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Building A Collection Of Rare Golf Clubs

Jul 18, 2008
Collectors wanting to become a successful rare golf club collector is not quite as easy as it may sound. There is a lot that any collector will want to know about golf clubs, the history of golf clubs, and star golfers prior to purchasing any type of rare golf clubs.

Before collectors start spending money on any type of collectible golf clubs at a sports memorabilia store, they should know what they should be asking for and looking for. Collectors may want to start reading some reference books, which may include some pricing guides, history books on golf, and any books that are designed for golf club collectors. Most books will cover the values of golf clubs, help with the identification of rare golf clubs, and other valuable information that collectors will need to know. Any type of reference material that can allow collectors to become familiar with collectible rare golf clubs will enable collectors in identifying a variety of golf memorabilia and clubs that are worth collecting.

This information may prevent them from being ripped off as well as being able to spot really great deals. As a bargaining tool this information will give the collector more knowledge about rare golf memo and the game of golf in general. Collectors may want to pick certain categories of golf clubs to focus their collections on, such as clubs that are either shafted with wood or steel or antique golf clubs. All of these categories of golf clubs have their own set valuation criteria and when a collector selects a single category to focus their collection on they will also be reducing the amount of research they will need to conduct and will be reducing how much information they will have to remember as well.

Collectors need to begin shopping by browsing through stock of golf memorabilia at local sports stores and antique stores on a regular basis. This is the best way to find when something good comes in so that you will be one of the first people to know about it, and it will also help you to develop a working relationship with the store owner. Normally, if a collector has a good working relationship with a store owner, then the store owner will assist the collector in locating specialty items that they are looking for.

The more avid collector of rare golf clubs may tend to search for clubs with wooden shafts, which tend to sell for as much as thousands of dollars a piece. The rarer the golf club, then the higher the price the club will be, then clubs that were produced during the nineteenth century feature long noses and were called early irons by collectors. These are quite rare due to the 1930s wooden shafts being gradually replaced by steel. Of course wooden shafts are much more valuable than steel shafts, but some steel shafts are considered to be just as precious, especially those produced between 1930 and 1945 because these are considered to be rare and classics.

Golf clubs that were produced during the last part of the twentieth century are not actually considered collectible, even if they have been used for a long period of time. Of course, there are exceptions especially if the clubs have been used by a golf legend, then it may be important for the collector to consult a golf collecting guide when venturing into a rare golf club collecting hobby.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant about rare coins, stamp collections, and rare collectibles. Follow these links to find the best marketplace for: rare coins, stamp collections, and rare golf clubs.
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