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Biscuit Barrel

Well-known member
Jan 28, 2014
2,422
Southwick
I collect carp fishing books. I have 110 now. I love any books from the 1980's and anything on the history of carp fishing.
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Shooting Star

Well-known member
Apr 29, 2011
2,795
Suffolk
Pokémon cards
 




BN9 BHA

DOCKERS
NSC Patron
Jul 14, 2013
21,522
Newhaven
I also collect Albion pin badges. I prefer the older ones especially late 70s Coffer badges. I haven’t bought any for a while because some are going for far too much money.
There are also some on sale now on eBay that are not good quality.
Odd that the club shop website only lists one pin badge, I haven’t been in the shop lately as it’s usually packed solid.

A few non league badges also on here.
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dazzer6666

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Mar 27, 2013
52,348
Burgess Hill
Very large collection of 80s computers - although I am starting to slim it down. Collecting turned to hoarding so I am selling a lot of it bit by bit to try and get a nice collection rather than boxes of stuff I don't look at. I mean, who needs 2 Acorn Electrons?

I also have a very large collection of Albion books. I'm not a completionist but it is probably a fair way there..
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AmexRuislip

Trainee Spy 🕵️‍♂️
Feb 2, 2014
33,799
Ruislip
I started collecting autographs about 10 years ago, I met Dave Prowse in a cafe in Worthing which started it all, I then met a few star wars actors at conventions and had some helmets and photos signed.
The Darth Vader helmet is signed by Dave Prowse and James Earl Jones. The Boba Fett helmet is signed by Jeremy Bulloch and the stormtrooper helmet by several actors (Femi Taylor (Oola), Dave Prowse (Vader), Mike Edmonds (Logray), a random stormtrooper and a couple of people who did the animatronics for Jabba the Hutt.
I also have signed photos of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Frank Oz, Peter Mayhew and Dave Prowse.
Nerdy as f*** but as well as being a hobby it will also all be worth a few quid in years to come.


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Very jealous my ??young?? padawan :D

I hope u don't mind me asking, what sort of insurance do you have to shell out for these fantastic items ???
 




DavidRyder

Well-known member
Jul 23, 2013
2,885
I started collecting autographs about 10 years ago, I met Dave Prowse in a cafe in Worthing which started it all, I then met a few star wars actors at conventions and had some helmets and photos signed.
The Darth Vader helmet is signed by Dave Prowse and James Earl Jones. The Boba Fett helmet is signed by Jeremy Bulloch and the stormtrooper helmet by several actors (Femi Taylor (Oola), Dave Prowse (Vader), Mike Edmonds (Logray), a random stormtrooper and a couple of people who did the animatronics for Jabba the Hutt.
I also have signed photos of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Frank Oz, Peter Mayhew and Dave Prowse.
Nerdy as f*** but as well as being a hobby it will also all be worth a few quid in years to come.


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Wow that’s impressive! I’ve been collecting autographs for about 30 years, nothing like your helmets - just cards and pics! Started at the Theatre Royal stage door, then TV studios, theatres and hotels in London when I worked there. But haven’t really done anything for about 10 years of note. I miss the thrill of the chase tbh, was great fun. Have about 3000 signatures in total, mainly actors, plus at the other end of the scale, X Factor bods…!
 


Comrade Sam

Comrade Sam
Jan 31, 2013
1,574
Walthamstow
Mine are more mundane, 1400 vinyl LPs - mostly 60s Soul, early ska and reggae, Mod and Mod revival, garage, freakbeat, African, gospel, blues, 2-tone and punk. And about 2500 books, mostly lefty histories and politics and 2 dozen on the Albion.
A dozen tiny ironclads and at the moment I have involuntarily collected tons of flu germs - I hope to abandon that collection by Wednesday as I have a ticket for the Chelsea game.
 






Gabbafella

Well-known member
Aug 22, 2012
4,674
Very jealous my ??young?? padawan :D

I hope u don't mind me asking, what sort of insurance do you have to shell out for these fantastic items ???
I haven't got insurance on them (that doesn't mean you can come and nick them), to be honest I'd never thought about it but they've got to be worth a few quid so it's something I should look into.
With all collectibles, they're only worth what someone is willing to pay, so how do you put a price on them?
 












Gabbafella

Well-known member
Aug 22, 2012
4,674
Wow that’s impressive! I’ve been collecting autographs for about 30 years, nothing like your helmets - just cards and pics! Started at the Theatre Royal stage door, then TV studios, theatres and hotels in London when I worked there. But haven’t really done anything for about 10 years of note. I miss the thrill of the chase tbh, was great fun. Have about 3000 signatures in total, mainly actors, plus at the other end of the scale, X Factor bods…!
I'll dig out my signed photos tomorrow and put some photos on here. I used to have the helmets wall mounted and the autographed photos either side of each one but it looked a bit cluttered so I donated the ones of lesser value to my neighbour (who has a vast collection of vintage toys, star wars, he-man, transformers, space 1999, action man, Thunderbirds and so on, valued at over £200k!! Insane collection) and put the others away for safe keeping.
As I said in a previous post, I have no idea of the monetary value of what I have, but I know the Carrie Fisher autograph after she passed away was worth around £500 on its own. I'd imagine the Vader helmet will be the most valuable once James Earl Jones dies.
I remember that Driver8 said he knew Spencer Wilding and could possibly get him to autograph it too, but that was some time ago.
3000 signatures in your collection absolutely dwarfs mine, that's some serious leg work!
 


portlock seagull

Why? Why us?
Jul 28, 2003
17,067
I don’t get collecting, maybe because I’ve had to empty a few elderly houses. It’s just landfill at the end of the day, and if you don’t need it, why possess? Something in the human psyche I guess ‘this is mine, all mine…’

But it’s often just clutter clutter clutter. Can’t stand it! The number of people who for example collected programmes on here over the decades who’ve tried to then give away. Do yourself a favour. Stop accumulating shit. Can’t take it with you!
 




AmexRuislip

Trainee Spy 🕵️‍♂️
Feb 2, 2014
33,799
Ruislip
I haven't got insurance on them (that doesn't mean you can come and nick them), to be honest I'd never thought about it but they've got to be worth a few quid so it's something I should look into.
With all collectibles, they're only worth what someone is willing to pay, so how do you put a price on them?
Never dream of it.
We went to a Star Wars exhibition in London a few years back, similar items on show, took our nephew's, but mainly for adults.
A brilliant day.
There is this still on for a few days, if you have the time, they may give you pointers to valuation.
 


Weststander

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Aug 25, 2011
63,875
Withdean area
Never dream of it.
We went to a Star Wars exhibition in London a few years back, similar items on show, took our nephew's, but mainly for adults.
A brilliant day.
There is this still on for a few days, if you have the time, they may give you pointers to valuation.

Did you love Star Wars right back at the start? I can still feel the magic of the first movie on the big screen, at Brighton’s Odeon or ABC, in 1977. Lucas was a genius.
 


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