Football Programmes Centre

Brians Collection


Name : Brian
Forum Nickname : Celticfan1888
Age : 29
Started Collecting : 2004, 5 years ago

About Me

What do you do for a living?

Civil Engineer

Which club do you support and why?

Celtic ,since I was 5 and because of my father and grandfathers great passion for a Historic club.

What do you collect?

Celtic Programmes ,tickets,books , European Aways,homes, friendlies,league pre 1980,Any Celtic tickets , Scotland Away Porgrammes, and tickets, Big match finals ie European finals , fa cup finals , world cup tournament programmes and European championship finals programs.

How did you get into programme collecting?

Inherited some of my grandfathers collection , on realizing the collections value decided to build on it myself and have learned as I go the value , stories of every programme

Your Collection

What was your first football programme?

My first ever Match , Celtic v Dundee United , Scottish Cup Final 1988 ( Our Centenary Year Double Season)

What was the last programme you bought?

Celtic V AC Milan , Toronto , Canada , 1st June 1968 , tour match programme

How big is your collection?

6 lever archer files and 6 Large Storage Boxes

How do you store your collection?

In Lever Archer Files and Storage boxes

Whats the oldest programme you own?

Celtic v Rangers League match programme 1947

What is the rarest item in your collection?

St Etienne V Celtic European Cup 1st Round Programme 1968 Away Newspaper style Programme

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

Celtic V Aberdeen Scottish Cup final 1937, British Record Attendance 147,365 , £1200 - £1500

What is...?

What is your worst buy?

When just starting out paying a lot of money for a Celtic v Feyenoord European cup Final Programme which was a fake , later found out there was no programme for this final

What is your best buy?

Dukla Prague V Celtic European Cup Semi Final 1967 Away leg programme got from a friend for £50 ( worth £175-£250)

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

£250 Etienne V Celtic European Cup 1st Round Programme 1968 Away Programme

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

£225 TPS Turku ( Finland) v Celtic European cup away leg programme 1973

What is your most prized programme?

1967 European cup Final Programme Celtic v Inter Milan

Whats your biggest regret in collecting?

Not starting earlier ( I started at 24)

The Hobby

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

As a relatively new collector I find it hard to answer this as I don’t know what collecting was like say 10,20,30, 40 years ago ,I would say growing though

What do you enjoy most about the hobby?

Using ebay and the excitement it creates when waiting to see if you have won a item or not , and searching for new items that I still need , and of course the contacts I have made who also share my hobby

Where do you buy most of your programmes from?

Mostly Ebay , odd occasion dealers list , and occassionaly swaps with other collectors and going to games.

The Future

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

Vojvodina ( Yugoslavia) V Celtic European cup quarter final away leg programme 1967 , fantastic programme looks great and historic and only ever seen once before for sale.

Would you ever sell your collection?

Yes if I fell ill and needed cash , end of the day being healthy is all that matters in life

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

Hopefully compete my celtic European programme collection and add some more pre 1950 celtic programmes , also collect more tickets as they take up less space ! and also collect more Scotland away programmes as I am looking to get as many as these as possible from 1970’s onwards