Valued in 1993 at £12 on dealers' lists, it managed to fetch just 99p. Last updated: 28th January 2019. In the instance of the Muirfield Golf card which sold recently for almost £94. In the the card has a list price of £450, and it was known that a number of these cards exchanged hands in the nineties for £650+. With demand and prices for these credit card sized pieces of plastic rapidly increasing in value. Most of the cardphone booths are now dismanteled because in 2015, phonecards are no longer sold. So it's not hard to see how prices for some telephone cards were achieving seemingly ever increasing prices, with such high demand and high numbers of collectors all wanting to add them to their personal collections and albums.
Comments from other telephone card collectors Brian says. The rise of new technology in the form of the was becoming the preferred method of making a call when away from the home phone. . What is a telephone card? You won't be guaranteed to get at least the price you originally paid back. I'm collecting phonecards since 1987, mainly but not only and I have more than 3500 in my collection and more than 5000 cards to swap. The catalogue listing price for the card in 2001 was £300.
My children aren't really interrested in collecting because they never used a phonecard. A box containing several hundred may one day also turn up?! Contact me with details of your telephone cards As a private collector I'm always on the look out for missing cards to add to my own collection. Like you I was really into collecting in the early days of the hobby but lost interest when cards got scarce and values ever higher. Common Phonecards Far more easier is the valuation of more common cards, where 90-95% off the value of the last published catalogue price list is consistently accurate. I had expected to easily find at least a forum or two where us old collectors could easily be filling those gaps we'd always wanted to. Without Phonecards being issued, new would-be collectors couldn't be tempted and bitten by the bug and love of as was I in 1993 by the Kelloggs Cornflakes Phonecard.
The only way you'll know for sure is when and if you come to sell it. Even that factory is no longer exists. It's so sad that the value slumped, but I do think that was partly down to greed as much as the decline in payphone use and most telephone companys moving away from phonecards. How different things are now. Of course in the 14 years that have followed since 2002, many collectors were able to complete their collections, well all but for the very rarest of cards. And with on average this month, now is the perfect time to give haggling a try as you can threaten to leave saying you're unhappy about the bill hikes. A current asking price of for this card, if obtainable at all, is around £50, and you will probably be very lucky to even find an example available, since most are already in collections.
The card managed to fetch £94. In 2009 an article appeared in the naming as one of 'Five things you should never have collected'. Model Centre Phonecard pictured left which had a print run of only 500 and valued in 2001 at £100 each, has recently January 2016 been selling for £1 a card after a brand new box of 200 cards were sold in February 2013 - flooding the already 'fragile' market. Well to answer that you need to consider the following factors: the condition of the card e. Last month, I tested the waters by putting one of my 'Papworth Parrot' cards on eBay. Today this card struggles to achieve a mere £30. So it's not hard to see why lots of collectors are choosing to retain their cards and not wanting to sell at such a loss.
With prices at an all time low, now is great time to. These are the departments that tend to have the most power to offer discounts or freebies so threaten to leave to be put through to them. Writing on the wall in 1995? Albeit, in a much smaller way with far fewer active collectors swapping, selling and collecting telephone cards. That way you can quote them and ask for a price match. We spotted one user on Twitter who says he saved a whopping £564 a year. Millions of a year added to bills while will see bills go up by 2. Pictured right - modern way to collect phonecards via a smartphone using eBay's app.
The majority of collectors these days periodically search and use auction websites such as eBay and Delcampe in the hope that those elusive and much needed cards to fill gaps in their collection are listed. You gotta haggle them honestly. My nerdy preoccupation culminated in paying to have my own card issued depicting a photo of a parrot I'd taken in San Diego zoo. Some telephone cards however were issued in print runs as low as just 500, 200 or even as low as just 50 cards! The same card appeared on eBay in 2016 and did not even achieve 10% of that price, the card selling for just £240. Interested in starting your own phonecard collection? Only 500 of these cards were produced, tied to the purchase of a Corgi model bus at a price of about £17.
I still have my collection and wouldn't part with it, as a payphone engineer they were great times, made great swap partners around the world they were really good times. A few quick searches give the impression it's a totally dead hobby. Please see my page for my e-mail address or if you're on Facebook contact me via my. Share your view s on current prices by and I'll share your comments here. A classic sales technique is staying quiet so you'll accept an offer to avoid the awkwardness. The worst hit are the 250,000 - or £8.