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Card Collecting Update
« on: September 27, 2016, 08:01:30 AM »
Hi Guys...

I've been away from collecting cigarette and trade cards for a fair few years now, around 6 or 7....

I was wondering how things have changed over this time...
I've since discovered Murrays have closed and half the dealers whom I dealt with no longer trade...

Unfortunately eBay still has the over graded and overpriced cards.

Since Murrays Catalogue has gone, has this had a detrimental effect on prices or even a positive effect...?

Even the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain seems to have a new website / restructured etc

Any comments welcomed....
My love of cards and collecting still burns brightly... hopefully the hobby does the same....



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Re: Card Collecting Update
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 08:49:33 AM »
Hi Tim,

welcome to the forum.  As you’ve noticed, things change.  On a day-to-day basis maybe not much but after a few years you can see big differences.

Murray’s guide still exists but it’s not produced by Murrays anymore.  How much that affects prices is a debatable point.  It is after all just one dealer’s price list.  I think Ebay affects the prices much more.  There are certainly overpriced cards on offer.  On the other hand it enables buyers and sellers to contact each other directly and eliminate the dealer’s profit.  That has reduced prices a lot.  You just need to know a bit about what you are buying so you don’t get caught out.

The Cartophilic Society does indeed have a new website.  Now if only they would find the time to put some more information on it….. ::)

Overall I think the hobby is still alive and well but maybe changing a bit with the times.
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Re: Card Collecting Update
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 12:44:09 PM »
Hi Tim.
Welcome to the forum. I don't think the collecting bug ever leaves us, if occasionally taking a back seat. I agree with Ian's thoughts. Ebay has certainly proved to be an earthquake, opening so many doors to both buyer and seller alike. Like several of the guys around here I buy and sell, and with a little common sense and experience, find it a great window of opportunity to extend my love of the hobby.


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Re: Card Collecting Update
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 01:07:55 PM »
Murrays price list no longer represents his stock as that was sold a few years ago, never the less has resurrected itself as an indication of price.

My self do not rely on it as a price guide but more as a rarity guide, but specialising as I have you do get to know what a fair price is.

Welcome to the forum and look forward to I suspect posts on cards wit hPoultry on them.

Have met a few collectors who collect solely cards with poultry on them, perhaps you are one of those persons.

Ogden's certainly issued some good cards with poultry on them.
Always looking for interesting cards and associated goods issued by Ogden's you can see samples of cards I am looking for in the wants section.
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Re: Card Collecting Update
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2016, 05:27:58 PM »
Thanks guys for your comments....
As you quite rightly point out, things do change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not...

And yes your right Poultry cards are my weakness...
I'm currently putting together, Allen & Ginter prize game & chickens and who knows if I live long enough Spratts Prize Poultry...  :)
So If you have any odds, give me a shout...

Thank you again for your warm welcome...