Some sets are going for hundreds on eBay - and the better condition the cards and box are in, the higher the price tag.
So you can imagine Aussie home cook Angela’s excitement when she managed to pick up TWO sets in pristine condition for just $30!
Posting on the always fabulous Mums Who Cook & Bake Facebook page, Angela says: ‘I'm sure you ladies will understand my excitement!!
‘Last night I had a look on market place, and a lady had for sale the ENTIRE collection of the womens weekly recipe cards ..... for $10!!!!!
‘Further down the same lady had the other 2 boxes for sale, also the entire collection of quick, light and delicious ... for $20!!!
‘If you could scream through msgs I'm sure she would have been terrified 😂 the best $30 spent! I am beyond excited 🎉🎉’
Speaking to New Idea Food, Angela says she’d been looking to buy a set for a long time - but didn’t want to pay the huge price tags.
‘Couldn't believe my luck I've been looking for ages for them but not willing to pay an arm and a leg ,’ she said.
‘I literally screamed in excitement to my partner about it! The most expensive I've seen them go for is $170. A lady commented she paid $150 on eBay.
‘Yes I'm pretty happy with the condition after seeing a few photos where cards and boxes are not so! I feel like I hit the mega jackpot! Just wish I didn't do groceries yesterday haha! I'll spend the weekend finding a few I want to make and will do so next week!’
Angela’s purchase brought back heaps of happy memories for her Mums Who Cook & Bake friends.
‘I have the one on the left. My Nanna has a set and my mum has a set too. I think my brother picked up a set somewhere too. Such a family tradition and brings back so many family memories 😊,’ said one. Added another: ‘Oh I have my Mums collection of both though I don’t think the second one is complete. And look how pristine the women’s weekly box is 😍😍😍 My mum had hers for years, I had it for hardly any time and burnt the box 😡😡😡 Great score!’
Said a third: ‘OMGosh my Mum had these when I was a kid, I just loved playing ‘banks’ with my mini filing cabinets! Ahhhh the memories ‘
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