spectacular!

    PM me your address and I will send you the postcard. It should be with a Gladstone owner.
     
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