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Buying Scientology Items

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Babel Fish, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Babel Fish

    Babel Fish Patron

    haha, that sounds extremely compelling, but also like shipping would be a nightmare. :p

    I'd love to see a picture of it if you have one though. :)
  2. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    Soon these will be $2 apiece at your nearest op-shop. They would make a nice hatstand...


  3. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    I am envisioning something between a Wax Museum of Horrors and The Roswell UFO Museum..... on Hollywood Blvd.

    if they had an LRH version of Laughing Sal I'd go.
  4. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    I've bolded certain statements.

    There is a huge difference between WWII memorabilia and the tiny trinkets of a ridiculous cult based on ... nothing.

    Something really happened in WWII. Something that affected the world in a monstrous way and forever changed it.

    Scientology never even changed a square mile of the complex around it. Not even a ding. Nothing.

    It had no impact on society, local culture, values or even language. Nada. Zilch. It was and is a con based on nothing but lies. Any tidbits of truth in it are stolen from elsewhere, where the genuine knowledge is available without the bullshit spin L Ron put on it.

    Scientology created a lot of angry exes, though. When others became aware of the con, a huge number of people and media groups sought to expose it and stop its abuses.

    It wasn't the first cult or con. It's not a landmark or anything like that. The only cult landmark going on in the 21st century worthy of trinkets is the huge effort to expose and stop all cults of any kind. That effort has gained so much ground, that it is exposing every little nook and cranny of cult abuse and arming people against their tactics with genuine knowledge.

    That knowledge is valuable.

    Trinkets to represent the exposing of cults might be valuable someday. Nothing of scientology ever will, though.
  5. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    :laugh: :thumbsup:

    A museum of scientology and other cult horrors would be so COOL!
  6. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Yes. My mind was swimming with ideas for dioramas and interactive displays after this post.

    Your comments about how Scientology is not collectible worthy are "spot on" yuk, yuk. Who cares about this junk except us and someone like Stephen Kent. Its all just expensive landfill and the real estate will be torn down or reabsorbed without a second thought.

    I have a very large collection of pre-80s bookstore material but I only keep it as a potential reference in discussing its harmful effects and constantly wonder if its worth the space. Before I die it will be tossed in the trash and select items passed on to someone like Stephen. I don't want it migrating back into circulation through eBay or a garage sale.

    This isn't an original stock from the Salem Witch Trials or manuscript of Mein Kampf.

    The Roy Rogers Museum closed after 42 years and it was much more important, beneficial and popular than Scientology.
  7. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    Lol! Better used as a miniature golf obstacle. :coolwink:
  8. This is NOT OK !!!!

    This is NOT OK !!!! Gold Meritorious Patron

    I have a "solid" gold patron pin - original cost = $40,000.00.

    What do you want to give me for it?
  9. Gizmo

    Gizmo Rabble Rouser

    Uh, have your scn " jewelry " checked for ACTUAL content as there is a slim to none chance of any " solid silver " items from them.

    What they marked 14 K gold tests at 10 K - screwing people over is ingrained in all their dealing !

    Nothing in scn is as claimed !
  10. Gizmo

    Gizmo Rabble Rouser

    Keep checking the dumpster behind your local library. The cult loves to have people buy a set of books at retail to 'donate' to a library.

    Problem is, libraries do not want books they have NO DEMAND - so they libraries dump the unopened boxes of scn crapola straight into the dumpster.

    On ebay look for auctions for the INSTRUCTION MANUAL for an emeter at way more than a manual could bring. Contact the seller as most likely the meter is included & the OSA lawyers can stop a book / manual from being sold but they will get ebay to pull a meter.

    That really works - uh, somebody told me about that :coolwink:
  11. Dave B.

    Dave B. Maximus Ultimus Mostimus


    A Hubbtard animatronix statue that says..... "guhlaxy"
  12. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    The potential is endless but the animatronic would be almost obligated to tell the Xenu origin mythology.

    The Liberace concept would go over well in Hollywood but the Cowboy outfit would lend a subdued campiness to the whole thing. I'd have to go with the full dress Sea Org uniform for authenticity and being in-character.
  13. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Silver Meritorious Patron

    so what gets sold ?
  14. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Silver Meritorious Patron

    i know
  15. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    I guess I'm coming at this from the standpoint of who would want to buy Scientology artifacts. Collectors become collectors because of some specialized interest, fascination or obsession or as an investment. It is best to work on a collection before it becomes recognized as collectible and before most of it is gone, so to be fair maybe someone with vision that I don't have should be on a buying spree. The old members who have the good stuff are passing now and the people conducting those estate sales may not know what they got.

    A museum, archive or road-side type attraction could engage in sale and resale of authentic or peripheral material even if it was LRH bobble-heads or LRH Halloween props.

    There could be a legitimate market for original books, tapes, CDs or docs for a lot of reasons but openly selling or distributing copies of copyrighted material could be a problem. In all seriousness, I would like to see unique Scientology docs consolidated in a secure archive which is dedicated to anti-cult research instead of floating around a collector's market where they can eventually be lost or reacquired by OSA.
  16. Dave B.

    Dave B. Maximus Ultimus Mostimus

    Official $cientology made in China, Hubbtard 100% (fake) silk cravats.

    Possibly a line of tan leisure suits also. Because nothing says SOURCE like a tan leisure suit.
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  17. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    This replica Beret and vinyl jacket evoking the mystery and intrigue of LRH au cours de la résistance.

    Beret 1.jpg
  18. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    I had a photo of it when it was still up, but I think it's gone now. Sorry.
  19. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    I think you could market it as a "jaunty ascot".
  20. Ogsonofgroo

    Ogsonofgroo Crusader

    Lolol, I highly doubt ol' mother Hubert ever had shit made out of synthetics, he may have had the taste of a newly riche dilettante, but I'd bet my bottom dollar it was all made of quality materials. This apparently did not help his own case, nor did it develop any sense of style, I especially love his western act, the 'director' schtick was pretty lutzy too, but man, he were a cowboy-at-heart! He came from an era of 'clothes make the man', ya know, 30's-40's suits and ties, opulent dress that shows 'social status' and all that crap, the problem being that that part of his wee brain-pan, was it seems, generally 20-30 years out of date (or more).
    What always sort of surprised me was that, given all his 'past-life' experience around the 'galux-y', he didn't become a fashion designer, hey, since he'd claimed to be Cecil Rhodes (lolol, gay as a happy parteh goer in 1840) in a past life, he just used old stuff. Despite all this, I do believe he okayed his CM's mini-skirts and tit-fitting outfits for his own viewing pleasures... Yup, the taste of a lump of dried lard, expect no less from the rest :p


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