This section has been established as a forum for collectors to share stories and tips pertinent to pennant collecting. If you have stories, tips or comments feel free to send them into firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and address and I will gladly incorporate them into the site. I also welcome your pictures. I am currently working on a Pennant Reference Manual and can use all the photos I can get. If your photo or story can be utilized your name will be displayed as the contributor.
remember that pennant collecting should be fun! There has been a lot of hype
regarding the need for a price guide for pennants. My feeling is, buy it because
you like it, not because its 50% off book value. If you buy it because you like
it you will never have buyers remorse. Some publications have printed very limited price guides from
time to time. I always get a kick
out of these as the prices usually never match up to what I have found the
prices to be in the market. A price
guide has to take into consideration much more than one person’s opinion to be
accurate. I am not at all sure it would benefit collectors. What's your opinion?
The retail prices of sports pennants has gone up over the past few years
substantially and I believe will continue to climb. A 1919 Chicago White Sox
28” pennant sold at auction this past year for $34,500.
Several others sold for $10,000 - $15,000.
I believe a lot of the pennants we see today in SCD going for $800 -
$1500 will be selling in the next 10 years for thousands more. Barring Nuclear
Holocaust of course! Am I gonna go
out and spend $34,500 on a pennant? HELL NO! Point is someone bought that
pennant for that price because they really wanted it…..
It will probably go up in value but you don’t spend that kind of money
because IT MAY INCREASE in value. End
< Collecting “Tips” >
by Fran Krohmer
information has been submitted by Fran Krohmer who is an avid collector out of
Pennsylvania. He hopes this info will be helpful to other collectors who share
his passion of vintage sports pennants.
Click on the listed subjects for more information:
WHAT KIND OF PENNANTS ARE THERE
WHAT TO EXPECT
HOW OLD AND IS IT REAL
JUST A LITTLE MORE