Cracker Jack toys and prizes - pretty large collection

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Cracker Jack toys and prizes - pretty large collection

Post by cc4me » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:49 pm

Quite a few weeks ago I submitted a post about wanting help knowing how to sell a pretty large collection of older Cracker Jack toys and prizes for a friend of mine who had passed away. I had no replies to that post. I’m wondering if I’m doing something wrong or maybe not follow proper procedures. I have been collecting Coca-Cola items for almost 30 years and was always impressed how fellow collectors were always so quick to help and buy, or at least find out what was available to buy. If I’m not following club etiquette, I apologize. I would really like to get some responses and help, or at least be steered in the right direction. I live in the West Michigan area.


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Re: Cracker Jack toys and prizes - pretty large collection

Post by dianep2 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:01 am

:hiya: Hi Don,

I understand your frustration at not having a reply from myself or any other members of our CJCA Association. Please know you did absolutely nothing wrong and certainly have been very patient with our forum followers and have used the utmost etiquette in contacting us.

I did read your first contact with us which was in January and am afraid I made the incorrect decision to not reply because while I am an enthusiastic member of our group, I do almost no selling and so have very little experience to share with you in that area. I am glad you contacted us again and thank you for giving us another chance to offer some advice on selling your collection. As I said previously, I do not have any sound suggestions but wonder if you have spoken with antique dealers in your area or posted ads in antique journals. You might give that a try. Also, I know many of our members sell on eBay. You might visit
there and learn some ideas of just what is for sale and how those ads are presented on that website. Finally, if you go to our homepage and scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will see an e-mail address for our president, Theresa. You are certainly welcome to e-mail her. Theresa is a very knowledgeable collector with years of interest in CJ collecting. If she feels she can't help you, I'm sure she would suggest someone who might be able to do so.

Don, our membership chairperson's e-mail address is also there. For just $20 a year, you can become a member of our association which would mean you would receive our quarterly newsletter and you would be eligible to attend our annual conventions where you could bring your Cracker Jack collection and present it for sale. At our conventions, we sell out of our hotel rooms and on one half day we rent tables in a conference room for selling. Please consider a membership by contacting Linda, our membership chairperson. We are a fun, friendly group and would enjoy getting to know you and seeing your collection. This year's 24th convention will take place in Louisville in August.

On a personal note, I am also a Michigander. I grew up in the Ann Arbor area but now live in the tip of the mitt in Petoskey. Don, may I ask about how many pieces you have in your collection and from what years are they?

Thank you for contacting us and waiting patiently for one of us to reply. Again, I am sorry you had to wait so very long. :conf: We look forward to hearing from you again.

Most sincerely,
Diane Platek

PS: I'm not really a nun. That whole thing is kind of a long story. :angel:

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