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    Default Off topic - any member living in New York, USA willing to help with a book purchase?

    Hi all,

    I have a very special request - plea for help me in following matter:
    I am looking for a book published in New York which is not available anywhere else just at the publishers.
    The price of the book is just 18 USD but the postage + additional fees for non-EU parcel would make the total cost around 75 USD! Moreover due to COVID-19 there are big delays (several months) in post from the USA to Czech Republic.
    So I would like to ask if anyone living in the New York, USA (or near-by) who has a PayPal account would be willing to help me? To purchase a copy of the book (directly in the bookshop or via internet with the local postage only) and photograph some of the pages (not all 200:-) and send them to me via email?
    I will leave the book with the helper as a bonus for the help provided.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Off topic - any member living in New York, USA willing to help with a book purcha

    Not in US

    But I have used shipto before - when someone would not post to Europe

    https://www.shipito.com/

    Not linked in anyway

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    Default Re: Off topic - any member living in New York, USA willing to help with a book purcha

    Hi Pavel,
    They might be willing to ship to Canada more readily, . if so I would to do the purchasing, scanning/emailing for you.
    Let me know if I can help,
    Cheers, Clint

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    Default Re: Off topic - any member living in New York, USA willing to help with a book purcha

    What is the book ? Maybe some can come up with another idea.
    Andrew

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    Default Re: Off topic - any member living in New York, USA willing to help with a book purcha

    I am the RAF's secret agent in the US... email me.. :-)

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    Default Re: Off topic - any member living in New York, USA willing to help with a book purcha

    Thank you all very much for your kind offers. I will ask Jagan as it seems to me as the easiest way.

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Off topic - any member living in New York, USA willing to help with a book purcha

    I asked so as to see if the British Library had a copy, of which I am a member. 'I am the RAF's secret agent in the US' is the title ?
    Andrew

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    Default Re: Off topic - any member living in New York, USA willing to help with a book purcha

    Andrew 'I am the RAF's secret agent in the US' is just a joke by Jagan:-)
    Please check your mailbox, but I have doubts there will be a copy.

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Off topic - any member living in New York, USA willing to help with a book purcha

    Ok Pavel, I searched but no luck. The British Library does have the most amazing collection usually and equals TNA in content and importance. I would have ordered it and photographed the pages you wanted. Good Luck.
    Andrew

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    Default Re: Off topic - any member living in New York, USA willing to help with a book purcha

    Thank you Andrew for your effort, much appreciated.

    Pavel
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