Football Programmes Centre

Duncan Jardine s Collection


Name : Duncan Jardine
Forum Nickname : dj0505
Age : 47
Started Collecting : 1976

About Me

What do you do for a living?

Programme Dealer

Which club do you support and why?

Newport County Local Senior Team

What do you collect?

Newport County and Wales in the main back to 1945

How did you get into programme collecting?

Friedns used to collect

Your Collection

What was your first football programme?

Some 70s Tottenham programmes given to me by a Tottenham Scout who lived locally

What was the last programme you bought?

for my collection An Ebbw Vale v County Reserves from the 50s

How big is your collection?

somewhere between 5000 and 8000 I guess

How do you store your collection?

Binders on shelves

Whats the oldest programme you own?

In my collection 1945, in stock quite a few from 30's

What is the rarest item in your collection?

Romani v Wales 1971

Which programme from your club is the rarest and most expensive to obtain?

County V Chelsea 1945/46

What is...?

What is your worst buy?

Paid over the top prices for a few County I need and later seen them at sensible prices, no one programme stands out though

What is your best buy?

There are so many. I once swapped a single badge for 50 Pre war programmes including 1905 FA Cup Semi !!

What is the most you have paid for a programme and which one?

Paid several Hundred pounds for several County issues in recent years

What is the most you have received for a programme and which one?

£3600 for Newport County v Chelsea 45/6

What is your most prized programme?

Not sure there is any single issue to be honest

Whats your biggest regret in collecting?

Dont have any really

The Hobby

In you opinion, is the programme collectors communtiy shrinking or growing?

Definitely shrinking and fast !

What do you enjoy most about the hobby?

Friendship of fellow collectors and the thrill of picking up new collections

Where do you buy most of your programmes from?

Anywhere at all !

The Future

If money was no object, which programme would you most like to add to your collection?

Any form my County wants list

Would you ever sell your collection?

County Collection Yes and will do one day, Wales Collection Never !

How do you wish to develop your collection over the coming years?

By adding anything from my wants list, but also paying attention to some of the fringe areas of my collection too