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Nat Lofthouse autographed book - good value?

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KenaltyPick


David Ngog
David Ngog
Hey there. My gramps is always going on about Nat Lofthouse, fair to say he loves him, and so I've been looking for a signed item for his birthday. I came across this item on ebay which is a book written by NL and signed by him and many others from the 1954 team.

As a new member I'm not allowed to post links here, so to find it instead just search ebay for "Signed Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers) 1954 book "Goals Galore" - 22 autographs". It'll be the first item that pops up.

Is this good value do you think? The seller's only asking a tenner, which seems cheap (to me). Not that I'd be able to afford much more than that anyway (I suppose some of these items end up going for quite a bit).

My gramps birthday is in three weeks time so any advice would be great, thanks!

Brad

xmiles

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Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
If it is only a tenner it may not be genuine. On the other hand it may be a bargain and I would be tempted to buy it anyway for your gramps.

KenaltyPick


David Ngog
David Ngog
It looks like the tenner is just a starting price for the auction - the seller might be hoping it goes for much more (he might get his wish, for all I know!) Looks a legit item to me.

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Boncey is our memorabilia expert, he would know if it was genuine i bet. A tenner does sound cheap to me as well.

Welcome to Nuts by the way Kenalty  Very Happy

KenaltyPick


David Ngog
David Ngog
Thanks Norpig. Can you tag Boncey in, in some way? I'm still finding my way around the forum (seems good though!) Oh I'm not really doubting the authenticity of the item, I'm sure it's genuine enough (no one is gonna make a fortune by mocking something like that up!) but I'm more interested in what the going rate for something like that is :-) Overall I guess I'm just not sure how rare or commonplace these sorts of things are... this book seems to have 20+ signatures, which I'm guessing puts it into the fairly rare camp...

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Boncey will be around later after he's finished falling into ponds and injuring himself randomly, he has a lot of BWFC stuff like this so should have an idea.

I've just had a look at it and it's not in great condition and no proof of signatures but if you want it, stick a bid in, you may get lucky  Very Happy

There was another one listed that had a cover and was signed by Nat that was £39.99 so that may be more realistic on price?



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BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
John McGinlay
you've now opened it up to other BWFC fans so if anything it will push the price up if anyone else wants it...

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
No one else on here would be that devious would they (apart from Nat)?

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
BoltonTillIDie wrote:you've now opened it up to other BWFC fans so if anything it will push the price up if anyone else wants it...
I may have a cheeky bid on it now!  Twisted Evil

KenaltyPick


David Ngog
David Ngog
Ha ha! Okay let me be clear... I'm happy for other people to bid, I'm far from 100% certain I'm going to bid on this item myself, I'm just at the 'research' stage and have a couple of other options I might choose for presents. I'm not trying to freeze anyone else out, I promise! If anything, I'm just glad it's brought it to more people's attention if it's the sort of thing that's of interest to you all  :-)

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Norpig wrote:No one else on here would be that devious would they (apart from Nat)?

I'm "watching" it. It will make a great addition to my BWFC memorabilia collection. It will look cool alongside Steve McAnespie's toenail clippings and Gerald Cid's kidney stone.

KenaltyPick


David Ngog
David Ngog
Brilliant Natasha, though I'm now wishing I'd used "Steve McAnespie's Toenail Clipping" as my username!

Bollotom2014

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Still has nine and a bit days to run so serious bidders will wait until final day, except the odd probing bid to tease the hidden ones. Only real concern is all the signatures are in the same colour ink but if they were all gathered and signed then that could explain it. £10 starting bid so I would predict it will go for close to £50, even £100 if two want it badly. Wonder if BWFC will bid for it.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Welcome to Nuts Kenalty. I've had a look,and the autographs look genuine,despite the book being in poor condition. The book you're looking at has a starting price of ten quid,but there are nine days left of the auction,so it will probably go higher.
Might I suggest this would be better value,and you wouldn't have anyone bidding against you.

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KenaltyPick


David Ngog
David Ngog
Thanks Mr Bonce, I appreciate the input. Whilst I do like the other item you guided me towards, I think the added incentive of having 20+ signatures from the rest of the '54 squad sets the book item apart. Food for thought though of course  :-)

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
KenaltyPick wrote:Thanks Mr Bonce, I appreciate the input. Whilst I do like the other item you guided me towards, I think the added incentive of having 20+ signatures from the rest of the '54 squad sets the book item apart. Food for thought though of course  :-)
The book is a decent item,but not something you can display. And you'll have to accept that the price will creep up,although most of the activity will take place in a frantic five minutes as the clock ticks down.

KenaltyPick


David Ngog
David Ngog
You're right, I'm sure. I might set a warning on my phone half an hour before the deadline is due to expire, and monitor the bidding / maybe chip in with a few bids myself (as long as I'm sensible, oh dear....) Perhaps whoever wins it will purchase a dust jacket to help tidy up the front. The unique selling point is all those signatures inside, I imagine.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I got hold of a page of an old autograph book a few years ago,but the guy only wanted a fiver,because he wasn't into football,and just wanted rid for the price of a few pints. (Pints were cheaper then).
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y2johnny


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Google ebay sniping tool

You set your limit and it bids up at the last second but then you dont go over your budget

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Still at £10,no bids,and six days left.

The tension is killing me.

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
John McGinlay
I'm sure Kenalty Ping the seller, will still sell it.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Still no bids. It must be about to kick off big style.

Then again,I've been struggling to sell my Brucie underpants collection. I've taken them down.

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Careful you don't trip over them  Very Happy

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Norpig wrote:Careful you don't trip over them  Very Happy
Shocked I can't wear them Norpig. They're framed.

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
yeah yeah of course they are  Laughing

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Norpig wrote:yeah yeah of course they are  Laughing
Some aren't. Those with a playing card theme are displayed on a hanger.
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karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Good god. They are awful! Shocked

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
A bid has been made on the book!!

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
boltonbonce wrote:A bid has been made on the book!!
Could you not resist Boncey? Very Happy

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Not me. I've got all those autographs. The book is pretty tatty,so the autographs are the only selling point. I reckon they'll be removed from the book,and probably framed.

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