THE CARDS ARE OUT THERE
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Known aviation shows are:
|1000 Stuttgart, Musberg Village firstname.lastname@example.org
|Manchester Airport T2
nr Frankfurt Germany, Hotel
Crawley K2 leisure centre. LGW2007@gatwickaviationsociety.org.uk
|0900 Vienna Airport T2
|Feltham Community School
|0900 Dusseldorf, Airport
|Paris Holiday Inn CDG Airport
Kansas City Mo, USA . Organiser for 2007 is US member Chris Slimmer.
|1000 Berlin Schonefeld Airport www.airportworld-bbi.de
|Frankfurt Schwanheim Village
The auction site Ebay has been of great benefit to those who collect
internationally. The best years may already be past as, due to a combination of
needing to manage the huge volumes of stuff being listed (All items – not just
cards) Ebay seems to be going down a road
of excluding foreign items from its
national sites, unless specifically searched for.
I suspect another motive is profit maximisation and we may see
international listing coming back with an extra fee. Those who use Ebay to find
stuff need to use the advanced search features to make sure they pick up all
that is on offer worldwide.
No surprises among best-sellers . Another rare South American is shown
here, a Panair Do Brasil DC-8 at Asuncion Paraguay
As I write this a previously unseen card in the pilot series (Wilcockson)
seems to be heading for a $100 price having started off at $3 from a seller in
California who says it came from the estate of a couple who were both pilots.
So the cards are still out there but they may be getting harder to find
on the Web, just like they are everywhere else.
At the other end of the price spectrum there is some evidence that some publisher cards once deemed skip-fodder are now more appreciated. But to be so, they need to be at least 30 years old, not have been produced in massive numbers, like Skilton, and feature selected extinct or waning airliners such as most British types, Convair jets, DC-8 and Tristar.
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