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How to price new, sealed Dutch promo sets from 1978 and 1982?

catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,890
edited December 2018 in Buying & Selling Topics
A friend in the Netherlands has received some vintage sealed sets that his father apparently had in the attic!  One is #1620 Chocolate Factory, a promotional release from the Netherlands in association with Chocomel. The other is #1590 Breakdown Assistance, another Dutch promo release in association with ANWB. He's had difficulty finding prices for them in this condition, which I would attribute to the scarcity, but he's skeptical about the €1349 price he saw for 1590 new and sealed.

I said I'd come and ask the experts. He's not an investor (and neither am I) so this is all new: Brickset Marketplace aside, where would be the best place to sell this online? I'm not familiar with Dutch Lego market myself, and he's only recently discovered that old sets have this sort of value, so I'm advising, to the best of my ability...




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Comments

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,978
    I have no idea on price but I would guess these would be highly desired in the right collecting circles. Amazing condition + rarity usually = high price in most cases. 
    catwranglerFizyx
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,690
    Paging @Istokg
    catwranglerprevere
  • alldarkeralldarker NetherlandsMember Posts: 225
    Oh, I had the ANWB set when I was young: and I loved it so much!
    At the right price I'd definitely be tempted.  
    catwrangler
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    I sugget that he uses catawiki to sell them. They are Netherlands based and often advertised on the front page of Brickset.

    catwranglermithridate
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,610
    Catawiki or Ebay, either way I don't think 1300 euros each is out of the question at all. 
    catwrangler
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,914
    I suggest catawiki too. Lots of Dutch buyers who seem willing to pay over the odds for sets like this.
    catwrangler
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 708
    I love attic find stories!!
    mithridate
  • wardward Member Posts: 18
    The main Dutch second hand site is marktplaats.nl. It is free and you can have auctions there (with no time limit). He will definitely get the right price there.
  • RanoRano AmsterdamMember Posts: 8
    I would not recommend Marktplaats at all. That’s a place where people go to find something cheap. Catawiki is the place to go. 
    sid3windr
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 308
    I would also advise not to use "Marktplaats". It's an auction site well known for his scammers.
  • RanoRano AmsterdamMember Posts: 8
    Only €9,05 and three Chocomel stamps. Couple of years later it’s probably worth €1000+
    SprinkleOtter
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,053
    Another vote for catawiki, markplaats is good for 'run of the mill' stuff, for something this big I'd go there. Okay, they get some fees but the security that comes with it for both buyer and seller is definitely worth it.

    Nice find!
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