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Footyfan



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:19 pm 
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Dick Rattray's website has announced his immediate retirement:

https://dickrattrayfootballprogrammes.com/

I have dealt with Dick many times over the years and always received excellent programmes and service.

Not so long ago Sports Programmes closed down. We are all getting older, I do wonder what the average age of serious collectors is?

With ageing collectors and clubs no longer publishing how long before the hobby disappears?
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colchestersid



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:11 pm 
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Sorry to see that, I've bought from Dick over 40 years now and always excellent service
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grantham



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:12 pm 
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I consider myself one of the younger collectors / part-time dealers at 44, what about everyone else ?
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colchestersid



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:42 pm 
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I suspect the average age on here is higher than you'd find on the many Facebook collecting groups so maybe not be the best way to judge how old collectors are these days
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grantham



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:23 pm 
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I run a programme group on facebook with 5.4k members, here are the demographics of the group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/392763124155720


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se20blue



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:45 pm 
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I did many programme fairs alongside Dick in the late seventies/ very early eighties.
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Dorking



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2024 9:37 am 
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I built up my earliest Palace programmes through Dick, great seller.
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Yorkie67



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2024 11:42 am 
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Sad to see him go but what great service over so many years.

Has he cleared all of his stock or is any available does anyone know?
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Brem75



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2024 10:41 pm 
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Im 49. The younger generation are just not interested. Phones / tablets have any information you need... Unfortunately.
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