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North East Branch

John Sinclair “Footballers of the North East” No.44

Secretary: Tony Coddington
Tel: 0191 2854116

We start our meetings at 6.30 pm and welcome all new and established collectors, whether you live nearby or are just visiting.

You will be made most welcome


Well we have had some very interesting meetings recently….

Sean Clover from Rochdale brought his stock to see us in July; he was stalling out with us for the first time but many of us already knew him from Durham Postcard, Cigarette Card and Stamp Fair.

In October we were visited by Paul Lynch from Nottingham Albums and Cards; he often attends our meetings, and is a very well renowned dealer at fairs and online. He also co-compiles the newest editions of the Murray Card Values book.


A few changes have taken place in recent years within our Branch….

After many years of sterling service as Branch Secretary George retired. Tony stepped up to the rostrum.

We said farewell to the Civic Centre in Gateshead, and moved to our new home at Dunston U.T.S. Stadium,  Wellington Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9JL. We discovered this fascinating webpage about Dunston U.T.S., including directions by road and public transport  


Fetch your 2019 diaries and pencil in the dates of our meetings. These are more or less decided, but things do have a way of changing. A phone call to the Branch Secretary closer to the date is always a good idea.

FEBRUARY 7th, MARCH 14th, APRIL 4th, MAY 9th, JUNE 6th, JULY 11th, SEPTEMBER 12th, OCTOBER 3rd

There are no meetings JANUARY, AUGUST, NOVEMBER or DECEMBER 

 Our featured card is no. 44 of John Sinclair Ltd`s “Well Known Footballers”.  The front, at the top of this page, shows the Gateshead Full Back Angus Livingstone. These cards are very unusual, being actual, large photographic heads atop drawn, cartoon style bodies. Two sets were issued – “North Eastern Counties” and  “Scottish”. Both sets look very similar so if you are buying odds always check you have the right set – and how to tell this is to look on the reverse of the card, shown here, where at the base, rising above the block with the company name, is a small white ribboned banner that gives the series title. 

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