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Offline johnbanshee

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UK 1970s issues
« on: June 03, 2020, 02:06:57 AM »
Hi,

I'm fairly new on the scene...but getting into the these though it's a bit trickier from the UK as we get walloped with high shipping and then import taxes.

Can anyone help me with the UK releases from the 1970s...I've not been able to find a picture of a wrapper or a box from the seconds series....there's a page here:

http://www.wacky-packages.net/wackypackages/uk-wackys/

But looks like a page on the 2nd series was never done...

I have a few spare series 1 & 2 cards plus a series 1 wrapper...plus a few 80s irish sets... if anyone wants anything...plus cash to spend - I'd love an unoponed pack of each...here's hoping!

Thanks

JB

Online Paul_Maul

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Re: UK 1970s issues
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 03:07:45 AM »
Here is the 2nd series wrapper/pack. I canít recall whether there is a known example of the box. I seem to remember reading something about it a long time ago.

When buying 2nd series unopened packs, you have to be careful because Topps also used this wrapper for domestic ďfun packsĒ which often contain a 14th series checklist and non-UK stickers.



« Last Edit: June 03, 2020, 03:09:52 AM by Paul_Maul »

Offline johnbanshee

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Re: UK 1970s issues
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 04:25:19 AM »
Wow -that's awesome - cheers.

I just need one to complete my UK 2nd series now...

Online Paul_Maul

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Re: UK 1970s issues
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 06:54:55 AM »
Gav - have you ever seen this pack? Very rare in the U.S., just wondering if they have ever turned up in the UK....


Online Paul_Maul

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Re: UK 1970s issues
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 07:47:14 PM »
Thanks to Kook I remembered the box I was thinking of. It in fact held the red reissue packs shown above.
To my knowledge no box has been found for the 2nd UK series. Itís certainly possible that the same box was used as for the 1st series.


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Re: UK 1970s issues
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2020, 04:32:09 PM »
Thanks to Kook I remembered the box I was thinking of. It in fact held the red reissue packs shown above.
To my knowledge no box has been found for the 2nd UK series. Itís certainly possible that the same box was used as for the 1st series.

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How many of these are known to exist?  Brian and I were going after one that Paul Hart auctioned thru Roxanne years ago.  I believe in shipping the box got crushed.
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Online Paul_Maul

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Re: UK 1970s issues
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2020, 07:56:21 PM »
This is the only one Iíve ever seen.

Offline Kook

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Re: UK 1970s issues
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2020, 06:22:23 PM »
How many of these are known to exist?  Brian and I were going after one that Paul Hart auctioned thru Roxanne years ago.  I believe in shipping the box got crushed.

The picture I have/Dave posted is from Roxanne's auction. That is the only example of this box I am aware of. Sorry to hear it was crushed in shipping.

 

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