TOPIC: Dockers ephemera

blockerhall Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 2 days ago #1

Hi all,

bit of a self indulgent plea follows, I hope Shane allows it during this quiet time.

Some of you may know that I have a pretty extensive collection of Dockers items, ranging from a comprehensive card collection to match-worn/player-issued jumpers.

I am on the lookout for plenty of things Freo, including but not limited to: 'The Docker/Docker News' publications (the newspapers from Oct 1994-2002- only have about half of these), 2003 Edition 1 of the Docker News magazine(Matty Carr on cover), any club merchandise catalogues, any early club-issued correspondence, any club gala dinner menus, any coterie group-issued items, particularly early badges (yes, these can be big ticket items) key rings or membership cards (eg harbour master/ quay club/dockers supporter club), and preseason records or player sheets from scratch matches. I have recently started to store Newspaper liftouts, so maybe those as well. If you kept if for a reason and didn't throw it out at the time, but it is just sort of hanging around, give me the opportunity to annoy my wife even more!

I also collect match worn/player issued jumpers, team-signed footballs, caps and to a lesser extent ties- my jumper collection is reasonable, but always on the lookout for key pieces- match and training jumpers from mostly 1995-2002, heritage jumpers, purple haze jumpers, and other, later 'promo' jumpers. I'm even just interested to hear if you have certain jumpers, because a lot of jumpers just disappear into the ether, and anecdotaly get 'thrown out', or rarely re-surface in op shops. Stuff like this can take a hit on the secondary market if it has been bought from a club auction, but I will never try and rip anyone off, however I do have a fair bit of knowledge of value. This is a rising area of interest in general, and there is at least one fremantle super-collector of jumpers, although he doesn't really have as much interest once he has collected that style. Unless its Mundy.

If I have a weakness here, it is for # 26, so if you know of ANY Clive/Kep/Langdon pieces, drop me a line. Even if just to let me know they exist.

I'm not investing per se, more saving and compiling this stuff, because frankly while the club once was a repository of knowledge, that ceased a long time ago, would be even worse now, and sadly is falling to hard-core collectors to manage externally. There are a few notable Eagles collectors, not so many serious Freo ones. If you have a similar interest let me know as well. I'd be very interested to compare notes. Drop me a line anytime : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Bizkit Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 2 days ago #2

This time last year I would have held a large number of those magazines from pre-2005. However moving house meant I couldn't justify retaining them and they found their way to the bin.

Good luck on your search Blocker, I still have a Freo jumper with the number 26 on the back from around 2000 at home. It doesn't fit me whatsoever but will remain hanging in all it's glory for a long time to come. Too many associated stories to ever consider passing it off.
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hypen Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 2 days ago #3

I'll pay good money for the 1997 WAFL grand final budget. Shane, Yeti you guys don't need it.
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pollyanna Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 2 days ago #4

I gotta make a donation to the Blocker Museum - but all my Docker mags never survived the great toilet paper run out.

Casey Sibosado signed red anchor training jumper or my Mikey signed #11 purple haze jumper? Your call Block.
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The_Yeti Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 2 days ago #5

hypen, have you suddenly learned to read?

Bit of a wasted skill down sowfs way isn't it?

ps blocker, the only bit of memorabilia I have that fits your bill is an Adrian Fletcher signed ball in Freo's proper colours but I'm not inclined to part with it. If I come across any of the old magazines in one of my cleanups, I'll let you know
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Drubbing Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 2 days ago #6

I got an original Harbour Master you can have.
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pollyanna Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 2 days ago #7

Wow, Drubbing mugged a Harbour Master. How low is that.
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blockerhall Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 1 day ago #8

You aren’t trying to palm off your wife, Drubbing?
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Drubbing Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 1 day ago #9

The wife couldn't give a rats about Freo. When I signed to rent a seat she said 'at least they're cheap'. What I spent wouldn't buy an optus burger and chips for the kids.

I got my money's worth too back then, I guess.
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FD1016 Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 1 day ago #10

I designed and did the artwork for the Dockids insert that went inside the old newspaper newsletters, I may have some samples stashed away somewhere, however, I do still have all the artworks and photos I used for each publication which is archived on a disc.
I have #42 game jumper which was Craig Callaghan’s, fully signed, mounted and hanging on my wall with a few others but that’s my favourite as it has Modra’s signature on it :)
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Drubbing Dockers ephemera 2 weeks 1 day ago #11

Ben Allan bobble dolls. Selling for toilet paper prices on ebay...
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cletus Dockers ephemera 5 days 14 hours ago #12

Hey Blockerhall, .....I have one of those Go Freo / Respect Yourself placards from the very 1st Dockers match at the WACA. ..against Essendon from memory. ??

They handed them out to any one behind the goals...which i was...

Its a bit 'beaten up' but was only thinking the other day it should perhaps be stored somewhere better than my dingy office wall...

Brings a few memories back from time to time...and perhaps I could sell it, but I got it for free, and its only value is I reckon its better stored where its 'loved' rather than a bit of 'merchandise'.

That might be your joint.??

Let me know if that is something of interest....
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blockerhall Dockers ephemera 3 days 16 hours ago #13

Cheers Cletus, absolutely, those are things that just get chucked out, or left at the ground to blow around afterwards in the rubbish I don't have a lot of early ones at all.. Is it larger than A3 size? I store placards, docker news and newpaper foldout in A3 presentation folders. Email me anyway, cheers and thanks
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cletus Dockers ephemera 3 days 8 hours ago #14

I have no idea to attach a pic BH...but she's about 3 ft by 2ft....
Got a ding or 2 in it.... - a bit battle scarred because it came to the OBH with me afterwards....

...been hanging on a wall for 26yrs now...

Anyhow , will email...
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