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ridgeback

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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 09:34:24 AM »
As a casual collector  I guess the one thing that does come out of the posts trying to sell cards found in the loft is that I get to know if they are rare or not.

Normally the person  asking either gets a "Clear off they are boring and common" type reply or "Tell us more"   ;)

Seriously as a newbie I dont mind those types of posts but I can see why more serious collectors would get fed up with it..

Ian...Im halfway through my article about  the view from this casual collectors standpoint so it will arrive at some point !

Now...I saw mention of lard cards which are my latest aquisitions,

One of the blokes at work gave me an album of Trex cards so that started the hunt for the other 5 albums.

Honestly its like someones hypnotised me I just cant seem to stop myself.

I finally tracked down the last one "Good Dogs" from someone else I know, who found out I was looking and remembered he had one as a kid,its amazing how often dropping "Card collector" into a conversation prompts a positive response

All I need now is for one of you knowledgeable chaps to inform me that Murrays catalogue missed an album out and there are in fact 7 Trex card albums not 6  ;)

Apart from that Ive not been doing much,,and my favorite haunt of boot sales are thin on the ground at this time of year.

I popped down to the local auction a few times but Im getting fussier and they just describe stuff as "Cards" ...9 times out of 10 they are in really rubbish condition so bad that even Im not tempted so you can imagine.

Sometimes however I find myself bidding...normally walking away with a load of stuff  thats been chucked into the same lot as the cards,the last time it was for 18 Kensitas flowers cards which ended up costing me 30p each..at least the Kensitas cards were in good condition unlike the rest of the rubbish in the lot !

Damn...Ive gone a bit off topic...




 





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Ogdenscards

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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2013, 10:05:54 AM »
"Ridgeback" that is exactly how it starts, personally, people finding cards in the loft and asking for information is exactly what I would do in there situation so it doesn't bother me as long as we can enthuse one of those people to continue to collect. I found a bag that was in my fathers loft sorted them out and went from there but I like to collect same as you. How much is something worth is just a question that everybody asks, we should just except that reality and move on.

Murray's catalogue is not the best for information, it just listed what he had. Other sources is the "World index" . There is one for cigarette cards and one for trade cards these simply list all known issuers and the cards they issued.

You then have the more detailed reference books but usually on the larger companies that issued. Most of if not all have been written by collectors and there is plenty more to go at.

Regards David

Going to the specialist card fairs and talking to dealers and looking what they sell will also inform you.
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.
Best Regards David

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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2013, 10:40:12 AM »
There is a specialist book on Kensitas flowers
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.
Best Regards David

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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2013, 05:26:39 PM »
Thanks for the information David

The Kensitas cards were the smaller version,quite nice all the same.

Thanks for the info about the World trade index...maybe when Ive saved up a bit I will buy the pair of them

As I say Im a casual collector really,and my obsession all started from finding some cards after Mum in Law died..luckily mine were in the "Tell us more" category   ;)

We are doing tons of stuff on the house at the moment so Ive been a bit distracted from card buying..even the wife has noticed it.

Over breakfast the other morning She said:

 "You dont seem to have got any new cards lately"

Im not sure if this was an approval or a rejection of my obsession,I will probably find out later in the year when I walk in with a load more cards picked up from boot sales  ;D

Regards

Paul

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« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2013, 10:38:16 PM »
ridgeback, i was curious as to why you said there were seven albums ?, as i always thought only six were issued by BIBBY/TREX.
i only require one more set'they gave it a name'.
my curiosity got the better of me tonight, so iconsulted the british trade index, vol. 2, and six sets plus albums were issued, as in murrays catalogue, but in addition, there was a package issue titled TUBBY TREX SECTIONAL PICTURES, forming a chef holding a box of trex, and a set titled RECIPES, seven cards know,in two sizes

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« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2013, 09:23:41 PM »
Panini football stickers.A set stuck in its album of 1970 world cup recently made £1200  in auction
a much sort after set. a genuine originall loose set sells for around £3000 if it wasent for all the controversy that comes with the set it would sell for double that. panini europa 80  is a good one  originall loose set sells £600-£700 it wont be long before it breaks the £1000. the value is in 4 of the badges  the england badge is one
panini premier league 2003 is the rarest set of them all. name your price very few complete sets exist.  may be of some interest a recent age poll on one of the football card sticker collectors forums was 75% where aged between 30-65
always looking for unlisted. brooke bond cards. albums. order forms. canadian dinosaur reprints. spyfile cards

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« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2013, 02:23:33 PM »
Hello Fossil

Thanks for the info with regards to those Trex cards.

I did actually say that there were 6 sets not 7...but I didnt know about the sectional pictures so I will be looking out for those!

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« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2013, 10:31:01 AM »
i know we have been this way before, and probably you may be tired of me going on about it.
but yesterday, was the second highest number of viewers to the forum.
42 viewers.
wolfie , yesterday, put up a very interesting topic, 101 cards to get before you die.
it doesn't require much input to list some of a collectors favourite cards.
i know that probably almost every regular contributer will put in their list of favourite card, but with forty two visitors to this site, come on, we cannot keep on making excuses, why many do not contribute, and that sometimes it may make them leave,but tough if they wish to leave, leave, they cannot make the slightest effort to make this site interesting, let them make their own website, where nobody contributes, and just look at a blank screen, they obviously not really interested in card collecting

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« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2013, 07:35:48 PM »
Fossil ,

maybe they're interested in cards but not interested in posting , nothing wrong in that as each person does what suits them best .

In regards the 101 cards , it could have been so much better ...how boring it is to read a description of someones favourite card ...at least show the card that people like so much .

Time for that cruise i think .

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« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2013, 10:55:18 PM »
true, dany melys, true.
they say a picture is worth a thousand words.....

but...


a thousand words are better than no words at all, as many non members do

time for that cruise, a misslile i think

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« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2013, 10:46:30 AM »
I dont think its a lot different from most forums I belong to Fossil.

The amount of members compared to posters is always disproportionate..normally its the same people who post,its a shame but there it is.

Ive been away over the bank holiday up in Mid Wales,it didnt stop me finding some cards though !

I found an amazing place in Builth Wells...it was like a huge junk shop in an old church,he had so much general junk in there it was hard to actually see anything..but I did spot a massive bag of Topps cards,mostly Baseball and American Football,after a bit of negotiating we agreed on £7..I have no idea what Im going to do with them :-)

He did say he had a load of older Cards somewhere,but  he couldnt find them,honestly I really was not surprised..I hope Health and Safety never find the place.







 

 

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