Ebay is a must for any serious Grogg collector, as you just don’t know what may appear on there from one day to the next. You hope you haven’t missed a bargain 'buy it now' or the seller hasn’t taken an offer to take the figure off the site (and do a private deal 'which is against ebay policy' to avoid paying ebay and paypal fees).
If you are a vintage Grogg collector then ebay was worth keeping your eyes on as four highly collectable and large Groggs sold. Anyone hoping for a bargain was sadly mistaken as these pieces fetched what I believe to be record prices (not including charity auctions).
The Second row of Allan Martin & Geoff Wheel in Wales Kit
This solid figure is 16 inches tall
Sold for £2750
Mervyn Davies in Wales Kit
Sadly this figure at some point in life had lost its head, 17 inches tall
Sold for £340
The Pontypool Front Row in Wales Kit
This solid figure is 16 inches tall, scuffed paint to Faulkner’s eyebrow
Signed and dated 'John Hughes 1978'
Sold for £6602 !!
Gareth Edwards in Wales Kit
Made to commemorate Edwards 50th Welsh Cap
4th February 1978
England 6 v Wales 9
This figure is 23 inches tall
Sold for £3702
I am told that the same collector bought all four pieces for an incredible £13,394, in the item description he wrote 'cash on collection' which I suspect would have been interesting.
If anyone has any other early large Groggs we would love to hear from you.
Rugby Memorabilia Society