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Is there much interest these days in old Antique Automobile magazines, 1950's and 1960's?  I have some and just wondering if worth hauling to Hershey, shipping these days is get prohibitive.

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West Peterson had indicated in the past that he

was interested in some issues from the 1950's

to round out his set.  I think he needed things before

the mid-1950's, and especially the early 1950's.

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It probably depends on price. I see the earlier 1950's issues on ebad for up to $20.00 a copy, I doubt many sell. $2.00 - $3.00 each I am sure you will sell most that are in decent condition. Pre 1955 perhaps even $5.00 each.

I have bought quite a few over the years at the Portland swap meet in the $2.00 range. Great reading in those years.  { 1950's and 1960's }

 

Greg in Canada

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Thanks, I think I'll toss post 1970, and try to organize the earlier ones....thanks...

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I had a large stack of Antique Automobiles on hand at one time. I found a budding enthusiast who was more than glad to receive my excess literature. He benefited, I benefited, the hobby benefited. Zeke

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I always try to find a happy receiver even for the free stuff before just recycling if possible.  Seems a shame to just toss something someone might be happy to have away, but I do understand as well,  there comes a time. 

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If somebody on the other end of the continent wants to get rid of some? I would be interested. I can't afford to pay much anymore. I started to try to fill in my very incomplete collection about ten years ago. About six years ago I bought several hundred (including a fair number of multiple duplicates) from a fellow in Canada.. The price was right, but as said, the postage was a bit tough. Unfortunately, one of the three boxes shipped disappeared somewhere out there. Double unfortunately, the box that disappeared had the dozen or so I mostly wanted! Oh well. Because it was USPS and Canadian postal, both blamed the other, and no compensation was paid. The seller and I settled no problem, we both shared some loss. I still filled in about a hundred issues I didn't have before, and eventually donated the rest to a museum fund raiser. It is a good local museum with a bunch of good volunteers restoring their many displays including a '20s fire truck. They figured a couple hundred issues selling for about a dollar apiece would be a bit of a help.

 

Good antique automobile hobby magazines before about the late '60s can usually find good homes if the price is reasonable. EBad sellers tend to be crazy there, however I have filled in a lot of my HCCA Gazettes from eBad. I am not trying to get a complete set, but I currently have all the way back to 1950 as well as a fair number from the '40s. I would like to get the AACA Antique Automobile that far back as well. 

 

I very much like to see people trying to preserve most of the magazines. Certainly, it may be unreasonable to save them ALL. However you can bet that a large percentage of the current issues do get trashed within a few months. I still have most of the ones from when I was a member in the late '60s and early '70s! But I do have hoarder blood in my veins.

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Done forget guys for the paltry sum of $99.00 you can get our entire history of magazines in digital format by contacting the library at 717-534-2082.  

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