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stewpot
14 Aug 19 16:06
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Hi guys
Im looking for a new home for my old form books
Does anybody know of old bookshops etc that specialise in Racing
esp in the North preferably North Yorkshire

Maybe I should set up a stand at York Races next week

please drop me a line with any suggestions

Racing Form Books
Superform Annuals
Flat
1993, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 2000, 01, 02, 02LL, 03LL, 05, 06, 07,    LL=Loose Leaf
National Hunt
1993/94, 94/95, 95/96 x2, 96/97, 97/98, 98/99, 99/00
2000/01, 01/02, 02/03, 03/04, 04/05,
Timeform Racehorses Annuals
Flat 1975, 1980   National Hunt 1975/76 
Timeform Computer Time Figures
1978
Raceform-Up-to-Date Annuals
Flat
1956, 1970, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79,
1980,  81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 1990, 91
National Hunt
1970/71, 71/72, 72/73, 73/74, 74/75, 75/76, 76/77, 77/78, 78/79, 79/80,
1980/81,  81/82, 82/83, 83/84, 84/85, 85/86, 86/87, 87/88, 88/89, 89/90, 90/91, 91/92
All above in excellent condition
Plus partials   
1966 upto 10/12,  197071 upto 16/1,  1972/73 upto3/3,  1976/77 upto29/1 

Old Timeform Black books - Flat
1964 24/8, 1964 12/10, 1965 31/5, 1965 16/8, 1966 13/6, 1966 15/8, 1968 27/5
1970 15/6, 1978 5/6, 1978 19/6 


Raceform Note Book (well thumbed, loose leaf upto dates quoted) -  Flat
1957 14/11, 1958 15/11, 1959 14/11, 1960 16/8, 1961 1/8, 1961 10/11, 1962 11/11,
1963 20/08, 1964 23/06, 1965 6/7, 1966 17/5, 1967 4/11, 1968 9/7, 1968 26/10, 1969 5/10
1972 17/7, 1975 30/8, 1977 7/7, 1979 30/7
Raceform Note Book Annuals
1976, 1977, 1978 1972 15/5??, 1980 1/6??, 1980 1/8??
1969/70  20/1, 1975/76 18//3LL,  1975/76 17/3,    1975/76 Complete
Raceform Annuals
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1999
Chaseform Annuals
1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70
Racing Up-to-Date partials
Flat
1960 29/10, 1961 19/8, 1963 3/8, 1964 15/8, 1965 22/10, 1966 15/10, 1967 9/9, 1968 22/6
1969 10/5, 1969 19/7,
1973 14/7, 1974 14/9, 1975 11/10,
1978 Complete
National Hunt Chaseform
1960/61 21/4, 1965/66 2/4 Arkle, 1967 25/2, 1968 6/4
Others
Horses inTraining-----Various years
In addition Timeform used to publish a small weekly book called The Racing Week
for 1966  i have 12/03, 9/4, 30/1, 23/7, 15/10 versions

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By:
Charlton2005
When: 14 Aug 19 22:14
unfortunately these are of no value in the information age. like old law books. all digital now.
By:
GLASGOWCALLING
When: 14 Aug 19 22:20
You could always try Ebay or Gumtree with a buyer collects condition. ??
By:
tons of sobs
When: 14 Aug 19 22:48
Tried to sell mine on ebay,...nobody wants themSad,due to lack of space when moving house they ended up in binShockedCryCryCry...

I had every Racing Post from day one till 2006 stacked in (year) piles in garage...all went in a skip(kept first issue)CryCryCry...

Still mourn my lossCryCryCry...like losing a good friendSad...

I rang a few places...nobody wants themSad..Barter Books in Alnwick would have took them,..but they only give you vouchers for more books!SadCryCryCry.....

What a sad end for these gems of racing lore...look this ones got ARKLE in..and there,..thats SHERGAR...CryCryCry.....

i'm sure somebody will have them,i'm sure somebody Should have them,..but don't expect much...
By:
stewpot
When: 14 Aug 19 23:12
Thanks for the reality check lads SadSad not much hope there
I was just hoping it wasnt true Shocked

some common ground there tons of sobs
The space they would occupy is more valuable than they are - also downsizing
so many recorded memories, everythings fading not just the print
still the grand kids can provide some new refreshing onesLove
By:
Ramruma
When: 15 Aug 19 04:11
Same here. Had to throw away decades' worth of racing papers including most Posts and every Weekender when I moved. Still have several shelves of Pacemaker. Realistically, I'm never going to read them (or any of my non-racing books) and no-one else would want them.
By:
MythWA
When: 15 Aug 19 09:08
Stewpot. I put up a similar offer earlier this year contacted RP and some bookshops. I had no response. I have had regrets about dumping my collection so beware. However I did keep some of the earlier years as the notebooks were much smaller than later years.
By:
windsor knot
When: 15 Aug 19 09:26
i too have a bin bag full of raceform/ chaseform books from the eighties .all in the loft ...look closely when chucking out though as i binned a load of old racecards to the tip . forgot i had a chester one in there signed by cauthen , lester and henry cecil . still rankles to this day .
By:
screaming from beneaththewaves
When: 15 Aug 19 10:54
I know Eddie Fremantle binned a load of incredibly dog-eared, grubby, scribbled-on form books when he moved a couple of years ago, and he doesn't regret it. I do, though. That's our shared history there, all those hours together on the trains going to and fro to the courses, thumbing through multiple volumes of Raceform and Chaseform.

No way are mine ever going to go. If there's anyone around with an interest in burying me when the time comes, I hope they chuck the annuals and the binders in with me, like a Saxon king's burial.



By:
Cork Langer
When: 15 Aug 19 14:21
They probably will if you opt for cremation...!
By:
undecided
When: 16 Aug 19 15:27
ttt
By:
FOYLESWAR
When: 16 Aug 19 15:38
sold mine on ebay a good few years back timeforms from the 60s and early 70s got decent money for them ,but that was when ebay was in its heyday and you got bids in auction style now its all buy it now and they have killed the golden goose imo good luck stewpot
By:
greggyg
When: 16 Aug 19 15:39
your uncle jacksy will take them Laugh
By:
greggyg
When: 16 Aug 19 15:43
as much use as this lol

By:
FOYLESWAR
When: 16 Aug 19 15:49
dont throw= them  out stew someone somewhere will want either  one some or all of them , try ebay but be sensible with prices and just put one or 2 on at first and see what response you get ,if there is interest then trickle them on in 3s and 4s .the older timeforms should go i had some from the 1960s and they sold  reasonably well .
By:
Charlton2005
When: 16 Aug 19 16:08
Foyles, as you said that was some time back. 1960s TF don't get more than £15 in prime condition nowadays. 1980s TF's going for £1 each. The raceform/chaseform etc are worth zero. Costs £3 to post if you're lucky and maybe £6 depending on weight. And they're selling for £2.99 including postage on ebay. You do the math! And the final nail in the coffin for those form books is that no one wants them and there are plenty to go around.
By:
FOYLESWAR
When: 16 Aug 19 16:29
charlton i sold mine around 8-10 years ago charlton ,may be as you say interest has declined and seems no fooka goes on ebay anymore ! off topic subject wise but a few months  back i bought a jimi hendrix original painting in oil from the early 1970s  from a carboot sale ,the woman who was selling it said it was her mums who was at the isle of wight concert and a hippie was painting  the rock stars of the time for a few quid spending money  on anything that was available , mine is on hardboard ,i wonder if its worth anything ? its very well done .
By:
Charlton2005
When: 16 Aug 19 16:38
anything from the 60s is worth money. I would advertise on ebay just as you have described it here. put it on for £1000 and invite offers. it will go to the US for a few hundred. gl
By:
Oldgit1
When: 16 Aug 19 16:49
I advertised some Raceform annuals about twenty years ago but only sold one that I had an offer of £40 for.
By:
Charlton2005
When: 16 Aug 19 17:34
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bundle-of-13-x-Racehorse-Record-Flat-Annuals-Various-Years-Between-1997-2011/254238991448?ha****m3b31d32458:g:pTMAAOSwrHhc5Eww
By:
Pinza
When: 17 Aug 19 14:59
Have had mine in a box for years - from 1980 to ready to go but can't be bothered to weigh them at a post office (local post office closed down)

Used to be a second hand bookshop in the town but that went a few years ago.

also The Sporting Life 1982, Trainers record 1984, and other books purchased from raceform.
By:
Pinza
When: 17 Aug 19 14:59
Have had mine in a box for years - from 1980 to ready to go but can't be bothered to weigh them at a post office (local post office closed down)

Used to be a second hand bookshop in the town but that went a few years ago.

also The Sporting Life 1982, Trainers record 1984, and other books purchased from raceform.
By:
Pinza
When: 17 Aug 19 14:59
Have had mine in a box for years - from 1980 to ready to go but can't be bothered to weigh them at a post office (local post office closed down)

Used to be a second hand bookshop in the town but that went a few years ago.

also The Sporting Life 1982, Trainers record 1984, and other books purchased from raceform.
By:
TELL DEL
When: 17 Aug 19 18:09
Had a collection of old form books and tried to sell them on ebay but no offers, Raceform loose leaf form books 70's 80's 90's, Timeform Black Books, Timeform Computer Time Figures etc. Hardly anyone wants them now, old book shop took some of them but didn't get much.

Currently on ebay there is 18 TimeForm horse racing annuals various - flat and jump - £35 the lot. Ends tomorrow, no offers at all so far, no value now really, might be lucky to find a collector who may be interested, but generally nobody wants 'em now.
By:
Charlton2005
When: 17 Aug 19 18:46
throw them out
By:
lordnoise
When: 17 Aug 19 22:38
Older Timeform stuff gets summat on Ebay but Raceform/Superform form books ? Best donate to local Hippie types for use in their wood burning stoves
By:
stewpot
When: 19 Aug 19 22:08
By:
stewpot
When: 19 Aug 19 22:13
Hi guys
sorry I have been away and couldnt post on topics dont know why
Can Im greggyg + screaming from beneaththewaves help me
how do you post images
I used to have an insert button but it appears to have disappeared off my version
any help appreciated
tried different version this & community classic .... stumped
By:
hello :-)
When: 20 Aug 19 00:48
ive got a half used tin off black boot polish for sale if anyone is interested

cash offers only tho willing to swap for anything rubber
By:
rooster booster
When: 20 Aug 19 10:37
ive got a half used tin off black boot polish for sale if anyone is interested

cash offers only tho willing to swap for anything rubber


Rear innertube off a Raleigh Chopper ?
By:
FOYLESWAR
When: 20 Aug 19 12:51
i could do with the tin of boot polish , will swap a 12 inch rubber dildo ,good working order ,only 5 previous owners ,bit grubby could do with a clean , welcolm to give it a test run before swap !
By:
rooster booster
When: 20 Aug 19 13:03
Rubber?  Must be an antique now Foyles
By:
FOYLESWAR
When: 20 Aug 19 13:25
what are the modern ones made of rooster ?
By:
rooster booster
When: 20 Aug 19 13:55
I would presume latex Foyles...I'll ask the misses later LaughLaugh
By:
rooster booster
When: 20 Aug 19 13:58
Latex as found in nature is a milky fluid found in 10% of all flowering plants (angiosperms). ... Latex is not to be confused with plant sap; it is a separate substance, separately produced, and with separate functions. The word latex is also used to refer to natural latex rubber, particularly non-vulcanized rubber.

My Bad Blush
By:
Charlton2005
When: 21 Aug 19 00:05
wtf Shocked
By:
stewpot
When: 08 Sep 19 23:36
Just to let you guys know you were very much right in your conclusions
despite the books being much more reliable than me
and in much better condition than me
we are both virtually worthless
and now heading for the tip

Thanks for the responses
and apologies to those who I couldnt respond to  Sad
By:
onlooker
When: 09 Sep 19 03:55
stewpot - Sent you a Personal Message - via 'New Community' mode of this Forum

Kindly check.
By:
stewpot
When: 09 Sep 19 19:03
I have replied onlooker

I did have a prior interest but they have gone very quiet since hols
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