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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 04/08/2020 at 19:20:01
Good luck at the auction, Jim, sounds like a fabulous collection. I knew a fella who put his vast set of programmes on eBay and sold them for over ٤,000, some of his programmes were of clubs who had once been in the Football League, like New Brighton, and they were the ones that had good value and increased the bidding.
Jim Gore
2 Posted 04/08/2020 at 20:14:25
Thanks Dave,

There's over 3,600 programmes in there, there's 8 missing (all aways); all the rest are there.

Plus many rare friendlies like vs Albion Rovers 46-47; Dublin Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers, The Army (away) 47-48; Chester (A) 48-49; Clyde (away in Belfast), Home Farm away 53-54; Shamrock Rovers & Glentoran (A) 56-57; plus lots more.

I've been collecting since 1959 when I started watching the Blues. I'm in my early 70s now and think it's time to move it on, especially as my son & daughter are both Reds (but have hardly ever been!).

If anyone wants lists, just email me — I've listed them all during lockdown.

Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 04/08/2020 at 20:49:41
Jim (2):

I imagine you've searched or advertised for the missing eight programmes, they could increase the value of your collection obviously. Possibly Everton fans on here might have some of them; list them just in case. I bet they are from the 1940s or 1950s.

Jim Gore
4 Posted 04/08/2020 at 21:20:29
Good idea, Dave, here they are (all aways):

46-47 Bolton, Middlesbrough
48-49 Stoke
49-50 Bolton
50-51 Middlesbrough
52-53 Lincoln, Rotherham
64-65 Valerengens

I've just had an email to say the auction is on 17 & 18 September at 10am

David France
5 Posted 05/08/2020 at 01:53:13
Good luck, Jim.

Congratulations on amassing such a fine collection – make that an exceptional one.

Besides feeling a sense of freedom, you be helping many a youngster with their collections.

Dave Abrahams
6 Posted 05/08/2020 at 18:08:15
By the way, if anyone wants literally hundreds of Everton programmes (free) and they can collect, you are very welcome to them. They are all in good condition but are mostly from the last 30 years.
Jim Gore
7 Posted 05/08/2020 at 19:55:03
Thanks, David (5), your book Toffee Pages proved to be invaluable, especially for the pre-season games.

I would recommend this to anyone looking to get the full list of Everton programmes post-1945.

Paul Burns
8 Posted 24/08/2020 at 11:53:25
I've got one in ours, pre-season friendly Everton v the Army from the 1950s.

Also got one from a game at Goodison that wasn't played, Everton v Spurs from about 1975, game was called off late due to a frozen pitch and me dad got us a programme in the morning because he worked for Everton pools. I'd love to know how rare that is, could be a one-off.

Dave Abrahams
9 Posted 24/08/2020 at 12:38:28
Paul (8), not sure, but that programme is not necessarily a one off, I think when the game is eventually played they use the same programmes on the day, they have done in the past.

The Army one could have some value, there might be some famous names in the Army team that played that day, the Everton team would, most probably, have been a mixture of reserves and older players, that fixture was an annual event, it was usually played during the season, not pre season.

Paul Burns
10 Posted 25/08/2020 at 12:54:39
I'll have to check that out, Dave, because I'll have the programme from when the match was played as well.

Not sure but I think the game was played much later and it would be a bit weird having a date on the programme months earlier than when the match was played. Plus the relevance of stuff in it could have changed drastically, players may have moved on, league tables obviously changed, even managers sacked.

I'll have to dig for them, could be interesting.

Jim Gore
11 Posted 07/09/2020 at 16:49:06
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Jim Gore
12 Posted 21/09/2020 at 08:08:21
Collection sold. thanks to everyone for best wishes,and I hope some younger collectors have filled a few gaps in their own collections.

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