Packer collectibles

Pennants are a very popular item to collect.<p>

They started in the 1920s and continue today. Many of the early pennants were made of felt and had sewn-on letters. Condition is very important in determining a pennant's value. Because most pennants were hung on walls, small holes are often found. Cracked lettering, fading, holes, tears, and stains all detract from a pennant's value.

Some of the 1960s pennants had photos of teams and players glued or taped in from the back side. Championship and dated pennants are also in demand and command higher prices. Here are some helpful hints:

Keep pennants out of sunlight. They fade easily!

Be careful when cleaning pennants. Because they are made of felt they damage easily.

The most expensive pennant I've seen recently is a Packers 25th anniversary pennant in excellent condition valued at $500.

Here are some values of pennants: 1920s (very rare), $100 to $500-plus; 1930s (rare), $75 to $400-plus; 1940s, $75 to $350; 1950s, $50 to $250; 1960s (regular), $35 to $100; 1960s (photo and championship), $75 to $350; 1970s to present, $3 to $35.

Note: John Carpentier owns Stadium Sports and Antiques in Green Bay. For questions regarding collectibles, please e-mail to Packer Report managing editor Todd Korth at packrepted@aol.com, or convential mail at Packer Report, 212 Crestview Ln., De Pere, WI 54115. The questions will be forwarded to Carpentier and he will answer them in a Q&A column in the Packer Report and www.packerreport.com.

The phone number for Stadium Sports and Antiques is (920) 497-5955.


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