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The Australian Motorist, Jan 1st 1932

 
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Jimmy B
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Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:15 pm    Post subject: The Australian Motorist, Jan 1st 1932

This is one of about 38 magazines I bought from a secondhand Furniture shop.
    1 The Australian Motorist '32.
    7 Practical Motorist '57 '60.
    10 Practiacl Mechanics '35 '36 '43 '46.
    6 The Amateur Mechanic and Work 1925.
    2 Practical Engineneering '45.
    5 The Autocar '39 '49 '50 '51.
    7 The Motor '40 '41 '49.

But wait for it. I paid............................... 20 each (I was expecting to pay at least a buck each).


How much would this one be worth?

p.s I posted this here as this forum is frequented more than Collectables.
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Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:23 am    Post subject:

Heck you paid 100% more than anybody paird for it in 1932, that's a pretty good margin for any sale.

As far as its value to me.... not worth a cent, since I already have a copy.
Otherwise it's worth whatever anybody else is prepared to pay you for it.
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Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:15 am    Post subject:

Ok ok, thems the depression 'ears (hehe), of course been a 71 year old magazine when I bought it I was surprised when the shopkeeper said 20, I think I got a bargain. If I was to buy same mag from a Bookshop or Swap Meet vendor I'd expect to pay $10.

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Otherwise it's worth whatever anybody else is prepared to pay you for it.

I s' pose that I'm mad, I paid $20 each For Issue 1 & 2 of Custom Rodder.
$12 bucks for early issues of Hot Rod.

I've Heard of issue 1 of Custom Rodder Sell for $1000 has anyone heard similar? (I paid $20 bucks for mine)
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Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:25 pm    Post subject:

Notice that it's Volume 24. Does that mean the magazine had been going since 1909 or something???

Cool score Jimmy B.

Don't worry about Carps showing off, he bought his copy brand new from the General Store.
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Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:49 pm    Post subject:

Jimmy,looks like some interesting reading you have there.I have a couple of "Practical Motorist" from the mid 50,s ,they cost me $5 ea from an antique shop..............Frank.
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Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:54 pm    Post subject:

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Notice that it's Volume 24. Does that mean the magazine had been going since 1909 or something???

I had a look at the mag it was founded in 1906, as you said Brootal it is volume 24 (don't know why it ain't vol.26). The British mag The Autocar was founded in 1895.
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looks like some interesting reading you have there

These mags are a great reference resource, they also provide ideas for my graphics & illustrations.
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I have a couple of "Practical Motorist" from the mid 50,s ,they cost me $5 ea from an antique shop

They're worth it, even if you just want a read of what was happening at the time, or research.
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Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:10 am    Post subject:

Jimmy B wrote:
I s' pose that I'm mad, I paid $20 each For Issue 1 & 2 of Custom Rodder. $12 bucks for early issues of Hot Rod.

I've Heard of issue 1 of Custom Rodder Sell for $1000 has anyone heard similar? (I paid $20 bucks for mine)


No suggestion you're mad, silly or have any other mental affliction that nobody else who frequents this place suffers. In fact you have proved my point with your reply. You were happy to pay 2 bux each for your missing copies of CR. I too would gladly pay 20 to complete my set with issue No 2 but it's not that important that I'd pay much more than that. Certainly not $1,000! However, on the other hand I have been known to pay what some consider insane money for a model car.

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If I was to buy same mag from a Bookshop or Swap Meet vendor I'd expect to pay $10.

A point we should all heed. Specialist vendors know their market and will price their stock accordingly. If most won't pay, there'll always be one who will and since they usually only have one copy of a rare book or mag to sell then they only need to find that one single customer.

In the past I've taken mags to the local St Vinnies or Salvos and later found the same mags, still with my sub label on the cover, being offered for silly prices by specialist vendors. This suggest these people also shop the Op Shops for stock and confirms that timing really is everything. Of course there's the others who simply scrounge and steal but that's another issue. With my cleanout last weekend on my first tip run I dropped a bunch of stuff outside St Vinnies in FTG on the way. Returning home I noticed that the pile of stuff there had been sorted thru and some stuff appeared to have been taken. I had more to drop off on the next trip and when I came back with it about 15 minutes later, the entire pile of stuff was gone, yup everything! I kept my stuff and delivered it personaly to the grateful staff at the Op Shop shop yesterday morning.

Something else I'm now a tad passionate about, is the scumbags who'd take food from the mouths of people who can't afford it by stealing stuff that's clearly been left in a desognated area to help those who most need it. I'll never buy second hand stuff at a flea market!
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Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:37 am    Post subject:

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I too would gladly pay 20 to complete my set with issue No 2 but it's not that important that I'd pay much more than that. Certainly not $1,000!


That was my reaction when I was told that by a guy at swap meet he was getting rid of some of his CR doubles (no issue 1). I was also talkin' to some local rodders recently and one said there was an Issue 1 for sale at Toowoomba swapmeet not sure how much that sold for. Issue 1 is kind of the Holy Grail of Australian rodding mags!
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A point we should all heed. Specialist vendors know their market and will price their stock accordingly. If most won't pay, there'll always be one who will and since they usually only have one copy of a rare book or mag to sell then they only need to find that one single customer.

THE SUCKER!!!
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In the past I've taken mags to the local St Vinnies or Salvos

If you have another clean out Carps I be happy too buy them from you if they're ones that I need!
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Something else I'm now a tad passionate about, is the scumbags who'd take food from the mouths of people who can't afford it by stealing stuff that's clearly been left in a desognated area to help those who most need it. I'll never buy second hand stuff at a flea market!

My mother use to manage the local Op shop and she had people who had market stalls come in and try to pay bugger all and go sell it at the market for about 5 times the amount what they'd payed at the Op shop! She wrote a couple off a few times because she'd seen them at various makets selling the stuff.
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Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:01 pm    Post subject:

On that theme,the council has a hard rubbish collection this week,today there has been an endless procession of utes and vans loaded with bric a brac cruising the street and the drivers stopping and picking over the nature strip goodies,no doubt professional stall holders,as against the odd individual who will pick up an item for his/her use..............Frank
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Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:32 pm    Post subject:

Jimmy B wrote:
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Notice that it's Volume 24. Does that mean the magazine had been going since 1909 or something???

I had a look at the mag it was founded in 1906, as you said Brootal it is volume 24 (don't know why it ain't vol.26).


I imagine the "Great War" had something to do with it.

The last thing I picked up from an antique shop was a book called "Automotive Body and Fender Repairs". I think I paid $20 or so for it, but it's a hard cover and is in pretty good shape.
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