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Hi, I've just cleared out my loft & have found my old collection of plastic carrier bags from the 1990's & 2000's. There are a good few thousand of these & have no idea if they are worth anything. Does anyone know if there are collectors groups or anyway of finding out if it's worth keeping these. Thanks Sarah


  • the_lunatic_is_in_my_headthe_lunatic_is_in_my_head Forumite
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    Lots of listings on eBay, check completed and sold listings for an idea of what ones will sell. 
  • pinkshoespinkshoes Forumite
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    You collected plastic bags?!?!? I remember EVERYONE having to have a River Island bag for their PE kit!!

    Well, someone did pay 99p for a "vintage" 1990s Toys R Us bag!! 

    It would certainly be a niche market!!
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    I did see a youtube video where one of the UK reseller guys sold a circa 30 year old Co-Op paper bag for about £10 (incl postage). He found it inside something he'd bought and it looked like new.
    People will buy anything......
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    I have heard it all.
  • the_lunatic_is_in_my_headthe_lunatic_is_in_my_head Forumite
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    Old Argos catalogues sell reasonably well too.

    When the BBC rebooted Dr Who someone had a Weetabix box from the 70s with a Dr Who promo on the back, box was tatty with some of it missing, went on auction for hundreds of pounds. Have a look at completed listings, they still sell for silly money. 
  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
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    If anyone wants to see silly examples of pricing then join some of the many many US based Reseller sites. Old crisp packets from a long gone company $10 , old packing crates from a brand of engine oil from the 1950s $300 ! many of the brands are Uniquely US brands so I doubt they would be interested in our UK brands but I am surprised at what people in the US are prepared to pa for childhood memories.  
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  • perfect10perfect10 Forumite
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    I sold a matchbox which was old to be fair and empty cigarette packet from 1970’s that I found under my floorboards, got about £10 for matchbox and £5 for cigarette packet. Amazing what people will buy
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    edited 20 July at 3:12PM
    Some old carrier bags have interesting examples of logos and graphic design of the day, so you might get a museum or collector in that field interested in them.   All the M&S or Tesco logos from 1990 to 2009 - that sort of thing.

    Alternatively, you could just use the M&S or Waitrose carrier bags to go shopping in Poundland and Iceland so as to keep up appearances!
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