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An intimate collection of recordings and photos from Doc Watson and his extraordinary family in a 94-song, four disc box set.
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    The satisfaction of contributing to an American "Milestone." Thanks for your support!

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    ONE NEVER BEFORE HEARD MP3: An audio outtake from Doc Watson Family Milestones.

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    TWO NEVER BEFORE HEARD MP3'S: Audio outtakes from Doc Watson Family Milestones.

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    DOC & MERLE WATSON OUT OF PRINT 45: One out of print 45 rpm recording of Doc Watson and his son Merle - delivered directly from Doc's house and previously belonging to Doc Watson himself (includes certificate of authenticity). Plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    DOC WATSON OUT OF PRINT 45: One out of print 45 rpm recording of Doc Watson - delivered directly from Doc's house and previously belonging to Doc Watson himself (includes certificate of authenticity). Plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    DOC WATSON OUT OF PRINT 45: One out of print 45 rpm recording of Doc Watson - delivered directly from Doc's house and previously belonging to Doc Watson himself (includes certificate of authenticity).

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    DOC & MERLE WATSON OUT OF PRINT 45: One out of print 45 rpm recording of Doc Watson and his son Merle - delivered directly from Doc's house and previously belonging to Doc Watson himself (includes certificate of authenticity).

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    DOC WATSON "MEMORIES" LP: One copy of "Doc Watson Memories" on vinyl, previously belonging to Doc himself (includes certificate of authenticity).

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    DOC & CHET ATKINS OUT OF PRINT 45: One out of print 45 rpm recording of Doc Watson and Chet Atkins, plus a never-before-seen photo of the musicians - delivered directly from Doc's house and previously belonging to Doc Watson himself (includes certificate of authenticity).

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    THE BOX SET: One copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones," available before you can purchase in-stores, plus two never before heard MP3's and a heartfelt thank you from the Watson Family.

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    DOC'S GUITAR STRINGS: One set of unused guitar strings previously belonging to Doc Watson (includes certificate of authenticity), plus a copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    THE DOC WATSON BALL-CAP COLLECTION: One baseball cap from Doc Watson's personal collection (includes certificate of authenticity), plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    #163 - #500, LIMITED EDITION BOX SET: Numbers 163 - 500 of the limited edition (500 total), numbered "Doc Watson Family Milestones" box set, plus a "thank you" credit on the website.

    *Box sets will be sent in chronological order, beginning with #163.

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    DOC'S FLAT PICK: One flat pick that Doc Watson previously used on-stage, in the studio or while rehearsing (includes certificate of authenticity), plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    DOC'S FINGER PICK: One finger pick that Doc Watson previously used on-stage, in the studio or while rehearsing (includes certificate of authenticity), plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    DOC'S THUMB PICK: One thumb pick that Doc Watson previously used on-stage, in the studio or while rehearsing (includes certificate of authenticity), plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    DOC'S WALKING STICK: One walking stick from Doc Watson's collection at his home (includes certificate of authenticity).

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    STRINGS AND SONGS: Numbers 131 - 163 of the limited edition (500 total), numbered "Doc Watson Family Milestones" box set, plus one set of used guitar strings that Doc used on-stage, while recording or rehearsing. Includes certificate of authenticity.

    *Box sets will be sent in chronological order, beginning with #131.

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    DOC'S POCKET KNIFE: One pocket knife from Doc Watson's collection (includes certificate of authenticity) plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    DOC'S CAPO: One capo from Doc Watson's collection (includes certificate of authenticity) plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    VINTAGE MERLEFEST POSTER & LTD. EDITION BOX SET: One vintage Merlefest poster from Doc's personal collection (includes certificate of authenticity), plus one copy - numbers #101 - #130 - of the limited edition, numbered "Doc Watson Family Milestones" box set.

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    DOC'S SILVER BELT BUCKLE: One silver belt buckle previously belonging to Doc Watson. This unique piece of Watson memorabilia, plus a copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    #50 - #100, LIMITED EDITION BOX SET: Numbers 50 - 100 of the limited edition (500 total), numbered "Doc Watson Family Milestones" box set, plus a "thank you" credit on the website. *Box sets will be sent in chronological order, beginning with #50

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    DOC'S BELT BUCKLE With Oval Stone #2 (See update picture): One belt buckle previously belonging to Doc Watson. This unique piece of Watson memorabilia, plus a copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    DOC'S BELT BUCKLE With "W" in the Center #3 (See update picture): One belt buckle previously belonging to Doc Watson. This unique piece of Watson memorabilia, plus a copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    #25 - #49, LIMITED EDITION BOX SET: Numbers 25 - 49 of the limited edition (500 total), numbered "Doc Watson Family Milestones" box set, plus a "thank you" credit on the website. *Box sets will be sent in chronological order, beginning with #25

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    MILESTONES PHOTO COLLAGE: One hand made photo collage of Watson family photographs, similar to the collages in "Doc Watson Family Milestones" - custom made by Nancy Watson. Plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones" and a "thank you" credit on the website.

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    ORIGINAL ART BY NANCY WATSON: One original signed painting by Nancy Watson. Sizes vary from 3x5 inches to 8x10 inches. Plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones." Check out examples of her art to the left!

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    #2 - #24, LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BOX SET: Numbers 2 - 24 of the limited edition (500 total), numbered "Doc Watson Family Milestones" box set, signed by Nancy Watson and Producer Roy Andrade. Plus one "thank you" credit on the website. *Box sets will be sent in chronological order, beginning with #2

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    DOC'S BIRTHDAY / SHIRT MILESTONE: In honor of Doc's birthday in 1923, pledges at this level will receive one shirt belonging to Doc with an accompanying photo of him onstage or backstage wearing the shirt. This reward will be hand selected by Nancy Watson and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Plus a "thank you" on website, and one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    HAND-STICHED QUILT: Nancy Watson handmade lap quilt. Measures approx 3 x 5 ft. Also includes one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    CROCHETED FAMILY RUG: Nancy Watson handmade a rug made entirely of Nancy, Rosa Lee and Doc's clothing, cut up into strips and woven. Measures approx 4 x 5 ft. Also includes one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    DOC'S CIGAR BOX SLIDE GUITAR: The 3-string, cigar box slide guitar/dulcimer previously belonging to Doc Watson (includes one certificate of authenticity), plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones."

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    #1 OF LTD. EDITION BOX SET, SIGNED: Number 1 of the limited edition (500 total), numbered "Doc Watson Family Milestones" box set, signed by Nancy Watson and Producer Roy Andrade. Plus one "thank you" credit on the website.

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    DOC'S HARMONICA: Doc Watson’s harmonica collection is a treasured part of his musical career. This pledge includes one harmonica previously belonging to Doc Watson and used on-stage, in the studio, or during rehearsal (includes certificate of authenticity). Plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones" signed by Nancy Watson, Producer Roy Andrade and Box Set Designer Gary Burden.

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    DOC'S LAP STEEL GUITAR: One vintage Kiesel lap steel guitar previously belonging to Doc Watson (collectors piece), plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones." Includes certificate of authenticity.

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    HAMMERED DULCIMER: The hammered dulcimer previously belonging to Doc Watson and given to his daughter Nancy, strung with guitar strings by Doc himself. Plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones." Includes certificate of authenticity.

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    DOC'S BRAILLE HYMNAL: One copy of "Favorite English Hymns" by The Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc. belonging to Doc Watson, plus one copy of "Doc Watson Family Milestones," and a "thank you" credit on the website.

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