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Sir Purrcival
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:26 pm

Ok, memorabilia buffs, what would you do?

I am clearing up stuff. Planning to move sometime this year. I have a bit stuff here. I just came across about 30 CFL Illustrated Magazines collected at games over the years. They range in ages from the early to the mid 80's. Most are in decent shape and have a lot of great covers including Mervin Fernandez, Matt Dunnigan, Conridge Holloway, Bernie Ruoff etc. etc.

I also have a limited number of Canucks Programs including Game 4 of the 1982 Playoff Run, the Canucks Inaugural 1970-71 yearbook signed by Andre Boudrias . (Orland Kurtenbach's son was in my grade 1 class.) so we all got to go to a practice.

Also have a complete set of 1988 Olympic Pins from the Calgary Winter Olympics. These were the ones that you would collect at Shell Stations.

I'm not sure what to do with these? If there a market for them, a storefront for memorabilia out there somewhere.

Any suggestions?
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:36 pm

Sir P, I would think there are collectors who would like to have them.

craigslist? It might work.

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:01 pm

Hey Sir P.

I would suggest putting them up for bid on Ebay. Truthfully though, I don't know that you're going to get much for the CFL Illustrated mags. They're probably not old enough to be worth anything to true CFL collectors, but you never know.

I might be interested in your 1970-71 Canucks yearbook, depending on its condition. I own one, but it's not in the best shape (cool that you went to school with Kurtenbach's son! A lot of the players lived in North Van in those days).

Couldn't tell you much about the Olympic pins, but at least with Ebay, you're casting a wider net. Craigslist is limited to the local market (you may try Craigslist Calgary I suppose). Kajiji is another free option.

https://www.kijiji.ca/h-vancouver/1700287


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Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:39 pm

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I had kind of hoped that there might be an easier path but you are probably both on the right track. I do a lot of Craigslist stuff but I haven't really sold on Ebay but maybe for the PIns, it is worth a try.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:38 am

You could consign with a local auctioneer. That would likely be the least amount of work on your part but would result in the biggest dent to your earnings with the seller's premium and how active the audience is.

Able Auctions has occasional online auctions of sports collectibles and they seem to draw fairly substantial "crowds" (online and in person). I have also purchased some Lions items from Canuck Auctions. The advantage of those 2 is they participate in an online live auction service called LiveAuctionWorld. They might be willing to accept a consignment from you.

So I guess if you want to do as little as needed, that might be a viable option. Otherwise eBay, Craigslist and Kijiji. Kijiji has the option for buyers to search the entire province at once and not just particular cities.

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