One man's 1,000 piece phone card collection



2016-02-16 12:30:39

Remember phone cards? No? Well, they were once deemed highly collectible-and one man from Brighton has collected over 1,000 of them over a period of 22 years.

In the days of phone boxes, phone cards were credit card sized cards used instead of change to make telephone calls. The cards were often used by companies for advertising purposes who released limited edition versions of the cards featuring images of films, celebrities and artworks-and the cards quickly because collectors items.

Sam McEwan began collecting phone cards at aged nine and has since amassed a 1,000 piece collection worth around £1,000. His favorite cards are the James Bond Goldeneye collection, though the most valuable is a special edition card marking marking the 1950 championships of the Glasgow Rangers Football Club which is worth around £50. 


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