StatsName : Brian
Forum Nickname : Celticfan1888
Age : 29
Started Collecting : 2004, 5 years ago
What do you do for a living?
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
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 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)
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.
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