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Wisden Notebook

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:25 pm
by simonburrowes
I just wondered whether others were as ignorant as me about the Wisden notebooks just sold on WA. I must confess that I had never heard of the notebooks and I thought it fascinating to see the pics and read the description. I just can't recall ever having heard of them at any stage in my collecting, although admittedly that's really only been over the past 7/8 years. Still, one would have thought there'd have been some mention somewhere. Anywhere else one could get a slightly fuller history of them? Do you have a set, Chris? Surely I'm not the only one who had never heard them......................

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:39 pm
by stevenicks
I am the same Simon, never heard of them until last week

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:20 pm
by Battrum
Ditto

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:31 am
by cridler
I’ve heard of them but never held one , there was a big thing about them when a set sold aT VS for 20k plus comm a few years back, they both sold in minutes so still sought after.

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:09 pm
by stevenicks
We you the purchaser Chris ?

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:06 pm
by sounds
as per most others, never heard of these notebooks.

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:14 pm
by Battrum
Is there a link to the pictures?

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:18 am
by simonburrowes

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:23 pm
by Battrum
Thanks Simon

I'm surprised it only went for £690 given the rarity

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:22 pm
by sounds
rare they may be but maybe because they are so rare ie no-one-well not many of us-knew about them, the prices aren’t as high as one might expect. Ie not enough interest for a proper market to form.

I wonder just how many copies are out there or how many were printed?

Having said that it’s still a fair wedge.

I’d like to think my Wisden Cricket Diary from the 80s might go for such a price...one day!

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:08 am
by lawsideopener
sounds wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:22 pm
I’d like to think my Wisden Cricket Diary from the 80s might go for such a price...one day!
I guess that will depend on what you recorded in it. If it's like mine with an analysis of every innings played and bowling spell during the season, I don't think it'll be worth more than a penny a run plus a penny a wicket. I'll leave you to guess the maximum value that would produce.

(Hint, the postage might cost more than the diary. :cry: :cry: )

Re: Wisden Notebook

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:04 pm
by cridler
Fred must know????

One chap bought one pretty much when the NL was sent out, the next day someone asked to buy both of them but they were left with 1.

I didnt , I have quite a few books at the moment lol.