THE CARDS ARE OUT THERE
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Known aviation shows are:
|21 Oct||Brussels Zaventem village firstname.lastname@example.org|
|22 Oct||Bristol BAWA centre|
|29 Oct||Manchester Airport T2|
|4-5 Nov||Frankfurt Schwanheim Village; email@example.com|
|11 Nov||Heathrow : Feltham Community School|
|26 Nov||Dublin Aer Lingus Club , Airport|
Kansas City Mo, USA . Organiser for 2007 is US member Chris Slimmer.
Trading is relatively
subdued. An article in the Observer
on the subject of the effect of Ebay on collectible records quoted a dealer as
saying of once rare item “ I had a shop for five years and never saw a copy
and would have paid 4 figures if I had – last week there were 3 on Ebay”.
The same could be said of a lot of cards, ( adjusted to 2 figures) so the big numbers are now for the genuinely ultra rare OR
one that for some unpredictable reason hooks many bidders with maybe different
motives. The larger figures in the
current period tend not to have been for individual cards but multiples, where
the price per card works out nearer to “normal” levels.
This tendency also suggests sellers are finding the labour of listing
individual cards is less worthwhile. Also it is likely that some are dealers
attempting offloading of otherwise unsaleable stock – although observation at
the recent Chester PC fair suggests that most unsaleable stock is still being
hauled around the country.
One notable collection sold
recently was a set of Instone Air Line official cards which went for over £100
but , at around £20 per card this is not an exceptional high price for a full
set of this series. The set , with original envelope appears to be black and
white photographic although this
set is usually found printed in
sepia. To show the cards in
sufficient detail the downloaded image has been given the whole of the following