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derby1884
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:28 pm 
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Came across a letter I'd written to a dealer in August 1978. He'd sent it back along with the 4 programmes I'd ordered. The prices, though!

35/6 Birmingham v WBA £5.00
38/9 West Ham v WBA £3.50
38/9 Sheff Utd v WBA £5.00
35/6 Portsmouth v WBA £5.00

I know progs were cheaper back then but those do seem very low even given it was 42 years ago. Or am I mistaken? Could you pick up pre-wars for a fiver back then?

Not a West Brom collector so thinking I must have spotted a bargain.

Not sure what dealer it was but I'd added on 20p for his next list.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:42 pm 
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£5 in 1978 is about £30 now. Not an expert but still seems a good price for a pre-war programme!!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:42 pm 
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Brilliant

Do you still happen to own these?

Im sure you would make a bit more than a fiver on each of them now!

Would the dealer have been Steve Earl?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:27 pm 
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In 1977 I think my soon to be wife bought me a Liverpool v Cardiff City 1921/22 programme, City's 2nd season in the FL and 1st year in the 1st Division. Cost an extortionate £10.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:26 pm 
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Hull based BPCC had postal auctions in the 70s and I bid 75p for Carlisle v Rotherham 37-38. This turned out to be the winning, and almost certainly, the only bid. The programme was sent to me with a note to remind me that the minimum bid for pre-war programmes was £3. I had not been aware of this and I always thought it was very kind of them to honour my offer.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:39 pm 
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In 1975 I bought the 1923 FA Cup Final for £25, it has a cellotaped spine and yes, I do still own it!
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