June has proved another good month for sales from the List. Gone are a complete 80 and 90, plus 5 envelopes ranging in size from a 31 to 250.
New for July are 7 complete balloons, including three 77s, an 88, 105, 210 & 250. Two of the 77s are low houred as is the real rarity, the Head 88 – one of only 3 balloons from this US manufacturer in the UK.
Plenty of smaller items have also sold. Martin Gallagher who split his long placed ad for a bottom end into component pieces last month, then proceeded to sell the lot – as a complete bottom end!
We failed to report last month that we had chased up all one year old ads during May as part of our annual tidy up of the List. 65 advertisers with 91 ads between them were contacted but only 22 people have replied so far resulting in 10 ads being deleted, where items have been sold or circumstances have changed. We do not mind (or charge) for keeping old ads in the List, but it is nice to hear from you that the item is indeed still for sale. It also gives you the chance to ‘refresh’ the ad with changed hours or a better price etc!
The mass exodus to Metz is only weeks away now so if you need small bits & pieces from Zebedee’s Box then get on the email now …. Celia will be there from 29th July onwards and is happy to bring items – space permitting!
Finally, also in France comes a business opportunity from Philippe Hamain of Picardy Balloons – a long established rides / advertising balloon company which is for sale together with all its equipment – this will be available for viewing at Laigneville during the Metz Meet ….. See our ‘Business Opportunities’ section and mention Zebedee when replying ….!