[collectibles] So what does everyone collect?

I wonder what the members of this list put into the ‘collectable’ category?

Perhaps we could share our ideas on the subject.

I don’t have any organised collection, just a few brochures, manuals and
bits and pieces that seemed to relate to my cars.

My collection of cars seems to have settled firmly on V12s, and I think I
would like to eventually collect a set of all the Jaguar published
documentation on the V12 powered cars.

regards,
Mike Morrin

I wonder what the members of this list put into the ‘collectable’ category?

Perhaps we could share our ideas on the subject.

I don’t have any organised collection, just a few brochures, manuals and
bits and pieces that seemed to relate to my cars.

My collection of cars seems to have settled firmly on V12s, and I think I
would like to eventually collect a set of all the Jaguar published
documentation on the V12 powered cars.

regards,

Mike

Good idea, hopefully some of our 87 lurkers may respond!

I suppose most items related to Jaguar are collectable from cars
upwards. One of our listers collects grills and has them mounted and
hanging all round the house. Most others probably collect smaller
items that do not have such a demand on space - although once you get
enough of them space still runs out very easily. It’s also amazing
how much even paper weighs when you get a quantity of it.

My own collection is based on literature, primarily brochures and
related material such as press packs/postcards/Xmas
Cards/adverts/salesman’s handbooks etc etc. with the earliest current
item being a Swallow Sidecar factory envelope postmarked 1925. Most
treasured are a letter from William Lyons on his personal SS Cars
headed nutpick to an employee in 1944 and the collection of 1930s SS
Car Club memorabilia that I am always trying to expand.

Latest acquisition is a (I think unique) copy of the Jaguar Racing R1
F1 Press pack personally signed by Irvine and Herbert.

Also collect models (mainly pre-war), original posters especially
1950s racing related and some smaller hardware wherever possible
related to SS Cars.

The things I currently most want? An original SS Cars presentation
paperknife, ditto silver Desk Blotter/Inkwell set plus a JDC SS
Register badge.

How’s about everyone else?

Ian Cooling did a list of collectibles in JAC taken from actual
responses that runs to 57 entries and there was a later update!

BTW, if enough of us are going to either of the Beaulieu events this
year, maybe we could meet up? The usual way of doing this is to hang
around a particular stand on the hour every even hour or something
like that!

TonyOn Thu, 24 Feb 2000 07:04:24 -0000, Mike Morrin wrote:

Tony (Sussex, UK) [1998 XKR Coupe]
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Collectibles Homepage: www.jag-lovers.org/collectibles/
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Local JEC Site: www.jagweb.com/west-sussex-jec/

Mike Morrin wrote:

I wonder what the members of this list put into the ‘collectable’ category?

Hi,

I’m too am mainly interested in collecting things that relate to my car (84’
xj-s) I’m most interested in the things that were with the car originally but
have been removed. For example, I have a promotional cassette tape but no case
for it. I understand there was a tape cleaner thing and an antenna cleaner
originally in the car as well. I’d love to know what all was with the car at
the time of sale. I have no idea if I’ll ever find any of these things, but I
enjoy looking. I think I have all the correct tools and tool pouch but I’m not
sure. Other than that, I also collect sales literature for this model and
year. I’m curious to hear what other folks here collect as well.

Steve Holst

Steve, if your not a member of a JCNA club, you need to be (www.jcna.com).
In concours judging, there should be a part number for every item
associated with the car, otherwise it is considered non-original. You
should get an authentic parts manual for your car. I would imagine that
dealer “fluff” wouldn’t be in the catalog…but you never know.

Patrick==============================

At 07:52 AM 02/24/2000 -0800, steve holst wrote:

Mike Morrin wrote:

I wonder what the members of this list put into the ‘collectable’ category?

Hi,

I’m too am mainly interested in collecting things that relate to my car (84’
xj-s) I’m most interested in the things that were with the car originally but
have been removed. For example, I have a promotional cassette tape but no
case
for it. I understand there was a tape cleaner thing and an antenna cleaner
originally in the car as well. I’d love to know what all was with the car at
the time of sale. I have no idea if I’ll ever find any of these things, but I
enjoy looking. I think I have all the correct tools and tool pouch but
I’m not
sure. Other than that, I also collect sales literature for this model and
year. I’m curious to hear what other folks here collect as well.

Steve Holst

Well, I’ll pitch in…

I have a 1951 XK120 OTS that is in pieces, like everyone else I’m
interested in literature (Sales Literature, manuals, etc) that pertain to it.

I also have a 1967 S-Type that I am just starting to collect information on
(mainly sales literature and a few repair guides ,etc)…

Next ?

Ted

Anyone in the world know where, or even have, a pair of Group 44 cam covers
for my group 44 engine.
It was robbed of them prior to my collecting it and I and no doubt it,
would appreciate some direction / help in replacing the same.
Regards Don Miles

Hello all,

My collection of Jaguar memorabilia is concentrated in books, art and
posters, as well as models. I primarily concentrate on Mk2 and racing (IMSA
& Group C) related items, but being part pack rat, I will latch on to about
anything! If it says Jaguar on it somewhere, I’m interested!

I have posted this question to other lists before, but since this is a
gathering of memorabilia collectors, perhaps someone here can help me. I
picked up a sculpture of a Jaguar sometime back that is made of a
translucent resin material. The thing that struck me about it, was that it
has very “chiseled” features like the leaper on our cars. It is a
“stalking” posture rather than leaping. I have always wondered if there
might have been some connection to Jaguar (part of a dealer display maybe?)
It is good quality, fairly heavy, but has no markings on it what so ever to
indicate where it is from or who made it. There is an image of it at:
http://pweb.netcom.com/~oldirish/Jaguar/glassjag.JPG It looks great under a
light, like it was made for a display case. Anyone seen one before?

Regards,

Jerry

J.N. (Jerry) Liudahl
Old Irish Racing
Eugene, Oregon USA
Jaguar - Alfa Romeo
http://oldirish.home.netcom.com/

Next ?

I don’t really collect Jaguar stuff at all, I’m more into model trains
(M�rklin, H0). However, I’m always on the lookout for stuff relevant to
the Jaguars I own: An '86 S-III XJ6 and a '96 X300 XJ6. I particularly
want a model of each, preferably in 1:18 scale. No luck so far…

GunnarOn Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Ted Uiterwyk wrote:


Gunnar Helliesen | Bergen IT Consult AS | Open Source activist
Systems Consultant | Bergen, Norway | Jaguar enthusiast
@Gunnar_Helliesen1 | www.bitcon.no/~gunnar | M�rklin collector

Mike:

Here's my list:

1) Models. I have about 300 Jaguar scale models. These include plastic

kits, diecast, tin and resin. Also some oddballs in glass, coal, ceramic,
even one in wax! Mostly E-Types and racers, but I’m open to anything Jag.

2) Books. I have three shelves devoted to Jaguar and LeMans literature.

3) Factory pubs, brochures, etc. I have a stack, one of these days I have

to sort through it. One of my favorites is a “Leak Checklist” from the XJ6
assembly line. I’ve always wondered whether the presense or absence of
leaks was the goal.

4) Posters. I only have a few, mainly because wall space is so hard to

come by. For some reason, my wife doesn’t want these all over the living
room. Doesn’t make sense to me, either.

5) Advertising pins, I have a few I collected at the NY Auto show as a kid.

6) Jewlery with Jag themes.

7) Movies featuring Jags. Doesn't matter how bad the film is. From 1954's

“The Fast and the Furious” to 1999’s “Austin Powers II”

8) I should  mention that I have two real E-Types in the barn!

Mike Frank
1969 E-Type 2+2
New York

At 07:04 AM 02/24/2000 -0000, you wrote:>I wonder what the members of this list put into the ‘collectable’ category?

Perhaps we could share our ideas on the subject.

I don’t have any organised collection, just a few brochures, manuals and
bits and pieces that seemed to relate to my cars.

My collection of cars seems to have settled firmly on V12s, and I think I
would like to eventually collect a set of all the Jaguar published
documentation on the V12 powered cars.

regards,
Mike Morrin