[collectibles] JDHT Collectors Club - your opinions

Hi All

Talking to the JDHT last week, it seems the Collectors Club they started
earlier this year has been a, well, to be kind, spectacular non-success.
They’ve not had anywhere near the membership subscriptions they expected
and are debating whether to possibly call it a day when the time comes for
renewals in March of 2004 and maybe try a different approach.

If you are unfamiliar with the Club, please see this link:

http://www.jag-lovers.org/jdhtclub/

And the masthead aim:

“The JDHT Collectors Club is aimed at the Jaguar enthusiast and run with
the full support of Jaguar Cars Ltd. The JDHT Collectors Club enables
enthusiasts from around the world to acquire original factory literature
and memorabilia direct from Jaguar.”

The JDHT would like to know from any of you that are currently members
what you think of the show so far and also what you would like to see from
the Club that you are not seeing now. Non-members are welcome to voice
their opinions - did you go to join and then change your mind for
instance? What put you off?

Personally, I haven’t seen anything exciting come through the post in the
special(?) green boxes (2 so far) that they use. The ‘goodies’ are
pretty nondescript and mostly modern. I’m not sure exactly what I expected
but it was definitely more than this. The Press Packs and Brochures are
okay if you collect the recent stuff but you could more likely pick them
up at an online auction or from a show visit at less than the subscription
cost. Somehow, this doesn’t quite (in my mind) meet up with the statement
“The JDHT Collectors Club enables enthusiasts from around the world to
acquire original factory literature and memorabilia direct from Jaguar”.
I’ve had the box contents described to me as ‘tat’ by one member.

Does anyone have any (reproducable) opinions on what they’d like to see
out of the JDHT Collectors Club? They’ll all get passed on to John Maries,
Executive Director JDHT.

Ideas please to this list. Anything too controversial please mail me off
list.–
Tony (West Sussex, UK) ['98 XKR Coupe]
Jag-lovers Web Site/Forums Technical Admin/Collectibles+News Admin
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Tony

I was quite interested when you first posted the information. I am
personally only interested in the modern stuff anyway but it wasn’t
really clear if you would get ALL brochures and press kits produced from
then on or just whatever they felt like releasing. Apart from the
collectability angle I mainly collect them because they are a valuable
source of information for future purchases (it is also warmer than train
spotting!). They have also proved useful for answering question on the
list.

Like you I also think that it is possible to pick the items up cheaper
elsewhere. If the cost was a bit less and it was clearer as to what you
would receive then I would probably join.

Regards

Richard

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In reply to a message from Tony Bailey sent Thu 13 Nov 2003:

It is not at all clear what you get by joining.
Neither does it look very club like - just a mailing of sales
brochures. A collector would be interested I other things, for
example diecast models / clothing / leapers / china and suchlike?
Some sort of magazine showing collectables past and presnt perhsp
would add something?–
The original message included these comments:

Talking to the JDHT last week, it seems the Collectors Club they started
earlier this year has been a, well, to be kind, spectacular non-success.
and are debating whether to possibly call it a day when the time comes for
renewals in March of 2004 and maybe try a different approach.
The JDHT would like to know from any of you that are currently members
what you think of the show so far and also what you would like to see from
the Club that you are not seeing now. Non-members are welcome to voice
their opinions - did you go to join and then change your mind for
instance? What put you off?


Martin Smith - Jaguar XJR 1995 Dark Blue (Auto)
Slough, United Kingdom
–Posted using Jag-lovers JagFORUM [forums.jag-lovers.org]–

In terms of brochures, I have a list of 25 different brochures, spanning from
1968 to 1983. I am interested in trades more than outright sales. I have about
200 brochures. These are all new and were never distributed.

What is the protocol? Should I just post in a message for replies?

Thanks, Tom Owen

jaguar_xjr wrote:> In reply to a message from Tony Bailey sent Thu 13 Nov 2003:

It is not at all clear what you get by joining.
Neither does it look very club like - just a mailing of sales
brochures. A collector would be interested I other things, for
example diecast models / clothing / leapers / china and suchlike?
Some sort of magazine showing collectables past and presnt perhsp
would add something?


The original message included these comments:

Talking to the JDHT last week, it seems the Collectors Club they started
earlier this year has been a, well, to be kind, spectacular non-success.
and are debating whether to possibly call it a day when the time comes for
renewals in March of 2004 and maybe try a different approach.
The JDHT would like to know from any of you that are currently members
what you think of the show so far and also what you would like to see from
the Club that you are not seeing now. Non-members are welcome to voice
their opinions - did you go to join and then change your mind for
instance? What put you off?


Martin Smith - Jaguar XJR 1995 Dark Blue (Auto)
Slough, United Kingdom
–Posted using Jag-lovers JagFORUM [forums.jag-lovers.org]–

http://www.brownslane.com

Hello Tom,On Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 8:09:57 PM, you wrote:

In terms of brochures, I have a list of 25 different brochures, spanning from
1968 to 1983. I am interested in trades more than outright sales. I have about
200 brochures. These are all new and were never distributed.

What is the protocol? Should I just post in a message for replies?

We don’t encourage lists of things to sell on Jag-lovers since we
are non-commercial and this especially applies to cars of course. It’s
even more problematic in your case since you are a dealer…

Since you are wanting to trade for other brochures, apparently
as a personal venture, perhaps you could post a summary list and
people could contact you OFF_LIST/ privately if they are
interested. We are collectors after all and I don’t see this as
outside our remit for this list.

Can you post as a new subject please as it’s very off topic here!

At the last count I had something like 600 brochures starting back
in 1926 …


Tony (West Sussex, UK) ['98 XKR Coupe]
Jag-lovers Web Site/Forums Technical Admin
Jag-lovers Collectibles and News Lists Admin
Jaguar Brochures: http://www.jag-lovers.org/brochures/
Automobilia4Auction: http://www.automobilia4auction.com/
TonyBaileyPics: http://www.tbpix.com/
JagImages: http://www.jagimages.com/