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Offline Baked Bears

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1225 on: September 30, 2017, 02:18:48 PM »
Replaced the crappy cell phone photos with scans because these glossy 5ths are friggin' beautiful! I could stare at them all day.

Yes, color and details really jump out at you.  In particular, "Stiffords" and "Swiss Mess."

Offline RawGoo

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« Reply #1226 on: September 30, 2017, 03:53:39 PM »
Replaced the crappy cell phone photos with scans because these glossy 5ths are friggin' beautiful! I could stare at them all day.

Those are absolutely gorgeous!

Offline Kook

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« Reply #1227 on: September 30, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
Replaced the crappy cell phone photos with scans because these glossy 5ths are friggin' beautiful! I could stare at them all day.

Nice score! Great centering!

Offline Soremel

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1228 on: November 03, 2017, 09:27:18 PM »
Technically,this part of my post should read... "A Few Weeks Ago in My Collection"!

One of my Wacky Package goals for the 50th Anniversary was to complete a fourth set of the original 1-16 run. At the recent Philly show, I was able to find a nice "Tipsy Roll Pop" to complete my fourth 16th set. This totally blew me away because I still need to complete a fourth 9th series set to achieve my goal... and it's one of the most common (and easiest) sets to put together!






Offline Soremel

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« Reply #1229 on: November 03, 2017, 09:44:55 PM »
This post should be titled "The Last Year and a Half in My Collection"!

Another target niche that I focused on for the anniversary year was the UK 1st and 2nd series.

The 1st series was relatively easy to get because I bought the complete set & puzzle from a collector in England last year. While the set is far from NM/MT, it is legit and can be upgraded as time goes on.

Since I got my hands on the UK 1st series, I thought it would be fun (and a challenge!) to see if I could complete a UK 2nd series within the calendar year of the WP 50th Anniversary. I started my quest back in March, and as of this past month, I am only 3 titles away from completing the set!

For me, the nice thing about this hobby is that there will always be something to collect, and an almost certain guarantee that I'll never fill in all of the holes in my collection... I guess I'm a "lifer"!




Offline NationalSpittoon

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« Reply #1230 on: November 04, 2017, 06:08:53 AM »
This post should be titled "The Last Year and a Half in My Collection"!

Another target niche that I focused on for the anniversary year was the UK 1st and 2nd series.

The 1st series was relatively easy to get because I bought the complete set & puzzle from a collector in England last year. While the set is far from NM/MT, it is legit and can be upgraded as time goes on.

Since I got my hands on the UK 1st series, I thought it would be fun (and a challenge!) to see if I could complete a UK 2nd series within the calendar year of the WP 50th Anniversary. I started my quest back in March, and as of this past month, I am only 3 titles away from completing the set!

For me, the nice thing about this hobby is that there will always be something to collect, and an almost certain guarantee that I'll never fill in all of the holes in my collection... I guess I'm a "lifer"!




Technically,this part of my post should read... "A Few Weeks Ago in My Collection"!

One of my Wacky Package goals for the 50th Anniversary was to complete a fourth set of the original 1-16 run. At the recent Philly show, I was able to find a nice "Tipsy Roll Pop" to complete my fourth 16th set. This totally blew me away because I still need to complete a fourth 9th series set to achieve my goal... and it's one of the most common (and easiest) sets to put together!






Incredible stuff!!! I just won a 1st series wrapper from Matt Stock on ebay if that amounts to anything.
Mark

Offline Baked Bears

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1231 on: November 04, 2017, 07:02:40 AM »
Incredible stuff!!! I just won a 1st series wrapper from Matt Stock on ebay if that amounts to anything.

If it matters to you, then it amounts to Everything!

Offline NationalSpittoon

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« Reply #1232 on: November 04, 2017, 07:14:07 AM »
If it matters to you, then it amounts to Everything!

Well my knowledge is a bit blank on about how rare a red wrapper is. I thought on one hand that they were somewhat scarce, but on the other hand I was the only bidder at 9.99.
Mark

Offline Bigmuc13

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1233 on: November 04, 2017, 07:25:47 AM »
Technically,this part of my post should read... "A Few Weeks Ago in My Collection"!

One of my Wacky Package goals for the 50th Anniversary was to complete a fourth set of the original 1-16 run. At the recent Philly show, I was able to find a nice "Tipsy Roll Pop" to complete my fourth 16th set. This totally blew me away because I still need to complete a fourth 9th series set to achieve my goal... and it's one of the most common (and easiest) sets to put together!






Those series 16 sets are awesome.  I was wondering though, why four sets?  Any particular reason or just because have many sets is cool???
Still looking for Series 17

Offline Baked Bears

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« Reply #1234 on: November 04, 2017, 08:02:04 AM »
Well my knowledge is a bit blank on about how rare a red wrapper is. I thought on one hand that they were somewhat scarce, but on the other hand I was the only bidder at 9.99.

I am not an expert on scarcity and prices when it comes to WP, and I am sure there are others here who are far more qualified to offer insights into such matters.

One doesn't happen across 1st Series wrappers everyday, however.  And sometimes this happens with Matt Stock's auctions: you just get lucky.  Although there are some collectors who avidly monitor his auctions, I'm sure there must be others who, for a host of different reasons, don't follow them 24/7 (commitments to family, commitments to work, lack of funds, taking a hiatus from Wackys, etc., etc..)  More often than not, I don't win Matt's auctions.  However, there has been the rare occasion when I opened up my computer to find myself pleasantly surprised.

To me, there are multiple sides of collecting: collecting as an investment, collecting rarities, and collecting simply because you enjoy particular pieces.  I suppose I fall into all three categories to some extent or another, however it is the last category that pertains to me the most.  IMO, it doesn't matter if a title I purchase is valuable or rare, so long as I appreciate and enjoy it.  If you enjoy your wrapper, then that is what matters the most.  Place it proudly in your collection.  And if it is also valuable and/or rare, then more power to you!  Count yourself blessed! 

And remember, never give up hope, and heed the ancient proverb:  "Into Matt Stock's auctions, a ray of sunshine must occasionally fall."


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Offline Bigmuc13

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1235 on: November 04, 2017, 08:12:03 AM »
I have a few series 1 wrappers.  I saw that auction and  think it didn't go for more because of the torn section.  I think one that is in better condition are worth 20-25 bucks.
Still looking for Series 17

Offline Soremel

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« Reply #1236 on: November 04, 2017, 08:16:41 AM »
Those series 16 sets are awesome.  I was wondering though, why four sets?  Any particular reason or just because have many sets is cool???

No particular reason for the "four"... Over the years, I've been picking up a sticker here, and a sticker there resulting in some sets being completed. 75% of my four sets are compiled of Wacky Packages from my '73-'76 collecting spree. The first three 16th sets were put together from two partial boxes that I purchased back in '86. The fourth 16th set took over twelve years to complete!

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1237 on: November 04, 2017, 08:20:56 AM »
Well my knowledge is a bit blank on about how rare a red wrapper is. I thought on one hand that they were somewhat scarce, but on the other hand I was the only bidder at 9.99.

I wouldn't really call them scarce, but they're less common than later series wrappers. Then again, if you look in Soremel's wrapper tub, you'll walk away thinking they are all common swill!

Offline Soremel

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1238 on: November 04, 2017, 08:21:44 AM »
Incredible stuff!!! I just won a 1st series wrapper from Matt Stock on ebay if that amounts to anything.

IMO, 1st Series wrappers are the epitome of "classic cool"! Every time I see one, I instantly flashback to 1973! It's an awesome addition to your collection! Congrats!

Offline Soremel

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« Reply #1239 on: November 04, 2017, 08:29:52 AM »
I wouldn't really call them scarce, but they're less common than later series wrappers. Then again, if you look in Soremel's wrapper tub, you'll walk away thinking they are all common swill!

LOL! Alas, the contents of the "Tub O' Wrappers" is being upgraded to binders as a means of safer storage... here's the last picture of the "Tub" before it was emptied!




Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #1240 on: November 04, 2017, 09:12:44 AM »
LOL! Alas, the contents of the "Tub O' Wrappers" is being upgraded to binders as a means of safer storage... here's the last picture of the "Tub" before it was emptied!




I got several nice wrappers from that tub back in 2002! I remember the first time I saw it I nearly fainted.

Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #1241 on: November 04, 2017, 09:18:00 AM »
I love wrappers. We know how yours came to remain in perfect shape, but I always wonder what the story is behind super high grade old wrappers. Like this 1-cent baseball wrapper I just picked up from 1959. How did it stay this nice??


Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1242 on: November 04, 2017, 09:29:44 AM »
could it have been a toppsvault item?
i'm just recalling that they auctioned off a whole bunch of 'pack example' pages years back, with the wrapper and contents of a single pack stapled onto a backing. The sheets were likely all kept in a binder, maintaining a fairly pristine condition.
It looks like a staple mark just below the pennant, so it brought this to mind.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1243 on: November 04, 2017, 09:57:43 AM »
could it have been a toppsvault item?
i'm just recalling that they auctioned off a whole bunch of 'pack example' pages years back, with the wrapper and contents of a single pack stapled onto a backing. The sheets were likely all kept in a binder, maintaining a fairly pristine condition.
It looks like a staple mark just below the pennant, so it brought this to mind.

That could well be!

Offline Soremel

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1244 on: November 04, 2017, 10:00:57 AM »
I love wrappers. We know how yours came to remain in perfect shape, but I always wonder what the story is behind super high grade old wrappers. Like this 1-cent baseball wrapper I just picked up from 1959. How did it stay this nice??

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Oh... my.... goodness...! Dave, that wrapper is BEAUTIFUL! I'm leaning toward Fanatical's speculation based on just how "unfolded" that specimen is. Simply amazing!

Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #1245 on: November 04, 2017, 10:02:16 AM »
....and the same guy I got it from has another one on eBay which also has staple marks...

eBay auction: #152765039837

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« Reply #1246 on: November 04, 2017, 10:05:35 AM »
....and the same guy I got it from has another one on eBay which also has staple marks...

eBay auction: #152765039837
"pin holes" or staple marks, same thing I guess  8)

Offline Soremel

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« Reply #1247 on: November 04, 2017, 10:13:18 AM »
....and the same guy I got it from has another one on eBay which also has staple marks...

eBay auction: #152765039837

The seller modestly describes it as 'Extremely Nice"... here in New England, we would describe it as "Wicked Awesome!" or, if you reside in South Boston... "Wicked Pissah!"

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1248 on: November 04, 2017, 05:38:01 PM »
Picked up a few nice 15ths...












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Offline Bigmuc13

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« Reply #1249 on: November 04, 2017, 07:12:02 PM »
Picked up a few nice 15ths...

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Dang, so what does a mint 10 Bum and Mabel go for these days?  i know there is usually a huge premium between 8 to 9 or 10. 
Still looking for Series 17

Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #1250 on: November 04, 2017, 07:13:20 PM »
Dang, so what does a mint 10 Bum and Mabel go for these days?  i know there is usually a huge premium between 8 to 9 or 10.

This happens to be the only one, so it's hard to say, and depends heavily on finding the right buyer.

Offline Bigmuc13

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« Reply #1251 on: November 04, 2017, 07:15:11 PM »
This happens to be the only one, so it's hard to say, and depends heavily on finding the right buyer.

OK, I thought you might have just bought it.
Still looking for Series 17

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1252 on: November 04, 2017, 07:17:42 PM »
OK, I thought you might have just bought it.

No, that one was from a submission.

Offline RawGoo

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« Reply #1253 on: November 05, 2017, 03:32:44 AM »
No, that one was from a submission.

Very nice - congrats!

Offline Soremel

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1254 on: November 09, 2017, 12:10:04 PM »
I just received this in today's mail.... while being extremely "Shott and Cut-Wrong", it's still a UK 2nd Series sticker!



Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1255 on: November 18, 2017, 02:24:59 PM »
Very fortunate to get a shot at some really nice wackys that don't come along every day!

Here is the cream of the crop:








Offline NationalSpittoon

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1256 on: November 18, 2017, 02:29:34 PM »
Man those are nice! Love the Sleepy. Still don't own one.
Mark

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1257 on: November 18, 2017, 02:41:10 PM »
Man those are nice! Love the Sleepy. Still don't own one.

I'll see if I have a raw one. I probably do.

Offline Kook

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1258 on: November 18, 2017, 08:12:27 PM »
 :great:

Offline NationalSpittoon

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1259 on: December 01, 2017, 04:29:44 PM »
Here's my Alcohol Seltzer


And here's the wrappers I mentioned earlier



The scans aren't good since I didn't have a black background, but whatever.


Mark