What is POSSUM INC -- left to Coco in the will

What is POSSUM INC -- left to Coco in the will

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January 29th, 2016, 11:23 pm #1

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January 29th, 2016, 11:37 pm #2

I'd wager - it has something to do with reissues (or recorded material of some sort)

"Playing possum" = pretending to be dead... "new" material being released after you die = "maybe he's not really dead" (think Elvis, Tupac, etc etc)
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Joined: December 23rd, 2013, 4:58 pm

January 30th, 2016, 12:06 am #3

Possum Inc was founded in 2007 to handle rights in his catalogue?

I would think Coco has her orders.

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January 30th, 2016, 12:11 am #4

168 7th Ave Brooklyn NY

Registered as a private company
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Joined: January 8th, 2013, 8:03 pm

January 30th, 2016, 12:33 am #5

I doubt that he left only 103 million dollars behind.
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January 30th, 2016, 12:36 am #6

He didn't leave me any
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January 30th, 2016, 12:46 am #7

Yeah it sounds like a low ball figure to me.
That's just what was filed in New York.
There's always Switzerland.
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January 30th, 2016, 5:29 am #8

168 7th Ave Brooklyn NY

Registered as a private company
google maps


street view
http://tinyurl.com/jq9hgs2


Now, this is getting weirder and weirder.

How did you turn out this address ?
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January 30th, 2016, 5:52 am #10


google maps


street view
http://tinyurl.com/jq9hgs2


Now, this is getting weirder and weirder.

How did you turn out this address ?
Also if you google "possum brooklyn'

You will get a load of results, first, about how Brooklyn has been overrun by possums.

Now, it'd be a very DB thing to name a company from some weird cut-up newspaper-like fact like this.
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Joined: January 12th, 2016, 12:27 pm

January 30th, 2016, 6:23 am #11

The best bit

'Bowie who died Jan. 10 of cancer at age 69 asked that he be cremated and his ashes spread in a Buddhist ritual in Bali"

Rest in Peace Maestro xxx
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January 30th, 2016, 7:00 am #12

100 million!

It makes the 33 million missing lottery ticket that's been making head lines here on the UK seem like pocket money. Also I think CoCo should have been left more than 2 million after all her years of loyal service. Very nice though.
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January 30th, 2016, 7:10 am #13

He didn't leave me any
(( He didn't leave me any))

Nor me gabe, not even his shares in Royal Mail
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January 30th, 2016, 11:39 am #14

100 million!

It makes the 33 million missing lottery ticket that's been making head lines here on the UK seem like pocket money. Also I think CoCo should have been left more than 2 million after all her years of loyal service. Very nice though.
Yes but maybe she has lifetime guaranteed salary managing the catalogue ,the archives , image rights - these people are very business savvy after all. And who knows what other things she's been gifted over the years, art ,houses, land.

I just appreciate the continuity of her presence.

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January 30th, 2016, 12:14 pm #15

this is all rather cynical. remember his wife and children and other people. presumably she owns property and as mentioned has some residual rights. I think a cool two mill would get me some groceries. not to mention he had a huge art collection. there's no telling where all that went.
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January 30th, 2016, 12:24 pm #16

Yes but maybe she has lifetime guaranteed salary managing the catalogue ,the archives , image rights - these people are very business savvy after all. And who knows what other things she's been gifted over the years, art ,houses, land.

I just appreciate the continuity of her presence.
depending on which article you read the estate could be worth 230 million dollars or £161 million. Have to say I dont really care and wish he was still here...
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January 30th, 2016, 12:34 pm #17

Paddy Grafton Green has withdrawn according to documents filed with the will, leaving Zyblatt the sole executor.
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January 30th, 2016, 12:34 pm #18

depending on which article you read the estate could be worth 230 million dollars or £161 million. Have to say I dont really care and wish he was still here...
I don't find myself all that fussed about his will either, I'm more interested in who the movers and shakers are going to be with his estate/back catalogue.

Mist.
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January 30th, 2016, 1:10 pm #19

depending on which article you read the estate could be worth 230 million dollars or £161 million. Have to say I dont really care and wish he was still here...
Corporate Wiki comes up blank. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) where you would look up a company's financial worthiness before getting involved with them is a similar dead-end. If you check the various stock issuing agencies, another dead-end. Which points to a privately held company, solely financed by Bowie which has now passed to Coco. This could have been for the purposes of tax advantages or who knows what. Since there is intentional zero public disclosure, and they're not trading stock on a market, it's all conjecture on our part.
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January 30th, 2016, 1:11 pm #20

I don't find myself all that fussed about his will either, I'm more interested in who the movers and shakers are going to be with his estate/back catalogue.

Mist.
We should all have been so lucky to be graced with a Coco Schwab. I wish I'd had a Coco at age 23. That kind of loyalty has inestimable value.

The Coco Song

My world, it went loco
for lack of a Coco.
To be clasped like a locket
sans hand in one's pocket?

One of life's rarest gifts.
What a let-down. I'm miffed.


sorry
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January 30th, 2016, 1:32 pm #21

Paddy Grafton Green has withdrawn according to documents filed with the will, leaving Zyblatt the sole executor.
Interesting

Can we see documents or the will anywhere ?
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January 30th, 2016, 6:15 pm #22

We should all have been so lucky to be graced with a Coco Schwab. I wish I'd had a Coco at age 23. That kind of loyalty has inestimable value.

The Coco Song

My world, it went loco
for lack of a Coco.
To be clasped like a locket
sans hand in one's pocket?

One of life's rarest gifts.
What a let-down. I'm miffed.


sorry
I hope she becomes defender of the artistic legacy. The thought of a We Will Rock You type of thing, a Ziggy played guitar musical would be nauseating . . . .
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January 30th, 2016, 6:18 pm #23

Corporate Wiki comes up blank. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) where you would look up a company's financial worthiness before getting involved with them is a similar dead-end. If you check the various stock issuing agencies, another dead-end. Which points to a privately held company, solely financed by Bowie which has now passed to Coco. This could have been for the purposes of tax advantages or who knows what. Since there is intentional zero public disclosure, and they're not trading stock on a market, it's all conjecture on our part.
I don't believe much of this.
Pretty sure he's worth more than 70 million quid too.
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January 30th, 2016, 6:25 pm #24


Sylvianne

A couple points worth bearing in mind:

1. Most of this will be equity tied up in investment or assets - these will be assessed conservatively . (His lawyers won't want to pay more death duties than need be) it won't be cash in the bank. That's stuff is too easy to count...

2. He may well have divested a lot of equity before his death - transferred to his family etc. to avoid death duties etc.

3. £70M is a shed load of money


Jon
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January 30th, 2016, 7:26 pm #25

Don't forget the Tintoretto's. Hirst, Rubens, Lanyon, Howson, Nicholson,

Not an insignificant collection.
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January 30th, 2016, 7:47 pm #26

they may be bequeathed to a gallery?? National Gallery and Tate would be good . . .
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Joined: November 28th, 2006, 3:27 am

February 1st, 2016, 6:58 am #27

The New York Times says the company he left his shares to coco is

Opossum inc, not Possum.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/nyreg ... .html?_r=0


So which it it ?
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February 1st, 2016, 7:38 am #28

There's a private company called possum inc in Brooklyn

No details for opossum inc

Could be a typo.

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February 1st, 2016, 12:19 pm #29

yes, it could be a typo. I would tend to trust the factcheckers at the new york times though.
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February 1st, 2016, 1:50 pm #30

Trust nobody.

A loose 'o' is perplexing.

Fact checkers at newspapers are a joke mostly
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February 2nd, 2016, 4:58 am #31

How peculiar.
A company named after a critter who pretends to be dead when accosted.
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February 2nd, 2016, 7:14 am #32

Looks like it could be an anagram of something to me... You know, like Isolar - Sailor...

Spoon Music?
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February 2nd, 2016, 12:05 pm #33

An anagram of opossum is:

Spumoso - which is Italian for "frothy or scummy"

Supomos - which is Portugese for "we assume"

.....we're through the looking glass here folks...
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February 5th, 2016, 4:15 am #34

How peculiar.
A company named after a critter who pretends to be dead when accosted.
Stop being so abuzz network54.com users, you'll get noticed.
Too late.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sh ... ossum.html
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February 5th, 2016, 5:21 am #35

They could have at least given a name check instead of just 'Network54'. Mind you, after the behaviour of some posters over the last few days, it could have been worse, a LOT worse!

Mist.
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February 5th, 2016, 11:32 pm #36

I wouldn't be surprised if the company has a stake in the future of "Lazarus" (the stage production), either future staging developments, possible movie rights, any music compilations/sound tracks derived, royalties, merchandise, etc.

The historical references of Lazarus may be an analogy to an opossum ... seemingly coming back to life after death.

Circumspection resurrection.
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February 6th, 2016, 2:39 am #37

They could have at least given a name check instead of just 'Network54'. Mind you, after the behaviour of some posters over the last few days, it could have been worse, a LOT worse!

Mist.
"They could have at least given a name check instead of just 'Network54'. Mind you, after the behaviour of some posters over the last few days, it could have been worse, a LOT worse! "

I 100% agree!!!
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February 6th, 2016, 2:59 am #38

I wouldn't be surprised if the company has a stake in the future of "Lazarus" (the stage production), either future staging developments, possible movie rights, any music compilations/sound tracks derived, royalties, merchandise, etc.

The historical references of Lazarus may be an analogy to an opossum ... seemingly coming back to life after death.

Circumspection resurrection.
I can image there would be a nice slice of the "Bowie is" pie too.
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