After 40 years it's finally finished!

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After 40 years it's finally finished!

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I know another member on here had the same thing happen to them recently (even though I can't remember who sorry to say ), but after buying this FKS ESB sticker album new in 1980 (or there about), I finally put the last sticker in it today :D

I visited my Father today who forgot that he'd put a couple of letters for me aside that he'd been sent years ago whilst I was living in the US and gave them to me. When I opened them up I was greeted with the sight of a bunch of stickers that I must have sent off for from eBay and getting them back home and checking through my old sticker album I could see I finally had a complete set! I've been trying to finish this run since starting it back in the day and I picked up the missing ones through eBay and some members on here over the years so a big thanks to all of those that helped me out (I know Mark Sublevel was one of the members to help me out so top man once again!).

I know it's a bit rough around the edges with pages that aren't even attached any more but it's from my childhood and it's so nice to know that I put every sticker in there myself.

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40 years. That’s what I call patience :lol: Well done! I’m pretty sure had that sticker album so nice to see the pics too
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Fantastic..40 years in the making, childhood piece, doesn't get any better than that, congratulations bud, super piece for the collection 8) 8)
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Nice one, well chuffed for u 👍😎
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Ha amazing, I had a similar thing with USA 94' sticker album. I just needed the Italy team sticker and got it in 2014 on ebay!

Not Star Wars or 40 years though, congrats on your completion. :lol: 8)
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Thanks guys, it does feel really satisfying to have completed this and in the back of the album I had written my wants list to send off back in the early 80's but never went through with it and in a way I'm glad I didn't as it's nice to see it written out with my name and parents address on it :D

The one good thing is that I managed to complete my ROTJ sticker album when you could still buy the stickers in shops so at least I don't have to wait 40 years to complete that one!

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......” and in a way I'm glad I didn't ”. Oh my god man, understatement of the year man. And that’s saying something given what’s gone on in 2020! This is one of the nicest and best collecting stories I’ve ever heard. Enjoy! Savour! More photos please! Pure gold!
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Well done, Ian! What a fabulous result 😎
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That's great mate, a priceless piece right there :D
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That's a fantastic story! There's nothing more satisfying than finally completing something in your collection and especially something that relates back to your childhood. I bet it brought back memories of trying to line up those stickers with the box and especially if you had to stick in the second part of a double sticker picture. Always tricky!
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Brilliant Ian - congratulations!
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40 years to complete now that is an achievement! I wish I had the patience to do something like that unfortunately I am too weak. Congratulations!
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Very well done Ian! Not only have you demonstrated great patience and persistence, you have also earned your just reward with a wonderful complete album. Congratulations :-D

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jedi_mister wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:17 pm
That's a fantastic story! There's nothing more satisfying than finally completing something in your collection and especially something that relates back to your childhood. I bet it brought back memories of trying to line up those stickers with the box and especially if you had to stick in the second part of a double sticker picture. Always tricky!
Thanks again for all of your comments, very much appreciated and I did in deed have complete double picture to put together with 2 stickers and of course the white boarder didn't match up which drove me slightly mad lol! I had a spare of one of the 2 stickers and that was cut so badly I'm just glad I had another that I could at match up the picture nicely (that certainly did bring back some memories). QC was certainly out the window with these back in the day!

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Lovely :)
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